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Cooler Master 430 Black Elite Gaming Chassis Review
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Written by Munk   
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Console gaming has a hug fallowing but more and more gamers are segueing to the PC. The expandability of the PC  makes it more appealing to the hardcore gamers because the rate in which console systems are launched makes them obsolete in comparison to PC gaming within months. There is a huge market for casual gamers in the PC world and companies like Cooler Master know this and utilize this group as potential customers by offering both budget and enthusiast grade gaming chassis and other hardware. The new Cooler Master 430 Black Elite Gaming Chassis is one such product that we will be taking a look at today. Let's get a good look at this budget chassis and see if it has everything you ever wanted in a inexpensive gaming case:

 

Provided by: Cooler Master

Price:TBA

Closer Look:

 

 

Specifications and Features:

 The Elite 430 Black was designed all-black interior coating with its main purpose in mind  as such there’s plenty space for large graphics cards, no matter your brand preference. The Elite 430 Black also features plenty of cooling options and a well ventilated front mesh design to keep even the hottest system nice and cool.

  • Interior black coating makes stylish inside looks.
  • Front 120mm fan with brilliant Blue LED provides the best airflow to HDDs.
  • Rear 120mm fan for high-efficiency ventilation.
  • Tool-Free mechanical design for quick assembly and maintenance.
  • Side ventilation holes for better cooling performance.
  • Large transparent side window included.
  • Supports long graphics cards including Radeon HD 5970.


  Specifications 
Available Color Black
 
Material Steel Body ; ABS Plastic
 
Dimension (W / H / D) 190 x 424 x 490 mm / 7.5 x 16.7 x 19.3 inch
 
Weight Net Weight: 4.7 kg / 10.3 lbs
Gross weight:5.8 kg / 12.78 lbs
 
M/B Type ATX/Micro-ATX
 
5.25" Drive Bay 3 Exposed
 
3.5" Drive Bay 2 Exposed
5 Hidden
 
I/O Panel USB 2.0 x2, Mic x1, Audio x1, 1394a x 1?optional?
 
Expansion Slots 7
 
Cooling System Top: 120 mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 120 mm blue LED fan x1?140 mm fan x1 (optional)
Rear: 80/90/120 mm fan x1(optional)
Side: 120/140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
Bottom:80/90/120 mm fan x1(optional)
 
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2(optional)

 

Conclusion:

Overall the Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Gaming Chassis has a ton of great features for its size. Being able to fit 2 5970's in the case is very impressive, the all black interior is beautiful, and the CPU back plate access is awesome. The aesthetics are great in this case, I am a little partial to blue LEDs with a black case. This case reminds me of a baby sniper from the CM Storm series, so if you can pony up the dough for a sniper this is a great budget gamer chassis with all the bells and whistles of its big brothers.

Would I recommend this case? Yes, there are little to no chassis this size that can accommodate crossfire x for the big cards. Plus it is sleek and has great airflow for a mid tower. Another great job Cooler Master keep up the good work.

Pros:

  • Sleek Style
  • 5970 compatible
  •  Too-less
  • Black Interior
  • CPU Backplate Access
  • Blue LEDs (for some)
  • Lots of Room for fan Expansion
  • Clear Side Panel
Cons:
  • Cable Management
 

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