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Cooler Master Centurion 590

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The Cooler Master Centurion 590 is a very affordable entry level case that brings a lot of features from much more expensive enthusiast class enclosures. Its nine 5.25" drive bays offer ultimate expandability, large video cards will also find a comfortable home in it.

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Looks good to me. I do like these centurion cases I have a 532 which I'm very happy with. I found that I could use screws instead of the plastic locks if I feel the need. I guess this can do the same!
 

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not bad at all!
it would make a good case for modding!
 

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Nice introduction, but I would have liked to see a comparison to the CM690 or Antec 900. I know that the CM 590 is the "little sister," but I wonder its performance greater due to a lower air restriction design? Would have liked to see a temperature comparison, along with fan configuration of the case, to see if using those fans would be of benefit.

Either way, I bet when this thing sells for 20 dollars, after rebate it will find itself in my room. :) HDD suspension and some lower portion isolating plates, will make this case the cheap and cool Antec 180 for poor students like myself. Coupled with a mini-DVD-RW drive, the usage of 3 120MM fans in the front would rock!

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PS - if the reviewer were to utilize the mobo tray punch outs, the 4-pin connector can probably reach from behind the mobo tray through the punch outs.
 
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This thing looks exactly like the RC-690 case I have, but without the perforated mesh on the top and front part of the case. These 2 almost look like identical twins with a few things in different places, other than that it is a 690 at $20 less.
 
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This thing looks exactly like the RC-690 case I have, but without the perforated mesh on the top and front part of the case. These 2 almost look like identical twins with a few things in different places, other than that it is a 690 at $20 less.
You know that saying, "don't judge a book by its cover"? The internals are the main difference in my opinion. If I had the choice between the 690 vs the 590, I would go with the 590 just for airflow sake.

Still want to see more reviews though.

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This thing looks exactly like the RC-690 case I have, but without the perforated mesh on the top and front part of the case. These 2 almost look like identical twins with a few things in different places, other than that it is a 690 at $20 less.
True, but the 590 has a better built quality to it. Front is much more like the traditional Centurion series, with the metal side bars and such. I like both cases, but the 590 looks better in my eyes. Straight, solid lines, not plastic extras.

cheers
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Very good, detailed review. Thank you ;)
 
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True, but the 590 has a better built quality to it. Front is much more like the traditional Centurion series, with the metal side bars and such. I like both cases, but the 590 looks better in my eyes. Straight, solid lines, not plastic extras.

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I agree the CM590 is somehow better than the CM690 ,because have better airflow ,and dont have that silly plastic on the top of the case
 
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Overall, for the price its a nice case, too bad they didnt add a front panel of brush aluminum like the previous case, would make the case pop. I like the lower psu mounting and the precut top fans, except they could of spread those top fans out a little more. Overall nice for the price definetly.
 
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Coolermaster forgot to add a grill at the bottom of the CM590 to install a 140mm intake fan fan , but this detail can be easy fixed with a dremel