About Cooler Master case
i saw on cooler master web and looked for a cooler master elite case that can fit the big vga card inside and have a good airflow , then i saw elite 310,330,331,332,333,334 and don't know which is better. Can you guys show me the differences between them ( besides the appearance ) and which is better ? Thanks
saber2212 said:i saw on cooler master web and looked for a cooler master elite case that can fit the big vga card inside and have a good airflow , then i saw elite 310,330,331,332,333,334 and don't know which is better. Can you guys show me the differences between them ( besides the appearance ) and which is better ? Thanks
Whats your price range?
Do you have a preference as to where the PSU is situated?
What kind of card are you looking to put in there?
Is there any specific reason you are only interested in Cooler Masters Elite series? i.e. Is the only brand and model available by you? (Don't get me wrong CM is good and I own one... just wondering)
The differences are in the price, dimensions, amount of external and internal bays, amount and placement of fans (most CM Elites only come with one fan and the rest are "optional" but recommended to add yourself), the positioning of the PSU, form factor (the Elite 341 for example is a micro ATX mini tower case), colors, if the side has a window or vent, etc...
Here is a comparison of some of the CM Elite series including:310, 330, 334, 335 & 430: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007583%2050001333&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&CompareItemList=7|11-119-115^11-119-115-S01%2C11-119-199^11-119-199-TS%2C11-119-161^11-119-161-TS%2C11-119-227^11-119-227-TS%2C11-119-204^11-119-204-TS
The Elite 370 also looks nice with lots of fan options and it supports the ATI HD 5970 (as does the Elite 430).
I have a Cooler Master Elite 335 with a ATI Radeon HD 5770 in it and it fits fine with room to spare. It has good airflow and keeps my temps relatively low. It suits my current needs fine and I am very pleased with it.
saber2212 said:thanks, i have a 9800gt, and just a normal PSu, i think i'll put that PSU on the top, not the bottom
Alright so here's a list of Cooler Master Elites with top mounted PSUs:
Elite 335: $49.99
Elite 334 nVidia: $49.99
(Regular Elite 334)
Elite 330: $39.99
Elite 310: $39.99
Here is a chart comparing the above models on Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001333%2040000007&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=7|11-119-161^11-119-161-TS%2C11-119-199^11-119-199-TS%2C11-119-115^11-119-115-S01%2C11-119-203^11-119-203-TS
Now there are more models in the CM Elite series there are other models that are not on new egg but as you will see the main differences between them are the dimensions and the amounts of external and internal drive bays. They all come with at least one 120mm fan and the option to add at least one more.
Here is some one else who has a 9800 GT and got an Elite 335:Quote:kauffmann: Got the Elite 335...So i finally assembled my rigg, its working awesome!... The 9800GT fits in perfectly leaving much room for the HDDs.
From the above options I recommend either the CM Elite 335 or 334 if you are only interested in a CM Elite with top mounted PSU.