CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 Review
Published: 18th August 2015 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £89-£109 |
Rear, Stripped, and in the Nip
The rear of the MasterCase 5 is quite a spacious area with a good 23mm of space on offer over the majority of the area. There's also a pair of mounts should you wish to re position the slip and clip SSD pockets back here. What is lacking though is the usual abundance of cable tie points we've come to expect. OK, so there's a Velcro type tie at the top of the case, and another two of these in the accessories box, but we really do need some more cable tie points.
The front of the case is removed by releasing flat barbed clips from the rear, as is the CoolerMaster way. With the front off we can see that there's actually quite a lot of front real estate on offer. Granted a good proportion of this is given over to the 2x5.25" bays, but even so, there's enough room here for a pair of 120s or 140s. The slotted screw holes of course are a nod to the water cooling support offered by this case, more of which later.
As the front I/O remains separate from the front panel, it remains in place when the front is removed, meaning you don't have to worry about feeding cables through, or undoing all your hard work if you've aceheived a magnificent cable management job round the back and then want to re fresh the front filter. The picture below right shows the reverse side of the front panel, and hopefully demonstrates that there's a significant rebate here. So much so we think that with a bit of light dremeling it could be adapted to accept rads 45-50mm deep