First up is the
Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case. This box holds all your system components such as the motherboard. processor, hard drives, and DVD or Blu-ray drives. Some people may find the case to be too large, but for a computer gamer or video editor it’s just the right size for those mid to topline video cards.
The Cooler Master Elite 430 Mid Tower ATX Case has an all-black interior coating. It also has a ventilated front mesh design to keep even the hottest system cool. Additional cooling features include a front 120mm fan (with a nice looking brilliant blue LED light) to provide the best airflow to your hard drives. There’s also a large rear 120mm fan for high-efficiency ventilation. Even the side panels are ventilated.
For ease of assembly the interior of the case has tool-free mechanical locks to minimize the need for screws and screwdrivers.
The next item I’ve been recommending to people who are interested in having their computer boot-up in the shortest time possible is Crucial.com’s M500 Series 240GB mSATA SSD. This isn’t a traditional hard drive with moving parts — moving parts which take time to reach operating speeds, and eventually will fail, due to wear and tear. The Crucial M500 series drive is a “solid state drive” or SSD with no moving parts — similar to the drive in your smartphone, camera, or ipad. Furthermore, this drive attaches directly to your motherboard, but you will need a motherboard that has an onboard mSATA connector like Gigabyte’s Z68 Series motherboards. With an mSATA drive you copuld reasonably expect your computer to start up in as little as 6 seconds.