Cooler Master's MasterCase 5 left us with a positive impression when we checked it out earlier this year, and the Maker 5 followed shortly after. Now, the company is looking to take the idea of a moddable case to the next level with the MasterCase Maker 5t. While the Maker 5t resembles its predecessors, the premium touches added by Cooler Master make it stand out.
The first thing that caught my eye on the 5t is the lockable tempered-glass panel. Cases like these are meant to show off their internals, and the new trend toward tempered-glass side panels fits right into the MasterCase line. Cooler Master also added a less-obvious touch: a graphics card holder meant to support extra-long graphics cards and reduce the strain on the PCIe slots those cards occupy.
On top of this beast of a case is a carrying handle inspired by Cooler Master's own Trooper case. After putting a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front of the Maker 5, Cooler Master has chosen to replace that with a more traditional USB 3.0 Type-A port. The Maker 5's additional drive cages are gone from the Maker 5t, as well.
Cooler Master has not provided a release date for the 5t, but a December release seems likely. With the MasterCase Maker 5 already hitting $190, we think the extra touches on the 5t might push it north of $250.
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