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Thermaltake Element T Mid Tower Chassis (Page 7)

Chad Sebring | Feb 10, 2010 at 05:51 am CST - 2 mins, 18 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

The Build and Finished Product

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Once the front bezel was unsnapped, yes, six little snap-locks are all that keeps you from opening this cover, that and a gentle tug. The front I/O remains on the chassis and keeps wiring off the cover. Now I just need to fill it up and see what I come up with.

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I used a couple of ISGC Fan 12's to add a bit of flow to the front of my case. I just simply used the provided screws that easily go into pre-threaded holes. Don't worry about the fans blocking access, from what I can tell the hard drives only slide in from the inside. The open mesh of the bezel and its dust covering mesh should keep cleaning the fans relatively easy.

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Here she is once again, all closed up and ready for her completed photo shoot.

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The build itself was a breeze. Everything lines up good, except for the tool-less hard drive rack, and this is why I wish they would have incorporated a way to use it in another slot. I installed my GPU in the lower slot here, as the hard drive keeps it from both going in that position. That aside, the case is roomy enough for this card and was still close enough in proximity to the PSU for my short cabling to get the job done.

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As you can see, the rear I/O plate has been changed to accommodate my DFI. Once you see the I/O in place it is easy to see how the cable tending clamp can come into play holding wires down on your desktop, or even keeping you from accidentally pulling them out in a fit of rage throwing your mouse after getting PWN'd in your favorite FPS.

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As I was saying, the spot near the front of the case can hold a ton of wiring. If you have ever seen a Zumax 950W PSU online, you will know the rats nest of wiring I have to try and hide. The Element T took it all in stride and actually had room for more. I do however wish there was a way to better route the 8-pin. Even with an extension, I was barely able to get it there.

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If you are into flashy LED's then this is the angle for you to see the Element T. With the lack of supplied fans, if you want a bunch of red LED's you are going to need to make sure and buy them separately. As the chassis is sent, only the power switch and the LED's of the 200mm fan let you know visually that the chassis is even on.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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