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Written by Mark Yarbough   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case

Well Ventilated, See-Thru Window and Cool LED

Today we are looking at the Cooler Maser Centurion 5 II Mid Tower case. It has room for five fans and can hold approximately five 3.5 inch drives. Has a black steel mesh design with a transparent window on the side, so that you can see inside of the case. The I/O panel consist of two 2.0 USB ports, One Audio port, One MIC port, and one IEEE 1394 port.


PACKAGING AND EXTERIOR

The box is the classic Cooler master purple and white colors with a picture of two towers I'm assuming the two designs that this particular tower comes in. All black steel mesh and the black steel mesh with a silver trim. Also on the other sides of the box you have the specifications of the tower. Pictures of the different views of the tower are also available on the box. It shows cases all the stand out features of the chassis. The features are also listed on the box. Inside the box the tower was covered in a clear plastic cover and wedged inside of the box with Styrofoam to make sure that the tower was safely secured inside of the box. Inside the chassis was a box that had screws, zip ties, hard drive rails, a tray for your 5.25 inch devices and the installation guide. The right side panel of the tower was made up of solid black steel, and the left side is also black steel trim with a clear plastic panel in order for you to be able to look inside the case. The Back is a plain steel design and the front of the tower is a black mesh design that has the I/O panel and slots for four 5.25 inch drives.

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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case
Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case
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INTERIOR

The interior of the case is a all steel with the exception of the top which is a black steel design. At the bottom of the case is room for you standard ATX PS2 with a mesh design in order to supply proper air flow for your power supply. With the I/O port panel located at the front along with a fan, so space is a bit tight and I think that the cable could have been managed a bit better. It seems a cluttered in the hard drive area because all of the cables have to be brought through that area. There is plenty of ventilation with air vents and space for fans on the top, bottom, front, back, and one of the covers of the tower. This case was designed with ventilation and air flow in mind. There are also slots for five 3.5 inch drives and four 5.25 inch drives. Included was also one 140x25 Blue LED fan 1200 RPM, 19 dBA.

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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case
Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case
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EXPERIENCE

I have installed a Asus M2E motherboard with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ dual core processor with a Vortex Plus CPU cooler and a ATI Radeon HD5450 512 MB Graphics Card. Then I installed a Fusion 550 power supply. A Hitachi LG DVD writable/CD-RW Drive and a Western Digital Caviar Green 500GB SATA hard drive. I used the compute over the weekend with no problems. I connected my printer a Epson Workforce 500, My external Hard drive, and it worked beautifully. I synchronized my blackberry and iPod and transferred some pictures with my digital camera without any issues. The installation of the mother board was a bit of a challenge because of the physical space issues, things were a bit tight inside trying to screw things in and install my video card.

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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case Cooler Master Centurion 5 II ATX Mid Tower Case
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FINAL THOUGHTS

Overall I think that the Cooler Master Centurion 5 II is a very stylish case and looks good. The Blue LED fan really adds a nice touch. It what designed for ventilation and air flow. With five fans blowing in a case that size, all of your components should stay fairly cool. If you are a user that has a big heat sink and wants to install a bunch of expansion cards you might want to go with something with a bit more room. If you are not adding a bunch of extras to your computer and don’t need that big heat sink the Centurion 5II is a very nice case. I would definitely recommend this case.

Highly Recommended Award
 

Pros
Stylish. Blue fan LED, and transparent window gives the tower a good look. Also Plenty of ventilation and room for five fans.
Cons
Poor Cable Management from I/O module to motherboard. Once you put the Hard drives in the case space is a issue. Not a lot of physical space inside the tower.
Bottom Line
Overall a very stylish tower case with transparent window with lots of cooling capabilities.


 

DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS :

Manufacturer :   Cooler Master
Website :   www.coolermaster.com
Model :   CAC-T05
Colors :   Silver and Blue
Material :   Aluminum Bezel and SECC Chassis
Compatible Motherboards :   ATX and Micro ATX
Drive Bays :   5 x 5.25" drive bays (exposed)
1 x 3.5" drive bays (exposed)
4 x 3.5" drive bays (hidden)
I/O Panel :   2 x USB 2.0
1 x IEEE 1394 (Firewire)
1 x Mic
1 x Speaker
Cooling System :   1 x 80 x 80 x 20 mm front intake
1 x 120 x 120 x 25 mm rear exhaust
Expansion Slots :   7
Compatible PSU :   Standard ATX PSU (optional)
Other Components :   Windowed side panel
Dimensions :   18.9 (D) x 7.95 (W) x 17.13 (H)
Weight :   22 pounds
Warranty :   2 years
Description :  
Centurion, an honorable name, represents quality of Discipline, Integrity & Loyalty. With the Centurion besides you, now you can concord the world feeling safe and proud without having to be a Caesar.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010