Inside Element S
In Figure 9 you can have an overall look inside Thermaltake Element S. Even though we can remove the right panel the motherboard tray is permanently attached to the chassis.
You can see the rear and top fans in more details in Figure 10. As mentioned before, the top fan glows red when turned on and uses 190 mm blades, even though it is labeled as a 230 mm fan. As mentioned before, the fans do not provide speed monitoring. In Figure 11, you can see the space for installing optional 60-mm fans above the expansion slots. Only one of the expansion slots comes with a meshed cover and daughterboards must be fastened to the chassis using regular screws, as this case does not come with any kind of screwless mechanism or thumbscrews. We think a case with this quality should come with meshed slot covers and at least black thumbscrews. At least on the aesthetic side this case is shipped with black screws. We believe that all these minor options that we think Thermaltake should have added weren’t implemented in order to keep this case at an affordable cost.
The power supply compartment can be seen in Figure 12. Pay attention and you will see a dust filter on the bottom of the case, which will be used if you install a power supply with a bottom 120- or 140 mm fan (the power supply should be installed with its fan facing d
own). The panel that divides the power supply compartment from the motherboard one can be removed (it is attached to the chassis using two thumbscrews) and it also has two 2.5” hard disk drive bays, as we will explain. It also has a small power supply support that can be moved to match you power supply depth.
Now let’s take an in-depth look at the disk drive options from the reviewed case.