CoolerMaster MasterBox 5 Review

Up Close: Exterior

CoolerMaster MasterBox 5 Review

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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Most Recent Comments

16-09-2016, 16:43:02

Martinaxfor47
Sorry to go off topic, but what is that robotic figure to the left of the Delorean behind you its been bugging me for months. As always great review I recently bought the s340 to house my new rig. Still happy i did.Quote

16-09-2016, 16:53:37

WYP
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Originally Posted by Martinaxfor47 View Post
Sorry to go off topic, but what is that robotic figure to the left of the Delorean behind you its been bugging me for months. As always great review I recently bought the s340 to house my new rig. Still happy i did.
Roggy the ROG Robot?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPgnlLTWwAAM2Z1.jpgQuote

19-09-2016, 12:07:08

Martinaxfor47
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
I see that's why I couldn't place it. Thank you.Quote

20-09-2016, 00:40:38

King of Old Old School
I'm really starting to like CoolerMaster products more & more lately IMO CoolerMaster have really up their game in the last 12 months.

Where other companies have gone downhill cough Corsair cough.Quote

20-09-2016, 02:17:49

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by King of Old School View Post
I'm really starting to like CoolerMaster products more & more lately IMO CoolerMaster have really up their game in the last 12 months.

Where other companies have gone downhill cough Corsair cough.
What makes you say that?...Quote
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