If you want a well built case that will last a long time, then Cooler Master is great choice to take a look at as they know how to build cases that are designed to last. Their latest case, the MasterCase Pro 3 is the smaller version of the MasterCase Pro 5, it keeps the same exterior aggressive style, and supports up to microATX motherboards. The MasterCase Pro 3, comes with support for two 2.5″ SSD’s, and two 3.5″ hard drives. As the case is designed to be modular, you can expand this to support more hard drives if necessary. Cooling options are provided by a front intake and rear exhaust 140mm fan, which of course can be expanded to include one more 140mm fan in the front, and two 140mm fans at the top. Other cooling options include support for liquid coolers up to 280mm radiators!
Cooler Master has listened to the enthusiasts and made a number of changes between the first release of the MasterCase Pro 5 and the new MasterCase Pro 3. These changes include the removable chamber divider, CPU cooler support hole and cable tie locations on the back of the motherboard tray. Missing from the MasterCase Pro 5 to the MasterCase Pro 3 is the cable management channel, which you could use the space behind the Clip-and-Click support if you wanted. Even without the cable management channel of the MasterCase Pro 5, there is plenty of room to route your cables so they are nice and tidy.
The Cooler Master FreeForm Modular system allows you to purchase additional components to upgrade the case as you see fit. This includes the previously mentioned 3.5″ or 2.5″ drive trays, but also a Tempered Glass Side panel, universal GPU holder, and an alternative top cover that includes dust filters. Other accessories will be developed as Cooler Master or its partners as they feel necessary.
The MasterCase Pro 3 that we took a look at, is MCY-C3p1-KWNN, and will have a retail price of $99.99, but I would guess you’ll be able to find it a little cheaper once it hits the market in September. The big brother is still available with a retail price of $124.99 with free shipping. For a case that can be customized for your personal preference, and the build quality of the MasterCase Pro 3, the retail price $99.99 isn’t over priced.
Legit Bottom Line: As we expect nothing less from Cooler Master, the MasterCase Pro 3 features solid build quality, modern enthusiast grade features and wide range of options with the FreeForm Modular system to make it fit anybody’s needs.