Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Centurion 534 +Plus (RC-534)
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Cooler Master Centurion 534 Case Review
5 May 2008
Conclusion: The Cooler Master Centurion 534 Case can be classified as a good economical case for the average consumer. The black base and silver aluminum highlights position this case mid-level thanks to the aesthetically pleasing design. As a complete package the Centurion 534 offers tool-less design, a basic set of ports for connecting Audio, Firewire and USB based devices as well as balanced air circulation with the inclusion of a CPU air duct, front mesh filters and fan mounts...
Pros: Price, CPU Fan duct and filter, Front mounted mesh filters and aluminum front bezel, Complete tool-less design, Front mounted dual USB, Firewire and Audio ports, Removable drive cages, Bundled 120mm cooling fan is whisper quiet, Plenty of expansion room
Cons: Non-removable motherboard tray, External drive locking system feels cheap, Faulty reset switch, Case interior feel cramped, A few noted sharp edges inside case chassis
Summary: The Cooler Master Centurion 534 Case is a budget case, but it has lots of features and looks great. There are five 5.25" & one 3.5" external drive bays, as well as four 3.5" internal drive bays. It has a tool-less design on both the drive bays and the expansion slots, making installation and removal a snap. One 120mm fan is included and an optional one can be added. This is not Stacker quality, although if you are looking for an affordable quality product, check it out.
Summary: The Centurion 534 was a little less than what I expected. The tool-less design is great, no need to search for a screwdriver when adding or removing a component to your system. The only problem I had was removing the front panel to access the 5.25" drive bays. It feels like the knobs will break over time with removing the front frequently.
Pros: » Silver front looks great, » Great tool-less design, » Two 120mm fans (one included)
Cons: » Front cover not easily removed, » USB, Firewire, audio connections on front are too low
Excerpt: Cooler Master has added yet another new case to its Centurion family of computer enclosures and it may be the best yet. It's sleek, stylish and very distinctive. The aluminum bezel with black metal mesh down both sides to enhance cooling, adds a touch of class to its presentation especially with the blue LED fan lighting up the lower half of the bezel.