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

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio Front Ports Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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With its innovative styling and high quality construction, the Cooler Master Elite 430 black case RC-430-KWN6 lends a hot, edgy look to your system. It's designed with all-black interior coating. There’s plenty space for long graphic card Radeon HD 5970, perfect for the game enthusiast. Combining a 120mm front red LED fan and one 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: three 5.25" external, five 3.5" internal, and two 3.5" external bays. Cooler Master thoughtfully includes a USB 3.0 port 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 RC-430-KWN6 provides high-grade style.
  • newegg Tool-Free Mechanical Design The Cooler Master Elite 430 RC-430-KWN6 features tool-free mechanical design for easy and quick assembly and maintenance.
  • newegg Peerless Cooling Performance The Cooler Master Elite 430 RC-430-KWN6 case is preinstalled with one 120mm front red LED fan and has front mesh holes and side ventilation holes for exceptional cooling performance. It can support up to seven fans.
  • newegg Transparent Side Panel Window The Cooler Master Elite 430 RC-430-KWN6'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 USB 3.0 I/O Panel The Cooler Master Elite 430 RC-430-KWN6's front I/O panel enables remarkably convenient access to USB 3.0 and audio in/out ports.

Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-430-KWN6


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
1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio Front Ports

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm front red 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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  • Justin R.
  • 2/26/2014 7:12:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Oveall

Pros: Looks very nice when lit
Very spacious
Well Constructed
Good Airflow

Cons: Poor mounting hardware for 3.5 drives. I liked the mounting design from previous Cool Master cases..

Useless instructions

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  • Jason H.
  • 2/8/2014 11:03:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIf you can afford better, go with another brand

Pros: Clean case with most of the usual stuff that comes with a gaming comp like a see thru window, easy tool less installation of hard drives and optical drives. Plus in my opinion the coolest part of this case is how you can have one 140mm case fan pulling air in the front and four 120mm case fans (that came with dust filters) spaced out in other places to set up maximum cooling. With the 120mm fan on my power supply and the two 120mm fans on my cpu and one 120mm cooling fan placed on the glass window. So I have eight 120mm fans and one 140mm fan altogether totaling NINE 120mm+ COOLING FANS that are all lit with RED LED Lights and keep my CPU, HDD, RAM, and power supply all under 100" F when stressing out everything to 100% max and every single fan that is set as intake as a double layered aftermarket dust filter to keep all my components clean. Plus it looks pretty sweet when on because everything is lit brightly inside the case with red led light and since I repainted all the heat spreaders off my motherboard and all the plastic casing to both my video cards with a crazy UV red paint that makes them light up like they are neon makes it look amazing for not spending more than an extra $50 altogether on fans and paint.

Cons: The USB 3.0 hub in the front was broke after a week and both cooler master fans that came with the case died within a month. Plus originally I never got any of the motherboard screws that it was supposed to come with so I really lost out on all the accessories / hardware that came with the case so this I would tell to anyone looking to buy this case, be ready to replace the fans and make sure you have your own screws etc. So I get on live chat after the fans and USB 3.0 port / board / setup went dead with two different cooler master people who both tell me they are making sure that I will be getting new fans, a new USB 3.0 kit for the front of the case and the screws I didn't get. Suddenly I get an email from someone I've never spoken to telling me that all I'm getting is a new USB 3.0 kit. Well all that came was a USB 2.0 kit!! Which is junk to me because all my external stuff that's USB is USB 3.0 so I don't have to wait hours like back in 1999. So besides the customer service jerking me around on this and on a T3 CPU cooler I would rate the customer service not very good so far as to what I've experienced and I was surprised at how I got a case that was missing hardware and contained hardware that died so fast. I mean the fans could have lasted at least three months at least and to send me a lower grade USB 2.0 kit just made me lose it and call it a day on Cooler Master stuff.

Other Thoughts: Price was cheap and If you don't have much money it's a good case to start a build with. Just be prepared to have to put a few bucks into it to make it cool before it's done in case your missing hardware or get some bad hardware like I did.

Manufacturer Response:

Hello Anonymous,

I greatly apologize for the inconvenience you are having with the components of the case and trouble recieving replacements. All the screws, fans, and I/O panel are covered within the case's two year warranty which we can replace. Please let us have the opportunity to rectify these issues/mixups and make this better for you by contacting us directly by phone or live chat. My name is Robert and our team will do right, if you give us the chance.

Telephone: 888-624-5099


Robert N.
CMUSA Support

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  • Michael O.
  • 12/11/2013 10:30:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsI own a similar model, blue lights.

Pros: I have the blue light version of this case. Has plenty of room for high end GPU's and mobo's. Lighting is nice, especially with added fans of the same color. Coolung is excellent as my system has never gone above 80f while running battlefield 4. Worth this price, definitely.

Cons: The size may be a bit much for those with a lack of space. Alse requires some periodic dusting. Otherwise, perfect.

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  • Joshua L.
  • 9/28/2013 8:05:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case for the money.

Pros: Inexpensive, has room for tons of fans, great airflow, attractive yet not gaudy, front usb3.0, side window.

Cons: None at this price point, really. At about $30AR shipped you can't go wrong.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what people are expecting for this price point, but I have used a ton of these cases as well as the elite 430 and 431. They are essentially the same, but this has usb3.0 front and side fan capability. Sure it only comes with one front fan, but that is shown and obvious in the listing. The metal is sturdy enough, but easy to work with if you need to clearance anything.

For me this has everything, and you can see your components without having a Transformer-looking case in your house. If you want that, then go for it, but this fits the bill nicely for everyone generally speaking.

If anyone bends the chassis working with it, then they are man-handling it. It is .5mm steel, which isn't super-thick, but substantial enough for everyday use. I don't know why it wouldn't be for gamers, it has tons of airflow and cools anything when populated with fans.

Of course you can spend more money, but I would rather have a better cpu or gpu than a crazy case.

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  • Brandon K.
  • 9/6/2013 11:44:48 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot an optimal case for gamers, but still works.

Pros: -Neat Red LED chassis fan in front of HDD bay
-Fairly large side panel window, view of everything

Cons: -Only 1 chassis fan included
-Expansion bay and external drive bay steel covers are irreplaceable, so be 100% sure which ones you want to take off
-Very few of the locks for the Drive bays are included

Other Thoughts: If you want a case to just put your parts in, get this. It's cheap, and for the price, it comes with a decent amount of features (I got it for $50). If you'd rather have a flashy case with amazing and spectacular features, get a different case.
I would not recommend this case as a case for gamers, or everyday use.

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  • Lynn K.
  • 8/18/2013 10:24:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAudio issues with the front panel

Pros: USB 3.0
Fits my mobo well (Asus p8z77 V LK)

Cons: About half the time the sound is very quiet, right now if I turn and fiddle with the plug it comes through after a while. Tried with multiple headsets/earphones. I'm expecting it to break completely in the next few days.

Almost not worth RMA unfortunately, I would have rather just not purchased it.

Also the short front panel cords make it hard to manage cables properly

Other Thoughts: I was able to get the case for 30 after rebates so it wasn't too bad.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us so we can ship a replacement part to you under warranty. You don't need to ship anything back to us. You can contact us via the Live chat link below.


CMUSA Customer Support.

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  • JOREL P.
  • 8/17/2013 11:42:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: This nice case perfectly holds all of the parts for my computer, and looks good doing it.

The led fan is a nice touch, and is quiet.

The black metal and plastic looks very nice.

The little clear window lets me show off my computer parts.

Easy latches and screws.

Cons: The led fan power connector was poorly made, and I had to push the 4 pins back in to place several times.

Only one usb 3.0 slot on the front of the case.

Other Thoughts: This product is great for the price, and will be sure to last me many years.

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  • Brad K.
  • 8/17/2013 1:06:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFar better towers for slightly more price

Pros: Cheap. LEDs are not super bright, which is good for me. Plenty of places to mount fans. Front panel ports are decent (1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, microphone jack, headphone jack).

Cons: Where to start?

This case is awful, even for the low price. There are far better cases that are worth the extra $20.

The case is constructed of steel, true, but it's very, very thin. Easily bent.
The expansion ports are covered to begin with, but the metal isn't completely cut. It is still slightly attached and you have to cut it out of there yourself. This probably will bend the case because it is so flimsy. The front 5.25" bays also have this flimsy metal housing.
The braces for the DVD drive and HDDs are quite tight. It feels like you're scratching the DVD drive and HDDs when inserting them. There are 6 pieces of plastic that are tool-less mounts for the 3.5" bays and HDD bays, but that's for either side of the case, so really you only have 3 plastic mounts.
It comes with plenty of screws, but they're not separated, and there was also a disproportionate amount than what is listed in the owner's manual.

All in all, I really dislike this case. I have built other machines with Cooler Master cases and I have loved it. And I still really like the Cooler Master brand. But stay away from this case. The HAF 912 case is much superior and has a $20 higher price point, if that.

Other Thoughts: This build was for my aunt who doesn't need a power house. She is actually the one that picked this out because she liked how the front was set up. As long as she likes it I'm happy, but if this were a case for my personal computer, I'd chuck it in the garbage and order a better one from Cooler Master.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,
I'm very sorry for the issues you encountered. Please feel free to contact us via Live Chat or email if you need any support concerning your Elite 430 case.

CMUSA Support

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