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Old 02-09-2009, 01:42 PM   #1
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"ElementS, 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 on this new case.Interes..."

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Old 02-10-2009, 12:49 PM   #2
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What sort of power supply are there on the fans? 3-pins or molex connection?

Great review otherwise ;D
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Great review, but I'd like to see more from a practical use standpoint. Things like: How hard/easy it was to actually install a motherboard in this particular case, hard/easy it was to route and hide cabling, how well air/liquid cooling integrates in the case, etc. For example, I'm curious if the case is wide enough to fit one of the larger tower heatsinks (e.g. Tuniq Tower or TRUE).
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Only one of the expansion slots comes with a meshed cover ... We think a case with this quality should come with meshed slot covers...
I think providing one single meshed cover (and closed covers for the other slots) is just perfect!

The reason is that I want to manage my computer air flow.

Meshed covers allow air to enter and/or exit as it sees fit, and in a generic layout, with the computer case positioned fairly close to a back wall, that means warm air will be drawn back into the computer that way.
If I want ventilation in the slot area I make sure there's a fan regulating the direction, and if I want it "free" it is easy enough to just remove one or more (solid) slot covers.
Furthermore it is neater to drill holes in a solid cover to create a mesh, if desired, than it is to cover existing mesh holes with adhesive tape.

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What sort of power supply are there on the fans? 3-pins or molex connection?

Great review otherwise ;D
Hello. What you can "Molex" we call "standard peripheral power connector/plug". The reason why is that Molex is a trademark and a manufacturer, not being the correct name for this connector.

Taking this small detail apart, the fans use 4-pin "Molex" connectors.

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Great review, but I'd like to see more from a practical use standpoint. Things like: How hard/easy it was to actually install a motherboard in this particular case, hard/easy it was to route and hide cabling, how well air/liquid cooling integrates in the case, etc. For example, I'm curious if the case is wide enough to fit one of the larger tower heatsinks (e.g. Tuniq Tower or TRUE).
Thanks for your suggestions, we will try to add more of these on our forthcoming reviews.

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