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



    It doesn’t take much investigation to realize that the Centurion 590 is a trimmed down version of the CM690.  Both are amazing cases.  If you are after a little more style the CM690 is an easy choice however if you want to save a few bux the Centurion 590 with similar cooling schemes and less body work might be the better one.

    One of the great things about this case is the stacker bay configuration that features 9x 5.25" drive bays all with direct access to the front of the case.  If you’re more of a storage nut these 5.25” drive bays can easily be converted into 3.5” with traditional drive rails or by using the included, and removable, HDD rack.  The drive rack supports up to 4 drives and features a lighted cooling fan and rubber drive mounts. The best part is you can choose where to place the HDD rack and not worry about how it will fit or if your cables will reach.

    In terms of modding the Centurion 590 is a great starting point for any project.  While we don’t have many cooling related enhancements the case material and construction will support just about anything you have a desire to do whether it be a custom watercooler or an insane amount of windows and lights, the Cooler Master Centurion will likely hold up to the task.

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    Solid Construction
    SECC metal used throughout
    “Stacker” drive bay configuration
    Removable 4 drive HDD rack
    Great Cooling Options
    Bad Things
    Simple design
    Tool less drive locks only on one side
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    We would like to thank CoolerMaster for helping to make this review possible.