Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Elite 330 (RC-330)
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LJBM "Easy Zen", Amazon
13 September 2011
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: I needed to replace my large pc case with a smaller one and after looking high and low I came across this one and decided to buy it. The reviews were good as well. I am very pleased with the case, seems to be well made and strong, my only criticism is the tool-less bays. The plastic clips/retainers can be broken very easily if your not careful which I managed to do, so please take care, otherwise a very good case. Recommended.
Excerpt: Recieved this case around a week ago using it with my new sandybridge build. The one i recieved came in full black which i prefer as the beige colours look very dated now. You can use up to four disk drives and five hard drives although im not sure that many people will use all these slots. I paid £30 for the case as i was on a budget but i have no regrets.
Summary: Case is a great job, the mechanism included for installing drives is very nice, not like cheaper ones that rattle and are loose. This is very secure and easy to use. Case is sturdy, lots of room and was the first one that didnt cut my hands up installing the system. Only issue i have with it is (it may be a bit of bad luck) but my pc on occasion as my floors are wooden on the ground floor (and can be quite rattly) sometimes walking quickly past the pc or something...
Great looks, excellent airflow but sometimes tricky installing new components.
2 October 2010
Excerpt: When it comes to keeping systems cool and efficient it is important to have a case with good airflow. THe CM Elite 330 is one of those Mid-ATX designed perhaps not for the hardcore gamers. but for the casual media connoisseur. The case is very nice and there are no fancy side fans that glow in the dark, but the blue power button is a nice touch. It also has front panel USB, Firewire and Audio connectors so it scores highly for accesibility to features.
Summary: I recommend this case to anyone who wants a quality mid tower case for a low price. My favourite features are that you can remove both side panels and the blue light surrounding the power button. I installed the components in no time due to easy access.
Summary: After upgrading GFX to a Sapphire RADEON HD 4870 my old Packard Bell case was not up to the job of cooling it, my new build which is also my first build has a extra 120mm front intake fan, the temperatures are down 15-20c, the case is cool to touch even at full load and even though its a little noisier when at idle than my old case it don't get any louder even under extreme benchmark stressing.
Overall positives outweigh the slight negatives, so would recommend it.
9 April 2009
Excerpt: I purchased this as my computer was in desperate need of a little more room for expansion; at the time on offer with a power supply included it seemed a deal not to miss. Having previously used primarily cheaper brand cases this was an excellent step up, build quality was excellent in comparison to what I was used to. With the side panels removed the case was still sturdy, and with everything installed and screwed together my computer was as solid as a house.