Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Overview
MasterCase 5 comes with all the essential accessories to complete your build. Aside from the user’s manual and warranty information, a few zip ties, screws, fan adapters, and a fan bracket all come in a nice cardboard box. A motherboard standoff screw is also included in the box to help tighten the motherboard standoffs without having to use a wrench.
Taking a look at the front of the case, we notice the front panel ports are located at the top along with two 5.25″ ODD expansion bays. I/O ports include two USB 3.0 ports in black, standard headphone and microphone jacks, HDD activity LED, a reset button, and a power button. The mesh front dust filter is removable and the entire front panel is ventilated to allow the best possible airflow to the internal components.
There is not much to see on the side panel to the MasterCase 5, but do notice that captive thumbscrews are included on both side panels and throughout the exterior and also the interior layout. This is something I have been waiting to see for a long time and I am very happy to see Cooler Master finally listening to customer feedback and putting captive thumbscrews on the MasterCase 5. The side panels also include their own hinges at the bottom to prevent them from falling off when removing them. Nice little improvements like these do go a long way.
The rear of the case has a standard layout with the addition of a safeguard at the bottom; great for securing a wired mouse or keyboard during LAN parties. A 140mm exhaust fan is also preinstalled on the adjustable mounting fan strips. A power supply mounting bracket is included for installing a PSU, but we will come back to this later.
Taking a look at the top of the MasterCase 5, there are two plastic-covered handles with medal underneath that are attached to the frame. The top mesh does include a dust filter but it can only be taken out if the four screws are removed. Two 120mm fans or two 140mm fans can be installed here at the top, but installing a 240mm or 280mm radiator with fans will require the top cover kit. The top cover kit includes a radiator bracket and a mesh top cover, which is sold separately for the MasterCase 5 but included with the MasterCase Pro 5.
The bottom of the case is very simple with an easy to remove dust filter for the PSU and large rubberized feet. This should give plenty of room to allow the PSU to breathe.
Now that we have seen a quick look, let’s go ahead to show more about the features the MasterCase 5 has to offer.