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Poll Results: Which Cooler Master Case?

 
  • 78% (15)
    Cooler Master Centurion 5 w/ Window
  • 10% (2)
    Cooler Master Centurion 534
  • 5% (1)
    Cooler Master Mystique 632
  • 5% (1)
    Cooler Master Cavalier 3 Black
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I can't decide which case I want for my next build, so I'm going to let you guys help decide for me

The candidates:

Original Centurion 5 + Side Window $50 + $16 shipping = $66

Centurion 534 $50 + $16 shipping = $66

(Centurion 531 and 532 are a bit ugly IMO)

Mystique 632 $80 + $0 free shipping = $80

Cooler Master Cavalier 3 $65 + $16 = $81 ($76.50 for silver)

Poll coming soon! I'm leaning towards the C 534, but the C5 original has a case window .

Also, which will have the best cooling?

Thanks ahead of time!

~HighClocks

edit: I prefer the C534 because of the perpendicular hard drive cage, but enlighten me
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post #2 of 15
The Centurion5 is a classic, great case for cheap.
post #3 of 15
Centurion 5 By FAR
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
The Centurion is a classic, great case for cheap.
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post #5 of 15
Centurion 5 case by far. Cheap and durable. I'd like to switch my wide vent side panel with a clear side panel like the one you linked.
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post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
My main concern is though, that the C5 hard drives are parallel to the optical drives. Does a perpendicular hard drive cage improve cooling?
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post #7 of 15
the Centurion 5 cools the HDD fine, there is a 80mm (i think) fan blowing over the hdd's.

also the tool'less design makes it pretty good when installing parts.

just be careful on the front panel when putting in a DVDrw because on mine its quite a squeeze to put it in

edit i use the thing btw.
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post #8 of 15
Centurion 5
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post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Wow, I didn't expect the updated C5 (the 534) to get only 1 vote...

C5 it is then! (unless a ton of people vote for the 534 or something)
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post #10 of 15
The Centurion 5 is bar far the best case for the money IMO - much sturdier than many cases that are much more expensive.

HDD cooling is not a problem - there is an 80mm fan in the front - not to mention the entire front is a mesh for great air-flow.
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