Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Detailed Features
Once the front panel is removed, we can see there is a single 140mm preinstalled fan at the front with room for up to three 140mm fans total. Being able to install three 140mm fans at the front is something we do not normally find in a mid-tower computer case. Installing a third fan will require the removal of the ODD cage to install the fan bracket that is already included in the accessories box.
The internal structure looks great with the large CPU cutout and three rubberized cable routing holes on the motherboard tray. FreeForm Modular System will allow the ODD and HDD cages to be adjusted or removed for the best possible airflow. MasterCase 5 comes with a single 2-bay HDD cage that can be removed via its own captive thumbscrews. This cage will support up to two 2.5″ SSD’s or two 3.5″ HDD’s. At the very bottom is the power supply chamber where an additional 2-bay HDD cage can be installed closer to the front of the case.
Behind the motherboard tray are a few Velcro straps for cable management that lie right on top of a small channel for the cables to run through. Unfortunately, we do not see any other cable tie-down points aside from the two that are located closer to the rear of the case. Two SSD Slip-and-Clip pocket bays can be installed right under the CPU cutout to add more storage to the system or just to give the interior a cleaner look overall.
Power supplies can only be installed by removing the power supply bracket and sliding it into the chamber. The bracket can be removed by undoing the four captive thumbscrews and securing the bracket onto the PSU using four additional standard screws.
Here we have a closer look at the power supply mounting rails. Although this is not something new to the market, it is a great feature to have. Removing a redundant or a fully modular PSU can be done very quickly thanks to this feature.
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