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COOLER MASTER Centurion 530 RC-530-SSN1 Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 5 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Cooler Master RC-530-SSN1

Model

Brand
COOLER MASTER
Series
Centurion 530
Model
RC-530-SSN1

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
12” x 9.6”ATX;Micro-ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
5
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
4
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.5" x 9.3" x 18.2"

Features

Features
Aluminum support beams provide extra strength and a smooth, sleek appearance,
Fully meshed front panel design provides superior airflow and cooling
Side venting wholes for enhanced airflow
Smart mechanical design for quick assembly and maintenance
Screw-less expansion slots and media drives installation
Front covered faceplates with eject button for CD-ROM drives
Top I/O panel for easy access
All folded edges for safety installation

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Paul S.
  • 12/15/2005 8:33:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsCool case

Pros: Industrial design (looks, functional), sturdy construction, microATX or ATX, easy access. Front-panel ports for audio, USB, Firewire.

Cons: MOBO standoffs had 3 styles, had to figure out which hardware worked with each.

Other Thoughts: Reasonably priced, something-different case; Should impress your friends. Chose CPU vent side-panel over window.

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  • Mario L.
  • 11/11/2005 3:37:58 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsOutstanding Case in everyway but 1

Comments: I've had this case now for a couple of months, and I can honestly say this is the best case I have ever had. The design is superb. Just a few words of advice:

(1) Don't even think about using the top two bays for your CD or DVD burners. The trap-door mechanism was a terrible idea, and badly implemented also. If you try using it, you will either break your DVD caddy, or your will break the trap door. This isn't really much of an issue, just drop down to the third bay.

(2) This unit comes 2 120mm slots, but only one fan. You will need to buy a second 120mm fan to complete the picture. This worked out great for me because I just bought the Aquagate R-120, which mounts perfectly and works great.

(3) There is a slot for an additional 80mm fan. This is unnecessary, for use only by SLI users. If you are an ordinary 1 card user, don't bother.

(4)You will need to remove the front plastic grill in order to mount DVD drives. Remove both side walls, and feel around for the detent buttons, squeeze them in and remove the face-plate.

(5) The USB2 plugs and Firewire plugs are not "exploded" they come in a one-piece construction. This is huge. Possibly the single biggest advantage of this case. I have front pannel ports that work for the first time in my life.

(6) If the pastic caps on your two side rail pipes come off (happens frequently) just glue them back on with a little crazy glue.

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  • William D.
  • 10/12/2005 5:10:00 PM
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5 out of 5 eggsWorks Fine

Comments: I agree with the other reviewers regarding the finish and quality of this case. Over all, it's fine for it's price range. Yes, the optical drive covers can be a pain. Yes, the little silver caps on the colums come off during shipping (Need a drop of glue to fix it) but overall the case works fine.
The reason I chose this case was that it had a front mounted 120mm intake that blew over the hard drives as well as a spot for a rear 120mm exaust fan. Also it has a shrouded side vent to direct outside air directly to the CPU heatsink.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2005 12:01:04 PM
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4 out of 5 eggsExcellent value in this price range

Comments: I wish there was a 4.5 rating - this is a really solid case, and I hate knocking it all the way to a 4. It is definately outstanding value for the price class, especially if you order while the rebate is in effect. I primarily chose the case because of the topside connections and buttons, and thought it just "looked cool" - but was really pleased to find the case well made and solid, with some thoughtful engineering. The system fired up on the first try, so that's always worth something to me.

Expect to have to tweak the spring loaded optical drive doors to work with your drives, as others have mentioned. One of mine continually would catch on the spring door, and we ultimately had to remove the face plate. Not a big deal since it's concealed anyway, but perhaps more fiddling than some want to do. It works very slickly now, and I'm happy with the end result.

Also, as others have mentioned: the documentation manual is sketchy at best. Expect to have to work out a few things for yourself, especially if this is your first case build. In fairness, I have found that deficiency in nearly every case manual I've seen, in all price ranges. Would it kill these folks to hire a decent technical writer, with legible graphics?

I appreciated the hardware the case came with; no hunting through stashes of old standoffs and screws to get the system put together. None of it was chintzy, either.

I like the rails for the hard drives, and the telescoping vent for the side panel (to direct CPU heat) was a surprise, but a welcome one. I removed the telescope, installed a fan, and replaced the telescope, to enhance the heat transfer.

My old power supply has issues with the 4-pin power cables reaching all the way to the bottom bays where the hard drives live, so I'm using extenders. This is likely just a random issue related to what was probably a proprietary PS to start with, but it's worth mentioning in case you are expecting to use a similarly stunted PS. It'll probably be the next thing I replace on the system, at any rate.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/20/2005 11:28:43 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsSceptical at first

Comments: Fantastic case on a budget! Was planning to build a third rig with all my spare components for the kids in this one... but after seeing its layout and construction, the kids got my antec case. Seriously a fun case to build a high performance machine in! Only reason it didn't recieve a full 5/5, it came to me with 2 pieces broke that cap off the top of the decorative pole exterior. Didn't change the appearance much, but would have been nice to keep in one piece in shipping.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/27/2005 12:56:17 PM
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5 out of 5 eggs

Comments: Cooler Master has always made ver nice cases. What makes this one the best is that it has 2-120mm fans. Very quiet. NewEgg as always got it here very fast.

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  • Brian H.
  • 8/26/2005 6:23:00 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsAttractive but . .

Comments: Things I found out:
1. The 120mm fan is front mounted, quiet, and has blue LEDs in it.
2. the top two 5.25" bays have hinged covers that are spring loaded. They are supposed to flop down when the optical drive opens then close when the drive tray retracts. One of my drives (a cheap DVD) did not have enough motor-power to push the hinged drive cover open. What a mess. Had to remove the spring on the cover and try to adjust the tension so my drive could open-shut. Finally was able to get it to work. Also had to remove the front bezel from both optical drive trays, since the bottom of the bezelwould get hung up on the drive cover as they tried to retract. They are all working fine now, but was a bit scarey and frsutrating. The only other option would be to remove the hinged drive covers.
3. The floppy drive cover (and all of the other front, black mesh covers) are removable by screws.
4. The case seems well made and not near as dangerous (sharp edges) as my old one.
5. The manual is terrible and almost illegible due to poor printing (and grammar, of course)
6. My old power supply (5 years ago!) did not have a long enough power lead to reach my second hard disk. It is a diagonal run across the inside from top left to bottom right. I bought a Coolmax CX-400 PS that works great.
7. The combination of 120mm case fan and the 120mm PS fan have lowered my system noise by at least 70%! Boy - am I happy. Runs very cool.
8. The case top 1394 connector ends with pins, not a Firewire plug. Seems add-in cards do not have internal pin connectors, only plugs. So make sure your MB has the pin connectors! Same for the USB and headphone and mic(end with pin connectors)
9. Each side panel is held on with two knurled screws on back. Okay, but panels a little difficult to replace.
10. PCI slots have plastic levers to lock cards in place. I used screws too for added stength on video card. Modem, etc, seem to lock in just fine without screws.
10. Would I buy it again? Maybe, mostly because of the panel with USB, power, etc being mounted on top - ideal for those of us who set it on the floor. It is quiet and attractive - and an okay price for what you get.

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  • Brent W.
  • 8/23/2005 8:39:29 PM
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4 out of 5 eggs

Comments: This is a great case. One of the best I've used for a mid-tower. The top mounted buttons/USB are a great thought since the computers are usually mounted low. The only drawback was the DVD drive I used had a little trouble pushing the case door cover open.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 8/22/2005 11:11:08 PM
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4 out of 5 eggs

Comments: Could be better for it's price. The cpu exhaust port doesnt line up AT ALL with my cpu. And one of the silver caps came off from sub-par glue appied. It was an easy fix but shouldnt have happened in the first place. A very good thing though is that the pillars on each side are made from VERY sturdy aluminum I would venture to say you could swing the loaded case by them, but, you can try that one yourself :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/13/2005 4:32:12 PM
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3 out of 5 eggsNot a Cooler Master Case

Comments: First off, This case looks cool but is made of mostly plastic. the front mesh is a good idea and it does work ok. The cd-rom eject buttons are kind of a pain. This case has really bad airflow. The hard drive cage is direclty infront of the front intake 120mm fan, with more than one hard drive installed, you will get no airflow from this front fan. The hard drive cage is really in a bad position, it sits perpendicular to the rest of the case so if you dont have 90 degree power or SATA connectors, you may run the risk of bending or breaking them off. The tooless slot covers are functional, but i still dont trust them, so at least they still allow you to screw in the cards. The side case duct is pointless and doesnt even include a filter (like the front does) The included 120mm fan does have Blue LED's and is pretty noiseless. All in all its not a BAD case but it does have its flaws, and would not recommend it.

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