Cooler Master Elite 110 mini-ITX case is its smallest ever

Written by Antony Leather

January 10, 2014 // 11:25 a.m.

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Cooler Master has launched what we believe is its smallest ever PC case. The Elite 110 is even smaller than its recent Elite 130 case, which itself is one of the smallest mini-ITX cases we've ever tested.

Despite its tiny dimensions of 280 x 260 x 208mm (w x d x h), it's still able to house a decent system. It's obviously limited to mini-ITX motherboards, but it has room for a front-mounted 120mm radiator for all-in-one liquid coolers.

In addition, there's space for graphics cards up to 210mm/8.3in in length - this includes the likes of the AMD Radeon R7 260X and some R9 270 models although you'll have to go in search of a shortened PCB GeForce GTX 760 if you're after a 7-series Nvidia GPU.

For cooling, there's a 120mm fan up front plus two unoccupied 80mm fan mounts on the side. However, the large mesh front panel and side and top vents should mean that airflow isn't too much of a problem. The PSU sits above the motherboard, which is our standard bugbear with particularly small mini-ITX cases as it makes regular trips inside the case a little awkward, but it's still impressive the Elite 110 can actually house a full-size PSU - this is possible because a good inch of it sticks out the back, mind.

For storage, there's room for three 3.5in hard disks that sit at the edge of the case, or for up to four SSDs, with other options being two of each or one hard disk and three SSDs.

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Due to the PSU resting right over the motherboard, CPU cooler height is limited to 76mm, although you can mount the PSU with the fan pointing upwards so they shouldn't be competing for airflow.

The Cooler Master Elite 110 looks set to retail for a similar amount as the Elite 130, which is around £35/$50. We'll hopefully be taking a closer look at it soon.

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