Anyone who builds a PC has at one time or another pondered taking as much power as possible and cramming it into as small of a chassis as possible, just to say that that tiny little box is capable of overpowering the average full-sized PC.
There are a lot of choices on the market currently that will take your money and offer you a small steel chassis in trade, but to be honest, there is only a select few cases that I would ponder to house my creation. First on the list is the BitFenix Prodigy, which is pretty much the M-ITX competition killer of this year, and then the Silverstone FT03 Mini, which takes the space up while keeping the smallest footprint possible on the desk. Aside from those, most manufacturers offer you just a box without giving much thought to what actually will be installed inside of it, nor do they attempt to offer solutions to high-end system power and video card space requirements.
This is where Cooler Master stepped in to offer its idea of what customers will desire, need, and expect from such a chassis, but they even add a couple of things that you didn't think you needed until now. With the constraints of an M-ITX case, there are concessions that need to be made. The height of the CPU cooler is the biggest issue in most, and then you have wire management since its hard enough to get inside as it is, and then, typically, you need to find a high-end PSU that is short enough and still leaves room to connect the wiring. Cooler Master, while not going over the top with design style like the Prodigy I mentioned, rather they deal with all of the issues I have mentioned, and deliver it with a bit of elegance with a more subdued styling.
Cooler Master has delivered the Elite 120 Advanced M-ITX chassis for us to have a look at today, and from what I have seen, I am rather impressed. CM has taken what appears to be the basic square SFF chassis on the outside, and while keeping things simple there, once on the inside, you can see where all of the time and energy went into with this design. Things like I addressed above were most certainly addressed, but we do have the words Elite and Advanced in its name. This means to me that there are a couple of perks not found in the original version of this.
Stick around and find out just what those perks are and how they, combined with looks anyone can appreciate, will make the Elite 120 Advanced a chassis to really consider on your next M-ITX build.
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