Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review :: Centurion 534 Specifications

07-03-2006 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Tulatin

Considering that the chassis which harbors this case is an identical replica to what you'd find inside the Ammo 533, it's only fitting that this section provide much of the same info, too. Nevertheless, there are many differences, which I'll outline here and now.

Available ColorSilver / Black
Dimensions (inches)18.90 x 7.95 x 17.13 (D x W x H)
Weight22 Lbs
MaterialAluminum & Mesh bezel, SECC chassis
M/B TypeATX , m-ATX
5.25 Bays5 (Exposed)
3.5 Bays1 (Exposed); 4 (Hidden)
Cooling SystemOne 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98in front Blue LED fan(Intake)
One 4.72 x 4.72 x 0.98in rear fan (Exhaust) (Optional)
I/O PanelUSB 2.0 x 2
MIC x 1
SPK x 1
IEEE1394 x 1(Supports Intel HD Audio)
Power Supply430W - Standard ATX PS2 (Optional)
UPC CodeRC-534-SKN1 (Silver) - 870423000082
RC-534-SKR2 (Silver w/ 430WS PSU) - 870423000334
RC-534-KKN1 (Black)- 870423000662
RC-534-KKR2 (Black w/ 430W PSU)- 870423000631

-Superior Airflow
Special mesh design provides the superior airflow and maximum cooling performance.

-Tool-free Design
Easy assembly for quick maintenance and upgrade.

-120mm Case fan
120mm fans in the front and rear to give your PC the best ventilation while maintain silent cooling solution

In essence, we're looking at a slightly lighter version of the Ammo 533, with the reduction in weight coming through the removal of all the plastic accents, as well as the handle. Unfortunately, with no handle, moving this case about is an absolute pain. Users of motherboards with tall I/O area elements - such as the DFI LanParty motherboards, or ECS Extreme motherboards - should be warned that it's likely that your motherboard won't fit with the fan fully secured. The fan will have to be secured with a single screw, and then tossed at an angle for it all to fit. While unfortunate, this is the cost of shaving chassis size, so in the end, it could be called "Progress". The point which is truly nice to this case is that unlike the Ammo, who's quasi-aluminum (either super-thin, or silver plastic) ruined the feel, the front bezel here (with the exception of the mesh ends, and the piece above the topmost 5 1/4" bay are pure aluminum, giving this case an extremely high quality feel, which is definitely nice. With the specifications out of the way, I'd say it's a time to get this beast free of the box.

Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review C534 Box

C534 Box