CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro3 Review
Published: 9th November 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £89.99 |
Up Close: Interior
Turning our attention to the interior we can again see the familial resemblances with the 5 series of cases. A large CPU cut out dominates, but there's also a pair of rubber clad cable management holes along side to help keep things tidy.
The front of the case is quite a busy little area, as it has space for either a pair of 120mm or 140mm fans, with a 1200 rpm 140mm fitted. The perforated bracket, with alternate large and small holes, running vertically down the far side of the interior can actually be moved posteriorly to enable the mounting of additional 3.5" drive bays, or removed entirely to aid in the location of water cooling pumps and reservoirs etc.
At the bottom of the case we see the now quite familiar false floor with a cut out to enable the accommodation of 240mm and 280mm rads. We'll get into this in a bit more detail when we cover water cooling options later in the review.
CoolerMaster have placed a pair of 2.5" drive brackets on top of the false floor, with of course wiring access to the rear of them. As always with these flat mounted brackets, you're going to need a SATA power lead extension, or at the very least use the end SATA power plug on your cable. What isn't immediately obvious is that the whole of the false floor area can be removed to enable the use of the lower PCI socket on your motherboard for the accommodation of a a thick GPU twin card set up.
The rear of the case is a fairly standard affair, although we are pleased to see a 140mm fan in this position. Also of note is that there are slotted mounts for both 120mm and 140mm fans, and in theory AIOs, but with this case, there's really no need to be considering that as an option.
As with the other Pro series cases, CoolerMaster have fitted a removable radiator mounting bracket up in the roof. If it's not your intention to put a rad up here then at least be comforted that you can get either a pair of 120mm or 140mm fans up there without them protruding down into the aesthetics of your case interior.
Things are pretty good round the back also, with cable management options in abundance. There's no central trough back here, but there is a good 20mm of room, which is pretty damn good. Of course down at the bottom, under the false floor, there's stacks of room to hide all those unwanted cables.
One of the trends we're especially enjoying at the moment, is the inclusion by certain manufacturers of pre-installed Velcro style cable management tapes. these make the system builders life so much easier, and because they're Velcro, they can be adjusted and re used many times.