Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Review

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5tCooler Master’s MasterCase Maker 5t case is the latest flagship mid-tower addition to the company’s MasterCase series. With a design that marries the original full-tower CM Storm Trooper/Stryker with the MasterCase 5, the new MasterCase Maker 5t is equipped with a top handle and is compatible with Cooler Master’s FreeForm modular system. This means that like other cases in the MasterCase series lineup, the MasterCase Maker 5t can upgrade parts incrementally, swap components with other cases from the same family and can easily replace some features it necessary, making it a perfect case modding platform to personalize. Priced at $249, the MasterCase Maker 5t comes with 5mm-thick tempered glass side panels on both sides and features a built-in fan and LED controller at the front.

Review Sample Provided by: Cooler Master
Product Name/Link to Website: Master Case Maker 5t
Product was given in exchange for work done to produce this review.

As the flagship mid-tower case, the MasterCase Maker 5t enjoys a substantially upgraded packaging as well. No brown box here. Instead it uses a full-tower sized full-color carton with premium gray polystyrene foam padding inside which is much denser than typical case foam protection.

The accessories are housed in a tin with a foam padded underside which is also magnetic so it can actually be stored in the MasterCase Maker 5t itself. The documentation and a micro-fiber wipe-cloth can also be found in the same padding nook. Instead of a plastic cover, a foam sheet provides additional protection to the case.

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t

The manual is a simple fold-out sheet illustrating the various combinations and flexible functions available with the MasterCase Maker 5t. The accessories inside the tin come pre-sorted and marked for easier storage.

Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Accessories

Contents of the accessory pack:

  • 10x black zip-ties for cable management
  • 2x line-bucklet for cable management
  • 2x tempered glass side-panel key
  • 1x #6 – 32*5 screw with lock bracket for security
  • 8x Ø5*10 screws for top fan
  • 1x motherboard stand-off socket adapter
  • 7x motherboard stand-offs (two pilot stand-offs already pre-installed)
  • 15x #6-32*5 screws for motherboard/PSU/fan cage mounting
  • 4x M3*5 screws for reinforcing ODD mount
  • 2x #6-32*6 screws for HDD cage holder
  • 12 x #6-32*29 screws for front fan
  • 2x #6-32*10 screws for HDD cage
  • 8x M3*4 screws for 2.5″ SSD
  • 4x M3*6 screws for fan controller bracket
  • 4x Ø3*6 screws for fan controller bracket
  • 4x Ø3*8 screws for fan controller bracket
  • 2x 5.25″ bridging connector
  • 1x top fan bracket

Other accessories pre-installed inside the case:

  • 3x 140mm 3-pin fan
  • 1x CM StormGuard theft-prevention security tool

Specifications

Product NameMasterCase Maker 5t
Model NumberMCZ-C5M2T-RW5N
Available ColorMetallic red-black
MaterialsSteel body, Plastic mesh bezel, Tempered glass panels (both sides)
Dimensions (LxWxH)544 x 242 x 574 mm
Net Weight13.5kg
Motherboard SupportATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Expansion Slots7
Drive Bays5.25″2
3.5″2
2.5″2+2
I/O PanelUSB 3.0 x 4
Audio In & Out (supports HD Audio)
Fan Speed Control H/L
LED light control button (light on, breathing light, light off)
Pre-installed Fan(s)Front140mm x 2 (1200RPM)
Rear140mm x 1 (1200RPM)
Fan SupportFront120/140mm x 3
Rear120/140mm x 1
Top120/140mm x 2
Liquid Cooling SupportFront120mm / 140mm / 240mm / 280mm radiator
Rear120mm / 140mm
Top120mm / 140mm / 240mm / 280mm (maximum 297mm radiator length)
ClearanceCPU Cooler190mm / 7.48″
PSU200mm / 7.87″
Graphics Card296mm / 11.7″ (with 3.5″ HDD cage)
412mm / 16.22″ (w/o 3.5″ HDD cage)
Cable RoutingBehind Motherboard Tray35mm
Dust FiltersTop, Front, bottom
Power SupplyBottom mount, ATX
Lighting SupportRed LED strip x1 (pre-Installed)
4 LED connections in total available (3 available out of the package)
Extra featuresMasterCase M-Port Graphics Card Holder

 

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