CoolerMaster MasterBox 5 Review
Published: 15th September 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: 59.99 |
Up Close: Interior
The first thing we noticed about the interior of the MasterBox5 is the sheer number of holes. Obviously this is going to make cable routing easy, but as not a single one benefits from rubber grommets, which is fair enough in a case at this price, it does also have the potential for a messy looking interior unless things are kept well in check behind the motherboard tray.
Although these holes are primarily there for cable routing, some of them will be covered should you choose to mount up to a pair of 2.5" drives in the anterior location where the mounting holes can be seen. 2x2.5SSDs can be mounted on either side, but not on both sides. Looking into the front of the case now, we can see the single 120mm fan, but also mounts for 2x120/140mm fans. A bracket is available which enables a 3rd 120mm fan to be fitted at the top.
The main 2x3.5" + 1x2.5" drive cage is located at the base of the case on the front side. In it's default position, there's 50mm of space between it and the front of the case which gives plenty of room for water-cooling fun to be had.
If you want to, the cage can be slid forward a little, or as seen here moved right up to the edge of the front of the case. If 3.5" storage isn't your thing these days, then you'll be pleased to know it can also be completely removed.