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COOLER MASTER Cent. 5 OK Upside Down?

post #1 of 20
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Hi All - I really want a COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 because it looks like a nice basic case at a great price...but I can't stand the power button and i/o at the bottom since the case goes on the floor. Can I just turn it upside down? Is this a no-no?

If I can't turn it upside down, are the similar cases that have the i/o panel at the top?

Thanks for the help! g-
post #2 of 20
i guess you can do that
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I don't see any harm in that. Your CD/DVD drive may not fit upside down.
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post #4 of 20
Hmm. Well, the PSU would be cooler than normal, but the HDDs would be hotter than normal too, meaning shorter life. I think that below half way down is typical of almost every case, so you're bound to expect a bit of a reach if it's on the floor. There are a few things you can do. You could learn to solder and reposition the buttons yourself. Alternatively, there are some cases that have movable I/O Clusters, like the Thermaltake Armor or Armor Jr. The CM Stacker has top mounted Power buttons, but it's fairly pricey. OK, very pricey. The fact is, if you really like the Centurion, either mod it or deal with the fact that you need to bend over every now and then.
    
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post #5 of 20
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Hmmmm, I just found this case which may just fit the bill since it's the same price but the IO panel is on the top:

Rosewill R5601-BK 0.8mm SECC Screw-less Dual 120mm Fans ATX Mid Tower

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811147038
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is it that hard for you to bend over once in a while?
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post #7 of 20
Centurion 530 has them on the top...
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post #8 of 20
some centurion models have the buttons on the top (like mine does)

Centurion 532

http://www.pc-kiev.com/showimg.asp?m...379&code=13167

sell yours and grab one of these
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post #9 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sladesurfer View Post
is it that hard for you to bend over once in a while?
YES. I'm 41 you lousy punk ;-).

Seriously though, it's not the bending over that I don't like, it the cables having to go up past the front of my computer to get to my desk.

g-
post #10 of 20
My fav cases for under $100 are the antec 900 and the Raidmax Smilodon but it looks like your going for an even less expensive one.
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