Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 Case Review: Page 6 of 7

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 8:00am

System Build and Installation

Components

CPU – Intel Core i7-7700k

Motherboard – ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Impact

GPU – EVGA GTX 1070 SC

Ram – G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200Mhz 2x8GB

PSU – Corsair RM1000

SSD – Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB

CPU Cooling – Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120

Case – Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5

RGB – Corsair Lighting Node Pro Kit + HD120 RGB Fan 3-pack

The Cooler Master MasterCase Lite 5 is an absolute breeze to build in. After rounding up all of the parts, we were able to completely install the system in about 20 minutes.

Connecting cables to the PSU required us to slide the PSU out the back of the case a bit, but thanks to the easy removal design, this wasn’t a big deal at all. Even with almost every cable connected running up the motherboard tray in one bundle, there is plenty of room to put the side panel on with no issues. The front I/O cables are plenty long to reach anywhere on about any build, so you won’t have to worry about those.

And now for our favorite part, first power up! There is plenty of room left, so we could easily have used a full size ATX board and a larger all-in-one cooler or even a 360mm radiator on a custom loop.

The clear front panel just begs the use of LED fans and while it looks solid with nothing on, one you power on the RGB LED’s, it’s just gorgeous.

And with the transparent side panel reinstalled, you can see everything in the main chamber still, as well as all of the lighting.

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