Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Casing Review

While the intent is good, the beam obstructs installation of the power supply unit (in picture : the Cooler Master V550S) semi-modular PSU.

Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Casing Review

Installation of the PSU is impossible without first removing the graphic card, in fact there’s quite a lot of pre-requisites. For example for this entire setup, there’s no way to remove the RAM without first removing the heatsink, and the heatsink can only be removed with the removal of the PSU, and the PSU can’t be removed without first removing the graphic card. PHEW!!!

Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Casing Review

From top to bottom, the gab is very little. Only low profile heatsinks, this means you’re limited to either stock heatsinks or low-profile after market coolers.

Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Casing Review

With the use of large-area low-profile after market heatsinks, the tallest RAM I could settle with is the Avexir Core series that’s in the image. RAM with tall heatsinks like Corsair Vengaence would have hindered the installation of the cooler.

Additional details are available at the official product page.

The Verdict

The casing retails at around RM 180. It’s a good Mini-ITX casing with sufficient space for one to use full length graphic cards and after market coolers, as long as the dimensions of the components are not in conflict.

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