From Cooler Master:
“Elite 310 (RC-310) is a mid-tower that accommodates micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, built with a modern black design body and multi-color frame on the front panel. This chassis maintains Elite’s pedigree of compact-sized and quality build that would look great in any space. To express more character to the product, Elite 310 will have multi-color selections demanding for the customer in the future release.”
The Elite 310 has almost an entire black exterior minus the border surrounding the front bezel, which is available in three colors: silver, orange and blue. We received the blue version for this review. The front bezel has a simple design with a sleek piano black finish.
There are four external 5.25” drive bays followed by a single 3.5” drive bay above the power/reset buttons and LED’s. Towards the bottom of the piano black finish are two USB ports, audio/mic inputs and what appears to be a spot for a Firewire port, but none is attached to the case.
The side panel has a window with plenty of edges. I’m not exactly sure what type or style of shape Cooler Master was trying to make when they designed this side panel, but nonetheless it’s a window with an angled slot left for a 120/90/80mm fan (not included).
The rear panel has all of the basic functions it should have including an upper mounted power supply. Both side panels are secured to the case by two thumb screws.