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Thermaltake Reveals Nvidia-Branded Chassis

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 26 comments

This Nvidia-branded chassis is ready for your new GeForce GTX 470 and/or 480.

Friday Thermaltake revealed the exclusive Element V NVIDIA Edition chassis, standing tall and pretty with support for up to eleven 5.25-inch drive bays, or five 5.25-inch and six 3.5-inch with two iCage drive modules. This new full-tower gaming chassis also sports an all-black coating inside and out, and enough room for a tasty Nvidia SLI configuration including GeForce GTX 470 and 480. It also supports eATX form factor motherboards for future upgrades.

"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 company said. "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."

Thermaltake added that the chassis features over-sized 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. There's also an exclusive "air duct" system engineered to provide added cooling for Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and 470 GPUs running in advanced 3-way or Quad SLI configurations. This system sucks in fresh air from outside the chassis and sends it straight into the graphic cards’ intake to "increase heat dissipation and achieve optimal cooling efficiency."

Now here comes the price: $219 USD.

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    sliem , July 2, 2010 8:19 PM
    Too expensive for a case.
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    ubernoobie , July 2, 2010 8:19 PM
    So you can't use this case with ati cards? bummer :( 
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    ares1214 , July 2, 2010 8:25 PM
    not too expensive for a case, but this case is over priced. why buy this when u can get a HAF X for 10$ less.
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    IzzyCraft , July 2, 2010 8:33 PM
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    It also supports eATX form factor motherboards for future upgrades.

    why you gotta get bigger mobos yo

    I rather just use a silverstone RV2 if i wanted my gpus cooled to the max.

    but seriously that case has alot of fans lol too bad they porb aren't higher quality to produce lower noise.
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    nforce4max , July 2, 2010 8:35 PM
    The most I have ever spent on a case was $80...
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    Regulas , July 2, 2010 8:48 PM
    sliemToo expensive for a case.

    If you were going to build a high end SLI setup $220 for a good case is cheap. This one seems good for SLI and gives allot of attention to keeping those Nvidia toasters cool.
    It is big, full ATX. Not for me I will stick with my black aluminum Lian Li mid towers and one good video card.
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    dman3k , July 2, 2010 8:52 PM
    So does this come with a mini nuclear reactor?
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    Hellbound , July 2, 2010 9:38 PM
    Not worth the money.
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    duk3 , July 2, 2010 9:56 PM
    I can't find a difference between the $50 cheaper element V...
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    razercultmember1 , July 2, 2010 10:42 PM
    no thanks ill wait till next gen fermi ...
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    dragonfang18 , July 3, 2010 12:09 AM
    I think I'll save up for the HAF X... it looks like it has more room for expansion...
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    lauxenburg , July 3, 2010 12:41 AM
    Fine don't make one for ATI.
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    poorya_user , July 3, 2010 7:44 AM
    Two weeks ago I saw a thread in toms which more of you guys voted for more amount of exhaust than intake. This case seem to has more intake than exhaust !!! so ...
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    poorya_user , July 3, 2010 7:52 AM
    May be Thermaltake should coordinate with us first and if we allow them they can release their products! :D  :lol: 
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    dEAne , July 3, 2010 8:44 AM
    nice but very expensive.
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    DarthPiggie , July 3, 2010 11:03 AM
    At that price for such a simple case; I'd rather invest in a simple WC loop with MCW80s and call it a day; temps will be much better.
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    rohitbaran , July 3, 2010 3:10 PM
    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
    First buy a GTX480 for $500. Then you fear that it can fry your system, so buy this cabinet for just $219. What next? An aftermarket liquid cooler certified by nvidia? Looks like they simply want to start a whole business of certifying products for their crappy cards.
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    bochica , July 3, 2010 3:27 PM
    IzzyCraftwhy you gotta get bigger mobos yoI rather just use a silverstone RV2 if i wanted my gpus cooled to the max.but seriously that case has alot of fans lol too bad they porb aren't higher quality to produce lower noise.


    It is for motherboards like the EVGA SR-2 (even though it isn't eATX). Dual Xeon config, 12 DDR3 slots, etc. Mainly aimed towards the extreme gamer as no regular gamer would spend $200 on a case unless they really needed to.
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    Gin Fushicho , July 3, 2010 5:45 PM
    Looks like big fans on cases are becoming mainstream. I like the idea, because I need to replace a few large ones.
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    airborne11b , July 3, 2010 8:48 PM
    rohitbaranHa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha First buy a GTX480 for $500. Then you fear that it can fry your system, so buy this cabinet for just $219. What next? An aftermarket liquid cooler certified by nvidia? Looks like they simply want to start a whole business of certifying products for their crappy cards.


    Let me tell you about crappy cards, when you buy 2x 5870s and get nothing but crashing or lockups in Eyefinity settings after spending $1000 on junk ATI cards. Oh and then buy a laptop with 5870m and get nothing but crashes and white screens in BFBC2 and Dirt2. Great products. Driver support for the lose imo.

    Don't get mad because Nvidia did 5870 x 1080 gaming right, all while adding 3D support at the same time lol and has the fastest single card GPU solution too. Fool.
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