The Elite 430 Case is a small less expensive design. I have one and there is NO WAY to mount fans on the top with an ATX Mobo mounted inside. Not even 120x12mm fans will fit!!! There is 1/4" clearance between the Mobo and top. Having said that, a Mini-ATX may allow fans to be mounted on top(maybe). If I were you, I would choose a different case. For me, it didn't matter because it's a beater case to test with... I have a GX240 Radiator sitting on top of it... LOL!
There are many other BETTER cases out there the same price.. the ThermalTake A60 is better and has a HotSwap bay on the side and all the fans mount fine... I just put one together for someone. You can use the lower internal 3.5" HD bays for cable management too... ANYTHING is probably better than the 430...Edited by Tex1954 - 5/30/11 at 11:33am