Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Centurion 5 II
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 II Black and Red Edition: First Look
28 July 2014
Excerpt: So what is so special about this new Centurion case? To start with, the inside is not only black but red as well. Yep, this new Centurion sports a very bad-ass combo of matte black paint and red accented interior theme, which has been the basis of many a build and mods.
Conclusion: This is an interesting case. You have a budget level case but with a few changes its actually a sharp looking case. With two 120mm fans and the potential to add two more I am confident that this case would be capable of supporting a budget gaming build.
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.
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
Summary: The Cooler Master Centurion 5 II is a terrific option for users on a budget. Of course, it could have more features, but then we would be talking about a more expensive product.
Pros: Excellent cost/benefit ratio, Air filter for the front fan, Air filter for the power supply fan, A huge hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler, Holes for routing cables behind the motherboard tray, One 2.5” bay (converted from an internal 3.5” bay), I/O connect...
Cons: Rear panel and interior not painted on the regular models, Some users may want a model with at least one USB 3.0 port
[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.
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.
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 af...
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.
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.
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.
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