Reviews and Problems with Cooler Master Centurion 534
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Lura T., Newegg
6 June 2014
Pros: Needed a case with elbow room. This one had it and was excellent in light weight and Sturdy. The Green side window was not to dark so you knew when to clean it out with some canned air. Easy to work on and build my system
Cons: a few sharp edges to deal with, and one of the plastic bay locks broke, but using one of the lower unused bays it was not so terrible - no other issues
Summary: Acceptable slide locks on the 5.25" bays, but a screw on the back side makes for absolutely no wiggle. Had case for awhile in storage, just finished the build and satisfied with the result. 5.25" bay covers go back in ONE way = exactly the reverse of how they came out, i.e.
Pros: Modest case but does an acceptable job with plenty of room. Good fit and finish. Floppy bay perfect for an internal camera card reader. Lightweight but sturdy.
Cons: Would have preferred HDD bays turned sideways; too close to the "back" side to bring cables out that way, so cables from the HDD cage come out the front and around to the motherboard. My case had no front fan, but easy enough to install one.
Summary: I've had this for about 2.5 years. In that time I've managed to break all of the clips that hold my graphics card in place. I'm going to buy a new case because of that and because I'd like better airflow.
Cons: The tool-less clips that hold pci expansion slots in place break extremely easily. The tool-less bits that hold the hard drives in, do not seem trustworthy.
Summary: Bought it for a new computer build and based on looks vs. price. Haven't had second thoughts yet.
Pros: Blue lights, lots of room for expansion, and my Sapphire 4870 fits with room to spare. Hard drive rails worked just fine for me in the bottom rack.
Cons: If you're using a big video card, you can't use the bottom bay. But with 5 to choose from don't know why you would. Can't use side vent with a big CPU cooler, like a Zalman 92mm, but that's with most of these I think.
Summary: Been running A7n8x, Athlon xp 2200 with stock cooler, Antec 350w psu, 80 gb WD caviar, 2 gig G.skill pc3200, Radeon 9800 pro 128mb for one and a half years. Upgrading to AM3 setup soon and plan on reusing this case.
Pros: Nice case. Stock components fit easily. Tooless design. Blue LEDs. Decent options for cooling. After some exploring I was able to figure out how to put a fan behind the face plate to cool the hard drive. I used the fan from the side for this, leaving the space it was in as a vent. I removed the s...
Cons: Silver front. It is hard to find drives with silver faces. Might matter to some. I have a black optiarc DVD drive in the top position and it doesn't seem to stand out that much.
Summary: We bought this case to build a replacement budget PC for my fiance's parents but was pleasantly surprised by how nice it is. The model listed on the box we received is the same as the one listed here (RC-534-SKN2-GP Black) but the model name is actually Centurion 534 +Plus.
Pros: - The two 120mm fans are very quiet (I can barely if the computer is on or off) - Fans can connect directly to the motherboard fan connections, or to the PSU with the included adapters. - Brushed aluminium front face is very nice. - Tool-less design works well, and the option to use standard scre...
Cons: - The power button is a little wobbly, but this is probably by design because it is not attached to the front face (when the front face is detached, the power button and all the lights, wires, and front panel stays with the case). It doesn't stick or anything, though. - In order to install an opt...