Author: Bob Buskirk
Getting inside of the case is very easy. Thermaltake uses 3 thumbscrews on each side of the case, one you have them removed the case easily slides off. Actually the side panels on this case are some of the easiest to remove and put back on. The inside of this case looks awesome, Thermaltake has painted it entirely black. This looks so much better than the plain steel look we are always used to seeing.
One thing that is very unique about this case is that there are actually 2 spots to install 2.5-inch or SSD drives. If you bought an SSD drive for your desktop computer you would have to get a mounting kit for it, no longer will you have to do that with the Element S. The SSD mounts are on top of a divider, which spits the power supply and rest of the system up. This makes for better airflow and cable management. Also there is a bracket on the top of the divider that allows to you lock in your power supply. At the bottom of the case where the power supply is mounted there us a vent. Also the power supply is lifted off the bottom of the case about half an inch so that there is proper airflow.
The hard drive case holds an incredible 7 hard drives! That is sure a lot for a mid tower case! The hard drives are secured with a very unique tool-less system that we will get a chance to take a look at when we get into the installation. One thing that is really cool about the hard drive cage is that it is not only removable, but it is direction-free. That means you can have the drives facing out towards the side of the case or out towards the front. This is all made possible by a simple grid design on the cage and on the bottom of the case.
As far as cooling goes you sure have a lot in this small case. On the exhaust side you have a 144mm rear fan, a 230mm top fan and spots for 2 60mm rear fans. In the front there is a single 120mm intake fan. There is room for an additional 120mm fan on top of the already included 120mm fan.
Included inside of the case is a box of accessories. These accessories include black mounting screws, motherboard standoffs, and a bag of zip ties. All of the screws are labeled, which is nice.