ThermalTake Element G ReviewCompxpert - August 18, 2009
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So far this case looks to be very promising. As previously stated, it features three included fans, which conisist of two 200mm fans and one 230mm fan. Big fans move a lot of air, so one should expect a very cool CPU, videocards, hard drives, RAM, etc. Apart from that, the case looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The front is completely made of a mesh-type screen. Also to note, there are only three 5.25" bays, but who really needs more? On the top, toward the front, you can see the controls for the fan, which can adjust fan speed and another special feature I'll go over later on. The I/O on the front features four USB ports, front HD Audio, and, of course, power and reset switches. Both side panels are secured with three screws each. The only thing that would make this case look cooler is if it had a side panel window to go with that 230mm fan. Sadly, all there is to see is a 230mm fan. Perhaps ThermalTake will offer a modified side panel for its Element cases, much like the modified side panel window it offers for the Armor series. Don't let that be the deciding factor on this case though, as it is always possible to add a window yourself with some modification. One last note worth mentioning is that the power supply mounts on the bottom, as opposed to the top of the case.
The fans on this case are pretty special, but what is so special about these fans compared to other LED fans? The answer is color. Yes, color. These fans can change color. Of the five color modes you can cycle through, three of them consist of plain blue, green, and red. They cycle in that order and do this via the button that controls the fans. A push of the button cycles to a different color. The fourth mode goes through different combined color patterns using the different LED colors, while the fifth mode simply turns off the LEDs entirely.
Lastly, we can't forget to talk about the detachable front panel. Once removed, we have access to the fan filters and the front fan itself. The case kind of looks cool with the panel off and fan still attached.
Well, let's get a closer look at the inside of this case.