The Cooler Master Elite 430 conforms to the Micro-ATX form factor and so can accommodate motherboards with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX.
It is made of Steel and its dimensions (LxWxH) are 424mm x 190mm x 490mm.
|Form Factor||Micro-ATX||Front Fans Size||140mm|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Top Fans||2|
|Material||Metal||Top Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||7||Side Fans Size||120mm|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3||Rear Fans||1|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||7||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|2.5" Drive Bays||0||Bottom Fans||1|
|Tool-less Rails||yes||Bottom Fans Size||120mm|
|Length||424mm||Case Fan dBA||20 dBA|
|Width||190mm||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Height||490mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||315mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Size||163mm||eSATA||no|
|Front Fans||1||Audio IO||yes|
The Cooler Master Elite 430 has a the Micro-ATX form factor. Micro-ATX is a smaller version of the ATX standard which is designed to make your case and the system therein lightweight and portable. Using the Micro-ATX standard, the case can house motherboards and power supplies with form factors ATX and Micro-ATX. The dimensions of the case itself (LxWxH) are 424mm x 190mm x 490mm.
The Cooler Master Elite 430 has seven expansion slots, so there is plenty of room for extra components, which may be a deciding factor when planning on the longevity and build type of a PC system. The case has three 5.25" drive bays, which is enough to house an optical drive and a couple of hard drives, while still having space for plenty more HDDs with the seven 3.5" drive bays that are also available. There are no 2.5" drive bays, though, so any SSD or laptop-sized HDD installation would require an adapter. Installation of hard drives into these drive bays is made all the more easier by screwless rails that allow tool-less mounting.
Made primarily of Steel, the Cooler Master Elite 430 is built to be strong and well-ventilated. Steel cases are generally fairly cheap and sturdy, but also tend to be quite heavy. Whatever your case's material, it is important to keep a consistent airflow so that heat doesn't build up inside. It is therefore advised that you make use of the available built-in case fans and fan installation sections.