Thermaltake Element G Case - Case Features, Specs and Closer Look

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Thermaltake Element G Case
Case Features, Specs and Closer Look
Installation and Final Thoughts
 

Features:


Just before we jump into the technical specifications regarding this case, we'll cover some of the specifications of this case.  It seems to be made with storage in mind, but also good looks, class, and a little bling.  You can check out all the features and info at the Thermaltake product page here.

Gaming
Colorshift Fan with 6 color changing pattern for optimal gaming experience

Glittering
Three enlarged color shifting fans creates most eye catching appearance

Gradational
Adjustable fan speed control for performance mode or silent mode

Gigantic
Massive storage capability with 7 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5” HDD or SSD bay

Glaciated
Excellent thermal performance with glacial airflow

Colors

 

Specifications:

Case Type   

Mid Tower

Material    SECC
Front Bezel Material    Plastic
Color    Black
Side Panel    solid w/23cm side fan
Motherboard Support    Mini ATX
Full ATX
Motherboard Tray    No
5.25" Drive Bay    3
Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay    0
Int. 3.5" Drive Bay    7
With Additional 2 x 2.5" HDD / SSD bay
Expansion Slots    7
Front I/O Ports    USB 2.0 x 2,
HD Audio ports
Cooling System   

- Front (intake) :
  200 x 200 x 20 mm Touchcolor (600~800 RPM, 12~14 dBA,49.735/65.30 CFM)
2 x 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional)

- Rear (exhaust) :
  140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan (1000 rpm, 16 dBA, 50.0 CFM)

- Top(exhaust) :
  200 x 200 x 20 mm Touchcolor (600~800 RPM, 12~14 dBA, 49.735/65.30 CFM)

- Side(intake) :
 
230x 230 x 20 mm Touchcolor (600~800 RPM, 12~14 dBA, 57.0/76.0 CFM)
- VGA (exhaust) :
 Two 60 x 60 mm fan (optional)

Liquid Cooling Capable    No
Liquid Cooling Embedded    No
Power Supply Supported    Standard ATX PSII(optional)
Power Supply Included    No
Dimension (H*W*D)   

565 (H) x 231(W) x 526(L) mm
22.2(H) x 9.1(W) x 20.7(L) in


 

Closer Look:

We'll start with a quick look at a few outside features that are worth mentioning.  First up is the top front of the case, and the four USB ports, front audio, power and reset buttons as well as the fan speed know that can also be pressed like a button in order to change the color of the fan LEDs.  Speaking of airflow, the bottom of the case is vented so that the bottom-mounted PSU can draw in fresh air.  The vents have filters and this will help keep dust out of your case.  Also the back and top of the case is "holey" and this allows the hot air to exit quickly and quietly.

 Top Buttons & Ports
Top Buttons & Ports
Bottom Vents
Bottom Vents
Top & Rear Ventilation
Top & Rear Ventilation

 

As we carry on inside the case we have a look at the front drive bay area as well as both side of the motherboard tray showing a hole in the tray that will allow you to install large CPU coolers that require a back plate - all without removing your motherboard.  Of course this won't work on all motherboards, but it's a nice thought.  I'm glad to see that Thermaltake has included a filter for the front intake fan that can be easily removed and cleaned.

 Front Inside
Front Inside
Side Off
Side Off
 Mobo Tray Side
Mobo Tray Side

 

The case relies on air from the front and side fans to cool the chassis, while the PSU draws in air from the bottom and expels it out the rear keeping it self contained.  The side fan is a nice 23cm fan that has a very unique power connector at the front of the chassis.  This connector requires that the side panel be on and it works.  There is no need to plug in the wire.  This is very handy and tidy - too bad the side fan doesn't have a filter.

 Power Connector
Power Connector
Side Panel With Fan
Side Panel With Fan

 

On the next page we'll drop in a system and see how installation goes, and if this case is a nice home for your gear.