Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Overview
The MasterCase 5 has a nice solid look to it, something we’ve known Cooler Master for. The case itself is mainly made of SECC steel, and you can tell by picking it up and working with the case that it is very high quality. The case has official dimensions of 512(L) x 235(W) x 548(H) mm and is categorized as being a mid-tower.
Starting at the front of the case we have two 5.25-inch drive bays at the top and moving down there is a large ventilated section.
This bottom piece case be easily removed. Once removed we can see that it is a nice large filter, which can be cleaned. Behind the filter you will find your intake fan placements, Cooler Master has already installed a 140 mm fan. The front of the case can fit three 120 / 140 mm fans and water cooling radiators up to 280mm.
All the way at the top of the case you will find all of your front panel connections and buttons. In the center you have a large power button, above that you have two USB 3.0 ports, headphone and microphone connections, a smaller reset button, and hard drive activity LEDs.
Moving up to the top of the case there are two very heavy duty handles. These not only look cool, but will allow you to easily move the case around once you have your hardware installed. The rest of the top of the case is a large ventilated section. Up top you can fit two 120/140 mm fans, but there are none pre-installed. Cooler Master also sells a water cooling bracket if you wanted to install water cooling up here.
This entire section of the case can actually be completely removed by simply taking out 4 screws. This allows you to clean the filter that is there and install your fans outside of the case.
At the back of the case you will find a 140 mm exhaust fan, so in total you have two 140 mm fans included with the case. The back fan mount has support for 120 mm fans as well. You have your expansion slots, some ventilation, and your power supply mount on the bottom of the case.
Looking at the bottom of the case you can see two large feet that will lift the case off the ground so you have good airflow. There is also a filter on the bottom of the case for your power supply, it comes out from the back of the case for easy cleaning.