Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review :: Features

12-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • Voodoo
  • Vivid
  • Vary
  • Ventilation
  • Vast
  • Keyboard and mouse security lock
  • Holes for water cooling
  • Easy removable front panel
  • Water bottle carrier
  • Aerodynamic Intake design
  • Fan Speed control
  • 6x 3.5” HDD expansion bays with iCage
  • Tool-free installation for 5.25” devices
  • Innovative cable management
  • Solid structure with folding design
  • Adjustable PSU bridge
  • 5x5.25” (accessible) and 6 3.5” and 1 2.5” (hidden) device
  • Compatible with 2.5” HDDs and SSDs

      
Case Type    Full Tower
Material    SECC
Front Bezel Material    Plastic
Color    Black
Side Panel    solid w/23cm side fan
Motherboard Support     Mini ATX Full ATX Extended ATX
Motherboard Tray    No
5.25" Drive Bay     5
Ext. 3.5" Drive Bay 
Int. 3.5" Drive Bay    6 With Additional 1 x 2.5" HDD / SSD bay
Expansion Slots    7
Front I/O Ports     USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio ports, eSATA x 1 
Cooling System   
Front (intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Colorshift fan (900/1200rpm,17dBA, 35.01/46.67 CFM) 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1400rpm,17dBA, 46.67 CFM)
Rear (exhaust) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1400rpm, 17dBA, 50.0 CFM)
Top (exhaust) : 200 x 200 x 20 mm silent Colorshift fan (600/800rpm, 14dBA, 49.735/65.3 CFM) 200 x 200 x 20 mm x 1(optional)
VGA (exhaust) :optional 50 x 50 mm fan x 2
Side (intake) : Plug & Play 230 x 230 x 20 mm Colorshift fan (600/800rpm, 14dBA, 57.0/76 CFM)
Liquid Cooling Capable    Yes-  Supports 1/2” , 3/8” , 1/4” water tube
Liquid Cooling Embedded    No
Power Supply Supported    Standard ATX PSII(optional)
Power Supply Included    No
Dimension (H*W*D)    532 (H) x 220(W) x 537(L) mm 20.9(H) x 8.7(W) x 21.1(L) in
Net Weight     14.13 kg 31.15 lb

The Element V case has dimensions of 20.9x8.7x 21.1 inches (HxWxL) and is made out of SECC Steel, the most common material for cases. The case is a black color full tower case. This differentiates the case from other Element cases in that those are mid-tower cases. The front bezel material of the case is made out of plastic and the net weight of the Element V case is 31.15 lb or 14.13kg.

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Box

Box

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Box

Box

The Element V case has as its principles five Vs. The first V is Voodoo which stands for the Color Shift fan with 6 color changing pattern for optimal gaming performance. Vivid stands for three color shifting fans that create the most eye catching appearance. The case has an adjustable fan speed control for performance or silent mode. Ventilation stands for excellent ventilation throughout the case offering excellent thermal performance with optimized air flow throughout the case. Vast stands for an incredible 11 drive bays that can be configured to either 11 5.25” drives or up to 5 5.25” drives and 6 3.5” drives via two HDD racks. The other features I’ll discuss in the relevant portion of the review.