Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (RC-120A-KKN1 / RC-120A-WWN1)
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17 August 2014
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: This is a nice mini-itx case that has support for long graphics cards. The motherboard standoffs were a little difficult to install, and felt like they were cross threading, and the front 120mm fan is noticeably audible. Otherwise, this is a nice small form factor case for a full featured computer.
Summary: Lots of room and mounting points. The drive mounts and cage are removable and the 5.25 drive bay makes an excellent place to hide excess cables. The finish was better than most other high dollar cases I've bought. The smaller 80mm fan is a it stronger than expected and the bracket attached to it is quite sturdy. Both pre-installed fans come with both Molex and standard fan connectors so the lack of headers on the motherboard isnt an issue.
Summary: I'm surprised by comments that say that this case is bigger than anybody expected, because the dimensions are listed right on the listing. I used this to replace a smaller but equally (or more) expensive APEX MI-008 Tower Black P4 Chassis with 250W Itx Psu+sata Power Supply , which is as compact as you can get. Its power supply is smaller than what this case can take, and my original MB had its own power and used an external power adapter.
Good case, could be a bit larger all round though.
William E. Baldwin, Amazon
7 December 2013
Summary: There are a lot of mini itx cases, this one is good because you can put a full size PSU and DVD burner/blu ray in it. Bad thing is it gets cramped and HOT very easy. My build got to hot a few times.
Summary: This was the first time I put together a Mini-ITX desktop. I was very satisfied with its size and weight. Very easy to handle. Space is confined on the inside but it is well managed. It comes with tons of extra screws and ZIP TIES. The extra ZIP TIES were well utilized in organizing all the cables. Just as a friendly heads up. You need to remove the entire front panel to pop out the Plastic blocking the Optical (DVD/CD) ROM drive bay.
Summary: Overall great case. Pros: Three front usb connections 2 usb 2.0 1 usb 3.0. Supports long graphics cards. Takes three thumb screws to take off the case. Supports full psu, for the size its a great HTPC and/or gaming case. Pretty light (lan parties) Inexpensive Cons: System fan keeps on hitting some wires on my build tried a lot of thing and its still doing it so I just turned it off, I will be getting custom system fans in the future.