- Maximum motherboard size: ATX
- Bays: Dual-slot PCIe x3, 140mm fans x 6, 3.5” bays x4
- Front Panel I/O: USB 3.0 x2
- Dimension: 235 x 512 x 548 mm
- Weight: 10.6kg
- Modular system makes it easy to take away parts you don’t need and put together the ones you need
Build It However You Want
Cooler Master showcased quite a number of products at Computex this year and one of the biggest attractions there is the company’s brand new fully-customisable case in the form of the brand new Cooler Master MasterCase 5.
The MasterCase 5 is Cooler Master’s first ever mid-sized modular tower case with exterior expandability, which allows you to configure and swap out almost every part of the case with one that suits your needs.
At its standard configuration, the MasterCase 5 features support for six 140mm fans – three in front, two on top and one at the back of the case. It is also capable of supporting up to three dual-slot, extra-long GPUs and uses a dual-chamber design that allows you to isolate and partition your PSUs and cables.
The MasterCase 5 utilises what Cooler Master calls the FreeForm Modular System, in which you are able to take out and put in drive cages, fans, filters and even the PSU partitions to build a PC that conforms to your tastes and needs.
With a few choice upgrade parts available from Cooler Master, you are able to transform the MasterCase 5 into the MasterCase Pro 5 – which includes components like additional drive cages, extra fans, and even water-cooling reservoirs from Cooler Master, if you’re looking to build a custom water-cooled computer.
The MasterCase 5 is customisable enough that it even has an upgrade kit for your front panel and as we mentioned before, if you’re looking to build a water-cooled PC, there’s even a top cover bracket that is able to fit a 240mm radiator, and external ventilation to boot.
For the most part, disassembling a majority of the parts on the MasterCase 5 is also a breeze as the case requires no tools to take it apart. This also means that the likelihood of you losing the screws that hold the components together is less, making it easier to keep track of parts.
As far as hardware fittings go, the MasterCase 5 is capable of fitting motherboards ranging from miniITX all the way to ATX with relative ease, and is even capable of supporting a triple graphics card setup if you so wish to do so. The front I/O panel can also be upgraded to a better model to get more than just the two USB 3.0 ports that are available on the standard design.
CHIP CONCLUDE: The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 is a PC modder’s dream come true. This is the first PC case that allows its users to mix and match parts to fit a user’s needs perfectly without having to compromise on anything.