Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Centurion 5 II
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Overall quality 9
Centurion 5 II Japan Version
1 June 2011
Conclusion: This is a beautiful case. There is nothing special about the exterior, but the beautiful red finish on the inside really sets this case apart. The case has tons of features and is offered at a very low price. If you are in an area that has this case for sale, you should consider it. Club Overclocker Recommended!
Pros: Price!, SSD adapter, Finished interior, Cut-out in motherboard tray for access to back of installed motherboard, Zip-tie mounts for cable routing, Mesh front allows for greater airflow and reduced weight, Movable I/O panel
Cons: Fixed motherboard tray, Fixed HDD cage, Hard plastic feet, Lack of firewire and USB 3.0 ports on external I/O panel, Not available in North America
[Review] Cooler Master Centurion C5 II – Red Edition
25 April 2011
Conclusion: The Centurion C5 II Red Edition from Japan stands out as one of the best looking overall mid towers that we have reviewed in some time. The two-tone red and black paint job won us over as soon as we saw it. The tool-free installation is always an appreciated addition to any case, making installations quick and easy. The dust filters were great on the front panel, and Cooler Master also provided another filter for you to use on the PSU intake.
Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Limited Edition "Red" Case Review
Hi Tech Legion
17 April 2011
Summary: The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red Edition performed very well and kept the system temperatures within optimal working levels. Installation was also a lot easier than most budget cases because of the tool-free locks and the relatively spacious work area.
The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Red edition looks even better in person than what the photos can show.
Pros: Very high build quality and paint job for a budget case, Decent cable management options, Dust filters for the entire front panel, Viewing window on the left side panel with an optional 120mm fan mounting area, Bottom mounted power supply with optional dust filter, Large motherboard cutout for aftermarket heatsink backplate installation, Pre-installed red LED 120mm rear exhaust fan and 140mm front intake fan with LED on/off switch, Optional 120mm or 140mm top exhaust ...
Cons: Non-standard motherboard standoffs/motherboard mounting screws, Clearance between the right side panel and the back of the motherboard tray is too small (1 cm) to route thick power supply cables, Available only in select markets in Asia and Australia
Excerpt: The newly released Centurion 5 II by Cooler Master, is a perfect example of trying to put all the functionality that one needs into a case, without ending up with something you'll having to spend your entire budget on in order to purchase. And yet even with the inclusion of all that functionality you are not losing out on any styling or grace.
Conclusion: The Centurion 5 II is a solid chassis for the $60 price tag. It has enough options to satisfy most shoppers who are in need of a budget case. The 140mm blue LED intake fan, which can be turned on and off, is a nice touch to add a little color to the case. The wire management in the case is very good, especially when you consider the overall price tag. Tool-free installation made everything go smooth and easy.
Summary: The cooling aspect of the Centurion 5 II is passable. The optional fan locations, like the top exhaust fan, should be populated with fans by the user. With only the default fans installed, the temperatures returned by our testing were all good. Nothing overheated and the Centurion 5 proved it can keep a tached out system cool.
The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II case is a well executed solution for a fairly priced mid tower ATX case.
Pros: Bottom mounted PSU, Excellent finish + appearance, Rail system for 3.5", Screwless 5.25" bays, Dust filtered intakes, Screwless PCI/PCI-E card clips, Cutout for heatsink removal, Dual 3.5" SSD Converter
Conclusion: Cooler Masters Sentinel Advance Gaming Mouse has got to be one of the funnest pieces of hardware that’s come across my desk in a while. There is so that you can do with this thing it’s a hardware tweakers dream. From the multiple lighting aspect, custom changeable DPI, OLED icon creation, Macro’s, Scripts and five different profiles to save to you will have your hands full for weeks just trying everything out.
Pros: Adjustable DPI up to 5600, Custom Lighting, OLED screen, Comfortable shape, Dual tracking laser, Macro and Script creation, Multiple Profile creation
Conclusion: Ultimately I’m a little unsure with how to conclude the Sentinel review. It’s a nice mouse in reality, it’s comfortable, works well, has a high DPI and good accuracy, but it just doesn’t feel as smooth as some of the other high end mice I’ve used. This could be partly related to my more extensive use of ambidextrous mice, but something about the Sentinel just feels a little unweildy; unbalanced.
Pros: Massive DPI, Smooth glide over mousing surface, Looks cool, colour changing LEDs, DPI LCD is fancy