CoolerMaster Centurion 5 Silver Case Black Body (Silver Trimmings) w/o PSU £28.19+Deliv
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CoolerMaster Centurion 5 Silver Case Black Body (Silver Trimmings) w/o PSU £28.19+Deliv

£28.19
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Found 29th Aug 2008Made hot 30th Aug 2008
Haven't inc deliv due to free options via hexus and av forums deals
Was just preaching the benefits of this case t'other day, what a co-incidence
If you are planning on building a system shortly check out the today only page for a real deal on this v high quality case, most places selling this at £50+

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Ok price i think for not having a psu, i do like cases with gauze on front so hot from me

Very nice

Nice find. :thumbsup: There's a review of this with a power supply included at SPCR.

maddogb;2852788

Haven't inc deliv due to free options via hexus and av forums deals


Hexus only these days as the AV Forums deal has ended.

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cammeyz;2852788

Ok price i think for not having a psu, i do like cases with gauze on … Ok price i think for not having a psu, i do like cases with gauze on front so hot from me



not just gauze its steel mesh and the rest of the case is solid, completely toolfree if u use thumb screws on the psu, better than the 590 i bought the other day for a m8 which was very flimsy on drive locks, still needed screws.

Agharta;2853476

Nice find. :thumbsup: There's a review of this with a power supply … Nice find. :thumbsup: There's a review of this with a power supply included at SPCR.Hexus only these days as the AV Forums deal has ended.



Thought it was back on with a higher post count?

maddogb;2853619

Thought it was back on with a higher post count?


YEAH, good news. :thumbsup:
I just checked and you need 20 posts and the minimum spend is £20 ex VAT - AVForums.

I have had this case for 2 years now and love it. So easy to set up Great find.


Forgot to mention - I paid £60 at the time!

Babbler;2854682

I have had this case for 2 years now and love it. So easy to set up I have had this case for 2 years now and love it. So easy to set up Great find.Forgot to mention - I paid £60 at the time!



I agree with Babbler - I also own this case, and it is a great piece of kit

Has anyone actually clicked the link or added to basket. I noticed last night (just as I was shutting down my pc). They have they same case further down in the list. Regardless of which one you select, it comes up as £54.99.

Also I thought AVForums members received free delivery again, or was that just a trial?

eiamhere69;2854827

Has anyone actually clicked the link or added to basket. I noticed last … Has anyone actually clicked the link or added to basket. I noticed last night (just as I was shutting down my pc). They have they same case further down in the list. Regardless of which one you select, it comes up as £54.99.


Works for me.

Seems to have expired now.

B0rker;2855098

Seems to have expired now.


Still working for me.

Okay got it now cheers.

Carriage is £8.45 so it ends up being £38.12.

The Coolermaster RC-330 is a fair bit cheaper and also appears to have everything. Is the Centurion much better?

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GDB2222;2855324

The Coolermaster RC-330 is a fair bit cheaper and also appears to have … The Coolermaster RC-330 is a fair bit cheaper and also appears to have everything. Is the Centurion much better?



Not at the special price there is only a few quid diff, but yes the c5 is to the 330 as a merc is to a ford. worlds apart.

B0rker;2855201

Carriage is £8.45 so it ends up being £38.12.


Free postage is available to members of AVForums and Hexus forums provided you have a minimum of 20 posts; minimum order is £20 ex VAT.

This is the case I have. Its very nice. Very well made. However the front requires some force to remove. I thought I was going to break it by removing the front and therefore googled the case to find that other people had the same concerns. When I did finally remove the front I ended up breaking one of the clips that held it in place. It still sits in place ok though.

All in all a good case.

Just to let you know I've built a few systems with this case. It's very, very expensive and classy looking so you wont be disappointed there. As far as the comments about pulling the front off, it's very solid and I've had the front on and of on these several times with no hint at all of it breaking (I'm used to pulling fronts from lots of different cases). It's solidly built apart from a couple of issues.

Firstly, it is promoted as a "tool free" style case. This is true if you want to put standard parts in and are not bothered about build quality. Let me explain. The clips that hold add on cards such as PCI and AGP are very flimsy and luckily there are screw holes in which you can use traditional case screws to give cards a proper secure fastening. Secondly, the slide clips that are used to hold hard drives, DVD-RWs and floppy drives are okay if you use exactly those items mentioned, however if you choose to put a multi-card reader in a 3.5" bay which I always do, then there is no way to secure it unless you use a bit of ingenuity and some self tapping screws (the same applies to 5.25 bays). I don't mind this as the case is one of my all time favourites, but it's worth mentioning to people before they order one. Still a bargain as I buy mine from Microdirect and they are the same price as Scan's full price which is £55 including vat.

voted hot, however I prefer the antec three hundred, that seems to have a better cooling, build quality is quite good and is quieter

Ordered one & voted hot.

Has anyone seen the "introduction" to the case on the Coolermaster website??

coolermaster.com/pro…=21

"Centurion, an honorable name, represents quality of Discipline, Integrity & Loyalty. With the Centurion besides you, now you can conquer the world feeling safe and proud without having to be a Caesar".

Once mine arrives my quest for world domination shall begin - Muhahaha.

Not many products promise that kind of value for money

gazza.ladra;2859412

voted hot, however I prefer the antec three hundred, that seems to have a … voted hot, however I prefer the antec three hundred, that seems to have a better cooling, build quality is quite good and is quieter



I certainly disagree that it's quieter as it has two fans, and they're not exactly top quality either. You may be right on cooling but again, it has two fans. As for build quality I think it's pretty even for reasons I've already mentioned in this post. Last of all, in terms of looks, it's nowhere near as expensive looking as the Coolermaster with it's brushed chrome effect buttons etc.

However, if the Coolermaster was not on offer here, the Antec offers better value for money.

paulace;2858580

Just to let you know I've built a few systems with this case. It's very, … Just to let you know I've built a few systems with this case. It's very, very expensive and classy looking so you wont be disappointed there. As far as the comments about pulling the front off, it's very solid and I've had the front on and of on these several times with no hint at all of it breaking (I'm used to pulling fronts from lots of different cases). It's solidly built apart from a couple of issues......




+1 to all this..

Built a couple of systems with this case and have had no issues at all with them..

Not had any probs with the front panel..

Didn't put anything non-standard in there, so can't comment on fitting those..

Nice and quiet, looks decent, very sturdy.

Only annoyance is that the LEDs on the front are xtra bright (exactly at eye level when I'm vegging on the couch).. I guess i could put tape over 'em...

My new case was delivered today.

1st impressions are that it is well worth the £28 odd. Loads of room inside & look the business without being tacky.

I broke 1/2 a tab off one of the catch bits when pulling the front off - probably my fault for being a bit rough.

Impressed with myself that I managed to fit my Dell motherboard in & get it all working even though none of the sockets on the Dell have any indication what might go there (must remember to download/print the manual before dismantling the PC next time :oops:).


One question though!

I have a PCI firewire card which has 2 firewire connections outside & one internally - how do I connect the front panel firewire connector to the card internally?

The card has a normal angular "external" type firewire connector but the case has a connector which is square.

Any help appreciated.

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Tomb;2879201

My new case was delivered today.1st impressions are that it is well worth … My new case was delivered today.1st impressions are that it is well worth the £28 odd. Loads of room inside & look the business without being tacky.I broke 1/2 a tab off one of the catch bits when pulling the front off - probably my fault for being a bit rough.Impressed with myself that I managed to fit my Dell motherboard in & get it all working even though none of the sockets on the Dell have any indication what might go there (must remember to download/print the manual before dismantling the PC next time :oops:).One question though!I have a PCI firewire card which has 2 firewire connections outside & one internally - how do I connect the front panel firewire connector to the card internally?The card has a normal angular "external" type firewire connector but the case has a connector which is square.Any help appreciated.



no fw on the mainboard?, the c5 adapter is for mainboard fitting, not sure about external cards, does this cable not come off the card?, if so you might be able to patch it , will have a look see if my collection contains anything,
post a pic of the connector on the card end

Cheers

No fw on the motherboard (Board from a Dell vostro 200).

This is the PCI card - scan.co.uk/Pro…641

You cant see the internal connector in that pic but its exactly the same as the external firewire ones.


Been fiddling around and noticed that I could fit another 80mm fan between the side panel and the plastic "funnel" that goes down toward the CPU cooler - is this worth it or just overkill.

Original Poster

Tomb;2880452

CheersNo fw on the motherboard (Board from a Dell vostro 200).This is the … CheersNo fw on the motherboard (Board from a Dell vostro 200).This is the PCI card - http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=391641You cant see the internal connector in that pic but its exactly the same as the external firewire ones.Been fiddling around and noticed that I could fit another 80mm fan between the side panel and the plastic "funnel" that goes down toward the CPU cooler - is this worth it or just overkill.



that looks like a fw internal connector just bhind the one u pointed out, may have to do some pinout adjustment but you should be able to get the connector onto that

The one just behind just has 4 connectors & I think the Case FW needs 8 (or does it).

Ill take a better pic of the card & post.

Here we go then

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/tom.barry/DSCF2972.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v146/tom.barry/DSCF2971.jpg

Original Poster

can't get a look at mine, pulled the side panel off but i have too much in there lol, ain't diving into that jungle without damm good reason.
Saying that i have in my hand a front panel off a cheapie case and it only has four wires?, they are marked tpA+, tpB+ and 2 x grounds (gnd),.
Google 1394 pinouts maybe not all wires are needed, or maybe you will have to use j1 as well as j3, maybe neither, dunno
could be mainboards are wired to take return or negative lines as well

To be honest for all the amount I use the firewire I'll just stick to a cable coming round from the back.

No point electrosploding the PC when theres no real reason.

Thanks for your help.
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