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    Cooler Master Elite 430 Case Review

    Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Case Review
    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. Somehow though, Cooler Master has effectively released a product that turns the entire lower-end enclosure market on its head. A quick glance at the Elite 430’s direct competitors reveals a list of bland, windowless and featureless cases which do nothing other than to make this enclosure look like a diamond in the rough.

    Nearly everything about this newest iteration of the Elite family makes us wonder how it can retail for a sub-$60 price. It features tool-less drive installation, more graphics card space than any ATX-sized case should rightfully have and a sensible layout that aides in an easy installation process. One thing that particularly suck in our minds was how good Cooler Master’s pint sized case looked with an all-black interior. It also routinely snubs higher-end cases in the cooling department and makes Antec’s much-loved $80 Sonata Pro look like an overpriced lump of coal.

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    Hmm no online review on Ikonik EN2 still, but this one is nice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaixax555 View Post
    Hmm no online review on Ikonik EN2 still, but this one is nice...
    Yeah its a nice casing, im using too. But i think the new Coolermaster casing is more worth it, for the same price. Same design too. Black interior, cable management, bottom psu except they have more fan holes and a clear transparent side window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyDanny View Post
    Yeah its a nice casing, im using too. But i think the new Coolermaster casing is more worth it, for the same price. Same design too. Black interior, cable management, bottom psu except they have more fan holes and a clear transparent side window.
    the CM 430 cable management like nt nice one
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    lol i jus swapp my CM430 to CM690 advanced II and now just swapped to Haf 922


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    @colo ~
    pics of yr cable managment ?

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    The 430 doesnt have the hole for wires to hide at the back of the mobo tray, not much cable management to do.

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    Hmm was wondering if an V8 cooler can be install in it?
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    a V8 would not fit in. i assembled a rig for my friend using a Hyper Tx3 which is abt 135mm tall, and the side panel barely fitted. The V8 is 161mm tall, so i think it wouldnt fit at all. need confirmation from bros here though
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    which shop carrying the latest 430 now? ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erage83 View Post
    Hmm was wondering if an V8 cooler can be install in it?
    no a v8 can fit just nice, i fitted mine with hyper 212(note that its 212 nt 212+) 212+ is a bit shorter at 158.5. the 430 elite can take 163mm hsfs, which in this mine is 160mm and v8 is 161.1mm. but 430 cant fit a v6gt as its 165mm. pls dun get the notion that a lower numbering=smaller hsf (v8>v6gt is wrong)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erage83 View Post
    Hmm was wondering if an V8 cooler can be install in it?
    should be able to fit...

    haha you happy with the PSU thus far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReporterSG View Post
    which shop carrying the latest 430 now? ^^
    Bell, PCT, Tradepac , etc all the usual suspects oso got

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    Quote Originally Posted by batuchka View Post
    Bell, PCT, Tradepac , etc all the usual suspects oso got
    Thanks bro, haha
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