Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (RC-120A-KKN1 / RC-120A-WWN1)
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Very nice for Mini-ITX boards.
Steve "SF Lover", Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: I love Cooler Master cases and this one is no exception, everything fits and all the fans work. If I have one complaint, it's that the fan cables should be a little longer. Other that that, it works fine and even with the jumbled mess of cables in there, keeps everything cool. I love the look of the case and that all of the drive bays have 2.5 inch adapters for SSDs. I also like that the feet are fastened through the bottom of the case instead of stuck on with glue.
Summary: This was my first ITX build so I chose a name brand case. Assembly was a breeze with this case; it is huge for an ITX build. Easily takes real ATX power supply, real 3.5" hdd, and could hold a cutting edge video card. Downsides: The USB 3.0 front panel connector was poorly fitted (crooked) and is on a pretty flimsy mount; did I mention how big this case is for a tiny ITX MoBo? Also, the included fans are junk, I replaced them immediately.
Pros: Looks Good, Plenty Of Room, Takes ATX Power Supply
Cons: Huge For ITX MoBo Only Case, Some Slightly Shoddy Assembly From Factory, Fans Are REALLY Cheap
Summary: Good looking case, much larger than I was honestly expecting. Didn't really pay too much attention to the dimensions, I just assumed it would be the size of a shoebox, maybe a little smaller. This thing is rather large for being a "small" footprint computer, but it still works for my purpose so I'm happy. Basically it is as long as a normal desktop, just about 1/3 as high. maybe a little bit wider too.
Summary: I used this box to build a graphics workstation with a ultra durable gigabyte mother board. The large fan behind the front cover sends air over the drives, keeping them nice and cool. Like others, i ended up removing the smaller fan in the back, which makes lots of noise but moves little air. I like the way that the 4 drives are supported, and the adapters for notebook drives or solid state drives that come with the unit.
Summary: Lots of room to work. Its looks good and has a small footprint on my desk. My only negative is that the fit of cover could be a bit better. Thumb screw holes on cover and case structure could be better aligned.
Summary: For the cost of under 100 US, this case is the best. If water cooling is what you have in mind for the long run for your HTPC build, go for the CM 130 instead. If however you want to add in a bigger CPU cooler, put a little more and get a Corsair Obsidian Series 250D.
Summary: I was a little worried at first when I ordered this case but it has turned out to be a perfect choice for my purposes. There is plenty of room for the ITX motherboard (GA-H87N), uses a standard ATX 12V power supply (RS460-PSARI3-US), internal space for 3 3.5" drives and comes with 2.5" to 3.5" adaptors, 1 external 5.25" bay for optical drive, slots for double wide expanxion card in the rear and includes 2 internal fans (120mm in front and 80mm on side).
Summary: It's a nice mini itx case that came in almost perfect condition, the only problem was that the dust filter on the top of the case was moved out of place so I had to unbend it, but otherwise it works great!