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Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Introduction, Features and Specifications


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Cooler Master has a long standing and well respected reputation for delivering cases, power supplies, cooling products, and peripherals to the PC enthusiast market. They recently added the MasterBox 5 Series to their formidable case lineup, which includes three models: Black with side window, White with side window, and Black without a side window. The front bezel is also available with or without support for up to two 5.25” external drive bays. The MasterBox 5 fits into Cooler Master’s mid-tower case lineup, which includes nine other product lines and over seventy mid-tower cases in various sizes and colors!

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Mid-Tower Case

The MasterBox 5 Series incorporates a straightforward design with numerous internal cutouts on the motherboard tray to allow for easy cable routing and flexible drive mounting. The case can accommodate larger, high-end components like tall CPU coolers, extended length graphic cards, and/or liquid cooling systems. The MasterBox 5 case can mount four different sizes of motherboards, ranging from mini-ITX to Extended-ATX and comes with two very quiet 120mm cooling fans preinstalled. Our review sample included a basic configuration of two internal 3.5” HDD bays, one SSD bracket, but no 5.25” external drive bays.

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Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Mid-Tower Case Key Features:
•    Mid-Tower ATX enclosure (LxWxH, 500x220x475mm, 19.7x8.7x18.7”)
•    Flexible mounting options for SSDs and HDDs
•    Supports E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards
•    Easily removed dust filters on front and bottom panels
•    Two included case fans (120mm intake and 120mm exhaust)
•    Large acrylic side window
•    Included shroud covers PSU and cabling for a clean look
•    (2) USB 3.0, mic and headphone jacks on the top I/O panel
•    Two internal 3.5” HDD / 2.5” SSD trays and one SSD bracket
•    Up to 410mm (16.1”) for long graphic cards
•    Up to 167mm (6.5”) of space for tall CPU coolers
•    Price: $79.99 USD

Please continue reading our MasterBox 5 case review!!!


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The MasterBox 5 case arrived securely packed inside a standard retail box illustrating the enclosure’s main features and specifications.  The case comes wrapped in a plastic bag and is protected by two large Styrofoam inserts.

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Also included are a brief Manual, Warranty booklet, and a bag containing some wire-ties, assorted hardware, and 4-pin fan adapter.

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The MasterBox 5 mid-tower case is designed for PC enthusiasts who are looking for a solid case with all the basics without a lot of frills for their next build. The MasterBox 5 comes with two internal cooling fans pre-installed with two additional locations on the front for adding more fans or liquid cooling radiator(s) if desired.

Cooler Master MasterBox 5 mid-tower case Specifications:

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August 30, 2016 | 09:02 PM - Posted by Cordell Siemens (not verified)

A small dust filter that covers the power supply air inlet slides out from underneath the rear edge of the MasterBox 5’s bottom panel.

September 2, 2016 | 02:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Where to get the hard drive cages especially in india..hard drive cages for haf stacker r found and for mastercase in US but I'm unable to find them in India

November 14, 2016 | 12:20 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Give a call at the Cooler Master service centres/godowns. They move stocks to the retail shops. They must be aware of the optional HDD cages.

September 18, 2017 | 09:56 AM - Posted by Saransh S (not verified)

I ordered 3 HDD cages from

I am getting it delivered to Gurgaon City in India.

August 4, 2017 | 10:18 AM - Posted by Shreyash (not verified)

the front mounted radiator is set for a push or a pull kind of config?

December 29, 2017 | 02:44 PM - Posted by Andy (not verified)

I would like to know whether I can install additional 2 140mm fans (RGB Corsair) without adding a frame?

PS : This case is the same as the Cooler Master Masterbox 5 MSI edition, right?

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