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Cooler Master Elite 361 - Mid Tower Computer Case with Rotatable Logo for Vertical or Horizontal Placement

  • SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 2.0 x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / Audio) Front Ports
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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A blend of performance, function and style, the COOLER MASTER Elite 361 mid tower case supports MicroATX and ATX motherboards with a compact footprint. It supports up to five HDDs, which fulfills your demand for future expandability. With a rotatable CM logo and four rubber stands, the case can be placed either vertically or horizontally. The Elite 361 also provides superior ventilation with the included top fan (120mm x 1), and by adding fans on the front (80mm x 1), the rear (80mm x 2), and the side panel (80/90/120mm x 1). Additionally, the vents on the front panel can conduct airflows to offer improved cooling performance for HDDs.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling The COOLER MASTER Elite 361 features one 120mm top fan, and vents on the front panel, for efficient ventilation and system cooling. Support for four optional fans ensures easy future upgrades.
  • newegg Spacious Interior The COOLER MASTER Elite 361 provides ample space to accommodate a Micro ATX/ATX motherboard, a 5.25" device, up to 5x 3.5" devices, and seven expansion cards for uncompromising upgradability. It also supports a VGA card with maximum length of 312mm (without HDD cage), and a CPU cooler up to 122mm in height, for easy adoption of high-end components.
  • newegg Flexible Placement The COOLER MASTER Elite 361 can be placed vertically or horizontally; its four rubber stands let you manage your space efficiently. The CM logo can be rotated to different angles to match your case placement.
  • newegg Easy Front I/O Panel Two USB 2.0 ports, one audio port and one mic port on the front panel allow easy connection to your many peripherals.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-361-KKN1

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
Elite 361
Model
RC-361-KKN1

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

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

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
5.9" x 14.4" x 18.2"
Weight
10.6 lbs.

Features

Features
Rotatable CM logo to present in different angles

Can be placed vertically and horizontally with 4pcs of rubber stands; enables users to manage the space in different way

Front I/O panel for easy access

Vents on front panel for improved cooling performance of HDDs

HDD compatibility up to 5 drives and 7 expansion slots provide great expandability

Cooling System
Top: 120mm fan x 1, 80/90mm (optional)
Front: 80mm fan x 1 (optional)
Rear: 80mm fan x 2 (optional)
Side: 80/90/120mm fan x 1 (optional)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • josh j.
  • 4/14/2014 1:40:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect starting place!

Pros: As thin as you can get while keeping pci slots available. Simple, small case, that supports full ATX board.

Cons: Its not perfect. Needs to be altered if you want serious components. Need to be very conscious of your heatsinks. There are low profile heatsinks out there that can handle SOME overclocking.

Other Thoughts: I was going to build a small case like this from scratch. But its not necessary any more thanks to this little beauty. I don't use any internal optical drives so I added a longer more powerful power supply and chopped up the back so I could swap spots.

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  • Patrick C.
  • 12/27/2013 6:33:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case, great price, tight squeeze

Pros: -Fits full ATX motherboards, standard-size ATX PSUs, and standard PCIE brackets.
-You can jam a LOT of stuff in here. Makes for a good htpc build.
-Comes with extra rubber feet for an old-school "desktop." Pretty much the only one in this price range I could find.
-PSU is replaceable without taking mobo out.
-Lot of bays.

Cons: -REALLY tight squeeze. Don't plan on putting a 7950 in here.
-PSU mount is a smart design decision, but the cord that runs to it is a pain. Gets in the way of one of the fan mounts. Speaking of...
-I use a Corsair 120mm closed loop. With the case laid flat "desktop style" you have two choices. Mount it on the removable top panel (but then you will not fit PCIe GPUs) or use the side 120mm mount (in which the power cord becomes an obstruction, and the standard standard 120x25mm fan will not fit with the radiator. I solved this with a 120x15mm fan.
-No USB 3.0, but it has a vestigal "punchout" labeled "superspeed." I covered it with a sticker, but that still doesn't change the fact that there's a little rectangular indent where the USB3 port is supposed to be.
-A modular PSU is a must, and it has to be regular size.

Other Thoughts: Docked an egg for the USB3 "rectangle." That's my only major grievance with this (really, a rotating logo but a redundant non-port?!) The rest of that is to be expected for low-profile cases like this.

That said, this case jam-packs an awful lot of features and mounts, doesn't need any non-standard parts for a basic air-cooled build, and overall was very easy to work with for its type. One does not build in a case this small without doing some fancy hand work.

With the water cooling, this thing is quiet as death. However, if you want to do that, the garden-variety 120mm closed loop is not going to be fun. I'd advise doing a custom loop with a dual-80mm rad and a cpu/pump combo waterlock which won't interfere with anything.

Overall a very solid case for the money, even if I need a sticker for the front panel. It's great for a lay-flat desktop or HTPC build, and does a pretty good job of minimizing the annoyances typical of cases this small (including price.)

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  • Kevin K.
  • 12/27/2013 12:45:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsBusiness/Work Build

Pros: I was in the market for a case similar in size to an optiplex 760 sff. This case is about 1.5 times bigger than what I was looking for, but the the additional space has two main advantages for me. First, it accepts a full ATX PSU (I'm using an HX620). The second benefit is that the top 120mm fan is able to support an H60 (2nd generation) radiator and fan (25mm).

Cons: The CoolerMaster badge is relatively large, and is personally a tactful additional. I would preferred a stick instead.

Although it is not so much a con, I wish at least one 2.5"-->3.5" adapter for SSDs was included.

Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned, the space is tight inside the case. I found specifically, that wire management was difficult with my PSU (HX620) as it is only a semi-modular design. The ATX 12v is cumbersome and runs right up against the ODD and the edge of the motherboard.

However, the space below the motherboard (if the hdd cages are on the right) is nice for tucking extra molex or sata cables down. The hole the front panel connectors come through can be used to reroute some wire as well. I ran my 4 pin CPU plug through the back of this circular cutout and back through a rectangular one near the included 120mm fan.

One other thing I was slightly surprised about was the design; specifically, the length of the case as you're facing the front.

My build is as follows:
1090T
H60 (2nd Gen) with a Geild 25mm fan
8GB DDR3 (ADATA Gaming)
Crucial m4 256gb (with 2.5"-->3.5"adapter)
Seagate 2TB
HD6850 Single slot
5.25" DVDRW/Blu Ray combo

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  • Brian C.
  • 11/5/2013 9:18:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Form Factor

Pros: Size, internal layout, takes standard components.

Cons: Short wires attached to front panel makes installation of some components tricky, CM logo could be a bit smaller.

Other Thoughts: This is a great case to build a small but energy efficent PC using standard components; the unusual location of the power supply, however, means you have to me mindful of temps/airflow and cable management.

For example, with my build I kept temps down, by using one of Intel's low-power processors, an Antec Earthwatts power supply and a Raedon HD6670 video card. To manage airflow, I replaced the top mounted 120mm fan with a silent 4-pin (variable speed, temperature sensitive) fan attached to the motherboard, then added a couple of silent 80mm fans to the back. Net result is a silent, energy efficient but relatively powerful home/office PC that doesn't take up a lot of space and looks great under the desk.

Given the size of the case, you'll need to plan your build a bit (motherboard, then hard drive, then power supply, then optical drive). The case also has seveal locations for tie-downs that help with cable management / managing airflow. The only tricky piece, as other reviewers have noted, is that the front panel has very short cables; the only place I found this to be a problem was when adding the power supply, but if you position your screwdriver *through* the drive slot on the front of the case, you can still put the bottom screws for the PS in without a problem.

If I had it to do all over again, I'd go with a modular power supply, but otherwise this case makes for a relatively straighforward build that will fit in some spaces other cases won't

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  • Phil S.
  • 10/25/2013 7:02:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSmall is true

Pros: Clean looking and thats the look I wanted for a business computer.

Cons: Very small inside as others have mentioned. It has room for 3 drives and thats what I wanted to run but its so small the drives were against my sata connections on my mobo and I could not plug them in. Had to drop back to one drive and mount it in the bottom. Also had an old floppy and since it had a space for it I thought I would add it. So tight I could not plug in the cable and had to remove it. So I lost the floppy and two hard dirves because it was no way to make it work. Cant get to the power supply switch as other have mentioned. Very hard to mount stuff because it near impossible for someone with large hands to work in this case. Only room for 1 dvd drive and it mounts sideways.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to put some of my older stuff in and make a computer for my store. I managed to get an Abit IX38 and an 8800gts card in this case. I also have a zalman cooler on it and it fit although its right out to the edge of the case. Hidding wires is out of the question cause there is no where to put them but no windows to see in it anyway.

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  • Ryan K.
  • 9/17/2013 4:09:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhen Size Really Matters

Pros: One of the smallest ATX Mid Tower cases that still provides all the options of its larger counterparts. Perfect for cramming "high-end" components into a small footprint.

Standard ATX power supply. Does NOT vent into the case as those previously stated, unless you use a cheap PSU that vents in the traditional sense. Newer PSU's, like the Corsair CX430, pull cold air from the front, and push it out the convenient side panel, never getting near your MOBO.

The cooling design is more than sufficient for power-hungry components. Front/Top/Rear/Side fans allow for maximum push/pull air-cooling. Enough room for some of the smaller after market CPU Fan/Heatsinks.

Cons: The master I/O switch for the PSU is blocked by the front panel. The front panel isn't "hinged", allowing you to only remove one side of the case in order to pull the front panel off. A definite flaw for those who want access to the PSU's master I/O switch. But, pulling the plug has the same effect...

Front and rear cooling fans are only 80mm, which won't give you the CFM's or static pressure one would ideally want, but it's the price to pay for the compact size.

Doesn't Transform...

Other Thoughts: Limited space for after-market CPU Fan/Heatsink, but this isn't a gaming rig. However, the GeminII series of Fans/Heatsinks works rather well.

Even though the rear exhaust fan is only 80mm, at least they were using their heads and put in (2) 80mm fan mounts.

4.23GHz Multitasker:
Asus M5A97 MOBO
AMD FX-6350 CPU
G. Skill 2133 RAM
GeminII M4 Fan/Heatsink
Silenx 80mm Fans
THIS Case

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  • John H.
  • 8/31/2013 7:28:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice thin design

Pros: Slim design at only 5.9"wide. Very hard to find any other case that has somewhat smaller dimension but still reasonably priced and uses standard parts.

Cons: none that I can think of

Other Thoughts: I purchased this case for a small office/store build. We needed a smaller tower case that wasn't to wide so it would fit inside the special mounting brackets that came with our Point-Of-Sale furniture for a small retail store. These worked perfectly for that.
Also, still has room for standard power supply and Micro ATX mb

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  • David B.
  • 8/8/2013 4:16:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Small footprint
seems well built

Cons: cramped inside,
needs a list of CPU coolers that can fit in it (yes it's THAT cramped inside)
Only comes with one case fan

Other Thoughts: Second one of these I have bought, they're decent for small builds, but it would be REALLY nice if a list of compatible CPU coolers was made.

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  • Shannon V.
  • 7/27/2013 1:15:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for Overclocking

Pros: Good price for a brand name case.

Cons: Not for Overclockers. The Power Supply is positioned to blow hot air right onto your CPU.

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  • Jonathan M.
  • 9/24/2012 11:36:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case could be improved.

Pros: Great Small Case, plenty of room for my current needs, should work great with most videocards. Cable management worked well for a mid case.

Cons: no access to Master power switch. Front bezel not easily removeable due to the way the front pannels are attached to it not the body of the case

Other Thoughts: I installed all the fans the case would hold and made sure the system was running cool. Mfg could put in an access pannel very easily. Psu replacement would require pulling the MB, but that was somthing I read going in. Again an access plate from the front would fix this. no 120 MM front hdd cooling fan... 80 mm fans can get noisy so I usually avoid using them

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