The PC Customiser Master Ghost R5 System Review



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The PC Customiser Master Ghost R5 System Review

Master Ghost R5

We kick things off today we a look at our first system from The PC Customiser. Like almost every other system integrator, they’re embracing the new Ryzen series of CPUs in full force, and have delivered to us their new Master Ghost R5 system. It comes equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor. This is backed up with the fantastic ASUS GeForce GTX 1070, DDR4 memory, and some blazing fast storage. While the benchmarks will obviously show us the facts, this system is obviously going to be pretty fast. At £1467.00 it’s got a lot to prove, but we think it’s going to do pretty well. Let’s find out if we’re right!

What The PC Customiser Has to Say

“Featuring an AMD Ryzen 5 1600X processor, an ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM, this PC gaming beast will guide you to victory. With a 128GB NVMe m.2 SSD and a 1TB Seagate Firecuda SSHD, you will have plenty of speedy storage for those games and apps. All contained in the beautiful Master Case 5 from Cooler Master, you will be the envy of your enemies.” – thepccustomiser.com

The PC Customiser has teamed up with Cooler Master for this build. It features the stunning Master Box 5 White chassis, Master Liquid 240 AIO cooler, and GM650M PSU. This is great for Cooler Master fans, and overall, this should be a pretty slick-looking gaming rig.

Specification

  • Cooler Master Master Box 5 White ATX case
  • AMD RYZEN 5 1600X RYZEN processor
  • Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 liquid cooler
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Dual 8GB GDDR5 graphics card
  • Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 3000MHz White RAM
  • 1TB Seagate FireCuda SSHD
  • 128GB Samsung PM961 M.2 SSD
  • ASUS PRIME X370-PRO motherboard
  • Cooler Master GM650M 80+ Bronze modular power supply
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

A Closer Look

Straight away, the Master Ghost R5 looks stunning from the moment we took it out of the box. The stunning white finish of the chassis is aesthetically pleasing and pairs up nicely with the white cooler on the ASUS GTX 1070.

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The front of the chassis is a glossy black panel. This is a bit of a dust magnet, but it’s easy to clean and gives the chassis a nice contrasting finish.

Solid white around this side too, but you came to see the system, not just the chassis!

Around the back, everything looks neat and tidy. There’s a white LED fan pre-installed in the rear too, which we’ll see in action shortly.

Interior

With the side panel removed, you can see just how neat and tidy this build is! The PC Customiser team has done a stunning job with the cable management/routing. There’s a lot of free space for good airflow throughout the chassis.

There are two 3.5″ trays here, one of them is free, the other has that lovely FireCuda drive.

The 240mm Cooler Master MasterLiquid AIO is installed proudly in the front. This not only looks great but also ensures the CPU cooling should be superb.

That lovely white ASUS GTX 1070 works very well and pairs up with the monochrome design of the ASUS motherboard.

Keeping with that black and white theme, there’s a white LED fan in the rear. Add to that the black AIO cooler, which also has white LED lighting on the pump. Need more? There’s also that black Corsair memory, which also has white LED’s too!

Tucked away on the motherboard, that lovely M.2 drive. Shame it’s not black and white, as the green PCB does much up to the aesthetics. However, it’s a very fast drive, and I would be happy to have it in my system regardless of the PCB design.

Perfectly neat cable routing at the bottom of the motherboard.

Behind the motherboard, things are as clean as they could possibly be. Every cable has been routed with absolute love and care. Cable ties have been used liberally, so no issues here. Actually, it may be a fuss if you wanted to remove a cable, as you would have to cut a lot of cable ties, but I can’t see why you would.


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