Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review :: Features

05-13-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Front PSU vent
  • Tool-free drive bays
  • Top IO panel
  • Cable management design
  • Vertical or Horizontal placement
  • ATX and micro-ATX compatible
  • Rotatable Cooler Master logo

Model RC-360-KKN1-GP
Weight 4.4/5.1kg; 9.7/11.2 pounds
3.5" Drive bay 1 Hidden, 1 Exposed
5.25" Drive bays 2 Exposed
Available Color Black
Cooling System Top: 120mmx1 or 90/80mm fanx1 (included)
Bottom 80mm fan x1 (optional)
Rear 80mm fan x2 (optional)
Side 120/90/80mm fan x1 (optional)
Dimension 147x380x439mm (5.8x15x17.3 inches)
Expansion slots 7
IO Panel USB x2, MIC x1, SPK x1, IEEE-1394a x1 (optional)
Material Plastic (Front Bezel), SECC (Case body)
Power Supply ATX PS2 (optional)
UPC Code 884102003486

The Elite 360 case is made out of Plastic for the front Bezel and SECC steel for the case body. Note that the case is only 5.8 inches wide, meaning that the case is very thin. In terms of cooling the case has spots for up to 5 fans, including two rear 80mm fans, a top 120mm fan, a bottom 80mm fan and a side 120mm fan. The net weight of the case is 9.7 pounds. Note the case is available in Black.

The fact of the matter is that many cases that are designated HTPC cases are in fact modified Med-Tower cases turned sideways. With the Cooler Master Elite 360 case you have the choice of whether to use the case vertically or horizontally, making it an interesting choice for the HTPC crowd. While most HTPC cases are smaller than this one, the extra space gives the user the choice to fit full sized ATX motherboards into the case. A couple of the extra features that allow for this choice in orientation is the rotatable Cooler Master logo and the Front PSU Vent.