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A Detailed Look

06/06/2014 - 12:18

[inline:files/review/2014-06-06/10-Back.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-06-06/11-Side.jpg] The SilverStone Nightjar 520W fanless power supply enclosure features a bright silver finish and measures 160mm (6.3”) deep. The back panel includes a power...

Specifications and Packaging

06/06/2014 - 12:15

[inline:files/review/2014-06-06/5-Nameplate.jpg] The SilverStone NJ520 520W fanless power supply is rated for a combined, continuous output power of up to 520 watts at 40°C operating temperature.  The PSU includes universal AC line input (...

Final Thoughts and Conclusions

05/31/2014 - 09:06

Cooler Master’s new Elite 110 mini-ITX case is a welcome addition to the expanding small form factor market. Small size and good looks meet the primary objectives for this type of enclosure while still providing numerous options for incorporating...

Case Cooling

05/31/2014 - 08:48

Air Cooling The Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case comes with one 120mm intake fan installed behind the front grill and offers several options for increased cooling if you need it. [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/42-Airflow.jpg] (Courtesy of Cooler...

Installation: Power Supply

05/31/2014 - 08:43

Power Supply (ATX)

Installation: Internal HDDs and SSDs

05/31/2014 - 08:40

The Cooler Master Elite 110 case is designed to mount up to three 3.5” HDDs or four 2.5” SSDs (two on the left side panel and two on the top), which gives very good flexibility for all your storage needs. For the typical user who might have...

Installation: Motherboard and Graphics Adapter

05/31/2014 - 08:35

[inline:files/review/2014-05-31/25-Install.jpg] Mini-ITX Motherboard Currently there are a number of very good mini-ITX motherboards available on the market to choose from. For this installation we used a MSI Z87I Gaming motherboard. [inline:files/review...

A Detailed Look – At the Inside

05/31/2014 - 08:32

Gripping the front bezel by the slot opening under the front edge and pulling forward releases the bezel. All of the I/O cables are neatly labeled and should be plenty long. [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/19-In-bezel.jpg] Next, removing the case cover (...

A Detailed Look – From the Outside

05/31/2014 - 08:27

[inline:files/review/2014-05-31/11-Front.jpg] The Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case features a scratch resistant, black matte finish inside and out, which gives the case a simple but very attractive look. The Cooler Master logo at the bottom of the...

Packaging and Parts

05/31/2014 - 08:22

The Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case arrived securely packed inside a standard brown shipping cartoon that highlights the case’s main features and specifications. [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/5-Box.jpg] [inline:files/review/2014-05-31/6-Box...