ThermalTake Element Q

  • ThermalTake Element Q
86
Based on 9 scores, 18 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Includes 220 watts SFXPSU.
  • Allows 2x3.5" drives installation.
  • 5.25" optical drives supported.

Cons:

  • No eSATA connector on the front panel.
  • Doesn't include pushclip covers for external drivers.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechwareLabs on -

Small form factor PC’s can often be a fun endeavour but they can also be an essential part of a network. Their leading applications include HTPCs and wordprocessors/internet browsers but the limitations only exist with software. Some Mini-ITX...

By TechReaction.net on -

The Element Q is certainly a case built for small places. The ITX premise does bring into account of a lot of issues that need solving, mainly where do you install everything. Thermaltake did an excellent job at making the Element Q easy to work with...

By OCModShop on 80

The ThermalTake Element Q VL52021N2U Mini ITX case has everything you need, and nothing you don't. It is a pretty neat little device and makes for a decent little gaming machine. You can fit a good amount of hardware for a midrange gaming setup,...

By Benchmark Reviews on 89

Performance on PC cases is rather subjective. The Element Q offers good features and "normal" performance. They let you install 3.5" HDDs and 5.25" optical drives, but considering there's lots of space below the external drives, they could have...

By The Best Case Scenario on 100

We have reviewed a lot of Thermaltake products here at TBCS. Everything from CPU coolers to other cases in the Element line. Just like the other Thermaltake products we reviewed, the Element Q has impressed us with its quality and innovation. While...

By APH Networks on 81

It has been a while since APH Networks' last foray into the Mini-ITX world, with the most recent review dating back to August of last year already. The Lian-Li PC-Q07 was a simple yet elegant chassis that proved very popular among our readers. Of...

By ThinkComputers on 100

The Element Q obviously isn’t the smallest Mini-ITX case out there. But what’s a few inches here or there, it is a small case that will fit nearly anywhere. It is big enough to make installation easy, and allow for some flow thru...

By OverclockersQH on -

The best way to test a case is to do a build in it; there were some space issues which cannot be avoided in such a close knit case. I would say because of its design it did remind me of the NZXT Rogue, the one thing NZXT did that I wish was done in...

By BCCHardware on 90

There are not a lot of choices when it comes to ITX cases that offer room for system expansion. Many ITX cases focus on super small size and therefore cannot utilize full-sized Optical Drives, card readers or multiple hard drives. The Element Q...

By Pro-Clockers on -

All in all, I believe you get quite a bit for the $50 asking price of the Thermaltake Element Q. Granted you don't get the flash and simplistic elegance we see in some other smaller cases. You do get plenty of functionality as well as a clean...

By Hardware Bistro on 80

Started from the passion for the DIY (Do It Yourself) concepts and the desires to realize the goal of "Ideas are originated from humanity; Realizing ideas is our belief." Thermaltake Technology was established in January, 1999 and has been market to...

By CDRinfo on -

Thermaltake is one of the most popular manufacturer of PC cases in the world. Following the growing demand for HTPC aka small factor PCs used for watching movies at HDTVs, the company has introduced a new model for mini ATX users, the "Element Q"....

By Metku.net on -

Thermaltake Element Q is a small and good looking basic case. The installation of the components is very easy and doesn't take much time. The internal 3.5" drive place should have had some dampening on the bottom side as the bottom of the...

International Review By AwardFabrik on 73

Das Element Q von Thermaltake hinterlässt insgesamt betrachtet ein positives Bild bei uns, jedoch hat es auch mit kleinen Makeln zu kämpfen. Der Aufbau und die Verarbeitung sprechen auf jeden Fall für das kleine Gehäuse, denn trotz...

International Review By Planet 3DNow! on -

Eine Erweiterungskarte in voller Bauhöhe ist für Gehäuse von Thermaltake auch kein Hindernis, solange diese im Singleslot-Design gefertigt wurde. Die Klappkonstruktion für die Installation haben wir uns ja schon einmal bei der Betrachtung des Exterieurs...

International Review By svethardware.cz on -

Zmíněné dva produkty testujeme pohromadě, protože jsou spolu úzce spojené a byla by škoda, kdybychom jeden z nich opomenuli. Proto půjde kromě recenze skříně také o krátké...

International Review By Dinox PC on 80

Nonostante gli evidenti compromessi a cui questo genere di prodotti deve sottostare, riteniamo che ElementQ di Thermaltake possa soddisfare molteplici fabbisogni dell´utente medio che vuole una macchina dalle dimensioni ridotte e, allo stesso...

International Review By CowcotLand on -

Ce nouveau boitier Mini ITX de Thermaltake nous semble assez intéressant dans l'ensemble. Sobre et assez joli, il ne dénaturera pas trop votre bureau. L'espace interne est plus que satisfaisant, et surtout il dispose de deux...