COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 Cone

stahlhart

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I put my last build in one of these. I found that that cone helps keep the temps down a little bit, by focusing outside air on/through the CPU fan rather than stagnant warm air from inside. It's a couple of degrees, but it's something.

I've been having trouble with static discharge on the rounded corner screens rebooting the PC -- has that ever happened to you? I bump into one of those by mistake and reboot it every once in a while, and need to be careful of that.

I have the CPU cooler drawing through the cone as intake, a fan in front at the bottom as intake, and the one in back as exhaust.
 

boozie

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Never had that particular issue before, but I've had more than my fair share of issues with booting inside this case. I never really thought to use that front area with a fan. Does it do much? I assume it just draws air through those rounded side screens. Is that 80mm or 120 over there?
 
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I had one on my 541, but recently removed it when I put in a tower hsf. I could have removed it sooner though; it didn't really line up with the stock heatsink.

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You'd definitely want the side panel one (if you removed the duct and put a fan in its place) to be an intake, since the processor fan blows down onto the heatsink.
 
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stahlhart

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Never had that particular issue before, but I've had more than my fair share of issues with booting inside this case. I never really thought to use that front area with a fan. Does it do much? I assume it just draws air through those rounded side screens. Is that 80mm or 120 over there?

I completely forgot earlier that I also have a 120mm fan blowing in on the side panel, under the cone. It's also 120mm in front. I doubt that the front fan does anywhere near as much as the side fan and the cone do, but it's an Athlon XP2500+, so I need everything I can muster to keep the temps down. That thing is a space heater.
 

Kenmitch

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If your using a stock style fan and it lines up fairly well then use it.

Side fan use as intake as exhaust it'll do nothing of benefit.