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Old 15-08-08, 11:58 AM
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OC3D Review: Cooler Master Centurion 590

The Centurion line has proved a popular choice for the more budget conscious enthusiast looking for a quality mid-tower case, will Cooler Master's Centurion 590 make the grade?

Cooler Master Centurion 590 review

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Old 15-08-08, 02:47 PM
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Don't really like that case.

But I found that the fan on the rear of the motherboard chassis to be useful. Good enough to draw cold air to the CPU
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Old 15-08-08, 02:50 PM
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Nice very review Ham, pitty about the rad.

Been looking for a budget case to internal house my 240 rad. Looks like it will be the NZXT Tempest :S
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Old 15-08-08, 02:54 PM
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Woah, when did this go live. Who likes my shrubs then?

Originally Posted by name='Hassan'
But I found that the fan on the rear of the motherboard chassis to be useful. Good enough to draw cold air to the CPU
Is there a hole in your motherboard or something then? cos there's pretty much no way of the air getting to the cpu from that fan. In this case at least.
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Old 15-08-08, 04:35 PM
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I've had a couple Cooler Master cases, they look good, feel sturdy (as compared to my NZXT Zero), and are inexpensive. I've been looking at cases, and the 590 presents a problem for me... the HDD/optical drive bays run from the top to the bottom. Another case, the COOLER MASTER Elite 340 RC-340C-KKN1-GP Black Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case, has two optical drive bays and two HDD bays, with the rest of the space below wide open. This will allow easy installation of a 120mm radiator I can mount two fans on (push/pull) for an internal water cooling rig. One bay for the optical drive, the other bay to house a Koolance pump/reservoir combo, and get a Danger Den CPU water block... should work just fine. Radiator would be a Danger Den GTX, like double wide so the water takes longer to run through and get cooler before going to the CPU block.

Thats one of the things I like about Cooler Master also... they make a lot of cases, so eventually you should find one you like, that will suit your needs.
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Old 16-08-08, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Woah, when did this go live. Who likes my shrubs then?
Not much of a shrub man myself but thats a well polished drive way you have there
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Old 19-08-08, 06:03 PM
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Hi , I think this CM590 is a very good case with a few minor defects , but overall is good
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Old 28-08-08, 08:30 AM
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I have built two rights with the centurion 590 so far, and I haven't had any major problems. Installation of the back upper fan is a pain in the ***, and the 'toolless' design leaves you using screws for about 75% of the job instead of 100, but no major problems.

In the now about 5 hours I have spent assembling hardware in it I have never met any serious trouble or cut my hands. I think that overall for €70 this is quite a good case.

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