Summary: The Cooler Master Elite 371 is a solid budget case, just as I had suspected at
. It has a classy style and would be a case I would select when building the next computer for a relative or friend on a budget.
Conclusion: Performance for a case is all about being able to run cool and quiet. I found that one fan provided adequate cooling for the relatively low powered parts I used. Nonetheless I would not feel comfortable putting higher end parts in the Elite 371 without first augmenting the cooling ability of the...
Pros: Easy to build with, Nice entry-level price, Sturdy tool-less locking mechanisms, Well made full steel construction
Cons: Break away covers for expansion slots and 5.25" bays, Very little suppression of noise, Cable Managment is nonexistent