Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review :: System Build

05-13-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Ben Sun
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 8400 CPU
  • 2GB Corsair DDR2-1066MHz memory
  • EVGA nForce 750i SLI motherboard
  • ATI Radeon HD 3650 video card
  • ATI TV Wonder 650 Combo PCI Express TV Tuner card
  • Zalman Quiet CPU Cooler
  • Cooler Master 700W Silent Pro PSU
  • LG 16X DVD-RW Drive
  • WD Raptor 36GB SATA HDD

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review System build

System build

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review DVD installed

DVD installed

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review ATX motherboard installed

ATX motherboard installed

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review PSU installed

PSU installed


First thing when installing a new system is to make sure the components fit into the case without problem. The motherboard fit into the Elite 360 case without any modification. Unfortunately, the video cards that we normally use for system builds, the HD 3850 and HD 3870 x2 would not fit due to the card length. As this case is meant for HTPCs this is not a big deal.


Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review TV Wonder and HD3650

TV Wonder and HD3650

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review Top view

Top view

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review Video card length

Video card length

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review PSU pre-install

PSU pre-install


The installation went normally. The Cooler Master Silent Pro PSU fit comfortably into the spot on the left hand side of the case front. The DVD drive and HDD fit into the spots reserved for them without incident. The Zalman CPU cooler is rather large but also worked well inside the case. After installing a HD 3650 video card and a TV Wonder 650 Combo PCI Express card, into the motherboard installation was complete.


Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review Rear

Rear

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review Front of completed system

Front of completed system

Cooler Master Elite 360 Case Review Top of completed system

Top of completed system