Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Most Popular
Hardware Reviews
PC Parts
Shuttle XPC Slim DS67U Barebone
Kingston DC400 960GB SSD review
Toshiba OCZ RD400 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
Minix Neo Z83-4 Windows Mini PC review
Shuttle DH110 review
WEB Reviews
Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V.3 4TB SAS 6Gb/s HDD Review
OCZ Vector 256GB SSD Review @ Custom PC Review
Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
NZXT Phantom 630
Auvio Bluetooth Portable Speaker Review
Corsair H90 CPU Cooler Review
BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z77X (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
Noctua NH-L9i Cooler Review on Technic3D
Breaking News
U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Samsung in Smartphone Patent Suit
TSMC And IBM Detail Their 7nm Progress At 2016 IEDM
Oculus Touch Now Available
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Google To Go Completely Green Using Renewable Energy Only
Yahoo's 2016 Top Searched Celebrities, News Stories, Fashion Trends, and More
Western Digital Introduces Enterprise-Class HDDs and SSDs, 14TB SMR HDDs On The Way
HARMAN Invests in Navdy and Partners to Offer Aftermarket Augmented Reality Driving Device
Home > Hardware Reviews > PC Parts

Friday, November 20, 2009
Thermaltake Element Q

2. A closer look

The Thermaltake Element Q can be found online at ~$75, which is an average price for an HTPC case.

The retail box is smaller that we expected, indicating the compact size of the product inside. The a glossy surfaced cartboard box that has a photo of the case printed on the side and specifications on one side.

The package includes the "Element Q" case packed in a plastic bag, a power cord, mounting screws, four rubber feet to make the case more stable and reduce the overall vibration noise, one zip tie, optional speaker and installation rails for a 3.5" hard drive. Of course there is also printed manual with many graphs and installation information.

The case is quite compact. It is 22cm wide, 13cm high and 33cm deep. The black color of the case is very attractive to the eye and the red decoration in the front provides a luxury tone:

In the front there is a the 5.25" bay which is needed for installing an optical storage drive and one 3.5" bay for HDDs and floppy drives.

Two buttons (reset/power) and two leds for power/HDD operation are also found there. The dimming of both leds is low enough and not very bright to disturb you while working.

A push-to-open hatch covers the USB2.0 ports and the front panel HD audio jacks:

At both sides you will find the air ventilation openings to that help cool down the internal of the Element Q.

There are not much to see at the back. There are the power supply and an empty space, where a mini-ATX motherboard should be would be installed.

Here is a picture of the installed power supply:

The power supply is equipped with a 80 mm in fan and offers a 20-pin ATX-connector with detachable 4 extra pins for 24-pin setup, 4-pin extra 12V connector, two normal molex connectors, two SATA power connectors and one small connector for a floppy drive.

Power supply type SFX
Max. DC Output 220 W
Load Range
Max. (Amps)
Combined +3.3, +5V 80 W
Combined +12V 15 A / 180 W
Input Voltage 100 V ~ 240 V (Auto Range)
Input Frequency Range 50-60 Hz
Operating temperature 0 ~ 50°C
Connectors 1 x 20+4 -pin motherboard connector
1 x 4-pin ATX12V connector
2 x SATA connector
2 x 4-pin molex
1 x single floppy power connector
Cooling System Single 80mm fan
Dimension 125 mm (W) x 60 mm (H) x 100 mm (D)

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .