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Includes 220 watts SFXPSU.
Allows 2x3.5" drives installation.
5.25" optical drives supported.
Solid construction and eas ybuild options.
Allows full height expansion cards.
Price is very reasonable for the features.
Well designed and built.
Plenty of interior room.
Comes with a power supply sufficient for most if not all applications.
No eSATA connector on the front panel.
Doesn't include pushclip covers for external drivers.
There's space for 2.5" drives but no mounting holes for them.
Side HDD interferes with motherboard connectors.
Sliding Motherboard Tray Could a be Great Addition.
Fan on PSU is a Little Noisy but not bad.
Compatibility issue can't be avoided.
Noisy PSU fan.
Airflow can be further improved.
By TechwareLabs on April 29, 2012
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 June 21, 2011
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 December 10, 2010
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,...80
By Benchmark Reviews on June 02, 2010
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...89
By The Best Case Scenario on May 31, 2010
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...100
By APH Networks on May 07, 2010
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...81
By ThinkComputers on April 06, 2010
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...100
By OverclockersQH on March 13, 2010
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 March 12, 2010
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...90
By Pro-Clockers on February 14, 2010
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...-