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: Honestly I can't complain about the case! I bought it early 2009 and didn't pop it open for cleaning until now (late 2012) and there was hardly any dust! Very low maintenance case!
Pros: Minimal dust build up in nearly four years time. Very quite especially considering how many fans I have in this little box! It fit some major components with minimal mods, too, like an 850 Watt power system and a Sapphire HD 4850 x2 (that required some cutting of the case, but all internal)!
Cons: Fairly plain case with minimal lighting. (Like that is really a con) Could use more up front connections, but a splitter fixes that. Here is the big one...I cannot find another anywhere. (If I like something it is discontinued.)
Summary: Overall, I loved this case (sold it to my friend) and I would definitively recommend this case.
Pros: First of all, I love this case and had it for about 2 years. -fairly small compare to most DIY cases (yet still enough room for expansion) -the side panel had a thing that sticks out to give your CPU heat sink a direct flow from outside of case -fan built into side of case -cool blue LEDs -fun to...
Cons: These are cons but never were a big problem for me. -not much airflow from front, panel has some vents but not many in front -my CPU didnt line up with the side panel's CPU thing that sticks out -reset button used to fall out sometimes (for some reason it stopped falling out though) -would not be...
Summary: I would have liked the front LEDs to have a Molex plug arrangement similar to the fans. As it is set up, you can only plug those auxillary LEDs into the 4 pin power plugs. However, my mother board has two LED plugs and I could have plugged these LEDs into the second mother board plug and they would...
Pros: I used two of these (mine and wifes PC). Solid and well built. I like steel. Two fans and a collar for the processor fan. I like the Molex plugs for the fans. You can either hook them up to power supply through one of the 4 pin legacy drive power connectors or disconnect at the Molex plug and hoo...
Cons: Directions were a litttle sparce. After I put the motherboard in with the standoffs, I noticed two of them had collars. Second time I put those in two of the rear holes assuming they would stabilize the mother board when things were plugged into the rear I/O pluggs . Nothing in the directions abo...
Summary: Really excellent computer case and interior components. The options are also excellent for all but serious gaming enthusiasts.
Pros: This unit is about my 400th custom build as do this on the side in my small business and have been for some 15+ years. The options that are offered are many and provide a lot to choose from. I am running dual boot system with Win 7 and XP PRO, both 64 bit and have a total of 5 HDD's internal and ...
Cons: The only con is the USB, External Audio, 1394 front access panel. It includes some micro PC boards. The Audio connectors tend to wear out in about a year of constant use, so I have had to replace it.
Pros: Straight forward case with high quality parts and solid build. It is quiet, cool, and looks great but isn't flashy. My temps have always been stable, parts are secure, and there is no rattles or vibrations of any kind. Great for the price.
Cons: Some of the exterior LED's are a little bright. I had to tape over it because it was lighting up my room at night.
Summary: Overall, just not worth the lack of reliability and redundancy. I regret getting this case and am glad that for other builds I went with more expensive cases that had more options.
Pros: Extremely tool-less design that some people may enjoy. Aluminum is sturdy and case has good heft. Good construction at a very reasonable price. Side panel comes off easily and is replaced onto the case just as easily. Overall, good external construction.
Cons: Tool-less design inside does not afford good stability. Add-in cards can wobble and become loose. 5.25'' drives fit well but 3.5'' drives do not. Cages are too close to ATX form-factor motherboards when installed. Very little room for aftermarket heatsink and fans. Only two fans installed and no ...
Summary: Would definitely put some anti-vibe tape on the sides of your hard drives before installation, the tool-less hdd keepers let the drives vibrate a little more than they would bolted down.
Pros: Sturdy, high quality materials throughout. Truly tool-less design, makes a new build or upgrades a snap. Plenty of cooling, fans are very quiet, have not had any issues with them in over a year of constant use.
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.