Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review :: Interior

10-04-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Side door

Side door

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Side fan

Side fan

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Fan Power

Fan Power

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Side open

Side open


Opening the case we find the motherboard tray is not removable, but that is not to be expected from a mid-Tower ATX case with a MSRP of $149.99. Thermaltake has plenty of room inside the case for a Full-ATX sized motherboard. There is a hole where the CPU mount is allowing the removal of a CPU cooler without removing the motherboard.


Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review motherboard tray

motherboard tray

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Top fan

Top fan

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review front 200mm

front 200mm

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Fan power

Fan power


The PSU is on the bottom of the case. This area has a grill that allows proper airflow to go to the PSU. The bottom area is long enough to accommodate long PSUs. The area is also long enough to accommodate all the wiring associated with a Power Supply. The drive area dominates the right side of the case. Thermaltake believes correctly that more storage space is preferable to more optical drives and there is little need for a FDD at this point in time.


Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review SSD mounting position

SSD mounting position

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review 2.5

2.5" SSD/HDD

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review HDD rack

HDD rack

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Case Review Front cover latch

Front cover latch


Seven 3.5” drives are installed via a HDD rack that is removable. On the top of the PSU area is something we will likely see more and more of as we move further into 2009 and into 2010, places to mount 2.5” SSD or HDDs. There’s two mounting areas, simply mount the SSD drive into the included slots and connect the Data and Power cables after screwing it/them into place. Overall an elegant design feature that takes advantage of the extra space in the case to include something cool