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Cooler Master Elite 361
9.0 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 361

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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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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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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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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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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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Business/Work Build

Kevin K., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Summary: As others have mentioned, the space is tight inside the case. I found specifically, that wire management was difficult with my PSU (HX620) as it is only a semi-modular design. The ATX 12v is cumbersome and runs right up against the ODD and the edge of the motherboard.
  • Pros: I was in the market for a case similar in size to an optiplex 760 sff. This case is about 1.5 times bigger than what I was looking for, but the the additional space has two main advantages for me. First, it accepts a full ATX PSU (I'm using an HX620). The second benefit is that the top 120mm fan ...
  • Cons: The CoolerMaster badge is relatively large, and is personally a tactful additional. I would preferred a stick instead. Although it is not so much a con, I wish at least one 2.5"-->3.5" adapter for SSDs was included.
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Great case with some caveats

Adam Baldwin, Amazon
20 December 2013
  • Summary: Okay, the price is awesome. This is also the absolute smallest case I could find that could house a full ATX board. I have most of my expansion slots filled, so I was looking for something with expansion room.
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Great Form Factor

Brian C., Newegg
5 November 2013
  • Summary: This is a great case to build a small but energy efficent PC using standard components; the unusual location of the power supply, however, means you have to me mindful of temps/airflow and cable management.
  • Pros: Size, internal layout, takes standard components.
  • Cons: Short wires attached to front panel makes installation of some components tricky, CM logo could be a bit smaller.
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Great

Tegmentum, Amazon
2 October 2013
  • Summary: Nice, slim, works. Not too fancy, not too expensive, It plain works. I have used many other cases, but this one is easy to use.
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Compact

Brian P., Newegg
17 September 2013
  • Pros: -different layout that works - cools well - easy connections - great case if your not overclocking and want a small home for your pc parts
  • Cons: - front plastic clips seem easy to break - a little tight with a 6.4" long PSU
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