Thermaltake Element G gaming case

8.6 Overall Score
Build Quality: 8/10
Layout: 9/10
Price: 9/10

Excellent cabling and all black look.

Build quality could be a tad better considering other cases in this price point.

Before we jump into the results, let’s take a look at what went into this build…

  • Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200
  • Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 Black Edition(passively cooled)
  • PNY GTS 250
  • ECS P45T-AD3 S775 motherboard
  • Thermaltake Toughpower 430W PSU
  • 2GB Corsair DDR3 1333CL9
  • Generic DVD/RW
  • 2x 250GB Maxtor HDD’s RAID 0
  • Windows 7
  • Ambient room temperature: 22-23C

So, without any more delay, let’s look at the results.

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Idle results are pictured first. 36C idle after 20+ minutes of Prime95 is impressive with a passively cooled CPU. Granted this is a dual core E5200 that operates at 2.5GHz, but the results are impressive. More impressive is the load results. 41C and no higher on both cores! Very nice airflow in the case resulted in great CPU temps. Keep in mind that the ambient room temperature was 22-23C. Even LinX did not push the temps up over 41C. The screenshot here shows 3minutes of LinX, but we did 10 minutes total resulting in the same temperatures all the way through the test. Of course, the GTS 250 stayed cool and never passed 47C at load. Not pictured, but still included was Furmark’s stability test for the GPU. The combination of great airflow and the superb cooler on the PNY GTS 250 kept the GPU’s heat under wraps.

Decibel levels were nominal throughout the testing. The hard drives could be heard over the fan noise when the operating system was accessing them. Even cranking up the fan control to full blast, 16dBA max, resulted in barely audible fan noise. Our impressions of the Element G are nothing but positive. Every detail has been taken into consideration from the inclusion of black mounting screws and excellent cable management to adjustable fan controls. At a suggested retail price of $149.99, we highly recommend anyone take a look at Thermaltake’s Element G chasis. We are grateful to Thermaltake for helping out with this review.

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