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Cooler Master is preparing a new HTPC case for mini-ITX form-factor motherboards, the Elite 120, which was pictured at CES. It is built mostly from SECC steel, but its front bezel is made of aluminum. The case measures 240 x 205.6 x 382.5 mm (WxHxD). It features one 5.25-inch drive bay, four 3.5-inch bays, and two 2.5-inch ones. The only fan included with the case is a 120 mm front intake, but there are provisions for more fans, at least one on the side. Its front-panel includes one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0, and audio jacks.
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Doesn't look like an enthusiast class based on the dimensions and specs. By fitting an ATX power supply the back will be severely cramped and this might even be a single slot case from the looks of it. I give it a 6/10 only for the fact that it holds so many drives.
 

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By fitting an ATX power supply the back will be severely cramped and this might even be a single slot case from the looks of it.
Not sure why you'd want to put an ATX PSU in an ITX case...
 

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Been doing some searching on this case and the best info I've found is on the video below:


At about 1:55 the CM rep states that this will hold dual slot full sized GPUs and ATX PSUs (and looks like it has room for a 5.25' external bay). Hard to believe yes, but I managed to squint out the dimensions off the original photo and here it is compared with a SG07:

http://sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/34008-SG07-vs-CM-Elite-120

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This apparently releases Q3 2012 so I won't be holding my breath but I do look forward to additional specs as they are made available.
 

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Not sure why you'd want to put an ATX PSU in an ITX case...
hey hey....I have a full sized PSU in my ITX case!!! lol
 

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So it's a microwave?
 

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The design is nice, and I guess if you want an HTPC that can play BF3 this is right up your alley. Personally the depth is a bit much for what I think an HTPC should be, but I guess that class of computer is growing broader and broader.
 

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Price?
All Looks aside, I like the interior design, seriously.
I could always remove the Logo and like have someone paint the front for me.
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Will retail for around 50 Euro while availability is in Q3. With the recent slew of Z77 ITX boards being announced, this should be quite popular.

I kind of like the front panel but will definitely use slot covers.
 
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