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Cooler Master Officially Introduces The Elite 361 Chassis

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Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today unveils the Elite 361 rotatable chassis. A formidable Mini-Tower contender, Elite 361 focuses on versatility and expandability within a compact enclosure.

Touting a modern minimalist design, Elite 361 is engineered to be accommodating in space restricted work zones. Given its unique structure and airflow design, Elite 361 can be placed either horizontally or vertically within a space. A rotatable Cooler Master logo and four user attachable rubber feet assist in making these transitions. Front panel ports are positioned to be easily accessible in either orientation.

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One question: Since the power supply exhausts air out the front of the case, how do you prevent that warm air from coming back in at the hard drive cage?
 
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Don't like, never was a fan of front mounted PSU's. LianLi pc05 has the same type of setup, in that sense.
 
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I recently used a 360 in a build and I must say that I fell in love with the case but I'm not so sure about this one. :ohwell:

Why no mesh on the two fake 5.25" bays? :wtf: Where would the PSU exhaust go?
 
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Just plain ugly to me. Pass.
 
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As someone who's used a 360, the only problem I had with it was 0 cable management possibilities behind the back, I had no place to tuck cables out of the way.
Fortunately I was using a modular PSU....
 
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I recently used a 360 in a build and I must say that I fell in love with the case but I'm not so sure about this one. :ohwell:

Why no mesh on the two fake 5.25" bays? :wtf: Where would the PSU exhaust go?
^This. You summed-up my thoughts precisely.
 
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I use the 360 as my htpc and it gets really warm, hopefully this addresses the airflow problem!
 
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I liked the original 360, I like this one as well. I kinda see where they wanted to go. People wanted more HDDs,so they rearranged the whole setup. Not sure if this was the best lay-out, but I can live with it. Hopefully I will get one in the spring and will post a customer review here :D
 
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Why no mesh on the two fake 5.25" bays? :wtf: Where would the PSU exhaust go?
If you look at the left side of the second picture, it appears that the front panel stands off the metal chassis by about 10mm. There are probably vent slits in that gap.

I prefer the exhaust setup on the 360 much better.