|Dimension||(W) 8.27 x (H) 17.32 x (D) 20.08|
|Weight||Net Weight : 18.7 lbs ; Gross Weight : 20.5 lbs|
|Material||Chassis: SECC, Bezel: Metal mesh+ABS|
|5.25" Drive Bay||9 (Exposed; without the use of exposed any 3.5 inch drive bay)|
|3.5" Drive Bay||4 (Hidden; from one 4-in-3 device module (included),
1 (Exposed; converted from one 5.25 inch drive bay)
|I/O Panel||USB 2.0x2, IEEE 1394 x1, MIC x1, SPK x1 (supports HD / AC’ 97 Audio)|
|Cooling System||One 120x120x25 mm front fan (blue LED), 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included),
One 120x120x25 mm rear fan (exhaust), 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included)
|Optional Component||Transparent side panel|
|Power Supply||Standard ATX PS2/ EPS 12V (Optional)|
Elegant and clean design
Supports large graphics cards easily
Drive mounting (DVD/CD) could be a little easier
It would be cool to see a window included
Mounting can be flimsy
$50 would be a much more logical price
"It doesn’t take much
investigation to realize that the Centurion 590 is a trimmed down version of
Both are amazing cases. If you are after a little more style the CM690 is
an easy choice however if you want to
save a few bucks the Centurion 590 with similar cooling schemes and less body
work might be the better one.
One of the great things about this case is the stacker bay configuration that features 9x 5.25" drive bays all with direct access to the front of the case. If you’re more of a storage nut these 5.25” drive bays can easily be converted into 3.5” with traditional drive rails or by using the included, and removable, HDD rack. The drive rack supports up to 4 drives and features a lighted cooling fan and rubber drive mounts. The best part is you can choose where to place the HDD rack and not worry about how it will fit or if your cables will reach.
In terms of modding the Centurion 590 is a great starting point for any project. While we don’t have many cooling related enhancements the case material and construction will support just about anything you have a desire to do whether it be a custom watercooler or an insane amount of windows and lights, the Cooler Master Centurion will likely hold up to the task."
SECC metal used throughout
“Stacker” drive bay configuration
Removable 4 drive HDD rack
Great Cooling Options
From the moment I
removed the Centurion 590 from the box, I noticed striking similarities to
another case I recently reviewed, the M9.
Both are black mid-tower designs without side panel windows, a nine-bay mesh
front bezel, removable hard drive cage at the bottom with blue and all I/O controls at
the top front of the case. After
working with both of them however I can honestly say that I feel the Cooler
Master is the better of the two.
The Centurion 590 has much more cooling potential, although it comes with only two 120mm fans, just as the M9. But it has room to fit four more fans up to 140mm in size whereas the M9 can
Another area where the Centurion 590 shines is the tool-less riser clips which are far superior to the sliding things on the M9. The M9
The fit and finish on the Centurion 590 is just as good as that of the M9, and is an excellent representation of what we have come to expect from Cooler Master. There are also a number of added refinements, such as rubber grommets for the hard drive mounts, thumb screws used on both side panels and additional holes and zip ties for wire management.
The Cooler Master Centurion 590 is a true winner of a case. It is a surprisingly lightweight case given that it is made of steel but retains a solid sturdy feel. The freedom of moving the HDD rack anywhere I wanted within the nine 5.25" bays was also nice. After playing around with several set ups, I went with a mounting that had the intake fan on the rack blowing directly at the rear exhaust fan. Not that the case needed any ventilation help with four fan mounting points that took everything up to and including a 140mm fan. Ventilation is something certainly not wanting here. Every side of this case, all six, had a vent area.
If this case was priced at $150 I would pop it for not having a removable mainboard tray and having its drive bays filtered but not the fan mount areas. But this case is $70. All the features we found and workmanship seem really out of place at this price point. We applaud Cooler Master for its ability to release this fine a case for the value segment of the market. The Cooler Master Centurion 590 is a killer piece of hardware that is a top pick in the sub $150 case market let alone half that.
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