MasterCase Maker 5t Overview

Cooler Master’s MasterCase Maker 5t model would be the newest flagship addition to this manufacturer’s well-known MasterCase series. It features a form that marries the old MasterCase 5 with the popular CM Storm Trooper and is compatible with the company’s FreeForm modular system. This means that it can, like the other models in the series, incrementally upgrade parts and swap them with cases from the same lineup.

This makes it a perfect choice for those looking for a modding platform with lots of personalization options. But let’s not forget about the other features of this chassis – read on and find out everything about them!

Interesting Features of the MasterCase Maker 5t

The first thing we noticed upon opening the box is how drop-dead gorgeous this chassis actually is. It combines the modern, minimalistic lines with black and red colors and looks like something out of the future. On its sides, you will find huge panels made out of tempered glass which use a durable locking system. The front panel sports an angular design and reminds us of racing cars while the back area features a 120/140mm (140mm pre-installed) fan mounts on the top. The PSU mount, on the other hand, uses a removable bracket that’s held in place by the durable thumb screws.

The interior of this chassis looks phenomenal too, with its outstanding red finish and a lovely textured look. There are two compartments here, with the lower part of the front section having a hard-drive bay that can be moved around, giving the user a plenty of options. The PSU section, on the other hand, has two mounting rails with some foam that’s supposed to prevent the vibrations. The GPU support arm looks great too, and the same could be said about everything else in the interior. We should also mention that we really liked the LED-lit logos on the model’s I/O panel.

left and right side of the MasterCase Maker 5t uncovered

Specifications

  • Dimensions (mm): 574 x 542 x 242

  • Weight: 13.5Kg

  • Front Panel: 1 x Audio in & Out, LED control, Fan Speed Control, 4 x USB 3.0

  • Material: Steel, Plastic, Tempered Glass

  • Maximum graphics card length: 412mm

  • Fan Support: Top 2 x 140/120mm, Rear 1 x 140/120mm, Front 3 x 140/120mm

  • Extras: Dust filters, Two years of warranty, M-port holder for the graphics card, 1 x LED strip (red), Keys for the tempered glass panels, Zip ties, Cable management tie downs, Metal box for the accessories

Pros and Cons of the Cooler Master MasterCase 5t

PROS

  • Superbly-manufactured glass panels
  • Good air flow
  • Great-looking combination of red and black
  • Sturdy carrying handle
  • Decent cable management

CONS

  • No support for E-ATX
  • Pricey

Conclusion

This case continues the good work of its predecessor, the MasterCase Maker 5, but also refreshes the whole series with a few tricks that it has up its sleeves. The tempered glass panels on this case and the red accents are what make it very attractive, but the model also offers some other useful features. It has an excellent cooling potential, plenty of customization options, and the interior layout that’s easy to operate with. It might be a bit pricey, but it’s certainly worth the money!

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