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    Default Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Introduction With Mini-ITX gaming systems on the rise lately, it’s no wonder why more and more manufacturers are getting into the Mini-ITX market.*Cooler Master is a name that I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with. They have been around for a LONG time and make TONS of different PC-related goods including cases, CPU coolers, laptop coolers, keyboards, mice, headsets, and the list goes on. A year or two ago, Cooler Master came out with the Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX case that was small on size but big on room and features. Cooler Master has just released their latest Mini-ITX in the series, the Elite 130! The Elite 130 takes the base setup from the Elite 120 Advanced and removes the internal HDD bays in favor of 120mm water cooling support. It also adds in a unique drive mounting system to make up for it. They were kind enough to send us one to check out so let’s get it on the bench for testing!

    A little about the Elite 130 from Cooler Master: “One of the most compact, yet fully featured chassis for high performance M-ITX computing. Included is a large mesh front panel that offers reserved styling while allowing extreme airflow. It’s designed to fit in the most minute available desk space while supporting high performance hardware. Elite 130 supports: the largest VGAs from NVIDIA or AMD, 5 x HDDs and/or SSDs, a full-sized power supply, and even a thick 120mm DIY or AIO watercooling radiator.” – Cooler Master Let’s take a look at the features and specs for the Elite 130 now.

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Great job on the review Will, another great product from Cooler Master ! Just so you guys know, we also have the CM HAF Stacker as well as the Cosmos SE coming in for review.

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    OMG I want that Stacker so bad. . I did want the 900d. But Now that the stacker is coming.I will have that case no matter what.

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Nice review Will. I actually got the Elite 120 for a friend of mine, great line of chassis and he's very pleased with the small footprint and ease of maintenance. This looks to be an even easier job with more out-of-the-box flexibility!

    Also SUPER interested in that Cosmos SE review. I've been positively DROOLING over it ever since I first saw that it was a thing O_O

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    Hey Mike, you need to email me ASAP thanks

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    great review Will thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Nice review Will. Cool little case but seems kinda cramped.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Great job on the review Will

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Good review Will.

    It is a really small case, (sometimes you just HAVE to have a small case) but they've designed some cool features into it too.
    It's hard to beat that $49.99 price too.

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    Awesome review Will, good job man!

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    Default Re: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Review

    looks like a nice improvement on the Elite 120

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