I would like to thank Cooler Master for supplying the review sample.
Cooler Master started out with offering computer cases a few years back. The ATC series was a huge success and the cases were incredibly well made. The ATC-201 aluminum case was part of the Maximum PC "Dream Machine 2001". Five years later, the case still is one of the highest quality parts around. Cooler Master has started to offer much more than just cases in recent years. They now manufacture CPU coolers, power supplies, hard drive enclosures and other parts geared toward the PC enthusiast. The also offer a wide range of unique, but inexpensive cases using an aluminum front and steel body. Just like the Cooler Master Centurion 540 we are taking a look at today.
Aluminum front panel, SECC body
Black (Centurion 541)
Silver (Centurion 540)
5.25” x 23.5” x2
3.5” x 2
1x 120mm fan (not incl.) & 2x 80mm fan (not incl.)
|Front I/O Port||USB 2.0 x 2Audio x 1Mic x 1|
Standard PS2 (ATX), Redundant PS2
190 mm (W) x 390 mm (H) x 420 mm (D))
The mATX case comes in two different designs: one has a black front and is called the Centurion 541 and the silver part is called Centurion 540. The rest of the case is identical.
Considering the small size of the case, it can fit the standard optical drives, floppy/card readers and internal hard drives. Even though the case takes just a micro ATX board, it still has space for 2x 80mm fans in the back or a 80/120 mm fan in the front. This should even keep the hottest hardware nice and cool.
Let's take a look the packaging.