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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. 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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  • Matt T.
  • 7/26/2014 7:02:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 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: This is a great mini-ITX case. The fans are quiet, and it looks sweet. Cable management was easy, it uses a full ATX PSU, and it will house a full sized, 2 slot graphics card. I was really surprised how happy this case made me. This case is housing a 25W AMD Kabini HTPC.

Cons: Not the size of a raspberry pi? For real though, no cons.

Other Thoughts: AMD Kabini 2.05Ghz
4Gb Gskill ram
MSI AM1l Mobo
Spare HDD and PSU and DVDRW
Surprisingly fast HTPC

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  • Robert G.
  • 7/18/2014 12:35:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 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: Case is very open and easy to build in
Has great airflow for an htpc case

Cons: i would have liked more airflow from the front of the case, but they fixed that in a later model.

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  • Benjamin G.
  • 7/15/2014 8:43:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlick little budget 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: Decent design
Quiet fans
Good front connectivity
Full size disc drive and PSU compatibility
Good looks, discreet status lights
HDD/SSD installation

Cons: Kinda ugly at the same time?
Fans/airflow management is a bit fragmented
Terribly tight fit for non-modular PSU's

Other Thoughts: I wanted to make a budget mini itx build, and also recycle some parts from my previous build (disc drive, hard drive, PSU), so this case was ideal. My PSU has way too much cable length to it, so cable management was a must for me, and even with the included cable ties, everything was a snug fit. Once I put everything in, I realized I had no fans pushing air out of the case (2x120mm, 1x80mm). all of them were pushing air into the case, and the PSU was pulling air from out of the case the way i had installed it, so I simply spun the 80mm fan around so that it would pull air out of the case. Worked out fine (not that my build makes much heat in the first place)

Current build:
-Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini ITX Case
-AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini Quad-Core 2.05GHz Socket AM1 25W Desktop Processor
-ASRock AM1H-ITX AM1 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 DC-In/ATX Power Input Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
-(2) G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBXL
-MSI R7 250 2GD3 OC Radeon R7 250 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 GPU
-(old) 500w thermaltake purepower ATX PSU
-(old) sony optiarc dvd-rw drive
-(old) seagate 1tb 7200 rpm HDD
-Toshiba Q Series Pro HDTS312XZSTA 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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  • Chad M.
  • 7/2/2014 9:40:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best Cable Management I have ever seen

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

Pros: Cable management *points at high res gif - imgur (dot) com/gaucjMc.gif (video submission seems to break something in the review system)*
The cover it goes on/off very easily, it does not argue with you about fitting, just place it on the 2 bottom rails and it slides into place line it is nothing
Assembling the system was easy but, be sure to plug the PSU cables into the motherboard before you completely install the PSU and don't forget the audio and USB 2.0 cables on the other side of the case like I did
Ever had a issue with the PSU sata plug being upside down? no matter your 2.5" drive can be mounted upside down
The case feels nice and solid, well built

Cons: The front bezel is solid which prevents air from passing through it (fixed in the 130 version)
weak stock fans, if you are building a system that will put out a lot of heat i suggest upgrading the front fan
no filtered intake
2 more zip ties would be nice (i grabbed a bag of 100 four inch zip ties at newegg, so i had plenty)
Only one USB 3.0 port
When using a PSU with a 120mm fan the PSU mount box may block off part of the intake (no big deal, the Seasonic unit i have in my primary system has a piece of this plastic that block airflow on that side of the fan's output to force the air to go through the PSU and not right out the back doing nothing)

I thought there was no manual for the case but it was under the bottom flap of the box

If you want to replace the side 80mm fan you are going to have a hard time finding one, one reviewer said they got a 80x25mm in there, you may be able to get 80x20mm in there, there is no way a 80x25 mm will fit in there without some serious modding

Other Thoughts: I got the 120 version instead of the 130 version due to the price difference in the shipping and rebate value

If you mount a 120mm fan behind the drive cage you will need to use a strait sata cable on the optical drive
If you mount two 2.5" drives on 1 rail you will want strait strait sata plugs unless you mount them so the sata plus are both sides of the case

In the video newegg has there is a cable tie down below the option 120mm fan mount the case i received does not have one there

I have done about 5 CoolerMaster rebates so far (mostly fans), never had a issue

I really can't say enough about the cable management of this case, i actually consider it better that what my Define R4 has in terms of functionality

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2014 5:41:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMissing parts

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 looking case, tiny foot print (relatively). Perfect for a home NAS (owncloud) + HTPC build. Good drive capacity for the size (but the shipped item doesn't quite work for my purposes for now - see cons).

I haven't actually built my system yet. So, I cant say if it works.

Cons: This case shipped with a missing 3.5 inch bay\slider. I wanted this case to install four 3.5 inch drives (after converting the 5.25 inch bay). Now I cant without spending more money to buy the missing part. Cant believe this thing left the factory without all the parts.

Also, the reset and power buttons on the case looks a little dodgy. The buttons move around freely (too loose). I'm afraid that the buttons would come loose and fall inside the case if I press too hard. This is especially the case with the reset button.

I've bought other cooler master products before and I've never had missing parts and their QC \ build quality is usually better than this.

Other Thoughts: Not too happy with the RMA. Apparently, it will cost me 20 to replace a case that cost me 40. I guess I'll have to see if I can get one of the 3.5 inch bays from a local store. Not a big deal though. But it will be funny if the case doesn't work and I had to really get it replaced.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Dilip T,

We apologize for the trouble you are experiencing with the Elite 120. The case does come with a 2 year warranty so we can ship you the missing parts for free. We also carry replacement I/O panels if this needs to be replaced.

Please contact us by Phone or Live Chat.

Phone: 888-624-5099

Respectfully,
Patrick
CMUSA Support

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/13/2014 12:58:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice 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: It is much roomier than it appears. It would greatly benefit from a modular PSU to increase cable management accessibility and temp. 2x120 mm case fans (only 1 is installed), and an additional 80 mm case make this case nice and cool!

Cons: It is easy to the directions are written by someone who studies english as their like 6th language. Let me save anyone who purchases this case some time, to remove the front panel, The two plastic lock tabs (near the front left and right corners) have to be pinched together. Then pull the panel on the underside to remove! That cost this item an egg.Other than that its a great case.

Other Thoughts: Would buy again.

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  • John I.
  • 5/15/2014 6:02:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNeat little box

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

Pros: -Perfect size case for a HTPC.
-Easy to use drive bays.
-Power supply being pushed back is a huge help.
-Priced CHEAP!

Cons: -The side fan needs to be removed when plugging in SATA ports or fans.
-No dust filters.
-Low clearance from heat-sink to power supply.

Other Thoughts: Overall a very well made ITX case for the money. You really can't go wrong with this case if your building a HTPC. Might want to read more reviews if you plan to add a full length graphics card. Wire management could be a huge pain...

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  • Matthew M.
  • 5/2/2014 8:43:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 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: I bought this case because the previous case (Antec ISK 300-150) was too small; cable management was impossible, as was effective airflow. In addition, because of the numerous reviews of the AMD A10-5800K which stated that the supplied heatsink was less than satisfactory, I thought it prudent to purchase an aftermarket heatsink (Zalman), which would not fit into the old case. This case has much better airflow, it allows for a standard PSU, and my aftermarket heatsink fits like a glove.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Recommended for its small size, accomodations for a standard PSU, and increased airflow capability for a mITX case.

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  • Justin A.
  • 4/30/2014 10:06:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat 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: I love the small footprint this case leaves. I bought my case last year for myself. Put together myself a Gaming Rig that I could travel with. It works perfect, I fit this case, and a small monitor, mouse/keyboard and gamepad in one bag. It can fit a lot of items inside the case and gets good airflow if done right.
Cable management is also easy to do in this case. I had no problems with organizing the cables to allow airflow.

Cons: I bought mine before the 130 model with support of Radiator.
but I don't like the front of the 130 mesh, so I bought my Wife the 120 one still. I didn't do custom loop,

Other Thoughts: I had to use a power tool to remove the hard drive cage to fit the radiator for water cooling. .
Just recently bought one for my wife, and I'm building her a gaming rig too. She liked mine and wanted an upgrade. Both mine and my wifes, are custom painted too. I did it myself, very easy to paint case and really mod it to what one likes.
I did a corsair H70 in my build, and a H80 in my wifes. Bought myself a hotswap bay for harddrives
In both cases I have "k" model CPUs, I know both aren't overclock supporting motherboards, but when I can get a "k" model for an i5 I'll get it.
For example of what you can fit in the case basic over view
Mine:
H70 Push/Pull
750W PSU
ASUS P8H77-i
Radeon HD 7970
i7-3770k
8GB RAM @ 1600
RAID 0 240 (2x 120GB SSD) Boot
RAID 0 128 (2x 64GB SSD) game Drive
RAID 0 2TB (2x 1TB Drives) Storage.
(I wanted to have fun)
and inside i have USB LED cabling, and a PC xbox controller adapter that I fit inside so I don't have too many cables outside.
My Wifes:
H80 Push/Pull
500W PSU
Gigabyte GA-B85N-WIFI
i7-4770k
Radeon HD 7970
8GB RAM @ 1600
mSATA 256 boot
and 3TB storage
also has the microsoft controller adapter and LED USB lights in case (I route the 3 cables out from the rubber grommet on both cases)

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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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