Thermaltake Element T Case Review

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Introduction

Element T (VK9000) is the most affordable product within Thermaltake’s Element case series, costing around USD 85.00 (Element G costs around USD 145 and Element S costs around USD 105). While Element S and Element G share the same internal design, Element T is a completely different product, to the point we wondered why Thermaltake put it in the same product line. Let’s see if this case is worthwhile buying.

As you can see on Figures 1 and 2, the overall aspect from Element T is very different from Element S and Element G. The only thing in common between these three cases is the top 200-mm fan (Element S uses a bigger 230 mm fan). Like Element G, Element T has a mesh for a side 230 mm fan, but differently from Element G it doesn’t come with the product. You can also attach a 120 mm fan to this mesh.

Thermaltake Element T caseFigure 1: Thermaltake Element T case.

Thermaltake Element T caseFigure 2: Thermaltake Element T case.

The front panel of Element T is completely meshed with dust filters and resembles the design used by several other cases from Thermaltake, like M9 and V9. Element T has three external 5.25” bays and one external 3.5” bay. On the bottom part of the front panel you can install one 200-mm fan or two 120 mm fans or two 140 mm fans. This is a similar configuration found on Element G and Element S, however Element G comes with one 200-mm fan already installed and Element S comes with one 120 mm fan already installed, and Element T does not come with any fan here. This is certainly one of the places Thermaltake cut down costs.

Thermaltake Element T caseFigure 3: Front panel.

Thermaltake Element T caseFigure 4: Back side from the front panel. Notice the dust filters.

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