Elite 430

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The Elite 430 Black was designed all-black interior coating with its main purpose in mind as such there’s plenty space for large graphics cards, no matter your brand preference. The Elite 430 Black also features plenty of cooling options and a well ventilated front mesh design to keep even the hottest system nice and cool.



Model RC-430-KWN1
Available Color Black
Material Steel Body; ABS plastic
Dimension 190 x 424 x 490 mm / 7.5 x 16.7 x 19.3 inch
Weight Net Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.3 lbs
Motherboards ATX / Micro-ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 3 Exposed
3.5" Drive Bay 5 Hidden / 2 Exposed
I/O Panel USB x 2, Mic x 1, Audio x 1
Expansion Slots 7
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)
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 (optional)
UPC Code 884102009105
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      Legitreviews.com:  Value Award
      legitreviews.com : September 2010

      "The Cooler Master Elite 430 provides some of the best features of higher end cases at less than half cost; what more could you ask? Its $39.99 price tag makes the Elite 430 one of the best value cases on the market with a clean appearance and unmatched feature set at its price point."

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      Hardwarecanucks - Dam Good Value
      Hardwarecanucks.com : August 2010

      "the Cooler Master Elite 430 is in our opinion one of the best values currently on the market if you are looking for a sub-$100 case."

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      Benchmarkreviews.com: Recommended Product
      Benchmarkreviews.com : July 2010

      "Overall the Cooler Master Elite 430 is a good product more keen on delivering options than performance. However it really seems to fit a specific scenario for optimizing it's features. If you're the type that saves on all other components but splurges on graphic cards, then this could be exactly what you need: affordable, small, but can fit any high-end GPU."

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      motherboards.org : July 2010

      "The Elite 430 Black case has many high-end features including tool-less drive installation, an all-black interior, a hole for the CPU cooler, and room for up to six fans."

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      overclockershq.com : June 2010

      "Would I recommend this case? Yes, there are little to no chassis this size that can accommodate crossfire x for the big cards. Plus it is sleek and has great airflow for a mid tower. Another great job Cooler Master keep up the good work."

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      PCWizKid: Recommended
      pcwizkidstechtalk.com : June 2010

      "This case means business.  Targeted at the entry level budget minded gamer, the Cooler Master Elite 430 Black has possibility for lots of airflow, expansion for 2 large HD5970's! Wow!"

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      Techreaction.net: Bronze Silicon Award
      Techreaction.net : June 2010

      "Overall, this is a well-constructed case. It has some really good features and is a step in the right direction for case construction. The amount of fan possibilities is a nice touch and they are positioned in key areas and will be able to keep the inside temperatures at a respectable level."

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      techarkade.com : June 2010

      "The Tool-free HDD was really creative; I also like the style of Tool-free ODD.  The front I/0 panel was easy to access.  It includes 2 USB ports and a headset and microphone.   This is a nice simple case that you could get into the world of gaming on."

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      Alienbabeltech.com: Innovation Award
      alienbabeltech.com : June 2010

      "Cooler Master has saved enthusiast’s money in exactly the right places to suit most users who want great looks, style and excellent air-cooling potential (and even water cooling) without breaking their bank."

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      Hitechlegion.com:  Silver
      Hitechlegion.com : June 2010

      "Overall, I was impressed with the Cooler Master Elite 430 out of the box. Nice looks, side window, good layout and good temperatures. Adding just a simple 120mm exhaust fan elevated its performance to another level, and made it that much more interesting."

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      Overclockers.com: Approved
      Overclockers.com : June 2010

      "The case, though light, never felt flimsy. There are plenty of potential fan locations with the intakes using dust covers, as well as the ability to put a 2�120mm sized radiator up top so the case will be a good choice for air or water cooling."

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      Rage3d.com: 4.5 Stars
      rage3d.com : June 2010

      "Rage3D awards Cooler Master Elite 430 Black 4 1/2 stars! Excellent design creates a spacious environment for your build in a compact form factor. High cooling potential and great looks give it everything you need for creating a solid computing platform."

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      Pureoverclock.com:  Great Value
      Pureoverclock.com : June 2010

      "When you factor in that you have the ability to fit in some of the leading edge gear, and the overall cooling potential of this chassis it's a great deal no matter how you slice it."

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      Lanoc.org:  Silver Award
      lanoc.org : June 2010

      "If anyone I know asks me to build them a computer on a tight budget, I'm going to be recommending this case."

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      Ninjalane.com:  Furious 5 of 5
      ninjalane.com : June 2010

      "The Elite 430 is a unique case with so many options that has not even been explored yet. The ability to add watercooling to using large multi-GPU setups is just amazing for this priced case."

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