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Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior and Windowed Side Panel

  • Steel / Plastic
  • USB x 2 , Mic x 1, Audio x 1 Front Ports
  • 1 x 120mm front blue LED fan
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With its innovative styling and high quality construction, the Cooler Master Elite 430 black case lends a hot, edgy look to your system. It's designed all-black interior coating with its main purpose in mind as such there’s plenty space for large graphics cards even the latest long graphic card Radeon HD 5970, perfect for the game enthusiast. Combining 1x 120mm front blue LED fan and 1x optional 120mm rear fan with well ventilated front mesh design, this case can keep even the hottest system nice and cool.

This stunning case, compatible with all ATX and Micro ATX motherboards, affords ample storage capacity with its 10 drive bays, which include: 3x 5.25" external, 5x 3.5" internal, and 2x 3.5" external bay. Cooler Master thoughtfully includes a pair of USB 2.0 ports on this easy-to-mod case, along with two audio ports. For easy access to these ports, you’ll appreciate the remarkably convenient front I/O panel, as well. Assembly’s a snap, and won’t require any tools, making this case an ideal choice for future modifications. Deck out your PC with cutting edge style at a tremendous value.

  • newegg Stylish Inside Looks Featuring interior black coating, the Cooler Master Elite 430 provides a high-grade, stylish inside looks.
  • newegg Tool-Free Mechanical Design The Cooler Master Elite 430 features tool-free mechanical design for easy and quick assembly and maintenance.
  • newegg Peerless Cooling Performance The Cooler Master Elite 430 case features one 120mm front blue LED fan, one optional 120 mm rear fan, front mesh holes and side ventilation holes for exceptional cooling performance.
  • newegg Transparent Side Panel Window The Cooler Master Elite 430's transparent side panel window provides a direct view of the inner system.
  • newegg Bottom Mounted PSU The power supply unit supports bottom-mount design to provide an improved air circulation for better system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Cooler Master Elite 430's front I/O panel enables remarkably convenient access to two USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jacob W.
  • 10/26/2014 5:43:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsPoor design but cheap case

Pros: I got mine for around $50 so it was pretty cheap, the inside is painted, has tool-less 3.5 and 5.25in bays, good fan filters, good case for beginners

Cons: No cable routing holes, standard length psu's will block off the bottom 120mm vent, the 120mm fan mount on the window blocks off most of the view of the graphic card(s) and if no fan is installed the cutout for the fan ruins the entire look of the side window, cables are attached to the front panel and can easily to be ripped out if your not careful, there's a extra 5.25in bay above the 3rd one that you can easily open up with a dremel, the top does not support a 240mm radiator simply because cooler master decided not to move the fan screw holes closer (if they did, you could mount the actual radiator on the inside and the fans on the outside), the front panel cables are too short and need to be about 5 inches longer in a fully loaded build

Manufacturer Response:

Good Afternoon Jacob,

I apologize your Elite 430 case is not working out for you as the following concerns you had with the bottom fans are designed as an intake for the power supply as well as the fan placement on the side panel (optional if you're interested in viewing your graphics cards). Although liquid-cooling is very much mainstream now, it looks as if this case was not designed with that in mind as it was released prior to that, however it is very much possible to mount an exterior 240mm radiator and punch out the rear tube holes on the rear for a custom liquid-cooled setup (NON-AIO) for those enterprising and creative mod community members.

Please let me know for further questions through Live Chat, Phone, or Support Ticket via CM Fanzone at the link below.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099

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  • Thomas L.
  • 10/17/2014 1:00:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFan failed

Pros: Its a medium sized case and fits my stuff

Cons: I have only had this case for less than a week and the front fan has already failed (this is the one and only fan that comes with the case). Good thing I bought two other fans to mount. Also, it fits everything I need to fit but just barely. The warranty will probably allow me to fit everythign in a new case but I JUST put everything together and, on top of that, my school wont allow me to be without a computer for a week.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Morning Thomas,

I apologize your Elite 430 is not working correctly as we can replace the defective fans through our CM Fanzone along with your purchase invoice and serial number at the link below as a Parts Request. We can also discuss your concerns through Live Chat, Phone and Support Ticket.

I look forward to your response.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/5/2014 5:21:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsIt's a case that will seat a motherboard as described

Pros: It will seat the supported motherboards. I've had a mATX and a full ATX in it with no issue.

Painted black interior compliments the window nicely.

Cons: Lack of USB 3

While it's possible to mount a 120mm fan on the window I would highly recommend against it. I've tried both metal screw as well as rubber ones. But nothing will damp the sound it would make rattling the plastic and thin metal around it to a level that's bearable to me.

Speaking of flimsy metals let me tell you. The metals here are thin, and the 2 top mounted fans will make noise. Not as much as the window one. But it will be noticeable when you are in a room with nothing else playing.

PCIe slot and 3.5 and 2.5 bay doors pop off and cannot be put back in.

You know what you don't want to see with a Windowed case? Cables! You know what you really can't manage in this case? Cables! You might be able to hide some thin connectors behind the case, but ATX connectors or CPU connectors? Forget it! The best you can do is lay them low enough on the case as to be unnoticeable. But you are not going to have a clean looking system with this.

Other Thoughts: I got this case for less than $20 after MIR so I have only myself to blame for the lack of convenience. But if you are buying this case at its regular price I would advice you to look elsewhere. This case is old (lack of USB 3), poorly built and poorly designed. If you absolutely don't care about noise or look and just want a case that works. Well this qualify. But I wouldn't give this case anymore credit than that.

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  • Michael Z.
  • 9/26/2014 5:54:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute Junk.

Pros: Nothing at all.

Cons: All standoffs and screws stripped, took me 2 hours to remove it and on top of that, it ruined my motherboard because this wouldn't come out because of the stupid, stripped, threads in this case. This was supposed to be built for my fathers birthday, but now thats ruined. Thanks Cooler Master!

Manufacturer Response:

Good Morning Michael,

I apologize you're having issues with your Elite 430, please contact us through our CM Fanzone via Live Chat, Phones, or Support Ticket and we will both look for a solution for a better experience with our products.

Regards,
Felinni M.
CMUSA Support
1-888-624-5099
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

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  • Scott C.
  • 9/25/2014 6:05:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsCooler Master Elite 430

Pros: I love this case, used it for my first build. made of quality metal on with a bit of plastic on the front. fully black painted on the inside too. it's got enough room for a solid mid size build. with a very large windowed side panel with fan attachment. the blue ascetics go great with black/white components, and there are enough slots to do virtually anything (within reason).

Cons: the PCIe slots for inserting GPUS and other components cannot be put back on after they are taken off. if you live in with pets or a lot of dust the front docking bays have gotten pretty dirty on mine, so make sure to maintain them with duster or something that can keep the front intake fan and bays.

Other Thoughts: over its a great case for mid range builds. cheap, durable. great case that can take care of anything you throw in it with ease.

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  • Stevn M.
  • 9/24/2014 5:20:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case, lots of airflow.

Pros: Great case, has lots of airflow and plenty for room for fans. Shipping was faster then I originally though :O!

Cons: The only reason I took off an egg was because 2 of my screws holes that you use to mount your motherboard with stripped easily. All the others are very solid but 2 of them stripped and I think those were the only flaws when manufacturing.

Other Thoughts: All in all for the price it was a great case. I'll buy it again for the same price I paid for. Great case non the less and plenty of room for airflow.

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  • Joshua P.
  • 9/23/2014 8:56:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCooler master elite 430

Pros: Awesome case lowerd my temps a ton. TONS OF SPACE!!!

Cons: not really a con as i knew it when buying it but the cable management really is very lacking there are places to stuff cables but you have to be creative on this one.

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  • Asif V.
  • 9/21/2014 5:39:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case for the Price

Pros: Overall Very Good Case for the Price, Good Cable Management.

Cons: Only comes with one 120MM fan. The case has space for 5 fans. The CPU was making a lot of noise when it was running with 1 fan, and was heating up fast.

Spent Extra Money $20 and bought 4 additional fan. Wondering if its worth it or I could have got a better case for the $20 more that comes with 4 or 5 fans.

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  • Timothy D.
  • 9/13/2014 1:31:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Really good case, especially for the price. Lots of room for the components. The locking mechanisms that replace screws for mounting the 5.25" and 3.5" drives is really solid and secure. The non-motherboard side has a window to look through to see if anything is wrong with the computer from the outside. Great airflow efficiency.

Cons: Non that I can think about. The only con I can think about is that the Power and Reset buttons are silver and engraved with their respective symbols, which is the only way to tell them apart outside of knowing that the top button is the Power button and the bottom button is the Reset button. This can be confusing the first few times, but you'll get used to it.

Other Thoughts: There are two things I would like to mention that could be either pros or cons, depending on your tastes. The first is the front fan that comes installed in the case is lit with a blue LED. Aesthetically it looks good, but I know this might put some people off. The other is the shape of the case is rather generic.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 9/12/2014 1:06:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far So good :)

Pros: sturdy, plastic isn't to flimsy, nice little blue led, arrived fast

Cons: could use a few longer case connectors

Other Thoughts: overall it seems like a nice case.
I bought it for build that I made for my friends birthday.

I had originally bought a LOGISYS Computer CS308RD Red, it was very bad, felt cheap, had a broken clear side cover, and the wiring to the power wasn't even in properly.
when I received this case I was much more happy with it.

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