Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Elite 330 (RC-330)
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Cheap and Defective Case
Lance M., Newegg
24 November 2012
Summary: I've purchased dozens of Coolermaster cases for my clients over the years and this is the only model I've ever encountered issues with. Avoid this model at all costs. I submitted a service request with CoolerMaster, let's see if they make good on this product
Pros: good look, low cost, good ventilation
Cons: power supply causes shutdown when bumped and power switch broke within the first few months.
Summary: I do a lot of custom computer builds for customers of mine. When this case series first came out the quality and cost (value) was stunning. I've used them in many builds, however, over time I think they have looked for ways to improve their bottom line with this product.
Pros: Low cost
Cons: Product quality is diminishing since product series release. The metal seems flimsier thinner or just a different alloy so it dents easily and the paint scratches off with little to no effort. WORST OF ALL, Be sure to pull out some leather gloves when working inside this case. The system used to ...
Pros: Would be a good combo deal if Newegg actually had this product to ship.
Cons: Case shipped did not have a power supply. It turned out to be a different product number but the newegg rep discouraged a replacement because she thought they might have the wrong product in stock. Return was no problem with an RMA and paid return shipping label but shipping on a case is fairly e...
Pros: Well built case overall, kudos to coolermaster, if only they could get their Power Supply department to get some quality control work going
Cons: the fan on the Pwr supply that comes with this case sounds like a jet engine and it's driving me INSANE. I bought this case because at $60 i thought it was good value as it comes with a PS but now it looks like I got hosed cause this PS is HORRIBLE and will need to be replaced, which will cost me...
Summary: Do yourself a favor and spend the extra 20 or 30 dollars for real Cooler Master quality.
Cons: I've ordered countless items over the years from New Egg and the only thing I ever worry about is the case. Because that is the one item that is most likely to be damaged. Case arrived with a huge dent in the back panel. Not NewEgg's fault. The box was undamaged. This damage happened at the Coole...
Summary: The side panels are a bit flimsy, but I only paid $40 for the case. I'd give this case 5 stars if wasn't for the power button problem. Cooler Master support is less than desired. If you don't follow up to push the issue forward, they will do nothing. I created an RMA to get a new button.
Pros: I loved the ways drives mount. For the $$$ it is a great case except for the one BIGGGGG negative I listed in Cons.
Cons: The power button in the front bezel sticks in the on position if you'r not careful to push it in from the top. I'm not sure if the hole cutout in my bezel is out of tolerance or if this is just poor design. Regardless, when it sticks it's the same as holding down the power button for too long... ...
Summary: Not the usual Coolermaster quality of a few years ago, pass on this one. If you already own this chassis, junk the power supply immediately before it damages your hardware. I have seen $9.99 power supplies that performed better. Voltage correction you ask? "What's THAT?" says Coolermaster.
Pros: Cheap, and looks pretty.
Cons: Too cheap to RMA - not worth the postage. The world's flakiest power supply with voltages all over the place. NO VOLATEGES ARE IN WITHIN ATX SPEC! Thin metal, cheap feel, sticky buttons. Does not contain a Coolermaster brand power supply.
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.