Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review :: System Build

12-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • XFX nForce 790i SLI motherboard
  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 CPU
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR3-2000 memory
  • ATI Radeon HD 3670 video card
  • Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 850W PSU
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • 36GB WD Raptor SATA HDD

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review System build

System build

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review HDD iCage

HDD iCage

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Top of iCage

Top of iCage

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Side of iCage

Side of iCage


Assembling a new computer system may seem daunting to the first time computer user. Once you’ve spent time building a new system it can be very rewarding and fun. Starting off with the removal of the side panels, unscrew the thumb screws and push the buttons, then pull out the side panel. HDD installation is accomplished by squeezing and pulling outward the tool-free clip, pulling out the HDD iCage. Insert the HDD into the iCage screw it into place and restore the iCage to its position in the cage. At this point squeeze and push inward to lock the tool-free lock into place.


Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review DVD installed

DVD installed

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Motherboard installed

Motherboard installed

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Components installed

Components installed

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Cable management

Cable management


The motherboard tray is labeled with the holes where you need to screw in the stand-offs for the motherboard. Once the stand-offs are installed, simply screw in screws into the holes that have standoffs. At this point you are ready to install the PCI cards by removing the screw and slot cover from the appropriate PCI slot and inserting the card. Installing the 5.25” Optical drives is a simple procedure of removing the front panel, removing the 5.25” drive bay cover push inward and upward to unlock the clip, insert the drive then push inward and downward to lock it into place. Now it’s time to connect the wire headers, and install the PSU. Simply insert the PSU into place, adjust the PSU guide to keep it in place and screw the screws in. Connect the cables and wires, do wire management and you are done.

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review 3/4 left door off

3/4 left door off

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Completed system

Completed system

Thermaltake Element V VL20001W2Z Case Review Left door completed

Left door completed