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

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  • 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.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • rob c.
  • 10/6/2014 2:03:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsnot bad, but space can be tight

Pros: pretty standard stuff except for a few things in cons.

Cons: corsair h60 cooler left no room above it for one of the exhaust fans. tool less for hard drives don't line up proper holes had to zip tie the hard drive. fan connections on top of motherboard are hard to get to with the room that is at top of case.

Other Thoughts: case is good for just the basic fans.

Manufacturer Response:

Good Afternoon Robert,

I apologize your Elite 430 is not working correctly for you as you contact us anytime through a Support Ticket, Chat, or Phone for build suggestions for part fitment at our CM Fanzone.

Please let me know for further questions.

Felinni M.
CMUSA Support

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  • Tan D.
  • 5/9/2014 12:10:20 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSerious design flaws

Pros: 1.) Insides are painted black w/ clear window.

2.) Screwless design works perfectly.

Cons: 1.) The motherboard is placed ridiculously close to the top. I cant place the seocnd case fan on the top since it is blocked by the ram slots. The first one sits right over the motherboard and barely fit. (It might not on other boards.)

2.) WTH with the screws. I mean some screws fit perfectly but some are loose and never really tighten correctly.

Other Thoughts: 1.) Theres room for 140mm fans on the top why not use them instead of using 120mm.

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  • James B.
  • 4/29/2014 6:00:54 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCooler Master Quality

Pros: Inexpensive for such great quality. Roomy interior. Large side view window. Came with rebate although, I don't have time to send it in.

Cons: rear expansion bay pop-outs can not be put back in, so be sure to remove only the ones that you need, other wise these vacant slots become a dust balls wet dream to get inside in the case.

Other Thoughts: I currently own the Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 and the quality with this unit influenced my purchase decision. I'm glad they had it available as an option and I would purchase it again.

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  • Sandeep S.
  • 4/28/2014 9:38:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I like its design and size , good material used and no need to fix any drive good thing.

Cons: with only one fan whether increase a bit in price but include more fans.

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  • Susan M.
  • 4/24/2014 6:32:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood Case Great Value

Pros: Price and Flexibility for a medium size ATX Case. Got this black Friday deal sub $50 and my entire rig build fit inside this moderate case with room to spare. Should fit mini-ITX, mini-ATX, or full size ATX motherboards with no issues. It has all the pre-drilled standoff holes, plenty of drive bays, and the required space and holes for a 240 or 280 enclosed water cooling radiator system. It does what it's advertised to do: facilitate a medium priced/medium sized computer build.

Cons: The standard cooler master 140mm & 120mm case fans provide ample cooling to the case but do come with the 20db to 30db noise level typical of your average run-of-the-mill manufacturer's case fan. These aren't Noctuas, but this also isn't a high priced case. It doesn't have all the fancy cable management of a larger case. If you absolutely need that check out CM's higher end cases: HAF, HAF Stacker.

Other Thoughts: This is an excellent case for someone new to computer builds/hobbyist. It fits most motherboard sizes and can handle all but the largest CPU/APU heat sink sizes. Fit a Corsair H100 radiator no problem. Plenty of fan options. If you're looking to cut corners and save on a case start with this one, put $50 to $75 towards other parts and customize your build to suit your needs. If you don't abuse it during unpacking or the build, all the parts, covers, holes should work just fine. For new builders: take your time, do some research. Checkout Newegg's online tutorials, Linus Tech Tips, or any other helpful technical support and find the answers before you experience a roadblock. Measure, and pre-size all the parts before full installation. And as many others suggest: pre-build MB/CPU/RAM and water cooling outside case prior to final install. Especially with this case, it's not a 900D or 945 HAF Stacker!

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  • Justin R.
  • 2/26/2014 7:12:02 PM
  • 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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  • justin m.
  • 2/8/2014 11:03:39 PM
  • 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
  • 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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  • Stacy L.
  • 9/28/2013 8:05:48 AM
  • 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
  • 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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