Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced White Edition - USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Case for £29.99 Inc. Free Del @ Ebuyer
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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced White Edition - USB 3.0 Mini-ITX Case for £29.99 Inc. Free Del @ Ebuyer

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Found 19th Jul 2014Made hot 20th Jul 2014
Decent make and allows for full size cards for those interested. 1st time post

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get the 130 if you can you'll thank me later. these cases have horrible air flow. the 130s mesh allows loads more air as well as a removable drive cage for aio coolers. with this you'll need to drill the rivet out

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Good to know chrs for the heads-up

AR2012

get the 130 if you can you'll thank me later. these cases have horrible … get the 130 if you can you'll thank me later. these cases have horrible air flow. the 130s mesh allows loads more air as well as a removable drive cage for aio coolers. with this you'll need to drill the rivet out



Agree, although I've built about 100 of these and they are fine for office or basic home PC's.

But for gaming rif for the 130 as AR2012 says.

eltigro

Agree, although I've built about 100 of these and they are fine for … Agree, although I've built about 100 of these and they are fine for office or basic home PC's. But for gaming rif for the 130 as AR2012 says.



True.
I've got a win home server housed in it running a dual core pentium and the case fans were too loud for my liking so I just disconnected them. The stock Intel heatsink/fan copes just fine in it. Even in this weather

I've had no problems with this except the silly little side fan that covers the sata ports and the lack of room for a tall cpu fan. runs cool enough will a g2020 and a 460gtx. I think you would struggle with an i7 though.

Banned

These are fine for cooling in my experiance. Build a PC for a friend with an i5 using the stock heatsink and and AMD 270X I just moved the front fan an attached it to the hard drive cage inside. Seemed to cool a little better that way.

Handy for a HTPC. Hot from me.

Can you still get hold of a white DVD drive otherwise its going to look rubbish

thinkiwillhaveit

Can you still get hold of a white DVD drive otherwise its going to look … Can you still get hold of a white DVD drive otherwise its going to look rubbish



To be honest I barely use DVD drives these days. I've got an external DVD+-RW drive from my old nettop / netbook days and use those, I tend to use a single 5.25" bay for either another HDD (using a bracket), OR something like a fan-speed controller.

If you did want a DVD / Blu Ray drive in there, you could either make-do with the old 'beige/white' drives, or get a replacement bezel. I have a brushed black aluminium 'Coolermaster' branded bezel I used in my old HAF-X builds, and it looked great in the black version of this case. Pretty sure you can get the same or similar in white. Takes two minutes to do.

Pretty good deal, I got the older model in black from Maplin a year or two ago when it was about the same price, and it was fine for a mid-spec gaming PC (I had a 2550K CPU albeit on a locked H67M mainboard, just because it was spare at the time, with a GTX660). I'm sure people recommending the 130 model will be accurate when they talk about it's airflow, so it probably would be worth bearing that in mind.

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Edited by: "chippytea" 20th Jul 2014

From the picture I thought it was a microwave

Banned

How many beers fit in this?

It's a bloody hassle to build in this I found. took me around 6 hours for what would normally be a 2 hour build for a friend.

There is very little space at the end of it

mattturner756

There is very little space at the end of it



That would be the point of mini ITX, yes.

I have an i7 2600k and a GTX 670 which is water cooled in this case. Its snug, but no problems in almost 2 years. If you pull the front off you do notice the temps drop fast, as others have said.

Had no throttling though, it gets warm but nothing dangerous!

need one for the kids playroom. doesnt have to be a gaming machine but HD movies etc would be good??

There is very limited room for the cpu heatsink below the psu on this, so few heatsinks (3 flat ones IIRC?) will fit, also the psu will block heatsink airflow unless you choose psu carefully. Finally, some heatsinks will obstruct the graphics slot on some motherboards, so check carefully; it's not really a casual build.

Ours runs a GTX660Ti Boost and the i3 behind it with a prolimatech Samuel peaks at 55C when gaming, and that's with a large exhaust fan sucking air across the case, and reversing the psu fan direction.

Seems a fair compromise for a small portable gaming case at low price, but study ppl's build logs before your buy. And the 130 with the grille and watercool options sounds a good idea...

Voted hot, as this is a good price and case build quality is fine.
Edited by: "Hootwo" 21st Jul 2014

T oo late gone back up to 38 squids
why not use a 200w dc power brick instead of astd atx Psu? haswell low power + gtx 750ti lot less than 200w..
or even a decent amd a10 no gfx card?

wild_quinine

That would be the point of mini ITX, yes.



Even halfway through building it there was very little which created a lot of difficulty when trying to put all the parts in, don't get me started on the cable management

Its £37 now x

*Free mainland delivery

What kind of CPU all-in-one water-cooler would work with a 130?

Down to £27.99 today
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