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  • Cooler Master Centurion 590 Case Review
  • Cooler Master Centurion 590 Case Review


    Case Internals

    The Centurion 590 comes in the “stacker” configuration meaning that the entire drive bay area is open to accept up to 9x 5.25 drives.  This would include a single 3.5 floppy drive (with the use of an adaptor) and up to 4x 3.5” HDDs in a specially designed HDD cage. 
    This case comes in a reverse configuration meaning that the PSU is located at the bottom under the motherboard.  This sort of orientation has become quite popular in recent years and allows for more flexibility in hardware installation and cooling.  Another great feature of this is improved PSU cooling since you can finally start pulling cool external air over the power circuits instead of what is currently found in the chassis.
    Speaking of additional features above the power supply mounting location you’ll notice the tool less expansion card locking mechanism.  These locks very easy to use, simply loosen the locking clamp, install your expansion card and click the plastic lock back into place. 

    If you would rather use reliable screws to secure your expansion cards the plastic locks can be removed thus exposing the traditional cover plate and screw combo.
    All of the available 5.25 drive bays feature a tool less locking system that will fit most drives on the market. For devices that require a different configuration you can use any of the provided mounting holed and screws to secure your drives in place.

    Sadly these locks are only found on a single side of the case.  If you choose to secure your drives from the opposite side you’ll need to employ the use of a manual fastener.