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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.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-430-KWN1


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

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  • 7/22/2014 8:18:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat buy for the money

Pros: Awesome looking case. Huge window to show off your work. 6 mounting locations for fans? What? Overall this case is a great option for someone looking to do a mid range build. Of course what drew my attention to this case was the price and the aesthetics. It looks awesome. I added 3 more blue led fans to the mix and it shines throughout on all my components. Great airflow, Great Aesthetics. Great Case!!!

Cons: The front panel 3.5mm audio port was dead on arrival. Didn't work then, doesn't work now. I like to utilize the front panel because its very convienent for myself. But I just reverted to using my motherboards rear ports. Id prefer the front panel though due to cord length limitations on a couple of headsets I own. Had to purchase extension cables and adapters to use on my accessories to make them reach to the back of the case to utilize them comfortably. Didn't feel the need to contact the company for something that minor but would have been nice if it was functioning correctly.

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  • Michael W.
  • 7/22/2014 5:28:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCM 430

Pros: Price; Looks

Cons: Cable management, knock out PCIe slots

Other Thoughts: This is a good looking case and the price is low. But it does not have any cable management at ALL. I would not purchase this case again. If your not into cable management then your should be happy with this case but still,, only purchase it on a special only.Knock out PCIe bay slots need replacements after, Case is still made somewhat cheep. If price is a factor then go for it.

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  • Martin S.
  • 7/17/2014 11:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect little atx case

Pros: Beautiful. Fill this thing up with leds and your nicest graphics cards, its the perfect showcase.

Very solid airflow, plenty of decent locations for fans, even one on bottom. Nice 140mm front intake and well placed 120mm side intake, very effective.

Installation-wise, perfectly up to par with comparables.

Well built, impeccable finish.

Cons: Not enough room for watercooling radiators using top grilles. Also rear grilles equipped with a 120mm rad does not allow a fan top grilles rearmost location.

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  • Neal D.
  • 7/17/2014 5:36:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

Pros: Great case in all respects. KILLER deal for the price. I'm always nervous buying cheap computer parts; very relieved that this exceeded all expectations.

Cons: Slightly outdated. No USB 3.0

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  • Dylan W.
  • 7/17/2014 2:35:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood For The Money

Pros: Nice looking
Side Panel Window
Amazing quality for what you pay for
Good airflow

Cons: One Time use GPU panels
Not much space for good cable management
Only comes with one fan that is mounted in the front

Other Thoughts: If this case had more fans and more holes and space for cable management it would be rated a 5. Overall this is an amazing case for the price

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  • Kevin S.
  • 7/17/2014 7:12:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case for Cheap

Pros: I was looking for a cheap case to build a computer for my son out of older components I had laying around. I got this case when it was on sale for $39.99 with free shipping.

For the money it is a nice case. Room for 5 120mm Fans or up to a 240mm Radiator, Side Window with 120mm Fan Mount, Bottom Mounted PSU, Front Audio and USB Jacks.

If you want a decent case for under $50 this is it.

Cons: Had to put in the MB Standoffs, they don't come pre-fabbed in this case, which given the cost, is understandable. However, slightly annoying as I haven't had to install MB Standoffs in YEARS! - I almost forgot

Other Thoughts: The steel of the housing is thin. It is sturdy enough to assemble the computer and house the components, but once assembled I don't recommend opening it repeatedly or swapping and forget it!

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  • JJ F.
  • 7/16/2014 9:12:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool Tower

Pros: cheap & easy setup, fairly strong enclosure

Cons: Requires you to break off certain parts.

Other Thoughts: got it for a cheap build and serves its purpose well.

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  • 7/13/2014 10:11:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot a less expensive HAF

Pros: Looks cool. Comes with LED fan. Side viewing wall is nice. the snaps for mounting drives are easy to use

Cons: TERRIBLE CABLE MANAGEMENT (no way to run cables behind)

you have to stagger your video cards and hard drives to make things fit

drive bays all face towards the back instead of to the side

although i like the plastic viewing wall, it seems feeble and easy to break

Other Thoughts: As a loyal Cooler Master customer, i decided to give this one a try. it's not bad, but it's not the best either. Personally, i'd recommend you either spend more and get one of their better cases (which rule) OR check out the NZXT cases in this price range

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  • Taylor H.
  • 7/13/2014 5:35:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent, inexpensive case

Pros: Inexpensive, good airflow, looks decent

Cons: The 3.5" trays face towards the rear of the case, instead of to the side, making removing or adding HDDs a pain if you have large PCIe cards in place (such as a large GFX card). There also are no good cable management solutions for this case so you will pretty much have to bear looking at your cables through the window on the side.

Still a good deal on a case though.

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  • Joshua N.
  • 7/7/2014 1:31:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat tower

Pros: Great tower, good air flow. Iv had a couple different mother boards in this tower now and it fits everything i throw in her. Its compact enough to take to a lan party, aka doesnt weigh a ton.

Cons: didnt come with bacon? no cons really, good tower. This tower def wouldnt fit a full water cooling system

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