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

  • 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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Elite 430 Black


ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ATX
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB, 1 x Mic, 1 x Audio

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm front blue LED fan

Physical Spec

19.30" x 7.50" x 16.70"
10.3 lbs.


Interior black coating makes stylish inside looks.

Front 120mm fan with brilliant Blue LED provides the best airflow to HDDs.

Rear 120mm fan for high-efficiency ventilation (optional).

Tool-Free mechanical design for quick assembly and maintenance.

Side ventilation holes for better cooling performance.

Large transparent side window included.

Cooling System
-Top: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
-Front: 120 mm blue LED fan x 1, 140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Rear: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Side: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
-Bottom: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2014 11:20:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs6 Month owner.

Pros: +Spacious design with bracketed HDD bays
+2.5" adapter bracket for SSD
+Led light doesn't fade to white over use.
+Proper wiring allows for a cooler internal air flow.
+Can house a GPU up to 8.5"

Cons: -PCI slot bay and front slots have welded plates, once taken off they can't be put back, meaning air pressure leaks from the case.
-Bottom mounted PSU, larger PSUs can blow heat onto a SLI rig.
-Case window screws aren't secure.
-Cable management is crafty.

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  • Kit S.
  • 4/14/2014 7:01:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo problems with this one

Pros: Decent documentation, comes with 1 fan already, 2 USB ports plus audio jacks on the front - convenient.

Cons: The 2 USB ports in the front seem a bit flimsy, would prefer a more solid and snug fit; Space a bit tight for setting up the included fan in the front (and I don't have big hands).

Other Thoughts: Although I have worked with computer hardware in my job, this is my very first "kit build"; so I don't really have much of a baseline for comparison. I purchase this case and a psu separate from the cpu/mobo/ram combo, was a little bit apprehensive about my first foray into this diy job. Went pretty smoothly though. So, a good experience all in all.

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  • Aleks H.
  • 4/3/2014 8:00:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay

Pros: -$60 dollars for a mid tower.
-Blue LED front fan.
-Good airflow pockets.

Cons: -Not labeled screws, just came in one bag.
-Practically made out of cheap material everywhere that is bendable.
-Non replaceable vent slots (luckily had extras from another case).

Other Thoughts: Wasn't my first choice but since my friend was on a budget he choose this one out of the couple of other options I gave him. Made the little case work for my friends computer build.

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  • Dustin B.
  • 4/1/2014 8:50:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: There is nothing at all wrong with this case. The options for allowing up to 6 fans are really nice. If you get this case order a 140mm fan for your front intake and use that 120 that comes with it for a side intake or top exhaust. Plenty of room with an oversized graphics card, although the new R7's from AMD might be a bit tight. The price is absolutely amazing! I have a full tower thermaltake case that is stainless steel and while it's good case it's crazy heavy and hard to move around.

Cons: Two things, no biggy.

This fan can have 6 fans but comes with 1. There is no exhaust at all, and that is a must have.

When installing HDD into the slots it can be a bit of a pain to get to the back side of the slots to "lock" in the pins. However it makes up for it by eliminating the need to use screws.

Other Thoughts: I would buy this case 100 times over for every PC I build. It's not a full tower but the room is plentiful and cooling options are great. You absolutely can't beat the price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/24/2014 9:37:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsawesome case

Pros: This case shipped fast and is relatively good, case fan was included and installed firmly

Cons: Alittle tight but alright

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  • John A.
  • 3/21/2014 8:50:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsvery happy

Pros: smaller mid tower that fit my needs.
Quality beyond the price.
Easy case to work with.
Large side widow to see the gear.
Well vented.
Stylish but not childish.

Cons: PCI KOs are a bit goofy.
Pry out style.
Super slim fans may be needed if you intend to use top fans. ( heat rises, so with some fans and other venting, unless you over clock like a madman, top fans not needed, just more noise.)

Other Thoughts: Purchased this for my backup/media pc.
For the price it surprised me how nice it looked when it arrived.

My MSI Z87 G43 ATX
5770 VC
2 platter 1 SSD
92mm Zalman CPU cooler
card reader
550 Watt Thermal PSU
Everything fit fine.

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  • William B.
  • 3/21/2014 6:53:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat LIttle Case

Pros: - A real mid-tower size (not too big)
- Easy setup
-Came with screws
-Filters and nice front LED fan

Cons: - No USB 3.0 FP
- Cable management

Other Thoughts: I don't knock off eggs for the cons I knew it going in. Using a Tt 750W with flat cables I simply hide one of the non-used strands of connectors behind the drive bays out of site totally, so essentially I'm using only one cable strand and I was able to skirt them around and underneath the drive bays so it all looks very clean. It does take lots more work than using a case that's built to hide cables but it's do-able if you have done much building in the old school type cases.

This case is really nice looking. It will fit any sized GPU. I currently use an MSI HD 7870 Ghz (bought here also). The drive bay covers are a bit tough to get off you have to bend a small (but very strong) lip to un-hinge the cover but once you get the hang it's ok. Audio cable was too short had I used onboard but I didn't I bought a refurb Creative Labs Xtreme Audio card at the egg which works great with the front panel audio lead with the card sitting in the top PCie 1x slot near the CPU. Tool-less works great. Drive locks work perfect. I installed a card reader as well as DVD-RW drive. It's a quiet case if you are using only two fans. I don't recommend water in this case, a Hyper 212 works fine. I removed the dust cover on the PSU area and flipped the PSU upwards instead of mounting upside down the temps were.about the same but looks better.

I would buy again at this price for sure, but next time (very soon) I'm going with all mATX. I really wish Coolermaster made this case in mATX form with the window just like the mid-tower here it would sell really well. Overall for the price paid I would definitely recommend this case for a nice looking midrange build.

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  • Andrew W.
  • 3/16/2014 10:00:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case for a first pc build

Pros: Very appealing case, and has a lot of room for large cards. The air flows through the case really well. The side window is very large and displays a large portion of your hard work.

Cons: Wire management is just ok. I was able to move all the wires behind the drive slots. I could run some USB 2.0 through the back of the case through a hole cut out for the PSU. Front audio panel cable is a little short but nothing a $4 cable extender can't fix. Also, the expansion slot covers cannot be replaced so know exactly where your cards are going to go.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a really good and cheap case for someone looking to build their first case as I am doing. Very appealing case and an awesome display window to showcase your hard work. There is really nothing majorly to complain about this case.

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  • Sean K.
  • 3/6/2014 4:17:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent tower, a bit strange

Pros: I used this tower for a multimedia workstation, and I was impressed by the quality. This is not a bad case for the cost. Given proper case fans, this system has really great airflow.

Cons: The front panel connectors are way too short, and might be stretched by some motherboards. This tower is not so great for a water cooled system, but it is a mid tower.

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  • ERIC I.
  • 3/5/2014 4:52:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice price, solid case

Pros: Looks good, great ventilation. I love that the case sets up on "legs" so it doesn't sit flush to the surface - allowed me to install my PSU with the fan blowing out the bottom. Blue LED case fan is a nice touch and fan works great. Window also a nice touch.
Used this case to build my first PC and not needing tools to open the case up was a huge plus for me because I opened and closed it probably 15 times.

Cons: Not really any good cable routing options. Got an SSD that's much smaller than the 3.5" bay and there aren't any trays to set it in. Would have been nice if the case came with a couple of those.

Other Thoughts: Got an extra fan to help keep the system cool and keep airflow in the desired direction. The fan runs based on temp feedback and it doesn't even spin until I have been playing games with high end graphics for a while. Case fan and vents do a great job on their own and I probably could have done without the extra, but I figured it wouldn't hurt.

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