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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II

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Posted November 23, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU

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by Jake
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Aesthetically speaking, the Centurion 5 II isn’t a show stopper but it is not completely without its subtle nuances that bring your eye to it either. This isn’t a chassis that an enthusiast would consider but it does have its place maybe as a home office or family PC.

It has all the features that makes for an easy build like the tool-less retention system throughout, as well as filters on most of the intake fans. However, some of the options and their implementation could be considered a little lackluster. One small example we already mentioned is the filter for the power supply, it’s not huge deal or a deal breaker.

It is unfortunate that the side window option restricts the available fans that can be installed. It would have been preferrable to keep the option to mount  two fans here as well instead of just the one. Better airflow is always the way to go on a budget case since the designs typically don’t have the premium features that improve temperatures. It is understandable to want to see more of the interior through the window, and therefore remove one fan, but it’s not ideal. Just something to keep in mind if you choose to go with the windowed version.

Overall the Centurion 5 II retains some good value, and should be considered by those on a tight budget or are simply wanting an inexpensive change. At the time of writing the review the Centurion 5 II can be found for $60 US for the silver model and $50 for the Black with the windowed side panel included.

 

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