CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Review


In a break from the norm this is actually going to be two reviews in one.  Why?  Well because the brand new MasterCase5 from CoolerMaster is available in vanilla form and as the Pro 5 which offers additional features.  Not only that, but if you've purchased the base model and want to upgrade at a later date you can, in theory at least, buy the accessories pack, and using the free form modular system, upgrade it to a Pro 5.  We like the idea of a modular case, a case that you can change and alter to suite your needs or whims, let's just hope this modular concept isn't just a concept, and CoolerMaster are able to put some meat on the MasterCase bones.  So without further ado, let's have a look at the spec sheet for the case.

Technical Specification

 Dimensions  235x512x548mm (WxHxD) 
 Materials Steel chassis and Plastic trim
 Motherboard Support ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX
 5.25" 2
 3.5" 2
 2.5" 2+2
 PCI slots 7

 Front:  3x120/140 (1x140 installed)

 Top:     2x120/140

 Rear:    1x120/140 (1x140 Installed)

 Water Cooling support

 Front:  240/280mm up to 40mm thick

 Top:    No Support

 Rear:  120/140mm

 Max CPU cooler Height 190mm
 Max GPU length 412mm (296 with HDD cage)


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Most Recent Comments

18-08-2015, 08:47:55

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, 09:21:12

Remember kids, honesty is the best policy.Quote

18-08-2015, 10:23:13

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, 11:24:46

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, 14:16:43

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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