Cooler Master Elite 430 Black
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 06-01-2010
Provided by: Cooler Master

The Elite 430 is small for a mid-tower, measuring in at just 16" tall, 19" long and 7" wide. The small size helps to keep the weight down, and the 430 tips the scales at just a shade over 10 pounds. That's surprisingly in the same neighborhood as most micro-tower and desktop cases. Lots of open mesh and venting in the front, top and side allow for good airflow, and the side panel window shows off the fully painted interior.

The rear of the case shows a standard, bottom-mount power supply layout, with seven riser slots and exhaust fan position with mounting holes for 80mm, 92mm or 120mm fans. Both the riser slots and the dual liquid cooling openings have knock-out blanks.

The top of the case offers dual 120mm stamped grills that Cooler Master claims can house a 240mm radiator. It is offset slightly to help clear motherboard components on the inside. The bottom features additional openings for the power supply intake, as well as optional mounting for another 80mm, 92mm or 120mm fan. The front panel has dual USB ports, microphone / headphone jacks and the Elite logo. There are mesh blanks for three 5" and two 3" bays as well as power and reset buttons, and power and hard drive activity LEDs.

Let's move on to the interior of the Elite 430.

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