The Mini-ITX market has been growing both in popularity and in options. That means where we used to have one or two motherboard options, nearly every manufacture has multiple options now. Along with that, we now have Mini-ITX focused heatsinks and video cards. Cooler Master is no different with them expanding out their Mini-ITX case lineup beyond the Elite 120 that we reviewed a while back. Today I have the chance to take a look at one of their other options, the Elite 130. It is very similar to the Elite 120, but with a little different styling. Let’s see if the Elite line can still hold its own against the growing competition.

Product Name: Cooler Master Elite 130

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes



Model Number


Available Color

Midnight Black


Appearance: polymer front mesh panel

Case body: Steel alloy

Dimensions (W x H x D)

240 x 207.4 x 398.5 mm / 9.4 x 8.2 x 15.7 inch

Net Weight

3.1 kg / 6.8 lbs

M/B Type


5.25" Drive Bays


3.5" Drive Bays

3 (1 from 5.25” drive bay)

2.5" Drive Bays

5 (3 from 5.25" drive bays, 1 from the side bracket, 1 from the bottom)

I/O Panel

USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1, Audio In & Out

Expansion Slots


Cooling System

Front: 120mm fan x 1 (installed)

Side: 80x15mm fan x 1 (installed)

Power Supply Type

Standard ATX PS2

Maximum Compatibility

VGA card length: 343mm / 13.5 inch

CPU cooler height: 65mm / 2.5 inch

PSU length:

180mm/ 7.1 inch (w/ less cable management)

142mm / 5.6 inch (w/ full cable management)



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garfi3ld's Avatar
garfi3ld replied the topic: #34685 30 Apr 2014 17:36
Guess what day it is! Hump Day!

Today I take a look at a Mini-ITX case from Cooler Master, enjoy.
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Sideout replied the topic: #34686 01 May 2014 16:05
I purchased this case for an ITX build for the wife. She will be sporting it at NeXus LAN this weekend.

** I was wrong I bought the Elite 110 not the 130. Still a nice case.

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