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CoolerMaster Centurion 590


Author:  Kyle Huneycutt
Date:  2008.09.09
Topic:  Cases
Provider:  Cooler Master
Manufacturer:  Cooler Master






CoolerMaster Centurion 590

Making a case for class: Centurion 590 by Coolermaster

What is with computers with transparent side-panel windows? Flashing LED lights? A dozen different case fans? What are people thinking? When did a clean, quiet, metal box with an “ON” button and power light become so passé?

Look, I get it; you want to stand out, you want to be different. You want to show up and be the belle of the LAN party ball. Your kickin’ rad, flame-throwing, tequila-cooled, coffee-making, techno-colored, 10-core computer reflects you in all of your extravagant gold-mining, camper-fragging, Mountain Dew-guzzling glory. I just don’t get it. You may call me out of touch, or jealous, or you might even call me a snob. I’m none of those and I can’t stand all these ridiculous, tacky cases for one simple reason: I’ve got good taste.

The Centurion 590 by Coolermaster might be just what I’ve been looking for. It’s a jet black, rugged looking, utilitarian case with the elegant simplicity that a beret-wearing, Mac-using, latté-sipping elitist like myself would be proud to shove his circuit boards in.

A quick look at the specifications:

Available Color Black
Dimension (inches) (W) 8.27 x (H) 17.32 x (D) 20.08
Weight Net Weight : 18.7 lbs ; Gross Weight : 20.5 lbs
Material Chassis: SECC, Bezel: Metal mesh+ABS
Motherboards ATX, Micro-ATX
5.25" Drive Bay 9 (Exposed; without the use of exposed any 3.5 inch drive bay)
3.5" Drive Bay 4 (Hidden; from one 4-in-3 device module (included),
1 (Exposed; converted from one 5.25 inch drive bay)
I/O Panel USB 2.0x2, IEEE 1394 x1, MIC x1, SPK x1 (supports HD / AC’ 97 Audio)
Cooling System One 120x120x25 mm front fan (blue LED), 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included),
One 120x120x25 mm rear fan (exhaust), 1200 rpm, 17 dBA (included)
Expansion Slots 7
Optional Component Transparent side panel
Power Supply Standard ATX PS2/ EPS 12V (Optional)
Warranty 2 Years

REALTIME PRICING



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