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Cooler Master Centurian 5 II Gaming Chassis Review
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Written by Munk   
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http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRAbs2z0JCcNtDOkbgy1dLdmvrrh9VSo_zL9GFXIqcs2mlP7-zdCustomizing your electronic devices is something that only became popular in recent years. In the old days of consumer electronics and computers you had a choice between beige or beige for PC and brown or maybe black for home audio. Well things have changed; people urge to be unique has created a whole new market. The problem with customizing your multimedia is that it usually comes with a high sticker price. Well today we will be looking at a custom case from Cooler Master called the Centurian 5 II which not only comes in at a great price but also looks pretty impressive as well. Let’s check it out and see if it is a good choice for your next budget friendly custom build:

 

Provided by: Cooler Master

Price: $50.31

Closer Look:

 

 

 

Specifications and Features:

  • Supports up to five fans and provide extreme airflow with substantial performance
  • Removable I/O module for flexible adjustment to your PC placement
  • Adapter for 2.5” / 1.8” HDD
  • Front 140 mm Blue LED on/off fan provides excellent cooling to HDDs
  • CPU retaining hole for easy CPU cooler installation
  • Cable management for quick cable routing and neatness
  • PSU bottom fan can be setup facing upwards / downwards (filter included)


Model RC-502-SKN1 (silver with no window side panel)
RC-502-KKN1 (black with no window side panel)
RC-502-SWN1 (silver with window side panel)
RC-502-KWN1 (black with window side panel)
 
Expansion Slots 7
 
I/O Panel USB 2.0 x 2 , eSATA x 1 , MIC x 1 , Audio x 1 (supports HD / AC97 audio)
 
Material Body: Steel
Bezel: Aluminum, Mesh and Plastic
 
Motherboards Micro-ATX / ATX
 
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional)
 
Weight Net Weight: 7.5 kg / 16.5 lbs
Gross Weight: 9.2 kg / 20.28 lbs
 
Available Color Silver
 
Cooling System Front: 140 x 25 mm Blue LED on /off fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 19 dBA
Rear: 120 mm fan x 1 / 1200 RPM / 17 dBA
Top: 120 / 140 mm fan x 1 (optional)
Side: 120 / 140 mm fan x 2 (optional)
 
Dimension (W / H / D) 202 x 440 x 485 mm
8.0 x 17.3 x 19.1 inch
 
Warranty 2 Years
 
UPC Code RC-502-SKN1: 884102007828
RC-502-KKN1: 884102007835
RC-502-SWN1: 884102008054
RC-502-KWN1: 884102008061

Conclusion:

There are so many cases out there now for PC gamers and enthusiasts it can be a daunting task to weed through it all. The Centurian 5 II from Cooler Master comes in under the $60 mark and has a window with lots of cooling expansion. Is it the nicest case on the market? No; does it have a lot of bang for your buck? Yes. The design team at CM did a great job at making a budget friendly case with a lot of extras I believe it is a strong contender for the sub $60 market.


Would I recommend this chassis? Sure, it has lots of expansion and tons of modding potential. The side panel is not made with cheapy acrylic and should stand up to some custom etching and show of your build quite nicely.

Pros:

  • Price
  • Side Panel
  • Expansion Capabilities
  • Sleek Design
  • Doesn't Feel Cheap

Cons:

  • Grey Interior


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