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Cooler Master Master Case Pro 5 Fallout Modding
The Cooler Master MasterCase 5 Series
At heart, the MasterCase 5 advocates a new relationship that binds component makers and users closer together. Its elegantly smooth, flexible FreeForm Modular System supports multiple outlooks, allowing you to upgrade rather than entirely replace your case as your needs change over time. Go with either basic dual top handles and standard door of the MasterCase 5 or an elevated mesh top cover of the MasterCase Pro 5.
FreeForm™ – Unparalleled flexibility to upgrade your case via the addition of top panels or doors, adjusting aesthetics,
thermal performance and layout flexibility.
accessories like fans, drive cages, and water cooling
and 2 at the top
unique ability to horizontally shift bottom-mounted HDD
extra-long graphics cards
supply and cables for clean management
behind motherboard tray and two above partition panel
radiator support and exterior augmentation
Customize with External Modularity
Easily customize your case by adding a top cover and water bracket for a new look along with liquid cooling radiator support, freeing up space inside the case. And if you want to show off your system, a window side panel is also available. These options are included in MasterCase Pro 5 version or available separately.
Now that we have an idea of what the case is capable of out of the box, I have some unboxing photos for you, as well as tear down before we get into heavy modding.
My first thought, the case is very nice, however, being Freeform™ the case was not as modular for modding. Yes the intended components moved around easily, and removed easily, but when you get into removing rivets and the nuts and bolts of modding, the interior panels, including the motherboard tray, and the piece above the power supply, did not come out very easily. There were slotted notches in the front of the case, that resulted in scratching up the case to remove the panels. To someone who plans on painting and fully modifying the case, this would not be an issue, but for someone just looking to make some minor interior changes, this could cause scratch marks that are unwanted and reason for a repaint on at least the interior.
Honestly, at the cases price point, at the time of this article, at just over $130 USD, these are not really large issues, and do not take away from the mold-ability of the case to be able to make it your own. Enjoy the photos below, and look forward in the near future to an entire session of Master Case Fallout Modding!