CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro3 Review
Published: 9th November 2016 | Source: CoolerMaster | Price: £89.99 |
The Build and Cooling
Before we get to the build, let's just take a moment to look at the Pro3 with the majority of its panels removed. We've done this to show you just how easy it is to build into a case when the manufacturers make access so easy. Do of course remember that the false floor panel is also removable should you wish to shoe-horn in a pair of fat GPUs
we really like that CoolerMaster have copied the radiator mounting bracket system they offer in the roof of the case, for use in the front. We can't ell you how much easier this makes it to get your rads all nicely and more importantly securely mounted.
So there we have it, the CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro3 with a nice simple M-TX build inside. As you can see we've used our usual Havik 120 for scale, but with 190mm of head room available, you'll be hard pushed to find a tower cooler that won't fit in here. From a GPU standpoint, there's plenty of room also, with a maximum of 370mm if you choose not to mount an HDD cage above the false floor, and still a quite reasonable 258mm if you feel the need to have tons of HDDs all over the place.
Round the back we were able to do a pretty decent job of tidying the cables away. OK, so this is a fairly minimalist build, but we feel sure that with the 20mm of space, and ample cable management options on offer even Mr Hamforfists could make a decent job of things.
The front of the case will take a 240mm or 280mm radiator up to 57mm thick with the false floor in place and the lower 3.5" rack removed (this can of course be relocated upstairs above the radiator). With the false floor removed, or at least modded to enlarge the whole it's quite possible to fit fat rads in push pull up to a maximum of 100mm inclusive of fans. Do remember though that the thicker you go with your rads, the less room you'll have for your GPU.
Up in the roof there's accommodation for up to a 240mm radiator. In total there's 65mm of space on offer here, which is enough for pretty much any AIO and fan combo on the market and a good many stand alone rads if you're thinking about a custom loop.