Conclusion: The Thermaltake Element V is a massive, full-tower case able to handle just about anything you throw at it. As you could see in the installation, it held our GTX 590 with no problem at all, with plenty of clearance between it and the 5.25″ bay area.
Summary: It's been a while since I've taken a look at a Thermaltake case, and if this case is any indication it looks like Thermaltake is still producing some pretty nice cases. I was overall very impressed with the Element V thanks to all of its features and very reasonable MSRP.
Pros: High Quality Construction, Built-in Fan Controller and Light Controller, Tool-less drive bays, Plenty of Airflow, Ton's of Features, Reasonable MSRP
Excerpt: Well, the Element V chassis from Thermaltake proved to be a mixed bag. While there were many features of the chassis that I liked very much, there were almost as many features that I disliked intensely. Let’s start off with the positive aspects.
Summary: There is certainly no shortage of full tower chassis that are priced at between $100 and $200 US, which is exactly where the Thermaltake Element V fits in. So then there are plenty of alternative options, and having looked over them all, the Element V appears to fair very well.
Summary: The Thermaltake Element V will set you back around 130 Euros or 170 US Dollars. This does not make this chassis a cheap one. While the case does offer quite a few small, but nice features there are plenty of annoying draw backs as well.
Pros: Solid construction, Plenty of air flow, Excellent fan cable routing, Power LED connector present in both 2 and 3 pin variants, USB ports well spaced, Good cable routing possibilities, Adequate cable hiding possibilities, Fan speed may be adjusted, Fan lighting may be selected or turned off, Screw...
Cons: PSU bay is a pain to place power supply into, Fans are loud at full force, Cannot use dual or triple radiator in roof of chassis, Motherboard hole in tray not large enough, Plastic drive bay clips allow for a bit of play, Hard drive cages can only hold three drives each, Pricey - other cases with...
Excerpt: Thermaltake Element V Case Review Manufacturer: Thermaltake UK Price (as reviewed): MSRP £145 US Price (as reviewed): $169.99 (inc. VAT) Thermaltake has had a mixed history when it comes to cases, swaying from the odd successes like the Armour+, to plastic ridden failures like the comically named...
Conclusion: Thermaltake has provided a rock-solid addition to the new Element line, which will house the largest and hottest of components. Its stylish design gives the Element V an upper-edge for all of its features.
Summary: Full Tower cases can be very expensive and for that reason many select Mid-Tower Cases. Well, the Thermaltake Element V Case is Mid-Tower priced and is jam packed with excellent features. With lots of drive bays, plenty of room to work, fans galore and more this case had major bang-for-the-buck.
Excerpt: Started from the passion for the DIY (Do It Yourself) concepts and the desires to realize the goal of “Ideas are originated from humanity; Realizing ideas is our belief.” Thermaltake Technology was established in January, 1999 and has been market to the world with “Thermaltake” brand name ever...
Pros: Roomy, Sturdy, high quality build, No sharp edges!, Functional & generous I/O panel, One-for-all fan controller, Good, quiet case fans, Lockable side-panel, Small side-window proves the "less is more" theory true
Cons: Not powder-coated (which is becoming the norm in top-end enthusiast cases), No effort to reduce HDD-vibrations