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Cooler Master Elite 430 (RC-430)
8.7 out of 10

Cooler Master Elite 430 (RC-430)

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Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Elite 430 (RC-430)

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Overall 4
4.0

Absolutely Horrible...

Tyler H., Newegg
14 February 2015
  • Summary: So, I bought this case from a review online, saying it was a really good investment for the price. I was ecstatic. My first PC Build ever. Luckily my best friend is a software engineer, so I had him as a reference, and also numerous instructional videos online.
  • Pros: Looks Cool, Lots of room Great Price
  • Cons: EXTREMELY hard to remove the back metal covers to install external cards. Nowhere to put an SSD it seems unless you have an adapter
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Overall 4
4.0

No Cable Managment... But Airflow.

Clayton W., Newegg
13 November 2014
  • Pros: So far my motherboard/cpu has not hit above 45 Celsius. Nice airflow.
  • Cons: No cable management slots at all... Less than 2mm of room between the motherboard bracket and the back of the case. Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money on another model. :/
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor design but cheap case

Jacob W., Newegg
26 October 2014
  • Pros: I got mine for around $50 so it was pretty cheap, the inside is painted, has tool-less 3.5 and 5.25in bays, good fan filters, good case for beginners
  • Cons: No cable routing holes, standard length psu's will block off the bottom 120mm vent, the 120mm fan mount on the window blocks off most of the view of the graphic card(s) and if no fan is installed the cutout for the fan ruins the entire look of the side window, cables are attached to the front pan...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fan failed

Thomas L., Newegg
17 October 2014
  • Pros: Its a medium sized case and fits my stuff
  • Cons: I have only had this case for less than a week and the front fan has already failed (this is the one and only fan that comes with the case). Good thing I bought two other fans to mount. Also, it fits everything I need to fit but just barely. The warranty will probably allow me to fit everythign i...
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Overall 4
4.0

not bad, but space can be tight

rob c., Newegg
6 October 2014
  • Summary: case is good for just the basic fans.
  • Pros: pretty standard stuff except for a few things in cons.
  • Cons: corsair h60 cooler left no room above it for one of the exhaust fans. tool less for hard drives don't line up proper holes had to zip tie the hard drive. fan connections on top of motherboard are hard to get to with the room that is at top of case.
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Overall 4
4.0

CM 430

Michael W., Newegg
22 July 2014
  • Summary: This is a good looking case and the price is low. But it does not have any cable management at ALL. I would not purchase this case again. If your not into cable management then your should be happy with this case but still,, only purchase it on a special only.Knock out PCIe bay slots need...
  • Pros: Price; Looks
  • Cons: Cable management, knock out PCIe slots
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Overall 4
4.0

Cooler Master Elite 430 - Mid Tower Computer Case with All-Black Interior...

RT. Stoddard, Amazon
11 June 2014
  • Summary: This items are working properly at this time, let us see how it works over the next six months to one year, when mounting my components balls screw holes were not stable, I had to buy larger screens to insert all of my components, the screws and metals seem to already be too large and too small they...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good for the money, bad for cable management.

RainbowSquirts, Amazon
26 January 2014
  • Summary: This has terrible cable management and you can find better for the same price here on Amazon. keep looking around, but please note that my review is the absolute truth. I am serious when I say 0-Zero-ZERO cable management. However, it's a case and it serves its purpose.
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Overall 4
4.0

Far better towers for slightly more price

Bradley K., Newegg
17 August 2013
  • Summary: This build was for my aunt who doesn't need a power house. She is actually the one that picked this out because she liked how the front was set up. As long as she likes it I'm happy, but if this were a case for my personal computer, I'd chuck it in the garbage and order a better one from Cooler...
  • Pros: Cheap. LEDs are not super bright, which is good for me. Plenty of places to mount fans. Front panel ports are decent (1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, microphone jack, headphone jack).
  • Cons: Where to start? This case is awful, even for the low price. There are far better cases that are worth the extra $20. The case is constructed of steel, true, but it's very, very thin. Easily bent. The expansion ports are covered to begin with, but the metal isn't completely cut. It is still slight...
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

Craig Mitchell, Amazon
7 October 2014
  • Summary: Case looks nice but has no cable management space so looks really messy inside
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