A Detailed Look – At the Inside

Looking into the MasterBox 5 case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower layout with the addition of a plastic baffle in the bottom covering the power supply area. All the cutouts in the motherboard tray provide lots of options for routing cables and locating various storage devices.

(Courtesy of Cooler Master)

The top section inside the enclosure is dominated by the motherboard area, which features a large cutout opening behind the CPU for easy access to mount CPU coolers. The case is designed to mount four different sizes of motherboards including E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX form factors.

The absence of any 5.25” drive bays leaves the front area relatively open.  There are numerous mounting locations for more drive bays and/or SSD brackets if you choose to purchase additional ones.

The 3.5” drive cage is located in front of the power supply shroud, behind the front intake fan. The drive cage contains two trays that slide out. Each tray can mount one 3.5” HDD or 2.5” SSD.

Removing the right side panel provides access to the areas behind the motherboard tray with plenty of room for routing cables and mounting optional SSD brackets.

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