CM Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case


The Elite 130 is an ultra compact case with support for full size high-end desktop components. Other than conventional Mini-ITX cases, the Elite 130 supports more affordable, efficient and easily available full size ATX PSU's. It can accommodate even the largest high-end VGAs, a 5.25" optical drive and up to 3 HDDs and 4 SSDs. You can even install a 120mm radiator in the front for extreme cooling. Thanks to a smart airflow system featuring 2 fans and the full mesh front panel it manages to still keep the system extremely cool.


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Model Number RC-130-KKN1
Available Color Midnight Black
Materials Appearance: polymer front mesh panel
Case body: Steel alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D) 240 x 207.4 x 398.5 mm / 9.4 x 8.2 x 15.7 inch
Net Weight 3.1 kg / 6.8 lbs
M/B Type Mini-ITX
5.25″ Drive Bays 1
3.5″ Drive Bays 3 (1 from 5.25” drive bay)
2.5″ Drive Bays 5 (3 from 5.25″ drive bays, 1 from the side bracket, 1 from the bottom)
I/O Panel USB 3.0 x2, USB 2.0 x 1, Audio In & Out
Expansion Slots 2
Cooling System Front: 120mm fan x 1 (installed)
Side: 80x15mm fan x 1 (installed)
Power Supply Type Standard ATX PS2
Maximum Compatibility VGA card length: 343mm / 13.5 inch
CPU cooler height: 65mm / 2.5 inch
PSU length 180mm/ 7.1 inch (w/ less cable management)
142mm / 5.6 inch (w/ full cable management)
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From Hardware BBQ:

People who want space efficiency will give this a serious look. This will attract a lot of mini-ITX LAN gamers. CM also did a good job in providing space for mounting 3.5″ and optical bays. Its pretty good all things considered. Like any mini-ITX/mATX cases, you’ll need to spend time and have patience while putting it together. I also recommend changing the front 120mm fan for a higher CFM rated fan.

Score: 8 out of 10

From TweakTown:

Considering you can get the Elite 130 almost anywhere, and you can find it at a really great price, the only things left were the layout, which we liked, and the features, which there are plenty in a compact chassis like this. The performance in audio was good considering they do get some good airflow into this chassis with very little room to accomplish this. While the video card was fine, the limitations in CPU coolers may limit your overclocking potential but will run our i7 2600K at stock levels in a comfortable range of temperatures. 

Score: 94%

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