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I don't feel that the Maker 5 adds anything especially useful compared to the Pro 5. The Pro 5 is almost perfect for my needs, and I still really like the case after almost 2 months with it. I also thought that the Maker 5 should have included the tempered glass panel. I don't especially like windowed cases, but the top tier case should have come with the premium side panel. In fact, I think that CoolerMaster should have offered at least the Maker 5 with options for either the tempered glass side panel, or left and right steel non-windowed panels with sound dampening. Not every "maker" wants to see the inside of their case, but almost everyone appreciates a more silent PC.

Along those lines, CoolerMaster could even offer the ability to customize the case and order exactly what you want through their online stores, so you end up with exactly what you want with no extra parts you won't use. They could still offer the "standard" Mastercase 5, Mastercase Pro 5 and Mastercase Maker 5 through regular retailers, but also offer the ability to completely "make it yours" through their own online stores.

Anyway, I am really looking forward to the Mastercase Pro 3. I want to do a m-ITX build in it.

I'm also looking forward to the "Clip N' Click" GPU support bracket due out in July. I will be ordering that as soon as it is available for use in my Mastercase Pro 5.
 
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post #642 of 1466
@rr1107

I agree with you if you already have the Pro 5 the premium you pay for the Maker 5 just doesn't seem like much of an upgrade. I tend to think that you and KitGuru are correct, you pay extra, so the tempered glass as well as better lighting and fans should be included in the Maker 5, then even someone with a Pro 5 might be compelled to upgrade. I have mATX and m-ITX builds here at home, I would love to change at least one to a Maker 3 if and when it becomes available.
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post #643 of 1466
Sorry I'm a bit late to the party.

@Lee0
How did you get on installing an eatx board in the maker 5?
Did you dremmel it or sort out the cables before securing the mobo like @Digitalwolf did?
post #644 of 1466
@WheresWally

The fans in the Mastercase Pro 5 were a bit of a disappointment for me. I ended up replacing all 3 with Fractal Design R2 140mm Black Edition Fans (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835352008), which provide more airflow, are a bit quieter in strict decibel terms and their sound has a lower pitch, which is less noticeable to me.

I also agree with KitGuru about the lighting; one red-only LED strip with only on/off/breathing settings isn't anything at all to be excited about. If LED lighting is what you are interested in, the NZXT Hue+ is what you will probably be looking at.

All things considered, the Mastercase Pro 5 seems to me to be the best value in the Mastercase 5 line-up. I hope when they do offer the Mastercase 3, they offer a "Mastercase Pro 3" version that is kitted out similar to the Mastercase Pro 5.
 
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I know there has been some ongoing discussion about EATX boards and this case. So the other day I moved my X99 build and put my Gigabyte Gaming G1 back into my Mastercase Pro 5. So here is a quick pic I took with my cell phone...

This is just showing an E-Atx Motherboard in a Master 5 Pro case.

It looks tighter than it really is.. due to my XSPC Photon being mounted the way I mount it. The thing with the Mastercase 5 is that you can actually put all the mounting screws in and I've not had any clearance issues personally. The other case I have that doesn't list EATX (Fractal Define S) can fit the EATX board as well but I can only really put three screws in...

I've also had my Maximus VIII extreme and MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK in my Mastercase... so EATX seems fine to me. I can't comment on other EATX boards tho.. I know some are larger than others... (lol sounds bad).

*edit* One note about the pic is that I was pretty much just stuffing everything I could into the build. To show that the case can handle it... Besides the Fury X's in Crossfire. There is two Samsung 950's in the m.2 slots... a Samsung 951 on an adapter below the first Fury and an Intel 750 U.2 on an Adapter in the bottom slot (that's why there is a cable down there for no apparent reason).
Edited by Digitalwolf - 6/22/16 at 10:20am
post #646 of 1466
I see, thanks.
I'm using Samsung 950's too as well as a 1080 and a
couple of drive bays at the front.

I've mostly had a series of workstation laptops in the past and this is my very first time building a PC so I was a little uncertain about the case.
Thanks again for helping me out
post #647 of 1466
Sorry for my tardiness regarding this matter but I just can't seem to wrap my head around this. I can't install my (temporary) gpu in my motherboard. It doesn't ''reach'' all the way in. the things that's supposed to enter the PCI-E slot doesn't reach. I don't know if I've installed the motherboard correctly. It's either that the motherboard is too deep in the chassi (too close to the motherboard tray or that the PCI-E slot bracket blocks the gpu from going in the slot all the way. Anyone had a similar issue? My motherboard is the R5E and the gpu is r7 360. Thanks for any possible help.
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Originally Posted by Digitalwolf View Post

I know there has been some ongoing discussion about EATX boards and this case. So the other day I moved my X99 build and put my Gigabyte Gaming G1 back into my Mastercase Pro 5. So here is a quick pic I took with my cell phone...

This is just showing an E-Atx Motherboard in a Master 5 Pro case.

I've also had my Maximus VIII extreme and MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK in my Mastercase... so EATX seems fine to me. I can't comment on other EATX boards tho.. I know some are larger than others...

Here are the widths of the boards mentioned:
  • Maximus VIII Extreme: 272mm
  • Gigabyte Z170x Gaming G1: 264mm
  • MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK: 264mm

Obviously the Maximus at 272mm wide, is going to have the roughest time fitting in there.

BTW - according to the following Wiki article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATX , 272mm is (at the time of this writing) the largest of the 'non-true E-ATX' or 'width modified E-ATX' measurements.
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Originally Posted by Digitalwolf View Post

I know there has been some ongoing discussion about EATX boards and this case. So the other day I moved my X99 build and put my Gigabyte Gaming G1 back into my Mastercase Pro 5. So here is a quick pic I took with my cell phone...

This is just showing an E-Atx Motherboard in a Master 5 Pro case.

It looks tighter than it really is.. due to my XSPC Photon being mounted the way I mount it. The thing with the Mastercase 5 is that you can actually put all the mounting screws in and I've not had any clearance issues personally. The other case I have that doesn't list EATX (Fractal Define S) can fit the EATX board as well but I can only really put three screws in...

I've also had my Maximus VIII extreme and MSI X99A Gaming 9 ACK in my Mastercase... so EATX seems fine to me. I can't comment on other EATX boards tho.. I know some are larger than others... (lol sounds bad).

*edit* One note about the pic is that I was pretty much just stuffing everything I could into the build. To show that the case can handle it... Besides the Fury X's in Crossfire. There is two Samsung 950's in the m.2 slots... a Samsung 951 on an adapter below the first Fury and an Intel 750 U.2 on an Adapter in the bottom slot (that's why there is a cable down there for no apparent reason).

I've got everything bar my 1080 which is still being delivered, is it possible to build everything and install the 1080 later without too much trouble or am I better just building it when I have everything on hand?
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Originally Posted by Dparkinson95 View Post

I've got everything bar my 1080 which is still being delivered, is it possible to build everything and install the 1080 later without too much trouble or am I better just building it when I have everything on hand?

I built mine and set up windows via the onboard video. I just received my 1080 today and installed it and added the Nvidia driver. I just haven't installed any games on the OS while waiting for my 1080!

Which 1080 did you get? I was able to secure an Asus FE 1080.
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