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Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3 Micro-ATX Chassis Review (Page 4)

By Chad Sebring on Aug 29, 2016 11:01 pm CDT
Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Cooler Master

Inside the MasterCase Pro 3


Pulling at the bottom of the mesh insert, allows it to swing out and drop away so that you may access the fan mounting. The entire front panel will also come off of the chassis, and exposes the screws to remove the bracket holding the fan at this time. Even the top bay cover is removable, as it is just clipped into the frame of the front bezel.


Since we already found the hardware and literature early on, only the wiring is what is left on the inside of the chassis. The front I/O wiring is bundled and ran to the bottom to keep it off the interior of the window, and the 3-pin fan leads are grouped tightly so that they will cause no harm either.


While there is no cage for 5.25" drives, there are brackets to add one found in the hardware. The rail with all the holes to the left, it can be relocated further left, and is used to help support the modular HDD rack, and can also be used to support a reservoir or various other things. There is also a cut out near the front, on the mid-plate, which will allow room for a radiator, and still be able to keep this mid-plate in the chassis.


Below the false floor of the MasterCase Pro 3, we find the pair of 3.5" drive trays inside of this removable and movable HDD rack. Two screws at the right allow the cage to be freed, while another on the floor allows for the removal of its base. At the right edge of the mid-plate, we find another screw, which frees up this spot, if you plan to remove the false floor.


The top panel slides back, and can be then lifted off the chassis frame. Doing so exposes the metal fan bracket for cooling options here. It is the same bracket used in the front, they have captured screws to mount the bracket, and if not for the front I/O panel, both areas would support the same radiator sizes.


Three holes along the top, two with grommets down the right side, and an open area further right makes wiring easy to accomplish cleanly in this chassis. There are only a select few wire tie points, but there is a better option on the back for that. The CPU cooler access hole is large, and just below it, you have the possibility to place an SSD, but only with Mini-ITX motherboards.

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Chad Sebring


Jumping into computers for just the aspect of gaming is how it all started for me. After a solid year of gaming, I caught the overclocking bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and I have had both air and water setups to tinker with. With a few years of abusing computer parts, I looked for something new. I then decided to take my chances and try to get a review job with a online site. As an avid overclocker, I am always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals technology.

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