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06-20-2019 04:58 PM
CptAsian I'll just ask again in case my question was buried at the bottom of my previous post and blended in with my sig:

Does anyone have spare HDD cages for their Mastercase 5 variant that they'd be willing to part with? I'd like to set up a Plex server of sorts, and I just need more cages. Unfortunately it seems like CM has stopped manufacturing new ones you can buy individually. Thanks.
06-07-2019 11:45 AM
skupples I have the nearly identical one w/the removable front plastic & glass door & itwas a great case to retire my X79 system into.
06-07-2019 10:50 AM
CptAsian
Quote: Originally Posted by tashcz View Post
Hello boys,

Worth buying in 2019? I'd prefer the Maker model because of the removable noise damper up front. I like the choice of either low noise or good airflow. Or would you suggest something else?

I was about to buy the MC500P but it's nowhere to be found. That one has the plastic and the mesh front panel. Is there a chance to buy the solid plastic front, since I can't find it in the CM store?

I'd say so, yes. I got my MC500P about a year ago for a great price (and it came with a free 240mm CLC to boot), and I'm really happy with it. All of the MasterCase 5-based models are quite similar, so I think a lot of it is down to the front and top panel aesthetics. On the other hand, it may be harder to find accessories in stock. Pretty disappointing, but that seems to be the situation at the moment.


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On a related note, as a question to everybody in this thread:
Does anyone have spare HDD cages? I'd like to fit 10 3.5" drives in my MC500P, but I can't find HDD cages anywhere in stock. I emailed support about it a month or so ago, and they said they're not going to carry them again for an indefinite amount of time.
06-05-2019 11:46 PM
tashcz Hello boys,

Worth buying in 2019? I'd prefer the Maker model because of the removable noise damper up front. I like the choice of either low noise or good airflow. Or would you suggest something else?

I was about to buy the MC500P but it's nowhere to be found. That one has the plastic and the mesh front panel. Is there a chance to buy the solid plastic front, since I can't find it in the CM store?
03-13-2019 12:46 AM
nanotm
Quote: Originally Posted by derelict360 View Post
Everything worked out. Awesome case! Big enough to accommodate a Corsair H115i Platinum and small enough to fit on top of my mini-fridge lol.

It was either this or some Fractal Design beast with three 140mm fans. I'm happy it was this smaller one.
your cable management is a lot better than mine
03-12-2019 06:18 PM
derelict360 Everything worked out. Awesome case! Big enough to accommodate a Corsair H115i Platinum and small enough to fit on top of my mini-fridge lol.

It was either this or some Fractal Design beast with three 140mm fans. I'm happy it was this smaller one.
03-08-2019 07:43 AM
derelict360
Quote: Originally Posted by nanotm View Post
it will fit in the front of the case, remove the grill and the plastic from the front of the case metal frame and bolt the rad to the outside fit the fans on top of the rad
Yep, this worked. I missed it on my first go because the screw holes don't line up exactly. But, that doesn't matter because you don't need to use the screw holes as the radiator itself provides purchase for the screws.

It appears that the front of the case was actually designed for these larger radiators. The bottom area of the front frame actually has an area for you to tuck in the bottom of the rad. I thought this when I saw it at first but passed over it when the screw holes didn't match up.

Thanks!

Now I have other problems lol.

I think I may have a bad motherboard. Check out the thread below if you like.

https://www.overclock.net/forum/6-in...l#post27883650
03-07-2019 02:58 PM
nanotm
Quote: Originally Posted by derelict360 View Post
Are you referring to the removable radiator bracket that is included with MC500P?

There's a removable bracket that is supposed to house the radiator. I'm certain that a radiator for two 240 mm fans will not fit in this bracket.
yeah I meant when you put the fans at the top in the bracket it can be physically attached under them with difficulty not that the rad fitted into the bracket
03-07-2019 02:20 PM
derelict360
Quote: Originally Posted by nanotm View Post
the 280mm rad can fit in the top only if...
Are you referring to the removable radiator bracket that is included with MC500P?

There's a removable bracket that is supposed to house the radiator. I'm certain that a radiator for two 240 mm fans will not fit in this bracket.
03-07-2019 01:06 PM
nanotm
Quote: Originally Posted by derelict360 View Post
How much room is left over in the bracket? Are the fans smaller than the bracket? I would assume that they are as the tubes would need to navigate past the fans and down to the CPU.

The H115i 280mm radiator is larger than the 280mm fans in this same sense. The length of the H115i Platinum radiator is like 322 mm, far exceeding the length of the bracket.
the 280mm rad can fit in the top only if you remove the drive bays first and then have the hoses coming down at the front of the case otherwise it impinges on stuff in the area around the CPU and the bend radius is to tight on the flexible coupling (making it weak and prone to snapping) and of course you have to mount the whole thing at once when the bracket is already on the case (really super annoying) and the screws dont exactly want to line up you also have to do all this when the case is empty (unless you want it rocking since only 1 of the centre screws will fit easily using the supplied screws when you still have the front panel I.O. and mobo fitted)

if you front mount with the hoses at the top its just a bit of a faff to get the cpu block through the gap at the front of the case (as in turn it slightly to one side or the other)

its you shout how you mount it at the end of the day, I had mine running in the mc5 for over 18 months without any issues though
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