Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 Review

Field test …

After much theory, we are finally coming to the exciting practice test. It quickly becomes apparent that the enclosed screws are just enough to mount a power supply, mainboard, a graphics card and a 2.5″ hard disk. We liked the cross to the hexagonal adapter, which allows you to insert the spacers for the mainboard with a normal cross-screwdriver: it is made of metal, while we have already found adapters made of plastic in considerably more expensive cases.

We did not experience any further surprises, so that the installation of hardware went without problems. Even the large Noctua NH-D15 CPU cooler could be mounted. In this case however a little fingertip feeling was necessary, since the cooler comes close to the case cover.
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Let us summarize our experiences, which we noticed in the PC construction. Much is kept simple because of the budget, but important features are still practicably implemented:
– Long holes for water cooling are available.
– There is the possibility to mount the power supply on the head lying.
– Power supply and hard disks are behind a black veneer, but cooling is still provided.

There are of course also aspects which have at least the potential for improvement:
– It is only one 2.5″ bracket included.
– There is no hard drive decoupling.
– Cable glands were not covered with rubber mantles.
– There are relatively few screws in the scope of delivery.

Since we recently tested the Cooler Master MasterFans with RGB lighting, it was natural to use it and to look at the MasterBox Lite 5 housing from its most beautiful, illuminated side.
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Here we see the Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 housing with additional mounted Cooler Master MasterFan Pro RGB fans and RGB controller. For just under 20 Euro extra charge, the housing is also available as an RGB version. In the video we start with uniform colors, which we mix later. This is followed by the star mode and the color cycle once through the complete color palette. Lastly, you can see the breath mode, before we devote ourselves in the second half of the video to the nice mirage effects. Enjoy it 🙂

Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 conclusion and overall impression …