Compared to an average mid-tower case, the Elite 120 Advanced is very small indeed. It’s about a third of the height of the Silverstone Temjin TJ04 and a few centimetres wider.
The main part of the chassis is constructed exclusively from SECC steel which is powder coated black. The front panel of the unit is constructed from a combination of grey brushed aluminium and black plastic. The case is reasonably attractive overall but the design isn’t quite as pleasing on the eyes as that of the BitFenix Prodigy.
In the front of the case there is a single 5.25″ drive bay along the top and front panel connections either side. On the left hand side we find two USB2.0 connectors and headphone and microphone jacks. Moving over to the right hand side we find the power and rest buttons alongside a single USB3.0 port.
Removing the front panel of the case reveals a 120mm fan which sucks cold air into the case.
There are large air vents on either side of the case as well as a smaller vent on the top to feed the power supply with air. These should help to keep a powerful system cool.
Moving round to the rear of the case we can see there is section that protrudes a few centimetres from the rear of the chassis. This is obviously how Cooler Master has managed to make room for a full size power supply in this chassis.