Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review :: System Installation, Design Notes

07-03-2006 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Tulatin

Overall, working with this case was beautifully simple. The pop out bezels made life a joy, and considering how easily the wiring was hidden, it's been a while since a system of mine has looked this good. In terms of actually installing the motherboard, there were no problems to be found, as nothing got in the way of the ASUS P5WD2-E Premium used here. Sliding the drives into place was also effortless, bar the short cable used for IDE.


Coolermaster Centurion 534 Installed


Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review
Coolermaster Centurion 534 Case Review

Aspiring users should be able to use a holesaw to create holes up near the power supply for coolant lines to enter the case, much like what's being seen on the "Wave Master 2" or Mystique 631 Chassis. On a minor note of frustration, though, the grinding of metal on metal whenever a forward button is pushed can be unsettling, and secondly, in regards to the side panel, I wish manufacturers would stop with this passive grille junk, and simply put 2x120 low speed fans here, to focus cooling where it's needed most. Apart from these two points, the system is nice and easy to get up, working, and live off of. Though it's a pain to transport, this is a case I'd be proud to showcase at a LAN party. With that note aside, I'd wager it's a good time to get to the conclusion.