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Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

  • Steel Body (0.5mm SECC), ABS plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Hassan M.
  • 8/2/2015 11:45:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsTo COOL for the room!

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Fits my ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Perfectly.
There is just enough room to move around and tinker with just one side panel taken off.
If you are looking to build your own gaming rig (like I did) this is a great case.
I purchased a 4 pack of Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 120mm Silent Fan to line the fan slots that are on the case and the air flow is great.
The USB 3.0 built into the front of the case, along with 2 more USB ports and a headphone and microphone jack make plugging in my Turtle Beach X12 set as easy as can be. I switch between my PS4 and PC so I dont need to go in the back of the case, all the ports for the headset are right in the front!
I love the blue light on the built in case fan, when I upgrade I will get some blue LED's to make my case shine.
Has a snug little spot for the power supply which I like.
The fact that a part of the case is transparent is very cool. I love showing it off when people come over.

Cons: Hard drive port in the front of the case I could do without.

Other Thoughts: I thought this might be too small for my GTX 650 TI, has more than enough room.
Now I am thinking to SLI with a GTX 750 TI there is that much more room.

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  • Carlos R.
  • 7/7/2015 5:56:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works.

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

Cons: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

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  • Carlos R.
  • 7/7/2015 5:43:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt works

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

Cons: No problems so far, the device works the way it should.

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  • cindy n.
  • 5/23/2015 7:04:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the best case

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Price, sturdy, and look.

Cons: No exhaust fan. The side window.

Other Thoughts: I hate the window, on the first day I took a dampened washcloth and wiped the window from the dust on further exception I scratched the hell out of the window.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/2/2015 8:18:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat if under fifty

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Plenty of space
Window of course
Many fan mounting points counted 5
Liquid cooling mounting points

Cons: Front usb cable to motherboard is to short
Power supply fan locations do not line up if power supply is to big(bottom)

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  • Michael M.
  • 3/16/2015 7:52:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: It is a nice all metal case with easy tool less drive install

Cons: Not worth the price. It only has 1 case fan in the front. It has no drive hardware for SSD install. It has the front openings for smaller drives like a Card Reader that I ordered, but again, no hardware to actually install anything other than a standard sized hard drive.

Other Thoughts: I build alot of computers and love Cooler-Master, but this case was very disappointing for the cost and lack of what it is. It could be a great case at this price if it had a few more fans and the proper hardware for SSD and such.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Afternoon Valued Customer,

As you may already know this chassis Elite 431 is one of our value lines which was designed for basic system integration as SSD's and current emerging technology such as SSD's have now become widely available now then they were when this chassis was initially released. I appreciate the constructive feedback and will keep this in mind for a possible revision for the features you have requested.

Please let me know for further questions through our CM Fanzone Live Chat, Support Ticket, and Phones at the link below.

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

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  • Emmanuel R.
  • 3/10/2015 8:26:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCase=good

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Quality case. Nice design. Plenty of vents in well chosen areas. Neat side glass panel exposing the goods. Comes with an oh-so sci-fi slick blue LED lit fan. Solid for its price. Worth the value.

Cons: I have the ASUS Radeon R9 as my chosen GPU. The card is 11.80 inches long just shy of the cases's max 12in range. While it DOES FIT it leaves very little room for proper cable management. Lot of cable are mostly bunched under the main hard drive. It gets the job done but if you're ocd about good clean cable management this is something to consider

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  • Connor H.
  • 2/26/2015 9:29:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThe Brass Standoffs are worn

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: The case has a nice appeal.

Cons: The holes where you install the brass standoffs stripped after the first installation....

Other Thoughts: I honestly regret buying this case....

Manufacturer Response:

Good Afternoon Connor,

I apologize your Elite 431 is not working correctly as you can submit an RMA Request through our CM Fanzone along with your purchase invoice and Serial Number. You can also exchange it through New Egg as long as you're within the 30 day return exchange policy.

Please let me know for further questions.

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

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  • Christine N.
  • 2/24/2015 7:38:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case for price

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: I bought this case because of it's price and look. I wanted a case with a window and this was the perfect one for the money.

Cons: The cable management is terrible. Since it doesn't have those holes to loop to the back it is very difficult to make it look nice.

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  • Shanahan f.
  • 2/24/2015 3:02:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice n compact but some flaws!

This review is from: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus - Mid Tower Computer Case with Windowed Side Panel and USB 3.0

Pros: Sharp looking!
I find Cooler Master always makes good products, so I stick with what I trust.
Nice case, I wanted to make this build nice looking, compact, simple, and powerful.

Cons: Audio & 2.0 usb cables from front panel jacks too short!!!

Maybe if you skipped the nice video card they would make it, but that would even be close.
* I would think to make them universally fit they would make them to the furthest corner of a motherboard with loaded slots. :(
Guess I'll have to find an extension of some sort, or re-solder a new longer line all together!

Other Thoughts: A tad disgruntled, but I would still buy Cooler Master Products.
I use their CPU coolers, case fans, cases, on a majority of my builds.

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