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Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

  • Appearance: Aluminum & Polymer front
  • Case body: Steel Alloy Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 1 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio) Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Ba
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The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is an ultra compact case with support for full size, high-end desktop components. Unlike conventional mini ITX cases, the Elite 120 Advanced boasts more affordable, quieter, and more efficient full size ATX PSUs. It can accommodate even the largest, ultra high-end VGAs, a 5.25” optical drive, and up to five HDDs or SSDs. Thanks to a smart airflow system featuring two pre-installed fans, the case remains cool and quiet. Topped off with a stylish brushed aluminum front, this is a compact case you won’t want to hide.

  • newegg Stylish Appearance Meticulously crafted steel alloy body with brushed aluminum & polymer front face endows this mini-ITX case with a stylish and elegant feel, making it an ideal companion to your home theater system.
  • newegg Little Footprint, Massive Capability At 1/3 the size of a standard case, the COOLER MASTER Elite 120 mini-ITX tower case features a sophisticated and smart interior layout to take full size ATX PSU, ultra high-end VGAs (HD7990/GTX690) up to 343mm long, a full size 5.25" drive, and up to three 3.5" and four 2.5" HDDs/SSDs (when converted from two 3.5" HDD bay).
  • newegg Excellent Cooling An 80mm side fan (1200RPM, 20dBA), a 120mm front fan (1200RPM, 19dBA) and a perforated side panel deliver efficient ventilation and effective cooling for the entire system.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Multimedia I/O Ports A USB 3.0 port (internal), two USB 2.0 ports, and mic & headphone jacks on the front panel offer easy access to a range of peripherals.

The Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced is an ultra compact case with support for Full Size High-End Desktop components. Other than conventional Mini ITX cases, the Elite 120 Advanced supports more affordable, quiet, efficient and easily available Full Size ATX PSU. It can accommodate even the largest Ultra High-End VGAs, a 5.25” optical drive and up to 5 HDDs or SSDs. Thanks to a smart airflow system featuring 2 pre-installed fans it manages to still keep the system cool and quiet. Topped off with a stylish brushed aluminum front, this is a compact case you don’t want to hide.



 

  • newegg Stylish Appearance Meticulously crafted steel alloy body with brushed aluminum & polymer front face endows this mini-ITX case with stylish and elegant feel, making it an ideal companion to your home theater system.
  • newegg Little Footprint, Massive Capability At 1/3 the size of a standard case, the COOLER MASTER Elite 120 mini-ITX tower case features sophisticated and smart interior layout to take full size ATX PSU, ultra high-end VGAs (HD7990/GTX690) up to 343mm long, a full size 5.25" drive and up to 3 x 3.5" / 4 x 2.5" HDD/SSD (converted from 2 x 3.5" HDD bay).
  • newegg Excellent Cooling 1x 80mm side fan (1200RPM, 20dBA), 1x 120mm front fan (1200RPM, 19dBA) and perforated side panel delivers efficient ventilation and effective system cooling for the entire system.
  • newegg Cable Management Cable management grooves on top frame helps gather and route the cables for neat looks and better air flow.
  • newegg USB 3.0 Multimedia I/O Ports 1x USB 3.0 port (internal), 2x USB 2.0 ports, and 1x mic & 1x headphone jacks on front panel permit easy access to a range of peripherals.

  • The mini-ITX case with front mesh panel and vents on the top and side panels for better airflow
  • One 120mm fan in the front (included) and Two 80mm fan on the side (optional)
  • Dual Super Speed USB 3.0
  • Supports a 120mm radiator in the front
  • Supports standard length ATX PSU up to 180mm
  • Supports graphic card length up to 210mm
  • Ample storage - up to 3 HDDs / 4 SSDs


Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-120A-KKN1

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
Elite 120
Model
RC-120A-KKN1

Spec

Type
Mini-ITX Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Appearance: Aluminum & Polymer front
Case body: Steel Alloy
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
3
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
4 (internal, converted from two 3.5" bays)
Expansion Slots
2

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 1 (internal), USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)

Cooling System

80mm Fans
Side: 80x15mm fan x 1, 2000 RPM, 20dBA
120mm Fans
Front: 120mm fan x 1, 1200 RPM, 19dBA
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
9.4" x 8.2" x 15.8"
Weight
7.3 lbs.

Features

Features
Unprecedented airflow for a Mini-ITX case

1/3 the size of a standard case

Works with standard Desktop ATX PSU's

Supports Ultra High-End VGA's (HD7990/GTX690)

Stylish Aluminum front panel

USB 3.0 Super Speed Support

Features a Full Size 5.25" Drive Bay

Supports Up to 3 x 3.5" / 4 x 2.5" HDD/SSD (converted from 2 x 3.5" HDD bay)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Anonymous
  • 4/4/2014 9:58:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little SteamBox

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: If your looking to build a HTPC or Steambox you can't go wrong with this case!

It has plenty of room for most modern GPU's decent cooling, good cable management options and a solid layout.


The stock case fans are quite and seem to push enough air to keep a moderate build cool. The are cooler master branded but seem to be a bit on the cheap side.

Cons: The only draw back I have run into so far is that lack of drive adapters for 3.5" drives. The case only came with one set of rail adapters for 3.5" and 2 adapters for 2.5" drives. It would have been nice to have 4 sets of both to have a full range of HDD options.

Other Thoughts: If your looking for a budget case for a mITX build you really can't go wrong with this case. The only draw backs are the limited brackets for HDD's and the limited space if you have a monster GPU.


Oh and remember fans that come with a case about 90% of the time are cheap, don't knock the case because you thought you would be getting good fans stock with a case.

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  • Adam S.
  • 3/22/2014 1:12:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat little case for the money

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: These are great little cases for the money. Looks much more expensive than they cost and the build quality is solid. Plenty of room to add multiple drives.

Cons: Airflow/cooling could be a bit better. Temps aren't overly high but they aren't the best either. The fans can rattle quietly over time so their longevity is a bit of a concern. Even still, I'd buy this case again.

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  • Lee E.
  • 3/11/2014 6:29:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Mini-ITX Case

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: Small, can fit full sized power supply and full sized graphics card. Pretty quiet.

Cons: The main fan in the front has started to make noise shortly after passing the one year mark. Not a big deal, new fan is less than $10.

Other Thoughts: I have a GA-H77N-Wifi mobo and an R9 280X GPU and both fit FANTASTICALLY.

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  • Bradley O.
  • 2/23/2014 8:42:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little Case

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: Good case, has room for disk drive and extra fan, 2 USB ports and one USB 3.0

Cons: The CPU sits right under the PSU turn the PSU's fan facing upward

Other Thoughts: Great case buy

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/18/2014 9:43:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs  great for the price

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: Great price, fits a full size gpu, gtx 660, full size psu and everything u could need

Cons: The need to modify to support watercooling. Not many mounting options if you modify hard drive bay

Other Thoughts: Built a mini itx gaming rig for around 1000 and fit it all into this compact case. Needed to remove hardrive bay to make room for watercooling, if u don't mind using a power tool or are a good problem solver it's easy to work with. If u want to avoid it then you can upgrade to the elite 130 which already supports what I modded. No over heating issues with watercooler.

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  • Aristotle Z.
  • 2/18/2014 1:19:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCM Makes the best cases PERIOD!

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: I got this case mostly because of the looks but I love the fact that it takes a standard power supply, The real small ITX cases take a proprietary power supply.

Cons: Its a bit bigger than i would like but I knew that before I bought it.

Other Thoughts: Great layout, you can fit 3 standard hard drives and 2 ssd in this.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/17/2014 5:22:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case for the price

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: Good Price
Everything needed to complete build
Easy assemble
Looks good
I can use full size PSU

Cons: Wish it were smaller

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/9/2014 8:54:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: Nicely laid out for a small(ish) form factor case; no compromise 5.25" bay and 3 3.5" HDD; full ATX PSU; 3 fan mounts

Cons: Used one of these for a closed loop build before they decided to release the Elite 130 - oh well. Utilizing 2nd 120mm fan mount can be tight depending on MOBO power and SATA locations. 90 degree or smaller straight SATA connections needed due to spacing.

Other Thoughts: This makes for a very good media box or micro home server. W/ 2 120mm fans and an additional 80mm on the side there is plenty on cooling for a well thought out build. The case rails have tie off points all along for cable management, as well as several along the bottom edges. For a less expensive mini-ITX case this unit will not disappoint.

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  • sherry j.
  • 1/31/2014 8:24:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsgood case but make plans

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: when put together VERY solid, has the room for real video cards, NO funny slim dvd drives, easy to rip the face off and clean the fan, front panel USB 3.0, CHEAP.....BUT NOT a cheap feel, REAL powder coating, 2 fans included in the only places for fans, full size PSU's can be used, comes with mounts for up to (4) 2.5 harddrives (laptop or ssd) and that's NOT listed in any writings on the case(you can get 2 on each 2.5 tray BUT you MUST use straight sata cables NO right angled cables) or room for 3 normal harddrives, could make a great little server case

Cons: flimsy when apart top/side panel will bend very easy ONLY when apart though, no motherboard tray risers mount right to the bottom panel, would be nice if it was a 3 slot on the PCI opening for huge cards like the 680 or 780 with the 3 fan coolers....NO Place for water cooling and not much space for a real CPU cooler...remember that going in to this....modular power supply is must for the case, I only used (1) 3 port sata cable, main 24 pin and 4 pin CPU plug for the hole system, the rest of the wires ended up in a huge bunch zip tied to the top frame rails.....one other thing....10 inch sata cable should be all you need UNLESS you sata ports are on the back of the motherboard by the rear I/O panel

Other Thoughts: I DO NOT OWN IT.......I built a rig for a lady to do photo shop using this case..(so im speaking from building with this case and being the one to pick it out for the build{yes ordered from newegg})....GREAT CASE I want to build a gaming rig out of one BUT I have to find a real way to cool the cpu first.....

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  • David M.
  • 1/27/2014 2:00:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best shoe-box you will ever buy.

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced - Mini-ITX Computer Case with USB 3.0 and Long Graphics Card Support - Black

Pros: This case is, for the money, unbeatable in the mini ITX space. Sure you can get more features and thicker steel/aluminum with more money, but for under $40? It's the leading model.

I bought this case before the mesh front and water cooler supported variant came out, but I heavily modified this version to fit a whole bunch of goodies inside, including 2x LCS systems. More below.

Basically, I have a regular high-end gaming PC fit into a case the size of a shoe-box. What's not to love?

Case is great for modding.

Cons: These aren't really cons. Consider them comments/feedback.

- The build quality is good, but nothing spectacular.
- The included fans are extremely weak, you'll want to upgrade if you are going to be putting any decent components in.
- The PSU extension bracket should be something that can detach and reattach without screws so that it's easier to install/upgrade/access the PSU.
- The hard drive cage should be removable (big con for my build).
- As this is a mini ITX case and space is at a premium, a bottom door panel to access the back of the motherboard would be helpful. As it is, you'll have to take apart your whole build to get to the CPU bracket, even for something as mundane as tightening the cooler nuts.

Other Thoughts: I cut out the HDD cage and installed 2x Zalman LQ-320 LCS systems (120x120x52mm radiators) below the 5.25" bay overhang (rads mounted by drilling through the bay). That's double-width rads for those keeping score at home.

There are 3 PWM 120mm fans in a stacked radiator config (F>R>F>R>F). I JUST had space. The last fan shroud actually sort of touches the mobo, but nothing interferes with the fins or rotation. I have one LCS hooked up to a 3570K and the other is hooked up to a GTX 770 4GB with a Dwoods GTX water cooling bracket. The hose angle for the GTX barely made it and there was some trial-and-error before success; but in the end, it all worked out and fits in the space between the card and the case side just fine.

I also have a 120mm fan on the 80mm fan side between the case siding and the stacked rads. So that's 4x 120mm fans just in the drive bay area alone with the rads. Nice!

I used a Silverstone bay converter in the 5.25" to store my drives and still have a slot-load optical drive.

Here's what I was able to cram in this sucker:

- 7 fans: 4x 120mm PWM, 80mm (case provided), 92mm Antec Spot Cool blowing on back of the GTX, 92mm Zalman PWM over GTX VRMs.
- 2x Zalman LQ-320 water cooling systems with 120x120x52mm radiators.
- CPU: i5 3750K
- RAM: 16GB 1866 MHz
- MOBO: ASUS PZ77-I Deluxe mITX
- VGA: GTX 770 4GB (modded)
- PSU: 650w (non-modular; I'm using each cord)
- 5.25" Bay: Silverstone SST-FP58B bay converter
- OS Drive: 64GB SSD
- Storage: 3x 1TB 2.5" 7200 rpm HDD in RAID 0
- ODD: Slot-load Blu-ray RW

Performance:

The 3570K is overclocked to 4.5GHz and idles at 26C. Running small FFTs in Prime95, I hit 50C.

The GTX 770 4GB is overclocked to 1300 MHz base, RAM at 8,000 MHz (effective) and idles at an incredible 23C and only hits 48C in FurMark (it's the rad closest to the front intake).

My HDDs hover around 27C in RAID 0 and I'm getting 320+ MB/s read.

This much performance in a case this size is unbelievable. I installed a latch on the bottom connected to the side for safety purposes and a handle on top, and I can now cart this thing around like a console to friends' houses.

Seriously, buy this case.

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