The Thermaltake Element T is one of three new releases by Thermaltake. The Element line includes the Element T, S and G. The Element T is the last of these of the Element Series that we have to review. Back in February we covered the Element S and Back in August we covered the Element G. The Thermaltake Element T case isn’t as fancy as the Element G case, but it still provides a gaming oriented performance case.
The front of the case has a plain black mesh to go along with the complete black coloring of the case. The mesh looks a little sturdier than other cases I’ve seen in the past. The weaving on the mesh seems to be a lot thicker which will give it more stability, but decrease the amount of airflow. You’ll notice only three 5.25″ bays and one 3.5″ bays are exposed externally.
The front access ports can be found at the top of the front panel. There are two USB ports, microphone and audio jacks, and the power/reset buttons. Unfortunately this case doesn’t have any eSATA ports. On the top of the case towards the rear is a large mesh built right into the steel to protect the 200mm exhaust fan.
The side panel follows the same mesh pattern that was found on the top, but is slightly larger. It will fit a 230mm fan or a 120mm fan. The rear of the case follows the basic layout: motherboard I/O slot, fan grill and expansion slots. The power supply slot is on the bottom of the case along with two water cooling holes and extra ventilation holes above.
Taking a closer look reveals the TtXGameShield right above the expansion slots. To attach a cable you have to remove a thumbscrew from the inside of the case. The case also comes with thumbscrews for securing both side panels.
Feb 26, 2015 0