Summary: This is a difficult review to write, if this had been a generic case then I would have probably said that this was an alright case, but this is a branded one I was expecting a little more quality in the build. The unit is not particularly sturdy and flexes even with the panels attached and the tool less slots are a little hit and miss as to whether they hold securely, I would switch to screws if I was you.
It's nice, but I expected more from a Cooler Master
Evie Charalampous, Amazon
29 October 2011
Summary: The box is nice and does all of the things it is meant to do, so I am only going to mention the things it could do better. 1) If you want to install an add-on card (e.g. the graphics card), it provides a mechanism which "locks" the devices into place without the need of any screws. Well, my heavy two-slot tall graphics card did not line up correctly just by using this mechanism so I had to screw it in.
Summary: Excellent price-quality ratio,nice fittings,nice finish, but(120mm fans in the front and rear) mentioned, only includes the rear fan..and i would buy my own motherboard screws (supplied screws hardly touch the contacts on the Gigabyte motherboard)I am being a bit picky..i would buy this item again!
Summary: This is a great tower, well as far as they go anyway, easy to use clips for drive installation and all the stuff you need in it. My only annoyance was the quality of the instructions that came with it. However these pointers should help you: 1) When installing PCI cards the black leaver at the top of the back panel section for such cards needs to be pulled up toward the top of the case before being levered out as the diagram shows 2) For the coloured twisted cables that...
Summary: Whilst I would support the positive comments of other reviewers about the screwless design and the case in general, it might be helpful to know that, after a relatively short period of use, I encountered an unexpected/unacceptable problem with the power button stemming from poor materials/design. As I could find no source of spare parts this created a potential 'write off' in an item I would expect to last for years.
Summary: This Coolermaster Elite 330 design is better than the larger Coolermaster design that I bought for my first build. I am in my 60's so I am not as dexterous as I was and felt I needed the extra space in which to work my hands, so I sought a large case. However, this 330 is quite big enough and in my view quite well made. There is no need to screw components in place the non-screw design works adequately.
Summary: I previously have bought PCs in cases and they all came with much better cases than this. Two of them were only low cost PCs too. The only case I bought separately was an Acousticase - excellent case, but about 3 times the price of this Elite 330. I thought I would go for a cheaper case this time and picked this one particularly as it has so many good reviews. However, it all depends what the reviewers compare it to.