Excerpt: With a budget chassis like this, we can overlook some minor shortcomings due to the low price. There is room for lots of hardware in the Element T, with three big bays and six HDD mounts with a placement for a 2.5-inch drive. It is lightweight but sturdy while being relatively easy to work in.
Summary: The Thermaltake Element T Case is a budget case, but it really has all the right ingredients. This case has lots of drive bays, hole on motherboard tray, fantastic air circulation when optional fans are installed and much more. There's not doubt about it, this case it has major bang for the buck. Watch the video to find out more...
Excerpt: Thermaltake can best be described as the "Have it all company", if you need a case, they have it, need a power supply they have it, need a CPU heatsink, they have it. So you can see where I am going with this. Not only do they have almost any accessory for a computer that you will ever need they also have it just about any price range which makes them even more of great company.
Conclusion: Obviously the Element T is an entry level gaming case, because of that you can only expect so much. I was a little disappointed that it didn’t seem to have the features and quality of the M9 VI1000 that I reviewed a while back considering they run at around the same price. The Element T isn’t a bad case, I just think it should be about 10 dollars cheaper to be a value as an entry level gaming case.
Summary: Thermaltake Element T is a mid-tower case for users that want a good case but don’t want or can’t pay more to have a case with superior quality. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
In summary, we think this is a very good option for the user that is looking for good mid-tower case but doesn’t want to pay more than USD 85 to have one.
Summary: It is unclear who this case is aimed at. Thermaltake has taken several opportunities to convey to us that the Element series is aimed at the professional user. This includes the theme on the packaging. Thus, I was surprised to read the short list of features, which clearly goes after the gamer market for midrange cases. This same problem is apparent in the feature set of the Element T.
Pros: Solid construction, Plenty of room for hard drives - up to 6., PSU bay works well, Good airflow around the CPU, Fans are fairly quiet, Possibilty to add three more fans, Real 3.5 inch bay, Plenty of space around the mainboard, Thumb screws for expansion cards, hard and optical drives, Well placed I/O & buttons, Informative packaging
Cons: Expansion slot covers cannot be secured properly for transport, Bumps instead of real spacers on tray, Not nearly enough screws to fill the case to the rim, Tool-less system for HDD no good, Only one tool-less lock for the optical drives, No front fans to cool the hard drives, Sharp edges in the PSU area and around the front construction of the frame, Water cooling holes not well placed, Features for pros missing - eSATA and Firewire, Side panel with large opening all...
Conclusion: Finished Job Upon completing the installation I couldn’t wait to see how the Element T sounded and performed. Thankfully, it started up first time and sounded relatively quiet even with a 200mm fan whirring around all the time. The red LEDs behind the On/Off button and Reset button are very bright and all of the LEDs look pretty impressive with the light off, especially the 200mm fan’s red LEDs as they take up nearly half of the top of the case.
Conclusion: El modelo "T" , es el chasis más económico dentro de la serie Element de Thermaltake , y si bien sus prestaciones no alcanzan a las de modelos más caros como la Element G que probamos hace un par de semanas, si nos ha dejado una muy buena impresión ya que cuenta con múltiples posibilidades de configuración y un elegante diseño y acabado. Tampoco sería ético comparar la serie T con la G, ya que esta última casi la duplica en precio.
Pros: Diseño, Excelente sistema de refrigeración, Robustez (chasis de Acero ), Amplitud interior, Permite hasta 7 HDDs, Filtros anti-polvo en todo su frontal, Silenciosa, Instalación de hardware cómoda y sencilla, Compatible con gráficas, coolers de cpu y PSUs de gran tamaño, Iluminación
Cons: Un puerto eSata frontal se agradecería, HDDs sin sistema anti-vibraciones, Se debería añadir un ventilador frontal de serie