The Element V Black Edition has a very subdued look to it. The front bay covers are designed with a honeycomb mesh, which seems to the be the standard in today’s marketplace. The side panel shows off the massive 230mm Colorshift fan that brings in fresh air directly to your hardware. The side panel also sports two latches to help lock the panel in place even after the thumbscrews are taken out. Thermaltake has provided a key to lock or unlock the top latch and let you further secure your system. On the back, there are both the 120mm exhaust fan as well as two pre-cut holes (just above the PSU) for routing wires or tubing.
On the top panel, Thermaltake has placed four USB 2.0 connections, HD Audio ports, and one e-SATA connection. The fan control knob will control up to three fans and a simple push on the knob will rotate through the LED lighting options.