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Cooler Master MasterCase 5 has exterior expandability

Posted on Tuesday, August 18 2015 @ 15:44:09 CEST by


Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 has made it to the market. First shown at Computex a month or two ago, this is world's first mid-tower case with exterior expandability via accessories that can be purchased separately. The case uses Cooler Master's FreeForm Modular System and promises to kick off a new generation of cases with endless build possibilities.

Available today, the lineup consists of the MasterCase 5 and the MasterCase Pro 5. The difference between these two cases is that MasterCase 5 has dual handles and a standard door while the MasterCase Pro 5 has more interior expandability, an elevated mesh top cover and a side window. Pricing is 124.90EUR for the MasterCase 5 and 159.90EUR for the MasterCase Pro 5.

The MasterCase Pro 5's side window kit and top cover kit are available seperately for 24.99EUR and 16.99EUR, respectively. A 2-bay 3.5" HDD bracket costs 12.99EUR, a 3-bay 3.5" HDD bracket sells for 14.99EUR and a 2.5" SSD bracket has a list price of 4.99EUR. Over time there will be new accessories for the FreeForm concept, including replacement panels and doors to change the look of the case.
Cooler Master is excited to announce the availability of the MasterCase 5 and MasterCase Pro 5, the world's first mid-sized modular towers with exterior expandability, made possible with accessories purchased separately. Debuting at Computex 2015, the MasterCase ushers in a new era of products with FreeForm Modular System that offers unparalleled control over form and function.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Raymen Wu, Global Marketing Director said, "The MasterCase represents the first of a new wave of products with our unique FreeForm technology that enables endless build possibilities. Launched in tandem with the new slogan 'Make It Yours.', we kicked off a new drive to harness the maker spirit in our products and community. FreeForm will be applied across all of our products in the near future ensuring you have the freedom to fully express yourself."

Harness the Maker Spirit
Cooler Master invited eight Makers to Computex 2015. They came from varied walks of life: artist, engineer, designer, pro gamer, modder, and VR developer, yet they shared one thing in common: the spirit of making.

The MasterCase 5 enabled each Maker to create a computer system that was uniquely theirs without compromising their build requirements. From aggressive looking gaming rigs to classy workstations, and even a robotic bartending machine that could prepare drinks, the MasterCase 5 was the platform used to share their passion with the world. Meet the makers by visiting: Meet the Makers.

Upgrade Your PC Inside Out with the MasterCase 5's FreeForm Modular System
The MasterCase 5 breaks new ground in the way PCs are designed, made, bought and used. Fundamental to this reimagination is the FreeForm technology. Cooler Master wants users to have absolute control over how their case looks and functions. FreeForm provides options to not only adjust the case exterior, but also offers interior layout flexibility in a mid-sized case. It is Cooler Master's interpretation of the "Form Follows Function" principle.

In the MasterCase 5, FreeForm allows a single case to support a host of different configurations, enabling users to upgrade rather than replace their case and system. Through a unique Clip-and-Click panel, FreeForm lets users adjust vertically or remove the drive cages entirely. This flexibility allows building multiple system configurations like home servers, water-cooled workstations, or gaming rigs with dual-slot extra-long graphics cards using one single case.

Two models will be made available at launch: the base MasterCase 5 and the upgraded MasterCase Pro 5. The base MasterCase 5 comes with dual top handles and a standard door while the MasterCase Pro 5 comes with a side window panel, elevated mesh top cover, and additional interior expandability options. Users wishing to upgrade from the MasterCase 5 to the Pro 5 version can do so through an ecosystem of accessories.

All these accessories, including external panels and kits will be available for purchase from authorized retailers and also online at the Cooler Master online stores in Europe, North America and Asia. More modular accessories are to be announced at a later time.
CM MasterCase

CM MasterCase

CM MasterCase

CM MasterCase

Specifications:

Model

MasterCase 5

MasterCase Pro 5

P/N

MCX-0005-KKN00

MCY-005P-KWN00

Available Color

Dark metallic grey exterior with black interior

Materials

SECC, Plastic

Weight

10.6 kg/23.4 lbs

10.7 kg/23.6 lbs

Size (WxHxD)

All

235x512x548mm

235x512x548mm

Body

235x460x460mm

235x460x460mm

Mother Board Support

ATX, m-ATX, M-ITX

ATX, m-ATX, M-ITX

Expansion Slots

7

7

Drive Bay

5.25" ODD

2

2

3.5" HDD

2

5

2.5" SSD

2+2

2+5

Electronics

I/O port

U3 x2, Audio

U3 x2, Audio

Fan speed control

N/A

N/A

Pre-install fans

Front

140mm x1

140mm x2

Top

N/A

N/A

Rear

140mm x1

140mm x1

Fan Support

Front

120/140mm x3

120/140mm x3

Top

120/140mm x2

120/140mm x2

Rear

120/140mm x1

120/140mm x1

Water Cooling
Support

Front

240/280mm radiator, up to 40mm thickness without fan

240/280mm radiator, up to 40mm thickness without fan

Top

N/A

240mm radiator, up to 40mm thickness without fan

Rear

120/140mm

120/140mm

CPU Air Cooling Support

190mm/7.5inches

190mm/7.5inches

VGA Card Support

w/ 3.5" HDD Cage

296mm/11.7inches

296mm/11.7inches

w/o 3.5" HDD Cage

412mm/16.2inches

412mm/16.2inches

Cable Management

25mm

25mm

Dust Filters

Front/Top/Bottom

Front/Top/Bottom

Power Supply Type

Bottom Mount, ATX PS2

Remark

No Top Cover
 No Front Door

W/ Top Cover
 Top Water Bracket
 Side Window

Product Sheet Download  MasterCase 5  MasterCase Pro 5




 



 

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