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Thermaltake Element S

Posted February 17, 2009 by Jake in Cases & PSU







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by Jake
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It’s always interesting to see how computer towers are marketed to consumers. Certain cases are targeted to gamers, professionals, and even women. Other than those garish pink cases, I’m not entirely sure what makes a case particularly suitable for gamers, at least from an aesthetics perspective. Sure, gamers may need better airflow, but does that mean the rest don’t? Does it need LEDs, but a "professional case" is more……..somber? Aesthetics are such a personal thing, but apparently companies think there is some type of commonality, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing any more "gamer" cases, for example, now would we?

This brings us to today’s topic: Thermaltake’s new tower, the Element S. Apparently it’s designed to satisfy the needs of "creative professionals". I consider myself one of those people, so it should be interesting to see what the Element S offers, both in style and function. It does look good, though, so we may be onto something here.

There is an old adage in the world of design professionals: "Form follows function". Let’s have a look at the Element S and see if it can successfully resolve the two.

We would like to thank our friends at Thermaltake for supplying us with the review sample.

?Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but are in reality crucial to the performance of a PC. Thermaltake Server Series solutions, with years of thermal experience and industry leadership, sets its goal on reforming total thermal management in the server segment by formulating the perfect mixture of versatility, efficiency and thermal management with each respective server product category: Rackmount Chassis, Server Fixed & Redundant Power Supply and Server CPU Cooling Management Solutions.?



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