ThermalTake Element G ReviewCompxpert - August 18, 2009
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Testing is always the easiest part of any review and perhaps the most fun part. For each load test, I left each component under full load for over an hour and then recorded the temperatures using RealTemp and HWMonitor. I apply load to the CPU/Memory/Chipset using Prime 95 on Blend, apply load to the hard drive using HDTune, and apply load to the videocard using Folding@Home for GPU. For all the idle tests, I booted up the computer and left it running for an hour straight with 0% load on all components to obtain the coolest possible idle temperatures. After that, I recorded temperatures with HWmonitor and RealTemp.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale @ 3.00GHz (stock cooler)
- Motherboard: DFI Lanparty UT p45-T2RS
- Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC DDR2-1066 2x2GB
- Graphics Card: VisionTek HD 4870 512MB
- Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream 600W
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 320GB SATA 7200.10
- OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- In Win X-Fighter
- Antec Super Lanboy w/ modified side panel 120mm fan
- MaxcubeAmoris 6010
- Open Air
Lower is better
The Element G did fairly well, beating some cases and losing to others. However, the Element G did stand out in the Chipset Temperature test, besting the competition entirely. Ultimately, what can be said about this case is that it performs decently, and does so while looking good.