Excerpt: Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Review Cooler Master Today at ' Rage Towers ' we will be taking a look at Cooler Master's new Elite 430 mid-tower desktop case. Featuring 120mm fans, tool-less 3.5" and 5.25" bays and a mesh grill design - the Elite 430 is aimed squarely at budget conscious system...
Conclusion: The market is filled with various gaming cases, so the Elite 430 Black is against some serious competition. The big question is, can it stand from the crowd. Overall it's a reasonably competent newcomer to the budget class.
Pros: Light weight, Cooling options, Black interior, Can fit any size graphic card
Cons: Bundles with only one fan, No dust filters, Flimsy construction
Conclusion: We’re sure not too many people reading this article will have much interest in computer cases that cost below $60 but that’s simply because this category has been left nearly barren when it comes to quality and features.
Pros: - All black interior, - very few sharp edges, - Some filters on some fan ports, - Tool-less installation for hard drives and Optical drives, - Can accommodate long GPU’s, - CPU cooler backplate cut out in motherboard
Cons: - peripheral slot covers not full removed, - water cooling holes not fully removed or grommeted, - filters are not on all fan ports, including none on the front intake, - filter removal is not an easy task without damaging the filters, - only comes with 1 fan, - no cable routing features, - small...
Conclusion: The unified paint job and exterior updates make the Cooler Master Elite 430 fairly modern case. There's not much to hate about the appearance and plenty to like with lighting. The exterior isn't extravagant or particularly notable in any way but for a budget case it works well.
Pros: Spacious for a mid-tower case of this size, supports the newest graphic cards., Tool-less drive bay works very well, Small, light-weight, and quiet, Good visual update from previous versions, Good value
Cons: Poor cable management features, Limited fan installation with larger systems (limited cooling effectiveness), Difficult to add drives after completed installation, Exterior panels a little flimsy, Only comes with one fan
Summary: Cooler Master has taken their case design very seriously. 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.
Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Mid Tower Case Review
2 July 2010
The Cooler Master Elite 430 does have quite a number of features, but most of these features don’t make me impressed. The case does have a nice aesthetic appeal with a complete black color and blue LED fan; it just doesn’t seem worth the price; around $60 online.
Conclusion: 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.
Summary: The Elite 430 Black is a great addition to Cooler Master's lineup. It marks one of only a few cases they produce that features a fully painted interior and probably one of the smallest mid-tower chassis that Cooler Master offers.
The Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Computer Case Review
Hi Tech Legion
1 June 2010
Summary: The Cooler Master Elite 430 performed very well in temperature benchmarks and was a solid case that was very easy to build and work on.
Doing a build with the Cooler Master Elite 430 is a very easy task. The case is roomy and well laid out, and the tool free drive bays are simple and work well.
Pros: Design Makes For Very Easy Build, Many Fan Mountings To Optimize Airflow, Tool Free Design, Good Quality Black Finish Inside and Outside, Large Clear Side Window
Cons: .5mm SECC Bends and Flexes Easily, No Included Exhaust Fan Limits Airflow
Summary: Most of us have heard of and their many products including power supplies, cooling accessories (heatsinks and fans), and, of course, cases. Today we will be looking at their newest offering, the Elite 430 Black.