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Poll Results: Which Cooler Master Elite ITX Case do you own?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 1% of voters (3)
    Elite 100
  • 25% of voters (55)
    Elite 110
  • 15% of voters (34)
    Elite 120 Advanced
  • 1% of voters (4)
    Elite 120 Advanced White
  • 60% of voters (129)
    Elite 130
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post #811 of 1004
Can anyone who has this the Elite 130 tell me whether it has issue with dust as there are no filters on the case. I know about the demciflex kit but I cannot get hold of it in the UK. Are they required? Thanks
post #812 of 1004
Quote:
Originally Posted by dsmush View Post

Can anyone who has this the Elite 130 tell me whether it has issue with dust as there are no filters on the case. I know about the demciflex kit but I cannot get hold of it in the UK. Are they required? Thanks

 

No issue as the front intake panel was designed with an integrated dust mesh, which is easily removed.  You shouldn't get much dust on the sides unless you have fans on those locations.  It shouldn't be too bad.  :thumb:

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post #813 of 1004
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Originally Posted by dsmush View Post

Can anyone who has this the Elite 130 tell me whether it has issue with dust as there are no filters on the case. I know about the demciflex kit but I cannot get hold of it in the UK. Are they required? Thanks
Nope not much dust really. Whenever I go to move PC - this is my LAN party rig. I hit it with a Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac - find it on amazon ($59 US). It's like a compressed air can but you plug it in to the wall - no liquid though like you get in the air cans, and it does a really good job and has a lot of power.
post #814 of 1004
This is all the dust accumulation on the gpu after nearly 4 months of constant running without being cleaned. Not the best but not bad. Mind you, this is in an open media center under a tv.



Also, here is the front rad after around 6 months without cleaning. The dust filter does a good job but you're still going to have to tear it apart every now and again to clean the dust out. It's higher maintenance than it needs to be because with an HDD taking up the front space, the only config you can possibly run is one fan in push. I'd love to see a pull config so all you need to do is vacuum the rad out without pulling the assembly apart.

post #815 of 1004
So I've been using the elite 110 a couple of months now (4) and is running really well so far. I did take some tips/tricks from this forum for the case. If anybody is interested open the spoiler for some info to read...



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Disks


The box has both disk drives on the side wall, the ssd mounted on the outside and hdd on the inside, with 2x80mm bequiet fans (molex with splitter @7v) right beneath the hdd as intake for the GC.

Inside components

The msi 750ti without the noisy twin frozr fans has instead a 90mm scythe shuriken fan plugged to the mobo 4-pin connector which i can control and slow down depending on cpu usage (sounds silly but while gaming it works wonders). Together with both 80mm fans the 750ti stays at 30°C idle/60°C gaming without any noise.

Cooling

From the front, mounted on the outside wall is the enermax silence 120mm fan with manual control (also molex @7v), the velocity knob i installed on the side panel just above the usb ports. On the inside wall is the Silverstone radiator (tundra td-03 lite from this year) followed by the bequiet 120mm fan. The pump is connected to a 5v molex and the fan to the remaining mobo 4-pin connector. I know water cooling AIO is overkill for a i3 T-series, but i needed the space (clearance) and also wanted to cool it with out any noise and the pump is does it job perfectly well @5v.

Cable Management

Cable management is around the radiator and bequiet fan (under and on the sides) and most of the cables are held by a plastic tube for a cleaner look. Cables are tricky and one must think very carefully how to position the components to get the best airflow possible inside the case.



Made me a couple of Filters using window pollen filters i got during spring and held them with magnetic stripes. After 2 months of using the filters, the case hardly gets any dust inside, and compared with the first 2 months without them i can say they really keep the tiny dust particles outside the case (where they belong!).

LED strip is pluged to a 5v molex and recently installed underneath the base of the case for the final touch.






Edited by Baelog - 10/12/15 at 1:51am
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post #816 of 1004
Looks good Baelog, I know cable management can be a real pain in that case.
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post #817 of 1004
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Looks good Baelog, I know cable management can be a real pain in that case.

Yep, but after trying and trying i finally got it right x)

And thanks again for the ssd mounting tip, it was a real game changer man.
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post #818 of 1004
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Originally Posted by Baelog View Post

So I've been using the elite 110 a couple of months now (4) and is running really well so far. I did take some tips/tricks from this forum for the case. If anybody is interested open the spoiler for some info to read...



Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Disks


The box has both disk drives on the side wall, the ssd mounted on the outside and hdd on the inside, with 2x80mm bequiet fans (molex with splitter @7v) right beneath the hdd as intake for the GC.

Inside components

The msi 750ti without the noisy twin frozr fans has instead a 90mm scythe shuriken fan plugged to the mobo 4-pin connector which i can control and slow down depending on cpu usage (sounds silly but while gaming it works wonders). Together with both 80mm fans the 750ti stays at 30°C idle/60°C gaming without any noise.

Cooling

From the front, mounted on the outside wall is the enermax silence 120mm fan with manual control (also molex @7v), the velocity knob i installed on the side panel just above the usb ports. On the inside wall is the Silverstone radiator (tundra td-03 lite from this year) followed by the bequiet 120mm fan. The pump is connected to a 5v molex and the fan to the remaining mobo 4-pin connector. I know water cooling AIO is overkill for a i3 T-series, but i needed the space (clearance) and also wanted to cool it with out any noise and the pump is does it job perfectly well @5v.

Cable Management

Cable management is around the radiator and bequiet fan (under and on the sides) and most of the cables are held by a plastic tube for a cleaner look. Cables are tricky and one must think very carefully how to position the components to get the best airflow possible inside the case.



Made me a couple of Filters using window pollen filters i got during spring and held them with magnetic stripes. After 2 months of using the filters, the case hardly gets any dust inside, and compared with the first 2 months without them i can say they really keep the tiny dust particles outside the case (where they belong!).

LED strip is pluged to a 5v molex and recently installed underneath the base of the case for the final touch.





The case shuts fine with that ssd hanging on the outside?
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post #819 of 1004
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The case shuts fine with that ssd hanging on the outside?

I have the SSD mounted the same way and the case closes with no problem.
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post #820 of 1004
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I have the SSD mounted the same way and the case closes with no problem.

Yep, you do need the newer ssds that are slimmer than the normal drives. I have an old ocz from 2010 and has the same size as an 2.5' hdd, which wouldnt fit.
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