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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Quite affordable MiniITX chassis.
Very good construction.
Simple, but effective interior.
External frame, allowing for larger PSUs.
Screwless design for drive bays.
Long graphics cards will easily fit.
Up to five hard drives may be installed.
Uses standard ATX power supplies.
Full sized 5.25" device bay.
Three front USB ports (1 USB 3.0).
Excellent ventilation for hard drives.
Lots of tie down points for cable management.
Only the most compact CPU coolers will fit.
Screwless system does not work that well for ODDs.
No dust filter on some intake fan locations.
I/O cables a bit too long.
No real dust filter in the top vent for the PSU.
Only one USB 3.0 plug.
One USB 2.0 plug.
No intake air filters.
Very little clearance above motherboard.
Limited ventilation for processor and motherboard.
No integrated memory card reader.
By LanOC Reviews on February 19, 2013
With a painted interior, simple and sleek exterior, and support for extended, high-end hardware the Elite 120 Advanced from Cooler Master is a perfect fit in either the HTPC or LAN party rig. No overly obnoxious lighting or loud fans mean the Elite 120...-
By uk.hardware.info on January 30, 2013
Mini-ITX has existed for years now as form factor, but a more recent phenomenon is the appearance of more versatile and capable motherboards in this size. Those make it possible to assemble your own compact computers, if you can find the right chassis...-
By TweakTown on November 15, 2012
Here I sit really torn as to which way to go with the Elite 120 Advanced. Its main competition the BitFenix Prodigy is better equipped, and in my opinion, it took the design to the edge, without making things look gross. On the flip side, that...94
By CNET Australia on October 29, 2012
At AU$59, it's hard to complain too much about the Elite 120 Advanced's lack of flexibility. A mid-ranged system should be perfectly happy inside it. Still, unless you're space challenged, it's worth springing more cash on BitFenix's...70
By Kitguru.net on October 15, 2012
An excellent option if you’re looking to build a HTPC or compact gaming PC on a...80
By techPowerUp! on October 08, 2012
The Cooler Master Elite 120 chassis may look like most other Mini-ITX form-factor cases out there, but it actually bears no surprises since the hard drive bays are located on the front and the full size ODD is placed above that. Cooler Master managed...92
By eTeknix on October 05, 2012
Today I am taking a look at the Elite 120 Advanced chassis from Cooler Master, and with over ten years experience in the computer industry providing us with a solid range of cooling components , computer chassis and even supporting the industrial...-
By InsideHW on September 20, 2012
Whenever someone mentions a gaming configuration, what comes to mind is a big-tower chassis, such as one of Cooler Master's HAF models, which has a lot of room and numerous fans for the cooling of all those blazing overclocking components. However,...-
By Bit-tech.net on September 14, 2012
Though our stress testing evidently proved too much for the Elite 120 Advanced to handle effectively, particularly in terms of CPU cooling, we feel it would be unfair to dismiss it entirely based solely on this as there are a number of things that...71
By Benchmark Reviews on September 11, 2012
The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced case is the result of solid design with a real sense of what system builders need. The fact that it's a mere $49.99 is a bonus. A min ITX case doesn't have the expansion capability of a full sized case, but a...92