Cooler Master announced the MasterCase 5 series at Computex in June, showcasing two different models during the event. According to the company, the MasterCase 5 and MasterCase 5 Pro are now available for purchase, and Cooler Master believes they are able to meet computer enthusiasts' needs by making these cases modular, with the ability to be adapted as your build changes.
Throughout the lifespan of a computer enthusiast PC, parts will change and the build will evolve. For those of us who build our own computers, keeping a case through multiple builds is often a common occurrence. The problem with that plan is sometimes you don't have the space in your case to build the system you want. Adding water cooling parts, for example, can often be impossible simply because there isn't enough space, and when you don't have those parts, a chassis with that much space looks empty.
The MasterCase 5 is meant to solve this problem by offering modular components that can be purchased separately. These parts will let you change the case to suit the needs of your build. Available parts include a larger top cover that can accommodate a 240mm radiator. The cover makes the top of the case match up with the permanent handles that are found at the top. The case comes with two HDD cages, but a two or three bay HDD caddy can be purchased to expand the storage capacity. Two SSD trays are found on the tray above the power supply, and two more can be purchased to mount on the motherboard tray as well. Finally, there is an option for a windowed side panel that can also be purchased separately.
The MasterCase 5 Pro comes with most of these parts included and pre-installed. It has the top cover with radiator mount, as well as an extra 3-bay HDD cage. This case also includes the windowed side panel. The only extra purchase option available for this case are the extra SSD trays.
Cooler Master announced the availability of the cases today on Twitter and Facebook, but currently in North America, the cases are only found on Cooler Master's Amazon page (opens in new tab) where they are listed as temporarily out of stock. Cooler Master's U.S. webstore is currently down for maintenance and the European webstore has the accessories available for pre-order, but the cases are not listed there either.
The MasterCase 5 is listed on Amazon for $109.99, and the Pro model is priced at $139.99.