When I was heading to the Thermaltake booth at CES I expected to see some crazy flashy cases, but instead they were showing off the Element S. This move by Thermaltake really made sense since their current high end cases are not even close to ending their life span and system builders want an easy to use case that still looks good and is cost effective. The Element S is that case. It has so many features that system builders and enthusiasts will appreciate.
First let’s talk about installation. It was extremely easy, it did not encounter a single problem with installation at all. The tool-less hard drive system works really well, I hope Thermaltake uses this system on future cases. There are also thumbscrews all over this case. The only thing you really need a screw driver for is the motherboard and optical drives, but those are easy to install especially since the optical drives line up perfectly with the installation holes.
No one wants a loud system and Thermaltake knows this. Even though this case has 3 loud fans it still stays quiet. This is because the fans are on lower speeds that still cool well, but keep things quiet. Also the side panels have noise reduction materials on them which keeps things quiet as well. The 3 fans with an optional 3 more still gives you adequate cooling for any system.
Thermaltake has put a nice price point on this case at $129.99, which means you will find it online anywhere from $100 to $120. That is a great price for a fully featured mid tower from Thermaltake. Overall ThinkComputers give the Thermaltake Element S Mid Tower Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
- Fully featured
- Sleek look
- VERY quiet
- One of the only cases with SSD mounting spots
- Tool-less hard drive system
- User guide is not that descriptive