The Cooler Master Elite 431 conforms to the 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 499mm x 192mm x 427mm.
|Form Factor||ATX||Front Fans||1|
|Motherboard Form Factors||Front Fans Size||140mm|
|Color||Black||Top Fans Size||120mm|
|Expansion Slots||7||Rear Fans||1|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3||Rear Fans Size||120mm|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||7||Bottom Fans||1|
|2.5" Drive Bays||0||Bottom Fans Size||120mm|
|Tool-less Rails||no||IO Display Panel||yes|
|Length||499mm||Front USB 2.0 Slots||2|
|Width||192mm||Front USB 3.0 Slots||0|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||315mm||Audio IO||yes|
|Maximum CPU Cooler Size||163mm|
The Cooler Master Elite 431 has a the ATX form factor. ATX is the most ubiquitous of case standards, providing the largest array of compatible hardware on the market. Using the 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 499mm x 192mm x 427mm.
The Cooler Master Elite 431 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.
Made primarily of Steel, the Cooler Master Elite 431 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.