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  1. 1 point
    I found out MasterCase Maker 5 is one of literally 3 cases in existence that have silenced (partially covered) front intake with dust filter and also silenced (partially covered) top exhaust. The reason why I'm looking for this feature is because silenced (partially covered) intakes and exhausts allow decent airflow while toning down the fan's air rushing noise, allowing excellent cooling capabilities with supreme silence. I've checked tons of vendors and pretty much all insist on silencing the front, but expect the top with exhausting fans to be just widely open. That's just silly because it's noisy and when system is not powered on, dust is falling directly into the case. And it just looks ugly. So, this was a great start with maker 5, finally a case that has exactly what I was looking for! However, there are other issues that prevent me from going with Maker 5 case... The first issue I have with large majority of cases, including Maker 5 is the fact it ONLY comes in windowed version. Why? I want solid black side panels padded with noise dampening material. I sleep in the same room as I have a computer (which is on 24/7 anyway) so, strong LED's or wide open clear side panels are not an option because my Nepton 120XL pump illuminated text already makes internals of the case bright as a sun on a sunny day and with bunch of other LED's that can't be turned off on graphic card and motherboard, it's more of an annoyance for me than a feature. And I don't want it to be a separate "customization" option, I want the case to be with such option out of the box, not a silly "accessory" option. Black silencing foam padded side panels. No silly windows. The second issue I have with Maker 5 case design is the bottom front fan placement in relation to the false floor. If you want to have a positive pressure design, false floor cutting bottom intake fan's airflow pretty much in half is a very bad design. And since false floor is non-removable, you essentially lose the ability to create a positive pressure environment inside the case no matter what you do. 2x top exhaust and 1x rear exhaust will always pump out more air than front intake will ever be able to deliver "thanks" to false floor stealing basically half of bottom intake's fan capability. Considering the case would be without the clear side panel, I see no reason to have the false floor there. SSD's can be placed at the back of the motherboard tray and you can't see the cables through a solid side panel anyway. But without the false floor, all the front intake fans push ALL the air into the case, creating a positive pressure which we know is better for several reasons. Not to mention higher airflow because all the intake air becomes available to all internal components. I think this toned down, silent and dark Maker 5 case could rather easily become a reality. Pretty much everything is already there and it's perfect. Just skip the installation of false floor component during manufacturing and replace the clear side panel with a solid metal one. That's all you have to do to achieve this. If such case becomes a reality, I'll be the first one to buy it, that's for sure.
  2. 1 point
    If the power supply release smoke, you need RMA and send back where you bought it or may be send to Coolermaster