ThermalTake Element T ReviewCompxpert - August 20, 2009
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So what we have is exactly what the box described - a case with no fans execpt a top 200mm and a rear 120mm fan. Well the side panel can be a intake since it's a big gaping hole with no fan so I suppose some air can still move in at least decently, but I doubt it well get decent GPU temps or chipset temps when it comes to testing when paired against its Element G relative. The front fan is also missing here but you can have either a single 200mm fan or two 120mm fans in the front for cooling, so you are given some options. Of course those fans are ones that you have to buy separately. Like the G the T only has three external 5.25" bays for your optical drives or whatever else you might find in a 5.25" bay. The back of the case features a special locking device for your keyboard and mouse which really consists of a clip that has a screw you can only unscrew from inside the case. Apart from this there really isn't much else to say about the back of the case other than the fact that like the G the T mounts the power supply at the bottom also.
Of course the top fan itself is red and no color change is available on this one. To me the red looks pretty cool and its something different from all of the blue that you see in most all LED fans on the market. It's interesting that ThermalTake chose this color and decided to go against the trend of blue LED fans.
The last noteworthy thing of mention before we assemble this bad-boy is the removable front panel. The front panel detaches allowing you to clean out those fan filters in the front when they become filled with nasty, nasty dust. Of course without front fans you may not clean these often but more than likely if you plan on buying this case you're probably going to get the fans.
Nothing more to cover here, so let's move on to the insides of this case.