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Cooler Master Elite 100
7.7 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 100

Elite 100 (RC-100) is a compact enclosure for micro-ATX and Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Nice case - Jet engine PSU

Jose S., Newegg
11 January 2012
  • Summary: The power supply ruined this product. HTPC cases should be silent or at least quiet enough not to interfere with a home entertainment experience. A HTPC cases should be silent or at least quiet enough not to interfere with home entertainment experience.
  • Pros: - Small size - Able to hide it behind a TV. - Fits 2.5" & 3.5" hard disks. - It supports microATX & Mini ITX motherboards
  • Cons: - Power supply is a noisy beast, it had one of the most annoying noises I've encountered and I had built dozens of systems. - It just barely fits an Intel low profile stock cooler. - It has the appearance of an industrial product, you might not want it near your entertainment equipment . - Expans...
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Overall 4
4.0

Seems promising, then...

Anonymous, Newegg
16 May 2011
  • Summary: You would think that Cooler Master would have fixed the power supply issue since this has been going on for at least 18 months that I know of. They would have a real winner if they fixed the power supply issue!
  • Pros: Great size, built-in vesa mount, low power consumption, great ventilation and that is about it. If you bang on the case hard enough the power supply stops grinding!
  • Cons: I have owned 5 of these cases now and 3 have experienced the noisy power supply syndrome. The case is easy to put together after you learn where everything goes but don't plan on getting the front panel off once assembled without breaking the retaining clips off. There is no access while the powe...
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Overall 4
4.0

Just OK, quite far from perfect

Andrzej S., Newegg
30 December 2010
  • Summary: Other than that I think it's just an average case. With this weak power supply I did not really go over board with components, so that the power output is just sufficient enough for my system not to fail.
  • Pros: small size.
  • Cons: - ultra bright blue power led (makes you temporarily blind if you stare at it) I personally had to take the case apart and modify. - very loud and annoying power supply fan - front panel audio out connector is slightly depressed which makes it impossible for the larger mini jacks to plug in prope...
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