Cooler Master MasterBox 5 Case Review: Black with MeshFlow Front Panel Version (MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11)
The Canadian model for the MasterBox 5 was released initially several weeks ago (and was previously reviewed here at Modders-Inc) but the US version has finally arrived starting with two options for Americans to choose from: one black version and one white. The Cooler Master MasterBox 5 MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11 (black with MeshFlow Front Panel) comes bundled with a pair of 120mm fans, a PSU cover, a 3.5″ drive cage, a 2.5″ drive cage and a windowed side panel while the MasterBox 5 MCX-B5S2-WWNN-01 (white with darkmirror front panel) comes with the same configuration.
The MasterBox 5 ships in a brown box with black print, a classical approach to packaging as is expected of a case under $100. The foam padding is specifically customized for the MasterBox 5 case with a small cutout at the top for the accessories and manual that are exposed upon opening the top. The case itself is wrapped in a large plastic bag with the warranty information sheet also sitting on top.
You can tell from the box that this is the black version with seamless mesh front because the model number MCX-B5S1-KWNN-11 is printed at the top.
The manual is a simple fold-out sheet illustrating the various combinations and flexible functions available with the MasterBox 5. The accessories are not sorted as is common with Cooler Master case accessories.
Contents of the accessory pack:
- 10x black zip-ties for cable management
- 4-pin MOLEX to 3-pin fan power connector
- 13x motherboard mounting screws
- 7x motherboard stand-offs (two are already pre-installed)
- 1x motherboard stand-off mounting adapter
- 1x security lock accessory with 1x mounting screw
- 8x 2.5″ screws
- 4x matching pairs of tool-less fan mounting pins (four more pairs are already pre-installed with front intake fan)
Other accessories pre-installed inside the case:
- 2x 120mm 3-pin fan
- 1x CM StormGuard theft-prevention security tool
|Materials||Steel body, Plastic mesh bezel|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||All Internal Structures||500 x 220 x 475mm|
|Motherboard Support||E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX|
Combo 3.5″ / 2.5″
|Cages are Sold Separately
|I/O Port||USB 3.0 x 2, Audio in / out|
|120mm / 140mm x2
|Liquid Cooling Support||Front
|240mm / 280mm radiator, up to 50mm thickness without fan
|167mm / 6.5″
180mm / 7.1″
285mm / 11.7″ (w/ 3.5″ HDD cage)
410mm / 16.1″ (w/o 3.5″ HDD cage)
|Cable Routing||Behind Motherboard Tray||25mm – 35mm|
|Dust Filters||Front, bottom|
|Power Supply Support||Bottom mount, ATX|