A Closer Look Inside
With the side covers removed we can get a good look inside the case. The layout is a standard ATX format with all the drive bays located down the front and the power supply at the top-rear.
All of the drive bays use tool-less retention mechanisms.
The 5.25′ bays and the upper two 3.5′ bays have plastic latches pre-installed that slide forward and engage two of the mounting holes on the left side of each drive enclosure.
The lower HDD cage uses plastic rails for installing up to three HDD’s.
The single 120mm case fan included with the Centurion 531 is mounted near the bottom of the front panel and helps cool any hard drives located there as it draws cool room air into the case. The fan Cooler Master chose is rated for 1,200 RPM and is very quiet. Most users will also want to install a rear case fan to provide better airflow thru the enclosure.
Cable management is good inside the Centurion 531 as all of the cables are routed down behind the right side of the drive bays where they are out of the way. And the case fan cable comes fitted with a 3-pin to 4-pin adapter cable.
All of the I/O cables and control wiring come with clearly labeled connectors to assist in attaching them to the motherboard headers and are a good length for the case.