Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Case Review

Final Thoughts
The Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t is essentially a special edition of the original MasterCase Maker 5. That case in it own right was pretty amazing and now Cooler Master has made it even better! The major additions with the MasterCase Maker 5t include the two tempered glass side panels, the two-tone design, top handle, and graphics card holder. These are some pretty impressive additions, taking this case to the next level!

The two-tone design really stands out to me. Cooler Master was known for their black and red design with many of their previous cases having red LED fan pre-installed. The red on this case is extremely vibrant, pictures just do not do it justice. The red paint actually contains metallic flakes which give it a sparkle effect under direct lighting. Tempered glass seems to be the big thing this year besides RGB lighting, many case manufacturers have come out with special edition’s of their cases with a tempered glass panel. Cooler Master has installed not one, but two on this case! The top handle is something great to see come back to a Cooler Master case! This isn’t some cheap handle either, it is metal! The graphics card holder gives you piece of mind if you are installing graphics cards with larger coolers.

The FreeForm modular design allows you to move around components inside the case to best suit your needs. The hard drive cage, 2.5-inch drive mounts, and 5.25-inch drive bays can all be moved. With that installation was quite easy and I really did not run it any issues getting my system inside the MasterCase Maker 5t.

When it comes to cooling this case comes with three fans pre-installed (2x 140mm front, 1x 140 mm rear) with room for two more 120 / 140 mm fans at the top of the case. When it comes to water cooling you can fit 280 mm radiators in both the top and front of the case. The integrated fan / light controller gives you easy control of your fans and the included LED strip as well.

There were two main things that I did not like about this case. First, the side panels require a key to be opened and secured. I just don’t like the idea of needed a key to get inside my case. I could see of this was just a lock, but the locking mechanism actually holds the panel in place. Secondly on the backside of the motherboard tray the recessed section where most of your cables sit could have been designed so cables could come up into it from the bottom (see my picture on the previous page).

With that said I think Cooler Master has done a great job really creating a unique a special edition version of the original MasterCase Maker 5. Cooler Master lets us know that this case will have a MSRP of $249.99 when it becomes available. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Case a 9 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award!

Award 9 out of 10 Award Editors Choice

– Two-tone design
– Not one, but two tempered glass panels
– Quality handle
– Fan and LED strip controller
– Easy installation
– Graphics card holder

– Panels require a key to put on / take off
– recessed section of motherboard tray could have been designed better

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