CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 Review
Published: 18th August 2015 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £89-£109 |
Pro 5 and Pro 5 Accessory Pack
So far we've looked at the base model MasterCase 5 and only alluded to the existence of the Pro 5. Time to se the record straight and let you patient chaps have a butchers at the full fat version of the case. The Pro 5 itself is available as a ready built off the shelf case, but that's not the only route towards it. If you buy the base model you will, in theory at least, be able to buy any or all of the upgrades offered in the accessory pack. As we're reviewing it, CoolerMaster have been kind enough to send us the whole lot so we can show you just how it changes both the looks and the functionality of the case. That said, CoolerMaster have been less than forthcoming with regards to when this lot, and other "modular upgrades" they may or may not have planned will be available.
For starters then, it's by no means a small box, not too far off the size of the box the case itself came in. The reason for this, as you'll see is that there's a heck of a lot in there.
First out the box then is a replacement side panel with full size window. As you can see, the lower portion of the window has an additional heavily smoked acrylic strip across it. This, as you'll see later has to do with the visualisation of the area below the false floor. The strip is clipped and screwed, but does look to be removable should you so desire.
As we already know, the base model comes with a 2HDD rack. If you buy the Pro 5, or this element of the accessories upgrades you can have an additional 5 HDD racks split into a two and three bay unit.
One of the more useful accessories is the inclusion of a bracket that attaches to the roof of the case, allowing an additional 25mm of headroom. This simple addition increases the space available to 65mm in total and makes positioning a 240mm or 280mm rad and fans in the roof a very real possibility.