Overall and Final Verdict

With the popularity of the Elite 120 it isn’t a surprise that Cooler Master would be interested in putting out another Mini-ITX case. I was a little surprised at first that the Elite 130 is the same as the previous model with the front design changed slightly. However, taking into consideration that heat can be an issue in some Mini-ITX builds, I don’t blame them for wanting to improve on that. Of course I would have liked to of seen them tweak the power supply mount that sticks out of the back, or at least offer an optional mount that doesn’t for those who go with a short power supply. They also stuck with the single USB 2.0 port on the front (with the two USB 3.0 ports of course) when they could have ran two USB 2.0 ports of the internal connection they use. Even so, the benefits of Cooler Master’s design still outweigh the downsides. It has been and will continue to be a great LAN rig due to its size and capacity to hold a large video card and a full sized power supply. I would still recommend it, especially at less than $50.


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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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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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