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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Ultra Mini ITX Compact Case

Posted September 7, 2012 by Vinny Petronio in







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Price at time of Review: $49.99


Excellent air flow, small footprint, supports standard size PSU, USB 3.0 MB header, tool-less HD cage, 5.25 ODD bay, good cable management, Supports Up to 3 x 3.5” / 4 x 2.5” HDD/SSD (converted from 2 x 3.5" HDD bay) Great looking brushed aluminum front bezel, Supports the largest Video Cards.


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If you are looking for a great HTPC or Gaming Rig that small in size but large in stature, The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced should definitely be on your short list .
by Vinny Petronio
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With the home theater becoming a big part of the family entertainment experience, many of us are on the lookout for the perfect home theater computer case. Most of us need something with a small foot print yet big enough to hold the necessary hardware. Also, its aesthetics need to fit in with your home theater surround sound system, so looks are paramount. Today we will be looking at the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced HTPC to see if it’s just what the doctor ordered.

Here’s a brief description of the case. The Cooler Master’s Elite 120 Advanced is an ultra-compact case with support for full size high-end components. The Elite 120 supports a full size ATX PSU, the largest video cards, 5.25” optical drive bay and will hold a combination of up to 5 HDDs and SSDs. The Elite 120 Advanced also features 3 fan positions for excellent air flow to keep the system cool and quiet. It’s nicely painted in a matte black throughout and topped off with a stylish front bezel that features an anodized brushed aluminum fascia.

Our initial impressions of the case echo this description. The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is a compact case that is designed to fit in almost any equipment rack. Or, maybe you’re a hard-core gamer who likes to go to lan parties to “pwn” your friends, but you’re tired of lugging a heavy traditional case along with you. The size of the CoolerMaster Elite 120 allows you to simply tuck it under your arm easily. Our appreciation goes out to CoolerMaster for providing us with the review sample. Now, here’s CoolerMaster’s Mission statement, followed by the specifications page.



“Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry’s best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.”

Next up we will have our specs page and more.


One Comment


    congratulations for review .. beautiful case .. nice price!

    I want to ask you something about the vga ..
    using 2 slots reference bracket, you can install a aftermarket heat sink of 3 slots, as the arctic accelero xtreme plus?


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