Centurion 540: Cooler Master Centurion 540 Review

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Liquid cooled cylinders offer a substantial improvement over air cooled cylinders in power output and wear characteristics. The Gladiator product line in addition also boasts substantial weight savings over the stock cylinder components. 

CENTURION™ 583ci

The big brother to the Gladiator™. Individually and custom built for each and every customer. We can recondition your existing Lycoming 540 engine and convert it to a lighter and more powerful Centurion™ 583ci / 350hp. We also have an option for phase II customization and can offer the CENTURION™ RS660ci in both NA and FI versions.

Air cooled engines are usually run rich during take off and climb, it is not unusual to run some air cooled engines at BSFC’s of .65 and even more if turbocharged. Liquid cooled engines can be run at best power without the need to cool the engine with fuel. By running liquid cooled cylinders we can close up the tolerances and thereby reduce blow-by gases and harmful emissions, at the same time realizing higher output due to better detonation margin.

Advantages of liquid cooling:

  • Increased power output
  • Lightweight design
  • No airflow and baffling cooling difficulties
  • Uniform cooling, no shock loading
  • Reduced oil consumption
  • Lower emissions
  • Lower fuel consumption
  • Increase in detonation margin
  • Better and lower wear
  • Longer Service life

Note: Centurion RS model shown above.

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CENTURION™ 583ci

350hp

$24,500

  • CENTURION Cylinders (2 banks)
  • Pistons (6)
  • Compression & Oil Ring Kit
  • Circlip Kit
  • Connecting Rods (6)
  • Wrist Pin Kit
  • CENTURION Install Kit (Hardware / Plumbing / Water Pump)*
  • Lycoming 0-540 Core used or new
  • Liquid Cooler
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CENTURION™ RS660Ci

400+hp

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  • CENTURION Cylinders (2 banks)
  • Pistons (6)
  • Compression & Oil Ring Kit
  • Circlip Kit
  • Connecting Rods (6)
  • Wrist Pin Kit
  • CENTURION Install Kit (Hardware / Plumbing / Water Pump)*
  • Lycoming 0-540 Core used or new
  • Liquid Cooler
  • *Sold separately.

LEGION + CENTURION

The beauty of the Legion™ 613ci kit is that it can also be combined with our Centurion™ Liquid cooled cylinders for even more performance, weight savings and POWER. 

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AN ALTERNATIVE… HAWK E330J/G V4

The Hawk E330 is designed as a replacement for 6 and 8 cylinder Lycoming’s and 6 cylinder Continental engines, an alternative with 300hp-500hp weighing in at just 132kg (301.4lbs) including gearbox.

Designed to run on industry standard Jet Fuel (Diesel [EN 590], Jet A, Jet A-1, DEF STAN 91-86, JP-8, DEF STAN 91-91, JP-8+ 100, Chineese Jet Fuel No.3) Will also run and peform on all gasolines where necessary, 80, 87, 91, 95 including 100LL along with bio derivitives. 

 

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Cooler Master Centurion 540: If you’re hankering for a MicroATX case, this new addition to the Centurion family is the fix you need.
Date: January 30, 2006
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The great thing about a small form factor PC is that they are so portable. Weighing in much less than full sized computers and often packing just as much processing power, it’s no wonder they are gaining acceptence among enthusiasts, especially LAN gamers.

Of course, there’s a trade-off and as often is the case with smaller computers, that trade-off is expansion, or lack thereof. Typically, you won’t find more than two expansion slots, one of which is for video cards. Depending on the manufacturer, the motherboard also cannot be changed for something newer since it may be either tied into the case’s design, or they do not offer an alternative PSU.

MicroATX motherboards address that problem in two ways. One, they allow for more upgrade peripherals than smaller, FlexATX motherboards, and two, you can move them around relatively easy between different cases and power supplies. We’ve looked at some MicroATX cases before, but the truth is we’ve found them lacking in many ways.

A problem many case manufaturers make is simply taking a case, shrink it and call it a day. Will the make the same mistake, or will they bring something new to the table? Read on to find out.

Cooler Master Centurion 540 Exterior

The Centurion 540 is constructed primarily out of steel, which is stronger than aluminum, but also heavier. Since this is a MicroATX case, even with a power supply and parts, the weight is something that should be easily manageable by most users. The black and silver colours give the case a fairly sophisticated feel, which is something we prefer personally over loud oranges and reds.

The front bezel is 100% aluminum, which differs from the steel construction as the rest of the case. Overall, we like the look of it, and although a silver or grey fan filter may match better, we think the contrast with the black (plus it matches the sides) looks pretty sharp.

The bezel is removeable, and all it takes is gripping the bottom of the bezel and giving it a solid pull. The bezel will then pop off in which you can fully remove it.

While there are not as many external 5. 25″ bays as a full sized case, the Centurion 540 does offer two. This in turn is more than what you would find in most form factor PCs.

The center and lower half of the bezel lies the front fan mesh, power and reset buttons, the two 3.5″ external drive bays and external I/O connections. Between the power button and reset buttons are the power and HDD activity LEDs.

There is a 120mm fan grill behind the fan mesh for drawing air in from the front of the case. The fan grill is factory cut in a honeycomb manner which is better than the cheaper looking factory cut grills of yesteryear. While Cooler Master allows for one 120mm intake fan in the front of the case, no 120mm fan, let alone any fans at all, are included.

As you may have noticed in our earlier bezel removal picture, there is a foam fan filter located just behind the fan mesh. Airflow should not be impacted significantly, and of course the filter will keep the dust particles out of the case.

Rounding things out on the front are the FireWire/USB and sound connections. For those of you who prefer using headphones for late night gaming, or if you tend to plug in a lot of peripherals into the USB or FireWire ports, you’ll appreciate the extra connections Cooler Master provides on front. What I don’t really like about the placement, is that it tarnishes the look of the case when viewed head on. It’s not really that big a deal, but some sort of latch to hide it would have been nice.

The case has a bit of a BTX design to it where the side panel comes off the opposite side we’re generally used to with ATX cases. Both side panels are removable, but only the access panel (the right side when facing the case head on) is done so via a couple thumbscrews. This access side panel features a couple of vented areas to allow some cool air to flow over the hottest components.

From our previous experiences, the rectangular vents for video card cooling do not have a big impact on performance, but the round vent works quite well thanks to the CPU fan duct on the opposite side. The fan duct more or less forces air to be drawn from the outside directly and over the CPU heatsink. Normally, most CPU heatsinks draw airflow from above and into the CPU heatsink’s fins. The air duct should limit any warm zones and allow cooler exterior air into the case to be more effective.

However, many of today’s modern performance coolers may be too large for the air duct. Either you’ll need to remove it (which can be done with a simple screwdriver), or change your heatsink. Chances are, most will choose the former. While we were unable to test every solution out there, we can state that the Zalman CNPS9500, Thermaltake Big Typhoon and asetek VapoChill Micro cannot be used if you’re deadset on keeping that fan duct.

The back of the case does a little more in demostrating the quasi-BTX design Cooler Master looked for when designing the case. As you can see, the motherboard’s I/O are pointed towards the bottom. Typically in an ATX design, this is reversed and the PSU helps the rear fan draw out warm CPU air from the case. In this instance, we can forget about that since basic thermal dynamics (aka, heat rises) say that the video card now prevents this from happening, let alone the motherboard orientation.

However, there’s a reason for all this. Given the size of the case, as well as the heat produced by modern CPUs, Cooler Master was able to outfit the Centurion 540 with two 80mm fans by reversing the motherboard. Well, you’ll actually need to provide your own fans, but the point is this should be relatively efficient since the PSU is normally busy trying to keep itself cool.

Interior

Removing the fan duct side panel exposes the interior of the Centurion 540. Unlike their premium midtower cases, Cooler Master chose not to include a removable motherboard tray in the Centurion. Normally, we prefer having a removable tray as it makes upgrading a lot easier, but despite the small size, there is enough room inside that working isn’t too difficult.

We’ve already mentioned the thumb screws for the side panels, and in keeping with the tool free design philosophy, the Centurion uses snap rails and clips for installing the hard drive and optical drives, negating the need to use Phillips screws and a screwdriver for installation.

Installing the CDROM, or any other 5.25″ device is done by pushing the device through the front of the case until it slides into place. Once the drive is installed, you snap the lock on the rail into place, thus securing the device.

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LLC «CENTURION» from St. Petersburg | TIN 7813598460, KPP 781401001

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Limited Liability Company «Center for Unique Solutions» Tseturion

Reliability indicators

Information on registration

according to the USRRUL and EGRIP

Financial indicators

income, thousand ₽

2021
10700%

RUB 540,000. 00

2020
99%

5,000.00 RUB

2019
127.27%

500,000.00 RUB

2018
15.38%

220,000.00 RUB

2017

260,000.00 ₽

Expenses, thousand ₽

2021
125.56%

300,000.00 RUB

2020
64.81%

133,000.00 RUB

2019
54.29%

378,000.00 RUB

2018
39.2%

245,000.00 RUB

2017

176,000.00 ₽ 90,003 90,002 Pension fund insurance premiums, thousand ₽ 90,003 90,002 2021
7.41%

12,760.00 RUB

2020

11,880.00 RUB

2019
9.09%

11,880.00 RUB

2018
8.33%

10,890.00 RUB

2017

11,880.00 RUB

For 2021, the income of the LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY «CENTER FOR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS «CENTURION» increased
by 10700% and amounted to 540,000.00 ₽.
Consumption increased
by 125.56% — 300,000.00 ₽.

For 2021, the organization contributed to the FIU
12,760.00 ₽, which is 7.41% higher than the previous year 2020.

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The total amount under contracts with suppliers
0 ₽

Information on current tenders and completed purchases LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY «CENTER OF UNIQUE SOLUTIONS «CENTURION» is not available.

Procurement participant

Total amount under contracts with customers
0 ₽

There is no information on the participation of CENTURION LLC in procurement.

LLC «CENTURION» found 4 phone numbers and 2 email addresses to contact. nine0003

Activities

69.10

Activities in the field of law

69.20

Services in the field of accounting, financial auditing, tax consulting

3 Activities in the management of financial-industrial groups

3

3

70.10.2

Holding company management activities

70.22

Business and management consulting

Founders

Seeleva Yuliya Valerievna

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Branches and representative offices

There is no information about branches and representative offices of CENTURION LLC.

LLC «CENTURION» has 1 founder.

Executives

Khaygora Natalya Viktorovna

General Director

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY «CENTER FOR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS «CENTURION» found 2 connections with organizations.

According to the founder, it is associated with 2 companies, the status is «Liquidated» Regions of registration of companies — St. Petersburg (1 company), Tomsk region (1 company).

Connections by manager, connections by legal address, subsidiaries are not recorded.

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Average headcount

Headcount, pers.

2021
100%

2

2020

1

2019

1

2018

1

2017

1

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY «CENTER FOR UNIQUE SOLUTIONS «CENTURION» is located in St. Petersburg at the address 197371, St. Petersburg, Primorsky district, Parashutnaya st., 31 k 2 litera a, kv 22.
Organization status: Active.
Leader: Khaygora Natalya Viktorovna.
The main activity of the organization — Activities in the field of law, also LLC «CENTURION» works in the following areas: Activities for the provision of services in the field of accounting, for financial auditing, for tax consulting, Activities for management.

The average headcount of the company for 2021: 2, which is 1 more than for the previous 2020. Financial indicators for 2020: income — 5000, expenses — 133000, contributions to the Pension Fund — 11880.
Registration date: 29.09.2014
TIN 7813598460,
Checkpoint 781401001,
OGRN 1147847334898,
OKPO 30677697. Legal form: Limited Liability Company (12300). Form of ownership: Private property (16). Territorial affiliation: Primorsky (40270000000), Yuntolovo municipal district (40326000000). Classifier of public authorities and administration: Organizations established by legal entities or citizens, or legal entities and citizens jointly (4210014).

The data is current as of 11/08/2022.
Contact details LLC «CENTURION»

Information obtained from official sources and provided in accordance with Art. 7 of the Federal Law «On Information, Information Technologies and Information Protection» dated July 27, 2006 N 149-FZ

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