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    HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    We get our hands on the sexy black aluminium Cooler Master ATCS 840... but is sexy black aluminium enough to make this case worthy of a purchase?
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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    Thanks for that guys, gave a bit better insight than the interview did.

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    I do like the looks of this case and the layout is brilliant but £200 + is too steep for a case in my eyes. The Cosmos S at £160 is really what a top end case should cost.

    The number of people who won't consider paying for a £200 case compared to £160 must be quite alot. Coolermaster would do better to price this @ the £160 mark.

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    The number of people who won't consider paying for a £200 case compared to £160 must be quite alot.
    Not at this end I don't think. This isn't for Average Joe, and enthusiasts know when buying a case that a case will last a hell of a lot of upgrades if they want it to.

    Whether it's worth £180 given the competition is another matter.

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    £200 market is home to the silverstone TJ07 or the lian li 2000 series.

    Would you buy a coolermaster product if you were an extreme rig builder?

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    Well when you realise just how BIG that case is, thoes two fans at the top are 230mm same as the one at the front (which nick didn't show) I can see where some of the money is going, namely sheet aluminium

    Another big advantage here is high air flow + low dust, this case has a lot of fan power and very little in the way of vents all of which are filtered.
    It's also one of a very few that have a 120mm fan, removed from the rear and a full motherboard tray ie one that includes the rear io and card slots.
    Most cases with a 120mm rear fan only have the plate the motherboard attaches to, so to remove it you have to remove all the pci / pci-e cards first. Also they generally lift out or swing out from the right hand side. in these situations its often no real advantage to a fixed tray.
    This is also one of the reasons for the large width of this case, a full tray with 120mm fan needs a wider case.

    However all this said, I think the £185 price tag is a little too high
    Well it was slated as going to be £185 RRP at the end of oct, but with current exchange rates it may be closer to £200

    One thing I must say haveing seen this video the front plate doesn't look so bad or stick out so much as the other pic's I've seen of it.

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    The fans and their placement is good and also the removable motherboard tray is also good. I've also seen photos of water radiators fixed to the top rails which the case is designed to do and this also looks good....

    So yes, good case, good looking.... But its still a cooler master case for £200 market!!

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    Re: HEXUS.tv Review : Cooler Master ATCS 840

    I would rather go Antec or Lian Li if I look at cases of £200 +

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