CoolerMaster MasterCase Maker 5 Review

CoolerMaster MasterCase Maker5 Review

Introduction

It’s fair to say that when we looked at the MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 back in August of 2015 we were more than a little disappointed.  Not because it was a bad case, but because it was marketed as a modular case that then hit the shelves without any of the additional upgrade parts available, or for that matter even known of.  Fast forward 9 months and it looks like if you have one of the original cases you can now customise it in the way that was originally intended.  To help us get a feel for what’s on offer we’re actually going to look at the range topping Maker 5, and although we’ll be looking at this as a stand alone case, it’s important to remember that any of the features you see on it, that aren’t seen on the earlier case can be upgraded to.

 

Technical Specification

Dimensions 52.6x235x548
Motherboard support ATX, M-ATX, M-ITX
5.25″ 2
3.5″ 5
2.5″ 2+5
Expansion slots 7
Front I/O 1xUSB3.0, 1xUSB3.0 (typeC) 2xUSB2.0, Audio
Air Cooling

Front:  120/140mm x 3 (2x140mm installed)

Top:    120/140mm (optional)

Rear:   120/140 x 1 (1×140 installed)

Water Cooling

Front:  240/280mm up to 40mm thick (excl fans)

Top:    240/280mm up to 64mm thick (incl fans)

Max CPU Cooler Height  190mm
Max GPU Length  296mm or 412mm without HDD rack
Cable Management  25mm
Lighting Control  Red LED strip included, additional 4 connections available