Well with all of the video cards being launched recently it was starting to feel like that’s all I do. I recently noticed that I hadn’t spent any time checking out cases in a long time. So I have a whole stack coming in and today I start off with a new case from Cooler Master. Today I’m checking out the Masterbox 5 and a quick look at the feature list shows that Cooler Master has doubled down on the full customization of their Mastercase line of cases and brought similar features into their more budget friendly cases. At just under $70, the Masterbox 5 is at the price people are looking for, so today I’m going to dive in and find out if it’s an easy case to work in, find out if the customization is all its hyped up to be, and see if it’s a quality case that will hold up to years of abuse.

Product Name: Cooler Master Masterbox 5

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE


Materials Steel body, Plastic mesh bezel
Dimensions (LxWxH) 500 x 220 x 475mm
Motherboard Support E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Expansion Slots 7
Drive Bays

Combo 3.5" / 2.5" - 2

SSD - 1

I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2, Audio in / out
Pre-installed Fan(s)

Front – 1x 120mm

Rear - 1x 120mm

Fan Support

Front - 120mm / 140mm x 2

*with optional bracket support up to 3 x 120mm

Rear - 1x 120mm

Liquid Cooling Support

Front - 240mm / 280/ radiator, up to 50mm thickness without fan

*with optional bracket support up to 360mm radiator

Rear - 120mm

CPU Cooler Clearance 167mm / 6.5"
PSU Clearance 180mm / 7.1"
GPU Clearance 410mm / 16.2" (w/o 3.5" HDD cage)
Cable Routing space behind motherboard tray 25mm - 35mm


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37999 12 Jul 2016 08:25
Man I haven't taken a look at any cases in a long time, today I check out the Masterbox 5 from Cooler Master. Check it out

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