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Cooler Master Centurion 590 Case ReviewAuthor: Dennis Garcia
Published: Monday, April 21, 2008
Case Layout and Features
Cooling options found in the Cooler Master Centurion 590 is rather excessive; you’ll find 2 140mm fan locations across the top just above the motherboard, and 2 more 140mm holes in the door. The last mounted fan is located in the traditional location next to the ATX connector. These fan positions are designed to be universal and will accept any standard fan between 80 and 140mm.
Along the backside of the motherboard tray you’ll find the 6th fan placement for a single 80mm fan. The primary purpose here is to remove stagnant air that becomes trapped behind the motherboard. You would be surprised at how much heat gets trapped back there and simply moving it around helps to drop the internal temperature dramatically .
Ironically the fan configuration is almost identical to the CM690 we recently reviewed; in fact from a distance you may not notice the difference between the two.
The entire front panel on the Centurion 590 is a giant segmented mesh of drive bay covers and each of these covers contains a small foam based air filter (similar to the filters found in your average pond pump.) Don’t expect these filters to clean everything and after awhile not only will the case need to be cleaned but the filters may need a shot of compressed air as well.