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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Computer Case w/ USB 3.0 EXPIRED

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Newegg.com has Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support for $39.99 - $10 rebate = $29.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks calistyle

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Computer Case is $16 lower (35% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $46. - brisar

Deal Editor's Note: This Case has earned a 4.5-star overall (out of possible 5 stars) from Amazon and 4-stars overall (out of possible 5 stars) from Newegg. - brisar
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#3
Shiet I just bought the cooler master n200... Don't know if I should switch now...
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#4
Seems like a long time since we've seen $30 or under on this great little case - Thanks!
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#5
Great case, love Cooler Master, great price. However...

This is the case you want if you are building a mini-ITX gaming or high-performance PC--basically, if you are pushing the performance envelope of a small form factor PC, and especially if you want to put a normal-sized graphics card in your mini-ITX build. For all other uses, this case is large and bulky compared to other options.

Also note, this case does not come with a PSU. Many of its competitors come with the PSU installed. That's probably a good thing if you are building the kind of rig that this case was made for, but adds to the cost if you just want a small, inexpensive, low power mini-ITX build. The Apex MI-008 [newegg.com] and In Win BP655.200BL [newegg.com] are some examples of general purpose cases that have a built-in PSU and go for around $50 normally (even better when they go on sale).

And if you are really serious about a small, efficient Mini-ITX build, Go with the M350 and picoPSU combo [mini-box.com]. Yes, $70 is a bit pricey when compared to the other options, but if you have an atom or Celeron CPU with a TDP of 35W or less, AND you are OK using a 2.5" Hard Drive (a regular size HDD isn't going to fit) AND you don't need a CD/DVD Drive (an external drive will do in a pinch) , the picoPSU is all you need and will be VERY efficient, and you will fit it in the smallest form factor possible--basically, pushing the envelope in the opposite direction of the Cooler Master case. If you go this route, make sure you think about what power connections you will need for everything, including whether you need a P4 power cable to the motherboard, because the standard connections on the picoPSU are rather sparse.
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Quote from ThatsNotADeal View Post :
Great case, love Cooler Master, great price. However...

This is the case you want if you are building a mini-ITX gaming or high-performance PC--basically, if you are pushing the performance envelope of a small form factor PC, and especially if you want to put a normal-sized graphics card in your mini-ITX build. For all other uses, this case is large and bulky compared to other options.

Also note, this case does not come with a PSU. Many of its competitors come with the PSU installed. That's probably a good thing if you are building the kind of rig that this case was made for, but adds to the cost if you just want a small, inexpensive, low power mini-ITX build. The Apex MI-008 ["http] and In Win BP655.200BL ["http] are some examples of general purpose cases that have a built-in PSU and go for around $50 normally (even better when they go on sale).

And if you are really serious about a small, efficient Mini-ITX build, Go with the M350 and picoPSU combo ["http]. Yes, $70 is a bit pricey when compared to the other options, but if you have an atom or Celeron CPU with a TDP of 35W or less, AND you are OK using a 2.5" Hard Drive (a regular size HDD isn't going to fit) AND you don't need a CD/DVD Drive (an external drive will do in a pinch) , the picoPSU is all you need and will be VERY efficient, and you will fit it in the smallest form factor possible--basically, pushing the envelope in the opposite direction of the Cooler Master case. If you go this route, make sure you think about what power connections you will need for everything, including whether you need a P4 power cable to the motherboard, because the standard connections on the picoPSU are rather sparse.
What language are you speaking? I feel so outta touch. :-(
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#7
I would buy so much more, but refuse to do rebates.
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#8
Quote from ThatsNotADeal View Post :
Great case, love Cooler Master, great price. However...

This is the case you want if you are building a mini-ITX gaming or high-performance PC--basically, if you are pushing the performance envelope of a small form factor PC, and especially if you want to put a normal-sized graphics card in your mini-ITX build. For all other uses, this case is large and bulky compared to other options.

Also note, this case does not come with a PSU. Many of its competitors come with the PSU installed. That's probably a good thing if you are building the kind of rig that this case was made for, but adds to the cost if you just want a small, inexpensive, low power mini-ITX build. The Apex MI-008 [newegg.com] and In Win BP655.200BL [newegg.com] are some examples of general purpose cases that have a built-in PSU and go for around $50 normally (even better when they go on sale).

And if you are really serious about a small, efficient Mini-ITX build, Go with the M350 and picoPSU combo [mini-box.com]. Yes, $70 is a bit pricey when compared to the other options, but if you have an atom or Celeron CPU with a TDP of 35W or less, AND you are OK using a 2.5" Hard Drive (a regular size HDD isn't going to fit) AND you don't need a CD/DVD Drive (an external drive will do in a pinch) , the picoPSU is all you need and will be VERY efficient, and you will fit it in the smallest form factor possible--basically, pushing the envelope in the opposite direction of the Cooler Master case. If you go this route, make sure you think about what power connections you will need for everything, including whether you need a P4 power cable to the motherboard, because the standard connections on the picoPSU are rather sparse.
Great post, although you would need 400-500w minimum for a gaming PC with a multi-core processor and discrete graphics card. Your suggestions are ideal for a HTPC or basic PC build.
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#9
Cooler Master rebates are very slow, but I don't think I've been denied, just a hassle.
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#10
Too bad this isn't for the Elite 110. I'm getting ready to build a small hyper-v server / nas and this is one of the cases I was looking at. Much smaller than the Elite 120.
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#11
I just built a NAS using this chassis - there weren't many small, mini-itx cases that would accommodate 3 3.5" HDDs. It is a little bit tough to work with because it is small, but that's the nature of the beast. There is some hope for cable management, although not much, again, because of the size. It comes with 1 120mm intake fan at the front and an 80mm intake on the driver's side, plus whatever the PSU has (although the PSU can be mounted upside down, in essence, to have the PSU vent its own hot air out the top instead of back into the case). There is mounting for an additional 120mm fan on the motherboard side of the HDD cage, and I managed to zip tie a couple 120mm fans onto the top rail, as there is sufficient ventilation on the exterior of the case.

Drive mounting is really easy - the 3.5"s slide in on rails, no screws required. Included (and preinstalled) are 2 2x2.5" mounts, allowing installation of 4 2.5" drive in place of the 3 3.5" drives. Looked easy enough. 5.25" bay as well, toolless, looked easy, that's where I'm stowing the excess PSU cabling on mine.

My primary recommendation, if you are looking to do anything than a budget build here, would be to get a modular PSU. There is just not space for all of the extra wiring that goes unused. If you're on a budget (I was with the NAS), if you aren't going to use the 5.25" bay, the cabling will fit there, it just isn't too pretty.
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Quote from ThatsNotADeal View Post :
Great case, love Cooler Master, great price. However...

This is the case you want if you are building a mini-ITX gaming or high-performance PC--basically, if you are pushing the performance envelope of a small form factor PC, and especially if you want to put a normal-sized graphics card in your mini-ITX build. For all other uses, this case is large and bulky compared to other options.

Also note, this case does not come with a PSU. Many of its competitors come with the PSU installed. That's probably a good thing if you are building the kind of rig that this case was made for, but adds to the cost if you just want a small, inexpensive, low power mini-ITX build. The Apex MI-008 [newegg.com] and In Win BP655.200BL [newegg.com] are some examples of general purpose cases that have a built-in PSU and go for around $50 normally (even better when they go on sale).

And if you are really serious about a small, efficient Mini-ITX build, Go with the M350 and picoPSU combo [mini-box.com]. Yes, $70 is a bit pricey when compared to the other options, but if you have an atom or Celeron CPU with a TDP of 35W or less, AND you are OK using a 2.5" Hard Drive (a regular size HDD isn't going to fit) AND you don't need a CD/DVD Drive (an external drive will do in a pinch) , the picoPSU is all you need and will be VERY efficient, and you will fit it in the smallest form factor possible--basically, pushing the envelope in the opposite direction of the Cooler Master case. If you go this route, make sure you think about what power connections you will need for everything, including whether you need a P4 power cable to the motherboard, because the standard connections on the picoPSU are rather sparse.
BUT.. If you're building one from scratch, you're better off with Intel NUC. The Core-i3 version [newegg.com] is only $180 and Core-i5 version [newegg.com] is $375. The Core-i5 version has the Iris-pro graphics that are available only on high end laptops. So you can game a little.

Both come with VESA mounting kit ($30 + $2 (screws Confused) for M350 ouch!).
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#13
I bought this case last time it was $30 for my NAS build, it is pretty big for that purpose, but it is on a shelf so I don't really mind.

It would be perfect for a HTPC as you can fit a pretty substantial graphics card in there. I am tempted to buy another...but I may just wait for a smaller NAS specific case then repurpose my current one.

My only issue is that it only has 3 3.5" drive bays, so you will need an adapter for the 5.25" slot if you want 4 drives in this case.

It also can fit either a full size power supply or a smaller one, it has a rear attachment that holds a full size power supply jutting out about an inch from the back. Vents on both sides and on top for the PSU. Front USB 3 ports, though my motherboard doesn't have USB3 headers so I can't use them.
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#14
of all their mITX cases on NewEgg, the least attractive one is on sale...
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Quote from ThatsNotADeal View Post :
Great case, love Cooler Master, great price. However...

This is the case you want if you are building a mini-ITX gaming or high-performance PC--basically, if you are pushing the performance envelope of a small form factor PC, and especially if you want to put a normal-sized graphics card in your mini-ITX build. For all other uses, this case is large and bulky compared to other options.

Also note, this case does not come with a PSU. Many of its competitors come with the PSU installed. That's probably a good thing if you are building the kind of rig that this case was made for, but adds to the cost if you just want a small, inexpensive, low power mini-ITX build. The Apex MI-008 [newegg.com] and In Win BP655.200BL [newegg.com] are some examples of general purpose cases that have a built-in PSU and go for around $50 normally (even better when they go on sale).

And if you are really serious about a small, efficient Mini-ITX build, Go with the M350 and picoPSU combo [mini-box.com]. Yes, $70 is a bit pricey when compared to the other options, but if you have an atom or Celeron CPU with a TDP of 35W or less, AND you are OK using a 2.5" Hard Drive (a regular size HDD isn't going to fit) AND you don't need a CD/DVD Drive (an external drive will do in a pinch) , the picoPSU is all you need and will be VERY efficient, and you will fit it in the smallest form factor possible--basically, pushing the envelope in the opposite direction of the Cooler Master case. If you go this route, make sure you think about what power connections you will need for everything, including whether you need a P4 power cable to the motherboard, because the standard connections on the picoPSU are rather sparse.
An odd post.. the alternatives aren't really alternatives, since they would not be able to accommodate high performance hardware. You note this, but your recommendations progressively get smaller in size...lol

If you want to compare Apples to Apples, an alternative to this would be the SG-08; comes with a PSU and costs $180. There are tons of other alternatives by Lian Li and Silverstone, but they're significantly more expensive compared to this box.
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