Joined on 05/06/09
Pros: This case from Cooler Master centurion 534 is TOP NOTCH QUALITY both in its construction/paint enamel plus its thought out design. I love the paint of the metal panels. The internal design is excellent, the hard drive layout is set-up with ease of mind you just put the two white slides on the sides of the hard drive and it just pops in. All of the back panels for your graphics cards and mother board ports is nicely laid out, of course most cases have this, but this one has a quality about it. Also almost forgot to mention the TWO Included 120 mm FANS one side for blowing air into the graphics card and the other rear exhaust to suck air out. NOTE: I original had both fans plugged in to the mother board the fans ran slow, So INSTEAD i hooked them Direct to the Power Supply, with Greater RESULTS now it cools better. YES the two connectors are INCLUDED.
Cons: Putting in a PSU non-modular from PC Power/Cooling 750W was a bit difficult trying to fit all of those wires, but i still managed to tidy it up with some ties, and hid some in the empty bays. The graphics card was a bit difficult as well, but STILL MANAGED. BEST To Hook up the one or two PCI power wires to card FIRST then insert your card into the PCI slot. or else it will be difficult to plug in especialy if you have a Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB that is 9.5 inches long. CAN I INSTALL the similar card for 2GB 10.5 inches long the answear is POSSIBLY YES you noticed i said Possibly thats because it COULD if you modified the bay where the Hard drive goes and moved it back or You might not have to because some have the 6/8 pin plug to the side instead of the rear of card.
Overall Review: Don't hold me responsible, for buying a 10.5 inch graphics card and it will not fit, as i said it is possible, as i ONLY have a 9.5 inch card with the two 6 pin plugs in the rear touching the hard drive cage. But suprizingly it fits. ALMOST forgot OH YES' DON'T LET THE LOW PRICE FOOL YOU the Case is TOP NOTCH.
Depends on SOFTWARE
Pros: Supercool running on Corsair H100i artic-silver-5 @4.1Ghz idle-29 and load-52 Celsius amazing thermals Loads and closes all programs super smooth, and no glitches at all Stat-up shutdown almost instant all programs open fast like Photoshop CC 64bit 3.4 seconds IF you use lots of 3D programs depends on type could use all cores and threads maxed out like Sculptrus or Mudbox etc
Cons: If you have x58/ i7 920 @default and lots of ram and expect that Photoshop will be insanely faster on the 4770K overclocked think again, I love Photoshop need for my business lots of processing but disappointed little gain in performance speed
Overall Review: Compared to my OLD X58/ i7 920 @ default 2.66Ghz NOT much faster in processing, somewhat disappointed But to be fair it is most likely the Software and not the Hardware that everyone is comparing the performance with Example: Photoshop CC 64bit is almost same processing speed for complex filter recordings i7 920 16sec on 4770K 11 What only 4sec that is just one of many slow differences
Heavy Gauge and Premium Build Quality
Pros: +Heavy Gauge cable and connection +Premium Build Quality superior material used +Solid Connection no glitches while surfing online +Good looks color and design
Cons: -Could be a positive or negative the Cable is super THICK in diameter and the Connection is also super LARGE compared to a cheap CAT 5e -Does NOT give you a faster SPEED connection or eliminate any bottlenecks in speed Have tested this CAT8 compared to a CAT5e and NO difference in DOWNLOAD SPEED Note: only speed difference is if the Motherboard has a Onboard 2.5G LAN compared to a 1G LAN then the Speed IS Incredible like a good 100 plus MB extra for downloads
Overall Review: Would recommend this product CAT8 if you are looking for a more Secure or Solid Connection without getting any interruptions or kinks in the cable But not if you are expecting a faster download speed
SUPER COMPACT High Quality Case with Good Air Flow
Pros: +High Quality Painted Metal Finish and actual glass side +Excellent Constructed Case +Compact yet with Excellent Air Flow GOOD LAYOUT, to even fit the largest parts, except the Power Supply SEE Cons:
Cons: Power Supply compartment is super small even with my Corsair AX850 its small but still had a hard time fitting it in, had to squeeze it in, but did work. The BEST Power Supply unit for this PC Case is the SFX type size can go up to 750 watt its SUPER SMALL. Also their is NO DVD BURNER slot, this is either a CON or PRO, for me it was a PRO.
Overall Review: My AIR FLOW Setup: Gives Excellent Cooling -INTAKE Front: Corsair H100i two fans sandwiched between Rad and Case front as Intake -EXHAUST Rear/Top: Corsair AF Series AF140 LED and AF120 LED Notes: Very Quite and Excellent Air Flow with this setup even though the front cover looks like it would restrict air flow it brings in lots of air.
MICRO compact build
Pros: Micro sized build also compared with my old X58 Gigabyte board has 32gb ram compared with 24gb and sata3 to sata2
Cons: Depends on software and workloads see other thoughts its a micro build is a positive
Overall Review: Not as much difference far as speed performance goes depending on Software and workloads but does make a difference with more capacity and newer chipset
FLUID fast Awsome
Pros: Fluid fast and very large capacity 750GB not sure about RAPID mode its on and notice it somewhat but not tried on all file types depends on your workload to probably notice the difference I do notice that my very large folder with Large-Previews-On open almost Instantly Wow
Cons: None but to notice an extreme difference with Rapid mode on depends on your workloads Compare with other SSD not as much compared with say a spinner hard drive
Overall Review: I think that the Sata3 Z87 makes a big difference compared with my old Sata2 X58
5 Eggs for sure Quality Ink Toner
Quality is excellent, something you can trust. I print out documents with pictures that have very fine images that need to show up and they do with excellent clarity, but with the Eco type toners with the same printed images even at 1200 dpi certain parts of the image would be erased or missing. 600 dpi with this Brother Toner is better than 1200 dpi on Eco Toner so the ink will last much longer. Don't worry about running out of toner it seems to last forever. Save yourself frustration and money by getting this Brother toner instead, you won't regret it.