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Cooler Master - Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case

( 3.2 Average / 24 Ratings )

Specifications

Manufacturer

Cooler Master

Model

Elite 430

Part #

RC-430-KWN1

Color

Black

Type

ATX Mid Tower

Includes Power Supply

No

External 3.5" Bays

2

External 5.25" Bays

3

Internal 3.5" Bays

5

Motherboard Compatibility

ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX

Front Panel USB 3.0 Ports

No

Maximum Video Card Length

315 mm / 12.402 "

Dimensions

490 mm x 190 mm x 424 mm

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Reviews

kwriley87 14 points 42 months ago

This is the only part of this build that I regret. It's a nice looking case, a little flimsy. This thing is completely terrible for cable management, but I did the best I could with it. There was only one fan included which was kind of lame, so I installed 2 additional Corsair 120MM fans in the case for extra cooling. After instant discount and mail in rebate it was only $29.99... so for what I paid, I'm happy with it for now.

itcheazus 4 points 3 months ago

My friend has this case from an IBUYPOWER prebuilt. This case really made me appreciate my NZXT S340. There is almost no cable management options in this case. I was able to do a little bit using motherboard mounting holes as we are using a MicroATX board.

I can't fault this case too much for features as I believe it is an older unit. No front USB 3.0, but the board we purchased has plenty of 3.0 ports so this shouldn't be a problem.

I really only had two issues of note while building:

  1. Had to leave the SSD loose for the time being as I could not find a way to mount it in the available bays.
  2. Fans included by IBUYPOWER are molex only, so I had to use a 6 pin to molex cable to provide direct power to them.

Other than the lack of cable management the aesthetics of the case are actually nice. This would be a great case for a home server, NAS, or other similar setup due to the size and the amount of available hard drive bays.