Summary: This Termaltake full tower case is amazing in every way possible. It ships with 2-240mm fans that are led lit, 2-150 mm fans that are not led lit, and 1-150mm fan that is led lit. It would be nice if there was more room to store the cables, but i was still able to fit a ton a cables in the space provided. It has 2 holes on near the bottom that are pre-punched for people who want to water cool there case.
Summary: I just built my first system with this case. It's also my first full tower. I've been using mid towers like the Antec Sonata and the Thermaltake V3. This case is huge and sturdy which also means heavy, Add to that the lighted fans and my wife says we may use it our Christmas Tree this year. I agree with Ma3rk about the top mounted controls. I read that and said be careful but without the front cover that plastic thing got damaged slightly moving the case around.
Summary: I have an earlier Thermaltake case so had high expectations to start with. Very roomy box but it filled up quick with power $ SATA cables, easy to mount motherboard & Thermaltake power supply. I wish the power harness had been ~ 2" longer so I could have routed differently. The "tool-less" mounts I think should have better options for securing a drive or component.
Summary: I looked at 20+ cases before I decided on this one. This case is very solid, has lots of room to hide cables and lots of room for airflow. If you're using an SSD, I recommend the Thermaltake 3.5 Inch to 2.5 Inch SSD HDD Bay Drives Converter Kit AC0014 (Black) r. My only complaint is that this thing is a bit heavy and very loud.
Summary: I have purchased many cases from the Corsair CC800DW Obsidian 800D to the Thermaltake Armor LQ. This case is by far the best cooled case I have ever seen. It is very quiet and moves a lot of air. I would recommend placing an 80mm fan on the right side to cool the MB even more but this case rocks. You may have to modify the 80mm fan a bit but it works great. You won't go wrong buying this case. The price is more than a bargain.
Summary: Nice size, everything has plenty of room even the big graphics card. Unfortunately, shoddy engineering of the side panel with the huge fan has a built in direct connection switch that does not match up with the floppy nature of the panel. Switch worked the first five minutes and has not worked since. Flashing lights are hokey. Lots of air flow even without the big side fan but for the money this case cost everything should have worked.
Summary: This thing is HUGE. That's why I bought it. But weighs a ton as well. Can easily handle just about any setup you desire. Excellent air flow with room for more fans. Two problems: One is that there are three pins on the side door that strike on a plate mounted on the frame of the chassis. You have to secure the door and screw it down for them to line up... This powers a four color LED, 230mm fan. Second is that its not exactly tool-less, I had to screw everything down.
Conclusion: Thermaltake is one of the branded computer makers that never let us down; we believe most of us and Thermaltake Element V is another good example as a hardcore full tower gaming chassis. Thermaltake Element V is not only good to see, nice to hold but also delivers what it supposes to be.
Pros: + Solid construction, + Excellent cooling performance, + Spacious interior, + Fan speed controlling, + Colorshift cooling fan, + MB's cooler back bracket mounting, + Well security feature, + 2.5" HDD is supported, + Side acrylic window, + Water cooling supportability