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Cooler Master Elite 361
9.0 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 361

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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 8
8.0

I have bought 6 of these.

C. Law, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: I love the small size and price. Here are some comments. 1: Get the version without a power supply and purchase a good one separately. One failed on me. 2: Purchase 3.5 to 5 in. bay rails to get 6 3.5 in sata drives in this case .
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good and easy to work with even though it is small.

Dsk001, Amazon
4 January 2014
  • Summary: The case can fit a full size ATX motherboard, and a standard power supply. Double check the dimensions of the supply if its too big it will not fit. Besides that everything fit inside comfortably and had plenty of space for air flow so components do not over heat.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent case, great price, tight squeeze

Patrick C., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Summary: Docked an egg for the USB3 "rectangle." That's my only major grievance with this (really, a rotating logo but a redundant non-port?!) The rest of that is to be expected for low-profile cases like this.
  • Pros: -Fits full ATX motherboards, standard-size ATX PSUs, and standard PCIE brackets. -You can jam a LOT of stuff in here. Makes for a good htpc build. -Comes with extra rubber feet for an old-school "desktop." Pretty much the only one in this price range I could find. -PSU is replaceable without taki...
  • Cons: -REALLY tight squeeze. Don't plan on putting a 7950 in here. -PSU mount is a smart design decision, but the cord that runs to it is a pain. Gets in the way of one of the fan mounts. Speaking of... -I use a Corsair 120mm closed loop. With the case laid flat "desktop style" you have two choices. Mo...
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Overall 8
8.0

The only horizontal case I can find

Anonymous, Newegg
15 November 2013
  • Summary: The PSU had to be placed up front under the 5.25' drive bay due to the need to take both a regular sized PSU and an ATX case. I used this for my HTPC rebuild, so the horizontal placement fits into the entertainment shelf a lot better.
  • Pros: The only case that has adequate cooling option AND allow a horizontal placement for the system. I remember it was a rare case there the computer case were towers, and one had to pay extra to get tower cases. These days you don't see any horizontal cases anywhere. This is the only one I can find t...
  • Cons: I had to use the 350W PSU that came with the case as my two spare PSUs (550 W and 1000W units) had modular cables and would not work with the MB I wanted to put into the case. The way the case is laid out the PSU sits in the front of the case in front of the MB, so any PSU with modular cable desi...
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Overall 8
8.0

great for basic tower or non pretentious HTPC case on its side

BuyItOnce "Just_Slightly_Geeky", Amazon
31 July 2013
  • Summary: fits full size ATX board and power supplies with room for 5 3.5 hdd for some serious storage in a compact case. well ventilated with 3 80mm fan slots and 2 120mm fan slots. Although it fits full size gear, space is tight due to the small physical dimensions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for Overclocking

Shannon V., Newegg
27 July 2013
  • Pros: Good price for a brand name case.
  • Cons: Not for Overclockers. The Power Supply is positioned to blow hot air right onto your CPU.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome little case

David B., Newegg
21 July 2013
  • Summary: would be nice if it came with all the fines, and a list of recommended cpu coolers that can fit in this thing, my stock AMD heat sink fan is driving me nuts.
  • Pros: Small saves space decent air flow
  • Cons: only comes with one cheapo fan front mount PSU not roomy enough for a good CPU cooler
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice box

Mark S., Newegg
1 June 2013
  • Summary: Would have liked the HD Fan location to have proper sized screw holes and to be able to put HD's in through the front.
  • Pros: Nice compact box with excellent airflow. Easy to move, assemble.
  • Cons: The power supply switch is inside the front case and makes it extremely hard to just flip the switch. You need to unplug it instead.
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