CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 Review
Published: 18th August 2015 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £89-£109 |
Unusually for CoolerMaster, who usually favour the "big-bag-o-screws" approach to accessories the case comes with a neat partitioned card box, inside which we find all the fixings we need along with a pair of molex adaptors, a bracket for mounting a third fan in the front, some cable ties, and a pair of Velcro cable management devices. Instructions are decent enough if you go in for that sort of thing, with CoolerMaster favouring their usual long thin banner approach. What's wrong with a little booklet chaps???
And so to the build. The PSU can only be mounted from the rear (oo-er missus), but thankfully the thumb bolts that secure the plate to the case are captive so there's less need for fiddly thread starting. With no ventilation above the PSU and just a solid false floor, it's essential you insert the PSU with the fan facing down. Well, you can insert it the other way up, just don't expect your newly built PC to have a long and distinguished career. The motherboard pops in quite nicely, with a central locating standoff making the job of lining up all the holes so much easier.
Round the back there may be lots of room, but we really felt the lack of cable tie points, especially down the central cable line. Still, at least there's plenty of room to stash unwanted lengths.