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Thermaltake Element Q
8.2 out of 10

Thermaltake Element Q

Quintessence – Typical small form factor, Mini-ITX chassis * Read more

Great Deal: $75.83

Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake Element Q

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Overall 2
2.0

What a waste of money

William C., Newegg
26 July 2011
  • Summary: I've usually been happy with Thermaltake products, but this one must have been designed by a blind guy and a monkey. I guess it would work for an underpowered ION NAS, in which case just go BUY an underpowered ION NAS at 1/2 the price.
  • Pros: Fits on a book shelf, if you want an $80 bookend that looks cool.
  • Cons: I've been building machines since the early 80's and have never seen a more poorly designed case. The PSU leaves only 4.3 cm for the cpu, heat sink and cooling fan. If you were thinking of running anything other than a teeny cpu/sink/fan combo, forget it. Adding a case fan means significant case ...
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Overall 2
2.0

nice looking case, but has some serious drawbacks

Mastercard, Newegg
11 April 2011
  • Summary: Thermaltake (the maker of this case) recommended the meorb cooler. I tried it and it was just barely too tall. It is a shame that the maker of the case doesn't also make good a cooler to fit in it.
  • Pros: Very Nice looking. Small and compact.
  • Cons: Not enough room for most CPU Coolers. The manual states it requires <45 mm in height. Finding a truly silent CPU cooler to fit inside it for a AM3 cpu is impossible at this time. The power supply also runs hot, and not enough ventilation.
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