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Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Mid Tower PC Case Review
|Product:||RC-430-KWN1 Elite 430 Black|
|Date:||Thu, Sep 09, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Austin Hamann -|
The Cooler Master Elite 430
Cooler Master is an extremely well-known brand for computer users and builders manufacturing a variety of components and accessories. Cooler Master's primary focus is on cases with the Cosmos and HAF lines being some of the best selling chassis made. The HAF line has been holding the top end sector of cases with models ranging from $60 all the way up to $250, but today we are looking at one of Cooler Master's very budget friendly cases in the Elite 430.
The Elite 430 is the top case in Cooler Master's 'Elite' line of chassis, offering the best features and appearance of the series with its massive 14x11" Plexiglas side window. The Elite 430 can be for anyone looking for a work chassis or just anyone on a tight budget who doesn't want a crazy looking chunk of metal holding their system. The very traditional Elite 430 is currently available at the $39.99 price point which is truly amazing for the specifications you find with this case listed below.
Features of the Cooler Master Elite 430 (RC-430-KWN1) PC Case
- 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.
- Tool-Free mechanical design for quick assembly and maintenance.
- Side ventilation holes for better cooling performance.
- Large transparent side window included.
Specifications of the Cooler Master Elite 430 (RC-430-KWN1) PC Case
- Available Color: Black only
- Part Number: RC-430-KWN1
- Material: Steel Body; ABS plastic
- Dimension: 190 x 424 x 490mm / 7.5 x 16.7 x 19.3"
- Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.3 lbs
- Motherboard support: ATX / Micro-ATX
- Video Card Support: up to 315mm/12.4" -Any up to Radeon HD 5970, GeForce GTX 480
- CPU Heatsink Support: up to 163mm/6.4" in height
- 5.25" External Drive Bays: 3
- 3.5" External Drive Bays: 2
- 3.5" Internal Drive Bays: 5
- Expansion Slots: 7
- Top Cooling: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
- Front Cooling: 120 mm blue LED fan x 1, 140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
- Rear Cooling: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
- Side Cooling: 120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
- Bottom Cooling: 80/90/120 mm fan x 1 (optional)
- Warranty: 2 Year limited hardware
That's right; Cooler Master's Elite 430 $40 chassis can even house the ATI Radeon HD 5970 which is the largest video card available, with room to spare! I can hear some of you saying: "Well, why would I use a $40 case with a video card that costs between $600 and $700?" and the point is that you have the option, without ever having to worry about future graphics upgrades.
There is a lot more to look at with this case, so let's get to the retail packaging before we get ahead of ourselves here.
Next Page - Retail Package & Bundle
Page 1 - The Cooler Master Elite 430
Page 2 - Retail Package & Bundle
Page 3 - External Impressions
Page 4 - Internal Impressions
Page 5 - Installing Components
Page 6 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions