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Cooler Master Elite 361
9.0 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 361

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Overall 10
10

Awesome for a NAS

Devin C., Newegg
17 June 2015
  • Summary: the power supply mounted int he front cuts down on the size of the system but does mean you cant really use any PSU that are slightly longer than the standard.
  • Pros: lots of room! I managed to fit 6 standard hard drives and an SSD in this small case by using an adapter in the optical bay. bought this case to build a cheap NAS using spare parts I had lying around and its been chugging along for 2 years, great airflow and fairly quiet.
  • Cons: the placement of the side can could be an issue for some if you're using a full size graphics card
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Overall 10
10

Great Price - Very Good Quality

TIM E., Newegg
19 March 2015
  • Summary: Its a good case ofr a good price. Plenty or room and cooling features.
  • Pros: Rolled edges, good gauge metal, plenty of space, tool less design.
  • Cons: Routing of power cable was less than desirable. Front bezel flimsy
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Overall 8
8.0

good small desktop case

Kevin W., Newegg
23 February 2015
  • Summary: I strongly suggest a modular power supply because there isn't much extra room for cables. Also it tends to be loud with mechanical hard drive and fitting multiple drives is tight so ssd's are highly recommended.
  • Pros: Great size if you need something compact with full atx. Can fit a large gpu in the case. includes rubber feet to put on the side so you can orient this case upright or sideways.
  • Cons: Can't fit any tall cpu coolers in this case. Had to revert to stock cpu cooler. Optical drive is literally right on top on the psu so this will reduce cooling of the psu. No options for cable routing, had to sacrifice the 2.5 bay for the main atx power connector wiring to go. Includes 120mm fan b...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case for the $.

Matthew B., Newegg
14 January 2015
  • Summary: You can fit 2 80mm fans in the back and 1 120mm on the left side. The fan placement in the top can not be used if you have a Video Card or other PCI card. If used as a HTPC case use a QUIET PSU and fans.
  • Pros: A full ATX MOBO fits. It is under 6" tall horizontal. Cheep.
  • Cons: The fan placement on the top panel SUCKS. It is directly over the PCI slots on ATX MOBOs. Slim fans will not even fit.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tight Fit

Robert E., Newegg
10 November 2014
  • Summary: Don't try to attach a fan to side cover unless you've got a slimline video card. Won't happen.
  • Pros: Good documentation by case standards. Feels solid.
  • Cons: Tight in there. Cable management a little sketchy. Front face wiring had errant hot glue on wiring that intruded into the drive bay. Had to remove it with Xacto knife.
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Overall 10
10

Great small case

Steve P., Newegg
5 August 2014
  • Summary: Bring it back, Newegg, these are among the very best cases you've ever offered!
  • Pros: This is an outstanding case. I sure hope Newegg restocks, as I'd like to build at least a half-dozen more workstations in these.
  • Cons: Not much to complain about. Would be nice if it included front USB 3 ports.
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice, but just barely closes with the width of ...

Cheryl S., Amazon
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Nice, but just barely closes with the width of my graphics card (when you include the power plug). This could be my graphics card's fault, so you should measure before purchasing.
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Overall 10
10

Cooler Master Elite 361

michael b., Newegg
24 June 2014
  • Summary: This is the smallest case I could for find that I was able to fit my old ATI 5870 and it did a great job at doing that I am really happy with this case, and you should have no problems fitting any of you parts in this case, just good luck finding an aftermarket cpu cooler to fit in this
  • Pros: The Cooler Master Elite 361 is a great little case with just enough room for and good little gaming system. I was able to fit a full size motherboard and a 500 watt PSU and A 12" ATI 5870 and still had room for two 3.5" HDD
  • Cons: I really can not think of any except I would really like to have the interior painted black also but saying that it was only 40$
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Overall 6
6.0

pretty good

Anonymous, Newegg
10 June 2014
  • Pros: Great starter case
  • Cons: The 120mm fan I bought for the side mount will not fit with my gtx 650 ti. Gonna try an 80mm and hopefully it is narrower but still, don't think I should have to worry about whether or not there is clearance when the mount is in front of the gpu.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect starting place!

Joshua J., Newegg
14 April 2014
  • Summary: I was going to build a small case like this from scratch. But its not necessary any more thanks to this little beauty. I don't use any internal optical drives so I added a longer more powerful power supply and chopped up the back so I could swap spots.
  • Pros: As thin as you can get while keeping pci slots available. Simple, small case, that supports full ATX board.
  • Cons: Its not perfect. Needs to be altered if you want serious components. Need to be very conscious of your heatsinks. There are low profile heatsinks out there that can handle SOME overclocking.
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