Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5
Oct, 3rd, 2018 @ 12:42am

So a while back I was invited by CoolerMaster as a sponsor to go and build a new gaming PC.
Along with the parts I provided CoolerMaster showed up with the stylish MasterBox Lite 5 case.

The case itself is a entry level case that is simply stylish and so good looking you can't take your eyes off of it.
From the three front mounted RGB 120mm fans, to the smoked tempered glass side. Everything about this case screams MORE RGB PLEASE.



So where do I start with this case?
The case has 3 front mounted 120mm RGB fans that are protected by a smoked  plastic surround.
The side window is also a smoked tempered glass that allows full view of your components inside.
At the top of the case are your standard I/O ports. 2 x USB 3.0 ports, headphone / microphone 3.5mm jacks and your power button / reset button.

The things that stand out about this case to me aside from the RGB fans is the ability to change the plastic trim that clips into place on the top / bottom of the case.
With 3 colours to choose from. Red, White or Black.
It would be nice to have other colours like green or blue but this isn't that big of a deal.



Opening the case inside and right away I noticed the bottom part of the case is covered. I called this "The Basement"
This is my term for a place to hide all the wires coming from the power supply and hard drives.
I really like this feature and have seen it before on many other high end cases but never a entry level case.
The case offers so much flexibility when building your rig.
There are plenty of pass through holes to allow you to perfect your cable managing skills and also support for water cooling.

There are a few noticeable things that are missing right away when looking at the case for the first time.
The first being no floppy disc bay on the front. Well let's face it. Who uses floppy discs these days anyway?
However if you need that floppy disc bay for things such as a fan controller or a memory card reader then this is not the case for you.
The same thing goes for a CD / DVD bay. This case lacks those too. However you can always get a el-chepo external DVD drive. You can thank me later.

If you are in the market for a new case then look no further.




Please Note: I was not paid to review this item. This item was bought with my own money. I did not receive this item for free.
Due to legal reasons I have to disclose that the links used above are a affiliate link to Amazon. If you click any of the links above and buy the item from Amazon I will get a small amount of money as a referral. The price doesn't change and you wont be charged extra.
Overall Thoughts:
So my overall thought.
I love the case. I love it so much that I bought another one for my second PC.

For a entry level case at £69.99 it's a great start and will be sure to showcase your rig.

Features: 4 / 5
Design: 5 / 5
Build Quality: 5 / 5
Value: 5 / 5
Overall Rating: 5 / 5

Written by: stevenkiberton

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MatthewL
Its a nice case
 
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ServiusTheBear
The cases look alright to me. My current case is the https://www.aerocool.com.tw/au/chssis/pgs-b/xpredator
 
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JoshuaGaming17
I would say it's a very nice case!
 
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