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Cooler Master Elite 360
7.9 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 360

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Overall 8
8.0

Good case, useless PS

Anonymous, Newegg
26 March 2012
  • Pros: Case is great for the price and function. The small footprint and ability to use a normal ATX power supply is nice since most TFX and SFX power supplies don't support the newer processors.
  • Cons: Power supply, power supply, power supply. Not only is the quality low, it doesn't support the newer processors (no 8-pin cpu plug). Also, I don't think the ventilation at the front of the case is sufficient for the power supply airflow out. If you're not putting a really powerful unit in I doubt ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for turning an older rig into a HTPC

Kyle T., Newegg
29 February 2012
  • Summary: -Excess PSU Cables can be pretty much shoved into the optical drive bays but with drives in there it becomes a real pain. -Very bright blue LED that never turns off on the front panel. Although this could be something on the front panel not hooked in correctly so i won't list it as a con.
  • Pros: +Great size for an ATX case. +Has pretty good ventilation for a case stuffed with parts. +Looks pretty good.
  • Cons: -Cable management can be a beast, especially with any drives added in the 5 inch bays. Modular PSU recommended. -Make sure your video card isnt' too long to fit in the case. My Geforce 9600 just barely fit in with the PCI-E power cable sticking out the back.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best compact (mini tower) case for the money

Greg T., Newegg
17 February 2012
  • Summary: The best feature of this case is how compact it is without sacrificing on component size. This is done by relocating the power supply to the front using an internal power cable harness.
  • Pros: Compact dimensions. Relocating the power supply to save depth. Screwless drive installation rails. Good bang for buck.
  • Cons: Mediocre gauge metal. Cheap glue-on rubber feet.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid

Jalal A., Newegg
5 February 2012
  • Summary: I am impressed with the quality and plan on buying another one for my next build.
  • Pros: Much smaller than my old case (a Cooler Master CM690) Seems solidly built, an ATX motherboard fits and isn't cramped. Space for 3 case fans; an 80mm and two 120mm.
  • Cons: A bit larger than I expected. I would like to have seen space for a 120mm fan in place of the 80mm. I think it should have included a second set of rubber feet, it would be nice to be able to switch back and forth between setting the case on its side and its back.
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Overall 8
8.0

For the Price it is okay

Anonymous, Newegg
24 January 2012
  • Summary: Biostar A880G+ Ernmax 450W Power Supply Team Group (2X2GB) Memory Asus Burner (CD & DVD) Elite 360 computer case AMD Anthlon AM3 Rana Seagate 40GB Asus GT520 Slient Video Card
  • Pros: It looks flimsy but very much solid. I was easily able to put the components one by one in their places in the case without much effort. However, the space is somewhat limited only if you are working with a non-modular power supply like I did. Cables and wires pretty much filled up whatever space...
  • Cons: It just that you don't have much free space once everything goes in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice LITTLE Case

Brett A., Newegg
10 January 2012
  • Summary: This works for my build. Slim ATX and standard ATX should work just fine. I doubt eATX would work though. Do yourself a favor and get a modular PSU... Seriously...
  • Pros: + Holds an ATX Motherboard (duh, that's why you are looking at this case) + Can hold 2 HDDs, (possibly 3 with a little engineering) as well as 2 Optical drives + Sturdy for the price + More fan options than expected + Can hold mid-range graphics cards. I would go no bigger than 8" though, unless ...
  • Cons: - Top and Side Fan opening aesthetics. Those 2 fan positions have holes for 80mm, 96mm, and 120mm fans. Unfortunately, no matter what size you put in there, the extra screw-holes make it look ugly. Should have just made them both 120mm and that's all. - Cheap snap-off expansion covers. Yup, the g...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

John L., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I've used the Broadway 1243MA With PS and that was fine too. No regrets. This case has A little better quality.
  • Pros: Good Case. Good quality. MO & drives Fit fine.
  • Cons: No PS. See below.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case. Would be better if there is an options for PSU upgrade.

Chi H., Newegg
18 November 2011
  • Summary: I bought this case to assemble an HTPC using a full ATX motherboard. It serves the purpose very well. Unlike the review by another "user", I have no problem to put in a Rosewill card reader into the floppy bay using the included plastic tracks.
  • Pros: The case is very compact in size, and yet, it fits even full ATX motherboard. Plenty of fan mounts and it comes with one 120mm case fan. With 2 additional fans, the ventilation is excellent as indicated by various temperature monitors even using a Phenom x4 with stock CPU cooler. Completely tool-...
  • Cons: Firewire port removed for cost cutting (upgrade option not available even it said so). Low quality and overrated PSU. No PWM fan. Slot punch outs use very thin metal and create sharp edges. No room for larger CPU heatsink upgrade. Only two 3.5" bay (one external/internal and one internal). No ext...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cheapest & smallest ATX case I could find.

Arin Z., Newegg
8 November 2011
  • Summary: Everything fits well but if you have to do any step over again, the PSU has to come out and if youre vid card is big (i.e. normal these days) then its a bit of a hassle as that has to come out before the PSU comes out. Bit of a hassle, but you only go through this once or twice.
  • Pros: Cheapest & smallest ATX case I could find. Anything else close to this things dimensions I found were more than double this things price. Thought cooling would be an issue but its cooling better than my full size ATX case I came out of, wanting to save space (i only have 1 hdd, 1optical, and no e...
  • Cons: The case didnt work! After checking and double checking everything i was officially angry. After jumping the board pins and realizing the hardware is fine, I discovered 1 of the 2 pins that the power button connects to on its tiny circuit board behind the power/reset buttons was not soldered on!!...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HTPC case

Anonymous, Newegg
21 October 2011
  • Summary: This is a nice case. I have a HTPC set up in it. I have 3 HDD in it (mounted one in the 2nd 5.25 slot with adapters and the other in the FDD slot).
  • Pros: Great case for a HTPC. Fits ATX boards easily, as well as full size video cards and PSU's. Lots of cooling vents for installing more fans if you want Vent directly over PSU intake, so PSU stays nice and cool, also one over CPU (I have a Cooler Master Vortex Plus 754 HSF that takes air directly fr...
  • Cons: Can't use tall CPU coolers. only mounting for 2 HDD stock (and the one on the side gets HOT). <- reason for 1 egg off Hard to do good cable management. Modular PSU would be helpful. Blue HDD and power LED's are VERY bright (I put a piecs of paper in front of them to tone it down). No access to PS...
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