CoolerMaster MasterBox 5 Review
Published: 15th September 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: 59.99 |
Up Close: Exterior
Just in case you haven't read the introduction, let's remind ourselves that this is a £59.99 case. A £59.99 case that has a massive slightly tinted full length, full width window. We also happen to think the styling is aesthetically minimalist, with just a hint of the exterior appearance of the MasterCase5 to remind us of it's much more expensive stablemate. The chassis and all external panels with the exception of the front are made from steel, with the front being dense plastic and having a full length mesh intake. If you're not a fan of the styling, CoolerMaster do offer the case in white with a solid black front panel for the same money.
The top of the case is made from steel and apart from my fingerprints is otherwise unremarkable. The Front I/O sits angled at 45 degrees to the roof and front and has 2xUSB3.0 as well as HD Audio.
Metal hex mesh covers the whole of the front of the case, with a simple CoolerMaster logo sitting close to the bottom. This mesh panel is easily removable as we'll see later.
The rear of the case is standard ATX, although there is a single expansion slot mounted vertically separate and to the right of the main stack of six
The case stands on two broad plastic feet which also benefit from full width rubber strips. At the rear there's a pull out filter for the PSU.