Friday, July 2nd 2010

Thermaltake Introduces the Exclusive Element V NVIDIA Edition Chassis

Thermaltake, the world’s leading brand in performance PC chassis, high-efficiency power supplies and innovative DIY computer peripherals, is proud to announce the world’s one and only NVIDIA certified full-tower chassis for next-generation ultra-high performance graphics cards, the Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition with support for the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 GPUs. With the additional support for eATX form factor motherboards users enjoy a maximum of expandability for future upgrades.

Thermaltake, the world’s leading brand in performance PC chassis, high-efficiency power supplies and innovative DIY computer peripherals, is proud to announce the world’s one and only NVIDIA certified full-tower chassis for next-generation ultra-high performance graphics cards, the Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition with support for the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 GPUs. With the additional support for eATX form factor motherboards users enjoy a maximum of expandability for future upgrades.

“NVIDIA shares Thermaltake’s commitment to ensure the enthusiast community receives the best possible products that solidify the PC as the best gaming platform, period,” said Tom Petersen, technical director at NVIDIA. “Through collaboration with Thermaltake’s leading engineers, we are excited that the Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition is capable of providing an awesome gaming environment for our next generation of enthusiast graphic cards, including GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470, running in 2-way, 3-way, or even Quad SLI. Put simply, it rocks!”

The critically-acclaimed Element V chassis is a full-tower gaming chassis offering low-noise operation with excellent air-flow. With full-array of innovative designs such as 11 5.25” drive bays that can be configured to support up to six 3.5” hard disks and one 2.5” hard disk or Solid State Disk (SSD). The bottom mounted power supply cage enables superior thermal management to accelerate hot air removal to prolong longevity and increase performance of today’s cutting-edge computing hardware. The Plug&Play side panel fan eliminates the need to physically connect the power connector to allow users to open up the side panel for maintenance or upgrade without having to worry about the wiring. The built-in thermal control system with pre-wired fans allows to easily control the speed of the fan, as well as color of the included Colorshift LED light effects.

In addition to the oversized cooling fans, one 230 mm Colorshift side intake fan, one 200 mm Colorshift top exhaust fan, two 120 mm front intake fans and one 120 mm rear exhaust fan, found on the standard Element V chassis, Element V NVIDIA Edition chassis also incorporates an exclusive graphic card “air duct” system engineered by Thermaltake and NVIDIA to provide added cooling for high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and 470 GPUs running in advanced 3-way or Quad SLI configurations. The proprietary “air duct” system brings cool and fresh air directly from the outside of the chassis and accelerates it to the graphic cards’ intake to increase heat dissipation and achieve optimal cooling efficiency.
The Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition full-tower chassis is available for an MSRP of US$ 219.

For more information about the Thermaltake Element V NVIDIA Edition go to this page.
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22 Comments on Thermaltake Introduces the Exclusive Element V NVIDIA Edition Chassis

#1
mdsx1950
Thats quite a cooling looking case. If i ever decide to goto nvidia, i might consider this case :D
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#2
the54thvoid
"For 3-Way & Quad SLI
• Fan ducts
• 120 x 120 x 38 mm, 5200 rpm, 62dBA "

This is quoted from the Thermaltake promo site. If your GFX set up wasn't loud enough, here's another fan to add to the cacophany.

Nice word cacophany.

I think TT is barking up the wrong tree. For the GTX 480, surely the sensible solution is water?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-122-EA&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1750
Or good air;
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-034-ZT&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1750
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#3
BarbaricSoul
can it max out crysis?




sorry, I couldn't resist :laugh:
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#4
Benetanegia
by: the54thvoid
"For 3-Way & Quad SLI
• Fan ducts
• 120 x 120 x 38 mm, 5200 rpm, 62dBA "

This is quoted from the Thermaltake promo site. If your GFX set up wasn't loud enough, here's another fan to add to the cacophany.
240.96 CFM. They are Deltas. That should have been enough.

Some facts about Deltas:

1- They usually have the better CFM to dB ratio.

2- Unlike most other brands their dB claims are completely true and not as high as you may think. If they say 62dB that's it. Most other brands and good brands BTW, list theirs as 20-30 dB, but they are actually 40-50 dB.

3- If you regulate them to say 50% speed, they are very quiet and they still move much more air than any other brand.

In resume, they are much better than most people think about Deltas.
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#5
the54thvoid
No need for the massive font size. Methinks you do protest too much.

Regardless of your peculiarly defensive stance, 5 fans as standard (Delta brand or not) adds an accumulation of volume. My point was, why even bother with a case that trys to blow out a fire when you can spend the same and water cool it or get the zotac custom fan?
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#6
Benetanegia
by: the54thvoid
No need for the massive font size. Methinks you do protest too much.

Regardless of your peculiarly defensive stance, 5 fans as standard (Delta brand or not) adds an accumulation of volume. My point was, why even bother with a case that trys to blow out a fire when you can spend the same and water cool it or get the zotac custom fan?
I didn't realize it was so big tbh. I was doing other things so I closed as soon as I posted.

I'm not being defensive anyway. I find quite the opposite situation, I have seen you critizicing too much over too many things.

I was just exposing facts about the Deltas. Those 62 dB are not as loud as you make them to be, not if you regulate them. Yep 5 Delta's at max speed are very loud, but again not much more than any other 5 fans together. Watercooling is not for everybody (and it costs much much more: 3 blocks and a suitable case already cost more than this case, add radiator, pump etc...) and you can't use the Zotac custom fan on a 3-way SLI setup (not even 2 way on many MB), unless it's a different one than the one I'm thinking (3-slot cooler).

As I understand, this case has been released for 3/4 way SLI with reference cards and I don't know if it succeds on this goal, but that's exactly why I think you have been very fast critizicing something you have no idea about how it performs. For a mere $100 more than other quality cases, this may be a very valid product. A steal in fact, if it makes 3/4 SLI suitable with reference cards. Any of your alternatives are much much more expensive. And so will allow higher OC (WC or Zotac I mean), but not everybody wants to push OC over diminishing returns.
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#7
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Looks like a pretty nice case, though i am not a big fan of video card manufacturer themed cases.

At the end of the day is all just marketing, i would feel more then comfortable throwing two more GTX 470's into my CM690 case. As long as you have some nice airflow going in and out of the case, it's more then enough.
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#8
Sasqui
by: CDdude55
Looks like a pretty nice case, though i am not a big fan of video card manufacturer themed cases.

At the end of the day is all just marketing, i would feel more then comfortable throwing two more GTX 470's into my CM690 case. As long as you have some nice airflow going in and out of the case, it's more then enough.
Too true. And like most TT products, it's no doubt a mixed bag of nice ideas (most stolen) and piss-poor execution.
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#9
the54thvoid
by: Benetanegia
I didn't realize it was so big tbh. I was doing other things so I closed as soon as I posted.

I'm not being defensive anyway. I find quite the opposite situation, I have seen you critizicing too much over too many things.

I was just exposing facts about the Deltas. Those 62 dB are not as loud as you make them to be, not if you regulate them. Yep 5 Delta's at max speed are very loud, but again not much more than any other 5 fans together. Watercooling is not for everybody (and it costs much much more: 3 blocks and a suitable case already cost more than this case, add radiator, pump etc...) and you can't use the Zotac custom fan on a 3-way SLI setup (not even 2 way on many MB), unless it's a different one than the one I'm thinking (3-slot cooler).

As I understand, this case has been released for 3/4 way SLI with reference cards and I don't know if it succeds on this goal, but that's exactly why I think you have been very fast critizicing something you have no idea about how it performs. For a mere $100 more than other quality cases, this may be a very valid product. A steal in fact, if it makes 3/4 SLI suitable with reference cards. Any of your alternatives are much much more expensive. And so will allow higher OC (WC or Zotac I mean), but not everybody wants to push OC over diminishing returns.
You read far, far, far too much into my post.

Very simply, again, my point is why air cool a card that (in many reviewers own words) is more suited to water cooling or custom cooling. And all reviews state that 3/4 way sli with GTX 470/480 is loud as hell.
As far as how good the case is at what it is suppossed to do, again, in my initial post, my single comment was aimed at the noise of the system (heat in my post is secondary). No air assisted case will quieten a 3/4 way sli set up. That is my main point.

And of course i'm attacking a product i know little about - i'm attacking it because it cannot make quiet what is already loud. And likewise, if you have the cash to invest in 4 way sli, you can probably skip one card and get 3 way water cooled. And again, if you have the cash to buy 3/4 way sli with the 400 range, you probably know enough to be comfortable with the water solution because normal folk dont buy 3/4 way sli solutions.

For you to say I'm "criticising too much over too many things" is a bit rough as i'm only criticising 2 things:
1 - Why use 5 fans to cool an already noisy set up, and
2- Water would be better for such an extreme set up.

2 points dude, lets agree and have beers :toast:
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#10
Benetanegia
by: the54thvoid
No air assisted case will quieten a 3/4 way sli set up. That is my main point.
It does though, that's the point I'm making. Lower temps means lower fan speed = lower noise. Still loud probably, I agree, but not everybody wants to deal with watercooling.

Also, 3-way SLI of cards such as 470 and 465 are nowhere near as hot/noisy as 480's and 460 will probably be much better on that front. This case is not only for 480's or any already released card for that matter. Fermi scales very well on multi-GPU setups and 3 lesser cards are actually faster than 2 faster cards this time around, so it's a viable solution. And this case will help yes and yes when 3 cards are limiting the airflow on normal cases. You don't necessarily have to go with 3 480's, and as you go lower the less that WC makes sense. No point having 3 mainstream/performance cards watercooled, unless you want to break records.

So far I only see your point being right for 3 480's. No, I can't agree with your criticism. I don't agree with any criticism anyway.
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
Shame the front is not metal the rest. like fans and such easy changeable. hehe i'd turn it into a ATI case by time finished.

One thing i hate about the TT Armour is the front plastic same goes here..
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#13
TIGR
by: the54thvoid
"For 3-Way & Quad SLI
• Fan ducts
• 120 x 120 x 38 mm, 5200 rpm, 62dBA "

This is quoted from the Thermaltake promo site. If your GFX set up wasn't loud enough, here's another fan to add to the cacophany.

Nice word cacophany.

I think TT is barking up the wrong tree. For the GTX 480, surely the sensible solution is water?
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-122-EA&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1750
Or good air;
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-034-ZT&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1750
I just want to congratulate you on using "cacophony" in a sentence. :D

And about that fan—are they saying they recommend adding one for three- or four-way SLI setups? Surely they don't include a 62dba fan with the case ... do they?
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#14
TheScavenger
That fan for the video cards is pretty slick :rockout:
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Digging the Deltas but they can be noisy. I'm not a fan of the Element V case though.
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#16
EastCoasthandle
Some of the Deltas are great fans but you can't control them with typical fan controllers. Do to the power requirements of some of them you need Rheostat or some other similar device. Which isn't cheap. And the Rheostat isn't really PC case "friendly" either. You need to dedicate some serious room for it and make sure that it doesn't ground out while in there. But if you can manage all that and reduce the speed to a sound level you are comfortable with the potential is there to push more air then most current model 120mm fans you can buy.
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#17
Benetanegia
by: EastCoasthandle
Some of the Deltas are great fans but you can't control them with typical fan controllers. Do to the power requirements of some of them you need Rheostat or some other similar device. Which isn't cheap. And the Rheostat isn't really PC case "friendly" either. You need to dedicate some serious room for it and make sure that it doesn't ground out while in there. But if you can manage all that and reduce the speed to a sound level you are comfortable with the potential is there to push more air then most current model 120mm fans you can buy.
The case comes with a fan speed control so that's not likely a problem. I guess it's not just ornamental.

But basically that's what I'm saying. The Deltas can be regulated to a point where they are as silent as any other case fan and they still move significantly more air than those others.
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#18
_JP_
I like the eATX upside on this case.
No doubt this case would very efficient cooling a 3-way SLI, but I still prefer the Cooler Master ones, they're prettier :D.
Well, tbh, not only because they're prettier but also cheaper, at 40€ I can get the Elite 334 nVidia Special and not everybody likes to spend 205€ on a case.
Less cooling performance, yes, but smaller hole in your wallet. :laugh:
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#19
erocker
On the outside it looks like $40 dollar case to me. :ohwell:
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#20
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
by: erocker
On the outside it looks like $40 dollar case to me. :ohwell:
But you're missing the fact that it's a ''system engineered by Thermaltake and NVIDIA to provide added cooling for high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 and 470 GPUs running in advanced 3-way or Quad SLI configurations.'' That makes it clearly worth $219:laugh::roll:
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#21
Kantastic
Custom... engineered? They added front and side intake fans parallel to the approximate area where the GPU's will be to provide it with a tad more air. Come ON!
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#22
Icejon
This is a repost of a press release done from over 3 months ago!
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