Cooler Master RGB LED MasterBox Lite 5 Tempered Glass PC Gaming Case £52.99 / £57.78 collect from local shops del @ Scan
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Cooler Master RGB LED MasterBox Lite 5 Tempered Glass PC Gaming Case £52.99 / £57.78 collect from local shops del @ Scan

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Edited by:"popit"Found 10th Oct
Product DescriptionThe MasterBox Lite 5 RGB ATX Case is your straightforward option for your PC build that doesn't ignore good looks, customization, or performance. It comes standard with 3 pcs 120 mm RGB Fans, installed behind a sleek Dark Mirror front panel. With the three custom trim colours that are included in the box the case is offering a great first entry point for customization. The spacious interior features black coating and a PSU cover that allows for easy, clean configurations for your build. Additionally, it comes with an edge to edge 4mm thick tempered glass side panel to show your internal components. And with support for up to 4 cooling fans in total and a water-cooling system, we ensure your performance will not suffe

Box ContainsCase, 1 to 3 splitter for RBG LED fans

23 Comments

Heat, looks good.

I have the same case, bought from Amazon about 4 week ago for £40. Didn't include fans though. It is a very nice case.

Nice deal, RGB fans alone are about £45 for a three pack, you're practically getting the case thrown in. I was waiting for a good price on the Phanteks P400S tempered glass, but this was too good to resist and will go very nicely with the RGB RX580 I've got coming tomorrow :-)

DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after about 15mins with a fx8350

Original Poster

not the Tempered Glass one

It's a nice looking case but sacrifices airflow big time for looks, the front 3 fans are really starved of air to the point that they are probably not doing alot to cool your components down.

This type of restricted front air flow on mid towers seems to be the norm these days, I've seen the same complaints about the P400, S340, Carbide 400C etc, they seem to do OK as long as you don't put anything too extreme in them. Cooler Master is one of the biggest names in cases, I can't see them releasing something totally useless thermally.

Original Poster

Having that great big evo in case would not help...
Edited by: "popit" 10th Oct

mikesunboxing2 h, 2 m ago

DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after …DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after about 15mins with a fx8350


Just watched the video, to be fair you did go out of your way to create a worst case scenario combining very hot components with cheap (but pretty) fans. That's fair enough, that sort of stress test is completely valid, but it's not fair to then say the case is useless. You need to show it having problems with a modern more power efficient system and quality fans to say that, a case at this price is going to be for low to mid range systems after all.

mikesunboxing10 h, 34 m ago

DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after …DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after about 15mins with a fx8350



No fx8350 user should have this case (fx8350 user upgraded their case? XD). Noone should have fx8350 either.

This offer is hot, unfortunately same can be said for the case.

What a cheap looking case. Poor airflow and looks like disco lights from the 70's

No Top Radiator Compatibility?

mikesunboxing10th Oct

DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after …DO Not buy it, very restricted air flow on the front. Overheating after about 15mins with a fx8350


Airflow is fine once you replace the rear static pressure fan with an airflow fan like the Noctua S12A - much quieter and dropped my temps by about 5C

Putterill10th Oct

Just watched the video, to be fair you did go out of your way to create a …Just watched the video, to be fair you did go out of your way to create a worst case scenario combining very hot components with cheap (but pretty) fans. That's fair enough, that sort of stress test is completely valid, but it's not fair to then say the case is useless. You need to show it having problems with a modern more power efficient system and quality fans to say that, a case at this price is going to be for low to mid range systems after all.



I have also tried the same config with a ryzen 1700x with a gtx 970 and the same applies. Without the front panel the case is great, but with the front panel temps quickly get out of control. Forget overclocking even g series Pentium cpus.

lifeisfaked11th Oct

Airflow is fine once you replace the rear static pressure fan with an …Airflow is fine once you replace the rear static pressure fan with an airflow fan like the Noctua S12A - much quieter and dropped my temps by about 5C


I agree that a better rear fan will help but as I said the airflow problem is not caused from the rear, all you are doing but creating more flow at the rear is negative case pressure as the front fans are not performing at even static pressure. Negative case pressure creates a vacuum and will soon pull in a lot of dust.

jasonyu11th Oct

No Top Radiator Compatibility?



not without a dremel!

pidgin11th Oct

No fx8350 user should have this case (fx8350 user upgraded their case? …No fx8350 user should have this case (fx8350 user upgraded their case? XD). Noone should have fx8350 either.



I did the review just to point out how bad the cooler master design team have got since the HAF cases. A fx8350 actually runs cooler than some newer intel K chips, so new builders are going to run into thermal issues if they use this or similar cases. Gamers nexus just said the same about the new HAF case as well. Style over function from cooler master these days sadly.

mikesunboxing1 h, 22 m ago

I have also tried the same config with a ryzen 1700x with a gtx 970 and …I have also tried the same config with a ryzen 1700x with a gtx 970 and the same applies. Without the front panel the case is great, but with the front panel temps quickly get out of control. Forget overclocking even g series Pentium cpus.


Have you tried it with some decent fans instead of those no name ones? I'm sorry, but if you're having that many problems with the case something is wrong somewhere, I've seen several reviews now and you are the only one reporting thermal shutdowns.

Putterill10th Oct

Just watched the video, to be fair you did go out of your way to create a …Just watched the video, to be fair you did go out of your way to create a worst case scenario combining very hot components with cheap (but pretty) fans. That's fair enough, that sort of stress test is completely valid, but it's not fair to then say the case is useless. You need to show it having problems with a modern more power efficient system and quality fans to say that, a case at this price is going to be for low to mid range systems after all.


his cpu is so old it probably just need some new thermal paste on this cpu cooler lol

Just an update for anyone still interested in this case, I've now been running a Ryzen 1600 at 3.8 on the stock cooler with an overclocked RX580 for a few days and it hasn't burst into flame yet. It's not great for thermals as everyone presumed but it will do the job, I'm pretty confident that with better cooling I could get the cpu to 4.0Ghz without an issue but it's a beast as it is userbenchmark.com/Use…010

Yesterday I tried fitting the front fans to the inside of the case which did drop the cpu temp a couple of degrees as it removes some of the air resistance, not quite as pretty from the front but the interior looks better. Positive case pressure is possible but you do have to play with the fan curves, I had to speed up the front fans and slow down the rear a little to get the balance right. The fans seem to be a cheaper version of Cooler Masters retail fans, I'm not sure but I think they have different bearings and can get a bit loud when gaming but not obnoxiously so.

Overall I'm pleased with the case, it looks fantastic and was simple to build in and cable manage. Due to the less than optimal thermals I wouldn't build anything too extreme in it, but a mid range system is fine.

if your motherboard doesn't have rgb support, what do you do?, is it standard 3 pin fan headers does it come with a controller i'm really confused

i looked and my motherboard has only one fan connector should i even bother with this case?
Edited by: "max84" 24th Oct

max841 h, 0 m ago

if your motherboard doesn't have rgb support, what do you do?, is it …if your motherboard doesn't have rgb support, what do you do?, is it standard 3 pin fan headers does it come with a controller i'm really confusedi looked and my motherboard has only one fan connector should i even bother with this case?


You would need to buy a RGB controller like this one or this one if you want to stay in the CoolerMaster ecosystem. Each fan has two headers - one 3-pin DC fan control and one 4-pin RGB header. It comes with a 3-to-1 fan header-to-molex connector, but this means the fans all run at 100% speed. Connecting them to motherboard headers would mean you could probably adjust the speed with your motherboard's fan software. There is also a 3-to-1 RGB header, so you only need a motherboard with one RGB header to light all three fans
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