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Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5t Build

by BoyScout



Date Published

Aug. 3, 2017

Date Built

May 26, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

4.6 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

35.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

84.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.556 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.016 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

29.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

66.0° C


Cooler Master sent us their MasterCase Maker 5t and MasterAir Maker 8 to use in a build, so we started from there, embracing the hot rod red paint job on the case to guide the rest of our part selection. ASRock had just sent us their Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming K6 motherboard to check out as well, which matched up perfectly. We reached out to EVGA and they kindly provided us with the red edition of their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 Elite Gaming video card to keep the color scheme going.

The distinct lighting from the MasterAir Maker 8's translucent cover tied in well with the case's red light bar, but we wanted more, so we grabbed 32GB of G.Skill's Trident Z RGB memory so we could add a nice Red/White gradient lighting coming out from behind the cooler.

In general, the high end finish on each of the components worked well together. The paint job on the case looks like something you'd find on a new car, not a case. The motherboard looks sharp and matched up well to the case internals. The red on the SC2 Elite is a bit brighter tone than the others, but the textured style provided by metal fan grill looks great. The graphic card's RGB LED lighting lets us further add to the component lighting shining through the Maker 5t's tinted glass.

A big thanks to our friends at Cooler Master, EVGA and ASRock for providing their products to use in this build. You can watch an archive of the build livestream and check out the Cable Management Time Lapse to see how Barry cleaned up things for the final look of the build.

And now, some benchmarks:

For our testing, we used the motherboard's "Easy Overclock" feature which took our i7-7700K to 4.603 GHz and enabled the built in XMP profile for the memory at 2400 MHz. We left the GTX 1080 Ti at it's default 100% power / 82C temperature targets. There's definitely some room left for further overclocking on the memory/GPU with a bit of tweaking.

Benchmark Score Graphics Score Physics Score CPU Score
TimeSpy v1.0 8981 10100 -- 5518
FireStrike v1.1 21478 29932 14516 --
FireStrike Extreme v1.1 13127 14593 14517 --
FireStrike Ultra v1.1 7124 7218 14449 --
CineBench R15: Single CPU 200 -- -- --
CineBench R15: Multi CPU 1001 (4.99x) -- -- --
CineBench R15: OpenGL 151.53 fps -- -- --
Game Settings Resolution Average FPS CPU Usage GPU Usage
Battlefield 1 Ultra 2560x1440 126 fps 76.3% 89.9%
Battlefield 1 High 2560x1440 132 fps 71.5% 95.9%
Overwatch Epic 2560x1440 174 fps -- --
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Ultra 2560x1440 62 fps 42.9% 98%
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Very High 2560x1440 93 fps 36.6% 97.9%

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PrintBuildz 1 point 20 months ago

Same thing as last build. Nice build, first comment on admin, etc. I like it!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Well then, thanks again! :) Glad you enjoyed checking it out!

Kellodar_Gaming 1 point 20 months ago

Yo, im stealing that case

Vergere 7 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

or, just buy it like a normal person. you can even click the link to purchase one.

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks! That would be the preferred reaction to wanting the case. :)

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

ThoughtA kept staring longingly at it while it the entire time it was sitting on my desk being benched.. So you may have to beat him to it.

vossalex 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

I can see why they sent that case. It looks amazing.

Awd222 1 point 20 months ago

My only thing against this case is the logo. Wish it was a simple sleek CM or symbol. Other than that great build!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Thanks -- glad you liked the build! The logo didn't particularly bother us, but now that you mention it, that would be neat if there was a more subdued logo that perhaps tied in better with the case's sleek styling.

We didn't think to show this on the stream, but if it really bothered you, the "tilting" front panel can be removed to reveal an otherwise nice mesh front panel. I don't have a picture handy, but if you take a look at the MasterCase 5 Maker upgrade kit, you can see what the mesh cover basically looks like behind the tilting cover.

mytquinn7 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Really like the spin you guys put on the black and red theme. I am one of those who don't really like that color scheme due to it being so popular everywhere , overall great cable management and presentation!

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thanks -- and thanks for the feedback! Yeah, Red/Black themes certainly come up a lot just based on popularity and what's being released to check out, but we agree that it came together in an impressive way with this build.

Jasonllbw 1 point 19 months ago

What Gtx 1080 ti do you recommend getting that will fit the color scheme if your not a evga elite member ?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

You can get the non-elite version if it's not available. (it's the gray/silver version). The front side of the card isn't highly visible and would still look sharp reflecting the red LED bar. That said, if you want the card to actually be red, a quick edit of the part list ans GPU search filtered by red options that might complement the build came up with two more options you might take a look at.

SR416 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Were you able to OC passed 4.6ghz and what settings did you use?

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

We didn't push past what I noted above using the Easy Overclock feature to get to 4.6GHz. We were mainly testing how the CPU cooler would handle a bit of overclocking given how it was positioned and priced. There definitely seemed to be room to push it a little further, but that's all we tested, sorry!

brandonsablan 1 point 12 months ago

Hey this is an awesome build, exactly what i was trying to go for... i do have a question for you regarding the masterair cooler 8... im right now indecisive between a liquid cooler from corsair or the masterair, what has been your experience with the aircooler and do you think you wouldve benefitted more by going qith a liquid cooler instead... btw my build will be with the intel i7 8700k so not sure if that make a difference

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Our experience with the MasterAir Maker 8 was pretty positive -- it certainly worked better than we expected, even allowing for some minor, stable overclocking. And of course, it looks pretty impressive, so long as you have a case that can handle it's size.

That said, it certainly has its limits over longer gaming/rendering runs and as is usually the case with air coolers, we saw temps higher than you'd likely get with a CLC at idle and medium loads. So yes, I do think we would have benefited more from a liquid cooler in this build.

While I think the MasterAir Maker 8 is a decent solution for someone building a higher end system that (for whatever reason) wants/needs to avoid liquid cooling, the price point places it right up against many popular options for AIO liquid cooling that probably makes more sense.

Hope that helps -- Good luck with your build!

brandonsablan 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks for the reply, my build is going to be in the casmaker 5t with the i7 8700k for gaming and streaming alot of adobe rendering and video editing... when you stated long gaming or load usage it kinda made me rethink getting this now, i really wanted it because it matched the overall look and color of the case and the rest of the parts... not many liquid cooler aio are in red rgb.... would this build still be ideal for my usage as stated above? Or will the corsair 115i pro rgb aio liquid cooler be a better option, price point doesnt matter since its a $20 difference

BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I hear ya.. it's a sweet looking cooler.

But personally, yes -- I'd go with a CLC if you're game. The H115i PRO would work -- really any of the popular 240 or 280mm CLCs should do well with what you're describing. If you wanted to stick with CM, you could use their MasterLiquid RGB and tune its lighting to the perfect red hue.. or maybe take a look at something like the DeepCool Captain 240EX, which comes in a red-specific accented version (including the all-for-show tube on the CPU block).

xlryanpdxlx 1 point 11 months ago

Would this build be able to handle playing pubg and streaming to multiple platforms at once?

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BoyScout staff submitter 21 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It really looks great.. and the alternate cover plates (including being able to 3D print your own) are a nice touch. Thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed it!