Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh Review (Page 1 of 4)

Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh Review

By: Jadon Lee
February 25, 2022

Overnight trips are quite nice. After two full years of quarantining and isolating, it has been nice to finally get out and return to some good old normalcy like going out on a weekend retreat with friends. The dynamic duo to these types of retreats is none other than the utter lack of sleep one receives from going on one. I for one have probably experienced the least amount of sleep I have ever had in years. For context, before leaving for the trip, I had gone through a full 24-hour cycle to complete a single assignment, knowing I would not have the full amount of time to complete it as I would be away. Getting back to the story, I had arrived at camp after being awake for 30 hours. The funny thing is, after 30 hours, you forget you were ever tired. 34 hours in, I decided to play a match of basketball because what is energy anyway? After some games and a bit of chilling, we all went to bed where I would achieve an entire 4 hours of sleep. Waking up the next day, I had absolutely no energy. If I am going to be honest, my mind was slightly aloof throughout the day, but the one thing I can remember clearly is the fact I decided to stay up for another 24 hours that day. The moral of the story is how 4 hours of sleep is great and great things come in little bundles. You know what comes in little bundles? Mini-tower PC cases. Today, we have the Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh to test out. This is a mini-tower case with quite the design. Will this case be great or will my theory of great things in tiny bundles be wrong? Keep reading to find out!

The Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh arrived via FedEx Ground shipping in its retail box, placed nicely within some stretch wrap. The box arrived in relatively decent condition, having a few scuffs here and there. There were no marks brutal enough to warrant worry for the condition of the product. The package arrived in one piece, so FedEx did a good job in keeping this package secure. I was happy with the shipping and have no complaints.

Cooler Master used two large Styrofoam blocks on the front and back of the case to keep it in place. The foam was thick enough to absorb any impact that may have occurred in transit. This is very common for most cases, but is especially important for cases with tempered glass panels. The MasterBox TD300 Mesh was wrapped in plastic to prevent scratches. There was another layer of plastic on the glass panel to prevent dust or prints that would dirty the glass. Inside the box and case were all the necessary manuals alongside all the screws needed for installation. The packaging was good, and the case came in decent condition.

Before we continue, here are the specifications for the Cooler Master MasterBox TD300 Mesh, as posted on the manufacturer’s site:

Exterior Color: Black, White
Materials - Body: Steel, Mesh, Plastic
Materials - Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Dimensions (L x W x H): 366.5 x 210 x 410mm (Body Size), 433 x 210 x 420.5mm (Incl. Protrusions)
Volume: 38.24L (Incl. Protrusions)
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX, Micro ATX
Expansion Slots: 4
5.25” Drive Bays: N/A
2.5” / 3.5” Drive Bays (Combo): 2
2.5” Drive Bays: 2
I/O Panel: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x 3.5mm Mic Jack, 1x ARGB/PWM Hub
Pre-Installed Fans – Front: 2x 120mm Sickle Flow PWM ARGB Fans
Fan Support - Top: 2x 120/140mm
Fan support - Front: 3x 120mm* / 2x 140mm, *Can Only Mount Behind the Front Plate
Fan Support - Rear: 1x 120mm
Radiator Support - Top: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm
Radiator Support - Front: 120mm, 140mm, 240mm, 280mm
Radiator Support - Rear: 120mm
Clearance - CPU Cooler: 166mm
Clearance - PSU: 325 (W/O Front Radiator and Drive Cage), 140mm (Drive Cage in Backmost Position)
Clearance - GFX: 344mm
Cable Routing - Behind Motherboard Tray: 18-22mm
Dust Filters: Front, Top, Bottom
Power Supply Support: Bottom Mount, ATX
Series: MasterBox Series
Size: Mini Tower

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion