Cooler Master Launches MasterBox 5 Chassis
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
Cooler Master have been on a roll recently, launching their awesome new “maker” series of products, including their lovely MasterCase series. Now they’re expanding the range with the launch of the new MasterBox 5, a spacious mid-tower with excellent flexibility for a wide range of system builds, and it will come in black, white and two-tone finishes to suit your tastes.
The MasterBox 5’s design and smartly placed tray cutouts make light work of installing or expanding. The motherboard cutouts creatively rearrange space to fit even up to E-ATX sized motherboards. The expansive interior allows you to install three extra-long dual-slot graphics cards (410mm/16.2”) while the expansive interior lets you push the limits of liquid cooling with up to 360mm radiator support – all installed comfortably at the same time.
The modular design of the interior and motherboard tray allows for flexible mounting options. The removable SSD brackets and HDD bays can be rearranged throughout the case. Six routing holes on the motherboard tray allows for mounting options along the front and back, whereas a position on the bottom shelf allows for an HDD bay and SSD bracket to be mounted next to the power supply. Show off or hide your storage with a total of nine SDD mounting positions, including four in the rear. Or remove all HDD bays from the motherboard tray for a clean look and multiple graphics card or DIY liquid cooling possibilities.
Whether you’re a fan of air cooling, all-in-one closed loop, or looking to take a step up to DIY watercooling, the MasterBox 5’s compact but spacious interior allows you to cool down your advanced components any way you choose. The modular design creates space to fit even the biggest DIY cooling contraptions, as well as supporting four 120mm fans or a 360mm radiator in front.
Easy Fun, Easy Computing
The MasterBox 5 challenges the confines of a small interior by simplifying the build process. Easy, intuitive and flexible arrangements for components and cables makes different system setups possible by having ample hidden space for cable management. The case also includes little perks such as being able to install fans without removing the front bezel, large expansion cutouts for graphics cards installation, dust filters for maintenance, and six routing holes for any system configuration imaginable. A patented Stormguard™ is included, helping you safeguard your peripherals with a security-designed PCI slot cover.
This case’s straightforward design comes with conveniently placed cut-outs, making component installation, interior expansion, and multiple interior layouts simple and easy. The MasterBox 5 can also support larger, high-end components, air and DIY water cooling. Keep your system looking clean with the possibility of using numerous routing holes and covers for your PSU.
- Flexible mounting: easily mount and rearrange SSDs across the motherboard tray, along the bottom shelf or the back
- Expansion support: motherboard tray cutouts allow enough space to fit high-end motherboards, high end CPU cooler and reservoir mounting for DIY (do it yourself) cooling
- Clean cabling: all system setups have space for hidden cable management
- Compact cooling: supports three 120mm fans including two at the front, and one at the back, or a 280mm front radiator for DIY liquid cooling. With an optional extra bracket you can extend it to 360mm liquid cooling and up to three 120mm fan at front
- You Decide the Inside: create a design that follows your personality, and preferences. The case is designed to allow user to install his components with much freedom.
It certainly seems like an exciting addition to their range, not too complicated, but still packing plenty of cool features and with so much air and water cooling support, it seems fairly capable for the high-end PC gaming market too. Expect to see stock in the UK at the end of July, with an MSRP of just £59.99. We should also have a review of the new chassis ready for you by then too. We’ll bring you more information as soon as we have it.