Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby Apoptosis » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:19 am

Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Cooler Master recently announced the Elite 120 Advanced mini-ITX PC case and we have a full review of it for you today! The CM Elite 120 Advanced supports full sized video cards, a 5.25” optical drive, up to 5 HDDs or SSDs, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 front panel ports, and a standard sized power supply. The best part about this case is that you can buy it for under $50! If you are thinking about going small for your next build, then you need to check out the Elite 120 Advanced!

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All in all the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is an awesome little Mini-ITX case. With features like being able to hold full ATX PSU’s and also hold the industry’s largest graphics cards it’s a feature-packed little case. Add to that the clean styling and you’ve got yourself a clear winner.


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Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:44 am

I really like the airflow in this case! Definitely an improvement on the older Antec cube styles. Too bad that they couldn't somehow make this compatible with mATX as well, I'm not impressed with most mini-itx mobos. Downside is the important point of not having any wiggle room for aftermarket cooling, I believe most gamers also dabble in overclocking as well for maximum performance. As stated, this would be fine for an HTPC, the depth would fit in most entertainment centers without a problem. All-in-all a neat looking little case. If they made one just like this (a little bigger obviously) compatible with mATX I would snap one up in a heartbeat.
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Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby kenc51 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:59 am

This is going on my short list build around a Core i5-25xxT 45W quad core.
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Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:51 pm

kenc51 wrote:This is going on my short list build around a Core i5-25xxT 45W quad core.


What mobo is on that shortlist?
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Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby kenc51 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:58 pm

Kaos Kid wrote:
kenc51 wrote:This is going on my short list build around a Core i5-25xxT 45W quad core.


What mobo is on that shortlist?


Intel DH77DF
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... h77df.html

ASUS P8H77-I
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_ ... 55/P8H77I/

I want stability so Intel is on the list, but have never had problems with Asus and it's cheaper.
Then an i5-3570T 45W or i5-3470T 35W
Most usage is HTPC but I do compile software at times and can run a fair amount of VM's.
I run my PC 24/7 so I need low power but also support for 16GB of ram.
There are other boards, but they have SO-DIMM slots or are too expensive.
I won't be overclocking for long term usage, of course I'll push it to see how far; but cooling will be limited.
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Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case Review

Postby Kaos Kid » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:09 pm

Oooo I fancy the ASUS, so much more that you can do in the bios and underclocking is an option for any heat issues. My A7N8XDx2.0 lasted for about 7 years of overclocking before I burned it out, lol. My HTPC is currently an ASROCK 790 board too.
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