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Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX 540/541 Casing
By Zachary Chan
Category : Casings And Coolers
Published by Jimmy Tang on Thursday, 21st July, 2005
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 stars   (Most Value For Money Award)


Introduction

Following suit of the recently released Centurion 53x series of ATX casings, Cooler Master will be adding a 54x series to the Centurion family, the Centurion Micro ATX 540 and 541. However, despite Cooler Master's progressive naming convention, these two models are not the successors to the Centurion 530 and 531. Instead they are completely different casings with a smaller and lighter build tailored for the Micro-ATX form factor. A quick look at Cooler Master's website revealed that the 54x does not only come in the mini tower Micro-ATX models that we have in our labs, but are also available in BTX configurations. Centurion casings have always been made for the standard ATX form factor and delivered in at least a mid-tower configuration, but it seems Cooler Master is now branching out towards more specific casing builds with the introduction of the Centurion Micro ATX 540 and 541. We take both the Centurion Micro ATX 540 and 541 out for a ride and see if Cooler Master still has what it takes to make a great mainstream case.

On the left, the Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX 540 and to the right, the Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX 541.

Cooler Master Centurion Micro ATX 540/541 Technical Specifications
Casing Dimensions and Specifications
  • Width: 180mm 
  • Height: 390mm 
  • Depth: 420mm 
  • Material : SECC Chassis and Aluminum bezels
  • Case Color: Black body with silver bezel 
  • Weight : 7kg 
  • Motherboard Support type: Micro-ATX
Drive Bays and Expansion Slots / Ports
  • 2 x 5.25" Drive Bays (Exposed) 
  • 2 x 3.5" Drive Bays (Exposed) 
  • 2 x 3.5" Drive Bays (Hidden) 
  • 4 x Rear Expansion Slots 
  • 2 x Front USB 2.0 ports
  • 1x Mic-in
  • 1x Headphones output
Case Cooling
  • Fans
    • 1 x Front Intake fan - 120 x 120 x 25mm
    • 2 x Rear Exhaust fan - 80 x 80 x 25mm
    • 1 x Side Intake fan - 80 x 80 x 25mm (optional)
  • Vents 
    • Side Meshed Intake (optional)
Power Supply
  • None Supplied
  • PSU bay supports Standard ATX PS2

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