CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 Review

In The Nip Continued

CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Review

In The Nip Continued

The top panel unscrews with the mesh filter then simply falling away.  What this leaves is a dirty great hole in the top. To be honest we can't help thinking that the MasterCase 5 in the trim level seen below looks very much like there's a bit missing from it.  All will be revealed when we look at the upgrades that the Pro5 offers, but it would be nice if the standard trim didn't look like something fell off it somewhere along the line.

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We mentioned earlier that the HDD rack can be relocated by means of CoolerMasters Clip and Click installation method.  In simple terms it's a pair of thumb screws at the rear and a clip in bracket at the front.  A nice touch though is the rubber dampners fitted to the tray to reduce vibration.


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With both the 5.25" and 3.5" rack out the front of the case really opens up.  Any thoughts of extra thick 360mm rads need to be curtailed though...Remember that 40mm clearance in the false floor at the bottom?  Still, at least we can relocate the 2 bay 3.5" rack under the floor should we wish to get it out of the way.

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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2015, 04:47:55

Wow the 2nd case has got a 0, No need to remind people which case was the first one

Fail Cooler Master FailQuote

18-08-2015, 05:21:12

Remember kids, honesty is the best policy.Quote

18-08-2015, 06:23:13

The problem being even if they add some of the suggestions Gary makes in the review, there are cases out already cheaper than the base case that have them. to me the base case should at least have room for an AIO in the roof considering that's where most people put itQuote

18-08-2015, 07:24:46

Your conclusion is very difficult to read. It looks like a brick wall of text.
Try and break it down more with paragraphs.Quote

18-08-2015, 10:16:43

Thanks for the review Gary. When I first saw show pictures of this case, I thought it had possibilities. Sorry to see that the shortcomings have overwhelmed any possible positives the case might have had.

To me it seems like they tried to make a quality product but it fell victim to the "where can we cut a few cents off of the manufacturing cost" demon. I really wish they had just decided to put out a pro/premium product and followed through with that.


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