Cooler Master ATCS 840 Case ReviewTue, Dec 30, 2008 - 12:00 AM
CM ATCS 840 – Final Thoughts
As you may be able to tell, I really like this case. I have been using it for about two weeks now and I still find it to be quiet and user friendly. I have added a single fan to the back of the hard drive cage to assist with the airflow since I have three hard drives installed but you can actually add two 120mm fans as shown below. For water cooling, you can also install the radiator near the top where the fans are so there are a lot of options for making modifications.
One nitpick that I have is I’d like to see the motherboard tray screws be switched out for thumbscrews. This would eliminate the need for tools to yank out the motherboard to do some modifications. Other than that, I have no real complaints. I think Cooler Master has done an excellent job in terms of build and layout. Hopefully, having the cooler accessible motherboard tray opening is the start of a trend with all cases as it is often a common complaint among PC builders.
When it comes to pricing the Cooler Master ATCS 840 full tower case runs $279.99 plus shipping at Newegg and from $240.99 on PriceGrabber, so be sure to shop around in order to find the best price. The ATCS 840 is available in silver and black, so you also get to pick the color that best suites your decor. The Cooler Master ATSC 840 comes backed by a one year warranty from the date of purchase in case something does happen to go wrong in the months to come, but with a metal chassis a warranty shouldn’t be a big deal.
Legit Bottom Line: The Cooler Master ATCS 840 is an enthusiast-level case that may be large in stature but is also equally large in features, quality and usability. If you are in the market for a new case for your Christmas hardware goodies, I highly recommend giving this case serious consideration.