Jump to content
a7mag3ddon

Which fan? Element S Top Fan size

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

I really need some help and didnt know which forum to post in.

 

I have an original Element S thermaltake cas and the TOP fan is going and whirring and need to get a new one, last time i looked on ebay and found one but cant seem to see any now.,

 

I contacted customer support who advised me that the fan is 200x200x20 but i think they are wrong! i am pretty sure its 230x230x20 and that is what is says on their own website.

 

I have take a photo of said website and emailed it back to them and waiting for a reply..

 

If i cant buy one i was thinking of getting one of these coolers and stripping the fan out as i believe it to be the same size.

 

thermaltake-massive-23-lx---23cm-fan-ult

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

30mm deep is too much, i wouldnt be able to fit the lid on the tower original is 20mm. I have the Bitfenix bookmarked just in case.

 

Im still waiting for Thermal-take to pull their finger out their #### and tell me the proper size!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that, so 200mm measured diagonally across the screw holes?

 

Im sure a 200mm fan is 170. but on your words i shall order one this morning.

 

Will update when it arrives.

I would find a ruler and measure, just to be sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok i can confirm that the advertised TK 200mm AF0046 is too small and as i thought has 170mm mounting holes.

 

Sent that fan back

 

next i ordered the ThermalTake 20cm 200mm Pure CFM - CL-F016-PL20BU-A This is the correct size 200mm with the holes in the correct place however, 2 issues, its not 20cm deep as advertised but 30mm deep and wont fit under the 'hood' of the case, also it has 4 solid posts for mounting which means the metal posts on the case wont slide in.

 

Here is a photo, please can someone from Thermal take help me out here? As this fan fits 2 cases that i know of both in the side and top there really should be something to replace it with!? its not that old.

 

20150218_182313.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Enermax UCTA18a fans should work here. They are 180mmx180mmx20mm with 200mm screw holes as well. I have the TT Pure 200mm fan and the screw holes between these two different form-factor fans line up as the Enermax have dual screw holes for 200/180mm form factors.

 

You will have to remove the standoffs, get some 20-25mm long screws and screw those in from the top of the fans. You should be able to find .75" or 1" 6-32 screws from Home Depot. I beleive these are 6-32. I had an Element S and I had a similar problem with the top fan.

 

These fans sell at Newegg and are excellent fans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for that, i foudn that the Bitfenix Spectre 200mm fan was an exact match (even has the post cutouts).

 

very dissapointed that a thermaltake representative didnt help out here, and that the help desk gave the wrong advise (see photos above)

 

wont be buying there products again thats for sure. As a case doesnt 'break' but fans do i shall be buying a case that has easily sourcable fans.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×