As I said at the beginning of this review Cooler Master has reinvented themselves with their MasterCase Series and that still definitely holds true with the MasterCase Pro 3. With the MasterCase Series Cooler Master wanted to create a quality product that was easy to build in, fit the latest hardware, and was ready for upgrades as needed. All of the cases in the MasterCase series fit this description and I really like what Cooler Master is doing here.
One of the biggest things I have to say about this case, just like the MasterCase 5 is the quality is some of the best that I’ve seen. The SECC used seems better quality and thicker than we see on most cases. All of the parts, even down to the thumbscrews seem to be better quality. The handles where you pick up the case are reinforced with steel, so even with a full system you should have no problem picking up your case this way.
The next thing is function. This is one of the easiest cases I’ve built in this year. It is just so simple and I really did not run into any issues. The SSD trays and hard drive trays are completely removable so you can install your drives outside of the case. The front and top have fan / radiator mounts that are also completely removable. You can move the hard drive cage up or even add more cages if you want. The case separator / power supply cover can be completely removed from the case to make room for larger graphics cards or water cooling gear. Cooler Master really has thought of everything with this case to make it as easy as they can for you the builder.
As far as cooling goes the case comes stock with two fans (1x 140 mm front, 1x 140 mm rear), but you can add up to three more 120 / 140 mm fans. As far as water cooling support goes the front of the case can support up to 280 mm radiators and the top can support up to 240 mm radiators. If you wanted to remove the rear fan the back of the case can fit a 140 mm radiator as well. The case has more than enough room inside for large graphics cards, tall CPU coolers, and full-size power supplies.
The MasterCase Pro 3 will be available September 6th at our favorite online retailer for $99. This is one of the most “solid” cases that I’ve reviewed this year. I mean that as far as quality and function. With that said I would like to award the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 Case a 10 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award!
– Some of the best quality we’ve seen in a case
– Easy installation
– Great cable management
– Supports large graphics cards, tall CPU coolers, and full-size PSUs
– Easily up-gradable
– None that I found