Thermaltake Element S (VK6000) Case Review

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Element S, also known as VK6000, is a high-quality steel mid-tower case from Thermaltake, bringing interesting features such as two 2.5” hard disk drive bays. Let’s take a look at this new case.

Interesting to notice that on the product box there are two versions listed, one with a meshed side panel and a side 230 mm fan (VK60001W2Z) and one with a solid side panel (VK60001N2Z) – which was the model we reviewed –, but on Thermaltake’s website the first version isn’t listed, at least yet.

We were really impressed by the quality of the material used both inside and outside this case. We also liked the very serious look from this case, making it a product that will please the eyes from both enthusiast and professional users.

Thermaltake ElementS caseFigure 1: Thermaltake Element S case.

Thermaltake ElementS caseFigure 2: Thermaltake Element S case.

This case has a front door, shown in Figure 3. In Figure 4 we can see the case with its door opened.

Thermaltake ElementS caseFigure 3: Front door.

Thermaltake ElementS caseFigure 4: Front panel.

Even though it looks like this case has nine 5.25” this doesn’t happen: it has only three 5.25” bays. The bottom six covers are used only for aesthetic reasons and also to improve the internal airflow, as all covers are meshed featuring dust filters, which is terrific.

In Figure 5, you can see the front panel with the covers removed. This case comes with one 120 mm frontal fan (1,300 rpm) and a space for installing another 120 mm fan, which doesn’t come with the product. These fans are installed in front of the hard disk drive cage. You can’t add more 5.25”devices by removing these two fan supports because even though the hard disk cage is removable there is nothing to hold 5.25” devices there.

Thermaltake ElementS caseFigure 5: Front panel.

All fans that come with this case have only two wires and use standard peripheral power plugs, so you can’t monitor their speed. Also no fan speed controller is available.

Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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