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stevemedes
09-06-06, 04:29 PM
I love getting computer related packages in the mail. Finally decided to ditch my old Aspire mid tower and the best case I could find in the $50 range was the Coolermaster Centurion 5 w/ window. $70 shipped from newegg. First thing i did was remove the stock 80mm fan from the front and replace with a 80m Blue LED fan. It shines through the mesh and looks quite sweet! Next thing Im going to to do is paint the drive faces black and pickup some cold cathodes to light up the inside. Anyone looking to buy this case, I'd recommend it. The mesh in the front is pretty pimp i must say.
Pardon the crappy pics, camera phones suck.

http://home.comcast.net/~riptide007/case1.jpeg

http://home.comcast.net/~riptide007/case2.jpeg

Watcha think?

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 05:27 PM
Thats an awesome case. I notice first thing the lights in the front. The fan bleeding through the mesh and the on/off light. I have never hooked my on/off light up correctly. It never goes on or off, and I am too lazy to go back to those pins on the motherboard. :o

crainger
09-06-06, 06:07 PM
Thats an awesome case. I notice first thing the lights in the front. The fan bleeding through the mesh and the on/off light. I have never hooked my on/off light up correctly. It never goes on or off, and I am too lazy to go back to those pins on the motherboard. :o

If you hook em up you'd get a boost of atleast 5-6 fps ;)


kidding BTW

stevemedes
09-06-06, 06:21 PM
Yea slawter, im gonna paint em black, i even said i was gonna in OP =)

Any suggestions as to what kind of paint to use? Theres an advance auto parts right by my house would automotive paint work well?

I also forgot to mention I have a Vantec 3.5" bay 4way fan controller on its way =) It shipped from california so itll take about 2 more days to get here. It matches in with the whole blue theme, as the knobs glow blue. Heres a linky:
Vantec NXP-205 (http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=266)

stevemedes
09-06-06, 06:23 PM
i also want to mod the front fan to be a 120mm fan, then maybe mod a blowhole on the side panel for video card cooling. Can you dremel through the plastic window or will it just melt i wonder...

Bearclaw
09-06-06, 08:05 PM
If you hook em up you'd get a boost of atleast 5-6 fps ;)


kidding BTW
Hahaha. If that was true, I would put the effort and extra time into trying to get those 2 pins in the correct position. :D

crainger
09-06-06, 08:06 PM
i also want to mod the front fan to be a 120mm fan, then maybe mod a blowhole on the side panel for video card cooling. Can you dremel through the plastic window or will it just melt i wonder...

If you take is slow and use a lubricant you will be ok. I think a Silicon Lubricant is all you could use. Oil based would damage the plastic and water based is for people.

stevemedes
09-06-06, 09:24 PM
Heres some pics of the inside and of my video card...

http://home.comcast.net/~riptide007/inside.jpeg

http://home.comcast.net/~riptide007/vidcard.jpeg

again excuse the crappy camera phone.

Another note about this case. I have noticed a SIGNIFICANT drop in noise from my case. The 120mm in the back is very quiet, but it doesnt move all that much air. My previous case had a distinct buzzing with the 2 80mm fans and the 120 going, but this case is a nice low hum =)

very satisfied.

Bearclaw
09-07-06, 10:23 AM
I have heard and seen people using just spray paint from a hardware store or something and it will work fine. I never heard any complaints...but maybe that is because there computer stopped working and they couldn't emial me..who knows. Just a suggestion.

Absolution
09-07-06, 10:50 PM
got the same case (for the most part) - its awesome for how cheap it is

see my sig for pics

nemecb
09-08-06, 11:12 AM
Yeah, that's a nice case. I got one free from a friend who reviewed it but had no place to use it. Lucky for me it just so happened that I had an entire computer's worth of spare parts except a case.:)

As far as painting the drive covers, you could try some of the paint made specifically for plastic. I imagine you can find it in any hardware store. Otherwise make sure you prep the surface well or it might flake off.