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Cooler Master Elite 311 - Mid Tower Computer Case with 420W Power Supply and Blue Trim

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 2.0 x 2, MIC x 1, Audio x1 Front Ports
  • 420W Power Supply
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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The Elite 311 (RC-311) is designed with improved PSU placement for better cooling. It accommodates micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, and features a black body design body with a multi-color frame. The well-built chassis is compact in size, and provides the multi-color selections needed in future releases.

  • newegg Multi-color front panel The Elite 311 features a stylish multi-color front panel.
  • newegg Front vent The front vent provides superior ventilation for constant cooling.
  • newegg Great cooling One 120mm rear fan, and side ventilation holes, ensure better cooling performance.
  • newegg Long VGA card support The Elite 311 supports long VGA cards, including ATi's HD 5970. The HDD Cage is removed for installing VGA in the fourth slot and below.
  • newegg Improved PSU placement The bottom-mounted PSU design provides improved air circulation for the most effective PSU ventilation.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-311B-BKR420


Elite 311


ATX Mid Tower
Black / Blue
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
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
USB 2.0 x 2, MIC x 1, Audio x1

Cooling System

80mm Fans
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Rear Fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

7.5" x 17.7" x 18.8"
12.3 lbs. enclosure only


Front Vent provides superior ventilation to maintain constant cooling

Multi-color front panel for individual preferences

Supports Long VGA cards including ATi's HD 5970 (HDD Cage will need to be removed when installing VGA in the 4th slot and below)

Side ventilation holds for better cooling performance

Rear 120 mm fan provides the best cooling solution

Improved PSU placement (Bottom) Removable HDD Cage

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Cooler Master RC-311B-BKR420

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  • Chad M.
  • 3/6/2014 3:55:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsOK Case - loud PSU fan

Pros: Nice style.
Sidways & removable drive mount.
Not overly flimsy metal - not too sharp.
PSU works.

Cons: PSU is LOUD! - I got my silent case fan mounted and installed my stock cooler -thought it would be nice and quiet. Flipped on the power and the PSU fan sounds like a hair dryer going in there! No way to control the speed or install a quiet fan without voiding warranty, shock hazard , etc.

Other Thoughts: I had purchased the case before (in red) but without the psu - so I was very supprised that the fan was that loud.

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  • David L.
  • 2/26/2014 5:01:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsCM Elite 311

Pros: Bottom Mounted Power Supply, Cable Routing Cutouts, Filtered front air vent.

Cons: Not really a con, however, it would have been nice to have a cutout above the CPU cutout for P4 power cable routing.

Other Thoughts: Bought this case for a friends "no frills" build. I ordered it due to bottom mounted power supply and decent included power supply. Build went very well. Would have been nice if they added a wrench for MB posts like they do in more expensive cases, but overall, a nice, clean, sturdy case.

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  • Jamie S.
  • 1/3/2014 7:50:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid case

Pros: This case was used for my work computer and the 4th computer i have built. I went with this case ultimately because of price and added power supply. I didn't want to spend the money on account i will not get reimbursed. Overall it is very standard with a low mount power supply making it a bit easier to run cable management. Had no problem sliding in my ROM and hard drive. I had to run sata and power on the motherboard side of the case for my hard drive but still worked out fine. Its also a good looking case and easy to clean when your done with your build.

Cons: The mounting of my hard drive could only go one way. Not a big deal as i was able to turn it around. However i love being able to manage my cables the way i want. In thins case i wasn't really able to do that. Like i said though, all i had to do was switch it up. No problem.

Other Thoughts: I'm very happy with this purchase and will consider this case in my next mid-tower build.... Assuming i only need 420 watts

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  • Kevin G.
  • 12/15/2013 5:13:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: This case is very spacious with well placed features. It even has a removable drive tray for additional airflow! Fits a Cooler Master 212 Evo without a problem, and the cable management is fantastic!. I'm a fan of bottom mounted PSU space as well, which this case definitely has. The PSU included in this one is of decent quality and fit the needs of the build. It's a rather quiet case and PSU.

Cons: For the sake of nitpickery, it has holes for tool-less drive mounting, but does not come with the brackets.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case for an AMD A10 build after carefully checking its dimensions. The 212 Evo fits with a few mm to spare

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  • Joshua W.
  • 10/15/2013 8:51:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFeels like quality until you hear the PSU

Pros: Figured I would feel the value in this case but I was very shocked when I pulled it out of the box. It doesn't feel like it will lean if I sneeze by it, haven't stripped a screw thread, and looks nice with the power and hd lights not giving off to much or too little lighting.

Cons: Once I powered it on I found were the value is. The PSU fan is atrociously LOUD! Luckily I had another PSU lying around and swapped it out. I think I'll just use the PSU for testing components so I don't have to listen to it for to long.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a very nice case and maybe my issue with the PSU is just a fluke.

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  • Jerry A.
  • 4/10/2013 12:31:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very good case plenty of room inside top do anything..

Cons: the power supply is very noisy

Other Thoughts: Get a quiet power supply this thing is to noisy

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