Successor to last year’s Elite 120 features a full mesh front panel
PC peripheral maker Cooler Master on Tuesday announced the launch of a new case that it says improves upon last year’s Elite 120 Advanced mini-ITX chassis with a bunch of value added features. It is clear from its spec sheet that the Elite 130, as the just launched mini ITX case is called, is definitely a little more compact and slightly lighter than the Elite 120.
But the biggest difference seems to be the fact that the Elite 130 has a full mesh front panel, which allows for greater airflow. Staying on the topic of cooling, it ships with one 120mmx25mm front fan, which can be removed to make way for a 120mm water cooling radiator, and one 80x15mm side fan.
The Elite 130 supports graphics cards up to 343mm/13.5 inch in length, up to 5 x HDDs and/or SSDs and a full-sized power supply. The complete specs are thus:
Material: Polymer front mesh panel and steel alloy body
Dimension: 240 x 205 x 377.5 mm / 9.4 x 8.1 x 14.9 inch
Weight : 3.1 kg / 6.8 lbs
M/B Type: Mini-ITX
5.25" Drive Bay: 1
3.5" Drive Bay: 3 (1 from 5.25” drive bay)
SSD Bays: 4 (3 from 5.25" drive bays, 1 from the side bracket)
I/O Panel: USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 1, Audio In & Out
Expansion Slots: 2
Cooling System: Front: 120mm fan x 1 (installed)
Side: 80x15mm fan x 1 (installed)
Power Supply: Standard ATX PS2 (optional)
VGA Card: 343mm / 13.5 inch CPU and 65mm / 2.5 inch cooler height:
PSU length: 180mm/ 7.1 inch (w/ less cable management) 142mm / 5.6 inch (w/ full cable management)
Warranty: 2 years
Although Amazon has it listed for $43.26, the listing states that those who order the case may have to wait anywhere from 1 to 3 months for the product to arrive.