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Coolermaster ATC-210

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by :: kna ::, 8 Sep 2001.

  1. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    Chat away..
     
  2. Dragon

    Dragon What's a Dremel?

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    Could I be the only one...who dislikes this case?

    The blue flap just looks cheap and tacky, why hide the most gorgeous case behind a plastic flap?
     
  3. :: kna ::

    :: kna :: POCOYO! Moderator

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    HEATHEN, DRAGON NOOOOO... hehe, only kidding.

    I know exactly where you're coming from but to be honest, but without the front it's just like the other models as it's essentially a restyled 201 with a door.

    I can't do it justice in a photo.. but yours is an interesting point of view to hear though :)
     
  4. Kevin

    Kevin What's a Dremel?

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    i like the ATC-110 better. it's cool.

    good thing ATC-110 & ATC-210 come with blue LEDs automatically huh... =P
     
  5. SuperScrubber

    SuperScrubber Mad Chemist.....buwahahaa

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    I think it looks quite nice really, makes a change from just a silver box. Its good to see them at least making an effort to bring something new to their cases which can never be a bad thing really................:):)
     
  6. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    My first ever case was a Coolermaster ATCS-200.

    I never Really appreciated the quality untill I saw and reviewd many other case and nothing ever really came close to the attention to detail and finishing to it unless it was another coolermaster case.

    Coolermaster know this and thats why they are rated! The thing is they cost more but people will pay it - If you think Lian's are just as good your kidding yourself!!! Trust me I have seen a fair few of them. Why skimp on quality? to make things cheaper? well fair enough - if your like me then youll always want the best stuff.

    anyway going back to the ACTS 210 article here is what I noticed....

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    The farthest one is a ATC 200 and nearest one is a ATCS 101 model. The ATCS 101 has the screws for the top exahust fan visible (the only thing I disaproved about that case) where as the 200 has them underneath a top lid! very very Classy!!!!

    Here is the Lid to the ATCS-210 and guess what? coolermaster have actually listened to what we had to say and rectified it!!!

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    anyways They must be BiT-Tech readers as they even Blue LED'd the case!!!! wonder where they got that from?

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    anyways I cant sayhow brilliant these cases are!!! Well done Coolermaster! and thanks for listening to us :)
     
  7. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    sheer class in a can (hally can at that)
     
  8. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    ok here we go.... Lian Li and ATCS - 210 head to head....

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  9. macroman

    macroman The One

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    I don't like doors on my cases and that puts me off this case. I think it looks great, I just find doors an inconvenience.

    Is this case supplied with only 3 * 5 1/4" drive bay covers. Every pic I've seen of this case only shows 3 not 4. :(
     
  10. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    yes they always leave 1 bay out for CD-rom .. imho I think it should come with all the bays!
     
  11. Gordy

    Gordy Evil Teddy

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    I have an ATCS 200 and all the other case I have seen dont come close to it , the 201 is the closest to it . The 210 looks a bit tacky IMHO I dont like that blue door thing , and the 110 looks a bid odd as well :)
     
  12. macroman

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    No point in stealth modding then. ;)
     
  13. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    I saw this case about a month ago on an Austrian website - and I didn't like it at all. but that was a green version, and although I like green, it just looked like it was mouldy. The 'Azure' blue version look MUCH nicer, and I'd seriously consider buying this if it wasn't so damn expensive - When you consider that the new Lian Li PC7 will probably be around HALF the price of this thing, is the extra cash worth it ?

    What do you think ?
     
  14. :: kna ::

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    You can still stealth mod, I would have thought the point in stealth modding is to hide the drives, which means that with the door closed you can have a nice clean bunch of front plates.

    Also, the door is fully removable (as I've just discovered) so you can always just have the 210 in all it's aluminium beauty.

    I'll post up a pic a little later.
     
  15. Dragon

    Dragon What's a Dremel?

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    Koolvin, its unfair to compare them head to head like that. I mean come on the Coolermaster is £100 more than the Lian Li.

    It would be like comparing the Lian Li to a GWin 802 and moaning cos the 802 is so ugly compared to a case "only" £100 more.

    To some poor gits (like myself with an 802) even the Lian Li is well out of our price range.
     
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    210 Unplugged

    Just for Gordy :)

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  17. Gordy

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    Much better :D Still prefer the 200 though :D

    I do like the way they have done the usb ports looks very nice

    Whats the cooling like and the noise ?
     
  18. :: kna ::

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    Going to mod the case before I fill it with parts.. so it's a kind of rolling review.

    That said, I'm having trouble just looking at it doing nothing, so I might determine if I need to mod the actual case much and put it all in over the weekend.
     
  19. Koolvin

    Koolvin The Modfather

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    You think so? sorry you feelk that way but the market place is only talking about the Li-li's and Coolermasters's ATCS's because there isnt really any other opposition? sure thers enermax but nobody really stocks them and theres AVGS well hmmm I aint seen one personally so I wouldn't like to comment on them.
     
  20. Gordy

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    Its stightly unfair compairing them without takin cost into account but I have seen both and own a ATCS200 and I know they extra money was well spent :) But thats me a lot of people may not want to pay the extra :)
     
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