Cooler Master MasterCase 5
For many years now, DIY enthusiasts who assembled their own PCs had to work around the layout of a casing. But that's no longer the case, as Cooler Master has introduced the Freeform Modular System, and the first series of casings to feature this system is the MasterCase 5. We were able to tinker around with one last month and here's what we think about it.
The best way to start this review with is by explaining the Freeform Modular System. The idea behind this system is simple – create a casing that can be customized both internally and externally. Most importantly though, is that it can be upgraded when the customer decides to upgrade his or her system.
To this end, the MasterCase 5 supports a number of accessories that enhances its support for various components. For example, there's the choice to go with either a 3-bay HDD cage or the bundled 2-bay HDD cage. With this choice, you have the freedom to go with whatever disk configuration you'd like. If a multi-disk configuration isn't your thing, you can opt to maintain the 2-bay HDD cage, to make room for longer graphics cards or even a multi-graphics card configuration.
Essentially, the location of the 5.25-inch and 3.5-inch