A Closer Look Cont’d
Both side panels on the Centurion 530 are removable. The left side panel has ventilation slots and a telescoping shroud inside to help direct cool room air to the main processor heatsink fan.
The shroud position is not adjustable so it may or may not line up with your particular HSF. A 80mm case fan can be mounted to the side panel instead of the fan shroud or sandwiched between the panel and the fan shroud for increased airflow.
The right side panel is solid and does not include any vent holes. Removing it however provides access to the ‘back-side’ of the case, which offers a lot of space behind the upper drive bays for tidying up and hiding wiring.
Moving around to the rear of the case we see a pretty typical ATX layout. Below the power supply is a single 120mm case fan opening. No fan is included with the Centurion 530 for the rear position and most users will want to purchase and install one for good airflow. Alternate hole patterns are provided for mounting either a 92mm or 80mm rear case fan if desired.
Looking at the bottom we see the case rests on two molded rubber feet in the back and the lower plastic bracket and side posts in the front.