Today we will take a look at the new midi-sized case from Coolermaster called Centurion 6. Let’s see what it has to offer and if it’s worth buying.
Check their webpages at www.coolermaster.com for information about the company.
|Available Color||Black & Silver / Midnight Black|
|Materials||Steel body, aluminum, metal mesh front panel|
|Dimension (W x H x D)||200 x 464.5 x 481mm / 7.8 x 18.3 x 18.9 inch|
|Net Weight||5.9 kg / 13.0 lbs|
|M/B Type||Micro-ATX, ATX|
|5.25″ Drive Bays||3 (exposed)|
|3.5″ Drive Bays||7 (hidden)|
|2.5″ Drive Bays||4 (hidden; converted from two 3.5” drive bays)|
|I/O Panel||USB 3.0 x 2 (int.), USB 2.0 x 2,
Mic x1, Audio x 1 (supports AC97 / HD Audio)
|Cooling System||Top: 120/140mm fan x 2 (optional)
Front: 140mm blue LED fan x 1 (pre-installed),
or 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
Rear: 120mm black fan x 1 (pre-installed)
Bottom: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
Side: 120mm fan x 2 (optional)
HDD cage: 120mm fan x 1 (optional)
|Power Supply Type||Standard ATX PS2 / EPS 12V|
|Maximum Compatibility||VGA card length: 295mm / 11.6 inch (with HDD cage); 405mm / 15.9 inch (without HDD cage)
CPU cooler height: 162mm / 6.4 inch
The front side of the case is fully covered in mesh. This gives Centurion 6 quite a unique look and personally I think it looks quite astonishing. Thr Centurion logo is printed in the lower half of the case and there are three 5.25″ slots on the upper section of the case. Centurion 6 has silver bezels on both sides of the front panel and front panel connectors are located in the top section of the front panel.
The side panel of the case supports up to two 120mm fans. However, the fans are not provided with the case. There’s nothing else worth looking at the side panel so let’s move on.
On top of the case there are spaces for two 120/140mm fans. Supporting them makes it possible to install either 120x240mm or even 140x280mm water coling radiators in the case. Neither slots on top of the case do not have pre-installed fans in them.
The backside of the case shows us nothing new. With the exception of the water cooler holes on the upper section there’s nothing interesting here. Basic stuff.
The front panel of the case has two USB 3.0 connectors, two USB 2.0 connectors, a mic connector and headphone connector in it. All the connectors require corresponding headers from the motherboard in order to function.
The power button, reset button and indicator LEDs are located in the left side of the front panel. These buttons are 45 degrees between the front panel and the side panel. I have to admit they look good in there, but the usability might suffer if your case is located in a place which makes the access of the side panel hard.