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Centurion 5 vs. SopranoRS

post #1 of 10
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There about the same price range.
Which would be a better choice? For Good Airflow and Cable Management.

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post #2 of 10
I have a C5 and its an alright case for the price. Spend some time routing your cables, maybe put a 12cm fan in the drive bay and you'll be alright.

It really boils down to your preference on their style though. I like a clean case, so I went with the Centurion.
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post #3 of 10
I would go with the CM, I don't like the look of the Thermaltake.
I have the CM 5 and is a nice case, the entire front is mesh (with filters) and cools well. Cable management is ok, but for best results, you would need to cut a few extra holes.
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post #4 of 10
Get the CM5. Zip tie a 120mm fan into the drive bays and the airflow is amazing.
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post #5 of 10
Speaking from experience, I would choose the Cooler Master Centurion 5. It is a very nice and sturdy case for under $50. The 80mm and 120mm fan is a plus.
post #6 of 10
I hated it when people did this to me, but, I can't help it: The Cooler Master 690 has built-in cable-management, 3 120mm fans, and a really nice tool-free design. Check it out for yourself. It's $79.99 at NewEgg! I know that's $30 more, but I'm just tossing it out there in case that's within your budget.
post #7 of 10
But...

The SopranoRS is $59.99, $44.99 after a MIR (mail-in-rebate), and it only comes with one 120mm fan. The shipping on it is said to be $15.18.

The Centurion 5 is $49.99 after a $5.00 IR (instant rebate), and it comes with 2 fans. A 120mm, and the 80mm. It's shipping is $15.99

From what I've been hearing on here, Cooler Master is the better brand.

Here's a video review of the 5 if you're interested in a decent review.
post #8 of 10
wait for the centurion 590.
    
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post #9 of 10
Aw, they changed the side panel of the C5. It used to have a side vent that you could put another 80mm fan on. It's a pretty roomy case with great airflow for 50 though, so I'd recommend it. Never used the Soprano.
post #10 of 10
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all these replies a week later, anyhow i got the cm case, i probably woulda hated the fingerprints on the tt, but yea so far im trying cable manage, and looks more neat than my main rig
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