Cooler Master Elite 130 Is A Mini ITX Case With Full Mesh Front Panel

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 29, 2013 - 09:21 PM |
Tagged: mini ITX, htpc, elite 130, cooler master

Cooler Master recently released the Elite 130 Mini ITX case, which is an update to the existing Elite 120. The Elite 130 measures 9.4” x 8.1” x 14.9” (240mm x 205mm x 377.5mm) and will be available for under $50.

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The Elite 130 weighs 6.8 pounds and is constructed of a steel alloy body with a polymer mesh front panel. The all black chassis has a mesh front panel with IO on the left and a single 5.25” drive bay. There is an 80mm vent on the right panel and a vent (without a fan) on the left side panel. The rear of the case features two PCI slots and a single rubber grommet for water cooling or USB 3.0 pass through cables. The case supports standard ATX power supplies through the use of an extension bracket. The PSU sticks out slightly from the back of the case and a vent on the case’s top panel allows for the power supply to pull in cool air from the outside rather than from the case internals.

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Front IO on the Cooler Master Elite 130 includes two USB 3.0 ports and two audio jacks.

Internally, the Elite 130 supports a single 5.25” drive, two 3.5” hard drives, and a single solid state drive mounted in a side bracket. Alternatively, users can forgo an optical drive in favor of having three total 3.5” drives or four total 2.5” drives.

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The case comes pre-installed with a 120mm intake fan and users can add a single 80x15mm fan on the right side panel. Users can swap out the front intake fan for water cooling radiator.

The Elite 130 supports Mini ITX motherboards, graphics cards up to 13.5,” CPU coolers up to 2.5” tall, and power supplies up to 180mm long.

According to Maximum PC, the Cooler Master Elite 130 is available from Amazon for $43.26. The Mini ITX case comes with a two year warranty.

August 30, 2013 | 09:42 AM - Posted by YTech

Nice case!
Cooling seemed like an issue, but the info shows it's designed with good cooling in-mind.

As it says, "Mini" ITX, I am not sure if I will find a good motherboard of my choice; To support 2-GPU, AVC, AUX cards. Possibly 2 Optical Drives.

September 1, 2013 | 12:28 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yeah you will proabably have a hard time finding a mITX case w/ two optical drive slots and 4 PCI slots (though some have two PCI slots if you can get single slot cards and PCI-E connectors spaced that closely). You might look for a mATX compatible case/mini tower.

December 1, 2013 | 11:51 AM - Posted by Jibba (not verified)

Z87I GAMING AC and GTX 760 GAMING OC ITX is coming out I think by 2014...more of a gaming rig tho.

August 30, 2013 | 09:33 PM - Posted by derz

Looks like an awesome mini itx case and can't beat that price.

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