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: Since we reviewed the Thermaltake Element S (August 2009), Thermaltake has unleashed a dizzying deluge of Elements, from mid-towers G and T to the small-formfactor Q. The first full-tower, the Element V, feels like a bizarre mix of budget case and deluxe enclosure.
Pros: Solid, roomy construction; fans aplenty and a dedicated fan-control knob; locking side panel.
Cons: Heavy and expensive; unfriendly hard drive install; ancient, confusing USB headers.
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: Final Thoughts
The Element V is a pretty decent case, especially for air cooling fiends or even some water-cooling shenanigans. It fits all sizes of motherboards and has no problem containing large video cards.
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Pros: – Plenty of space, – Incredible airflow, – Convenient front ports
Cons: – Don’t expect an easy time swapping parts if you do so frequently, – Quite a few little annoyances, – Hard drive cages difficult to install to
Summary: Thermaltake Element V is a full-tower case targeted to the user that wants a good-quality product with several features. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
Element V is a good product for the user that wants a full-tower case with several different features, especially the fan...