The inside of the Elite 430 Black is entirely black. On the bottom of the case is the power supply slot with a removable filter, which must be removed on the very bottom of the case. Next to the power supply slot are some hooks for fitting small cables in our managing the cables. In front of the power supply slot is a fan slot capable of holding an 80/90/120mm fan.
Towards the rear of the case are your typical outputs of the case along with a rear exhaust fan slot capable of holding another 80/90/120mm fan; surprisingly one isn’t included with this case. Two 120mm fan slots with air filter, attached on the inside of the case, are found at the top of the case. The motherboard tray has some intricate designs on it, but the most notable feature of it is the CPU cooler cutout, allowing you to change your CPU cooler without having to remove your motherboard.
The front of the case houses the drive bays, which both the 5.25” and 3.5” are, aligned parallel with the case. Only a few of the slots come with a tool-free device to install the drives; this is both for the 3.5” and 5.25” drives. It sort of confuses me why you’d only include a few of them. The only fan in the case, a 120mm blue LED, resides in front of the hard drive cage.
The 5.25” drive bays have a different tool-free design than the 3.5” drives. The 5.25” use switch-type device while the 3.5” bays use a key-type device. A bag with plenty of hardware and zip-ties come included with the case along with the installation manual.
Jan 29, 2015 0