External Look See
The front panel, constructed of aluminum, has a professional looking brushed finish that adds to the elegant look of the Centurion 534.
Just below the 3.5′ drive bay and dead center are the power on/off button, the two activity LED’s and the Reset button. At the bottom center, you’ll find the customary front access ports; two USB2’s, two Audio and one IEEE 1394 port.
With five 5.25′ and one 3.5′ exposed drive bays the Centurion 534 packs enough space for your optical drives and all those extra’s that have become quite popular including Cooler Master’s own Musketeer shown below. Of course, the Musketeer is sold separately, and can be found at most Cooler Master resellers.
Coming around to the left side panel you can see the 80 mm duct outlet (top) and below that ventilation grids with an indented handle between the two, to help in removal of the side panel.
I say ’80 mm duct outlet’ as it looks like you could place an 80 mm fan between the duct and the inside of the panel if you require additional airflow, which I believe, most people will.
The back exterior panel has a few interesting twists to it starting at the fan placement, where you’ll see three sets of holes in a criss-cross pattern which basically means you can install an 80, 92 or 120 mm fan of your choice, we recommend the 120 mm fan to get the most airflow (CFM’s) at the lowest noise level (dBA’s).
The second item of interest, are what seem to be black tabs to the right of the expansion slots in our photo, but we’ll cover these when we visit the inside of the Centurion 534 coming up next.