Summary: CoolerMaster’sATCS 840 is an amazing case. I would highly recommend this case as long as you have the floor/desk space for it. Once all the internals are inside you wont enjoy toting it around as it is quite literally an armful (or in my case a giant bear hug).
Summary: Back in 2001, the ATCS series made big waves and Cooler Master was known for uncompromsing quality and innovation with the entire series. Nowadays with the changed economic structure and crowded case market, the ATCS 840 does still hold true to those values.
Pros: Great, competitive price., Excellent construction quality, Three 230 mm & one 120 mm fan included, Plenty of space for big GPUs, Sweet pop up top I/O, Plenty of head room for large CPU coolers, Water cooling ready - includes mounting system, Six individual hard drive trays - easy installation, Re...
Cons: Front covers tend to fall into the chassis too easily, Black box in the rear rather useless, Screws to secure expansion cards are placed outside of the chassis, External drive bay locks don't hold as well as traditional screws, Very round and bloated design may not be for everyone
Excerpt: With the original ATCS chassis, Cooler Master brought the first truly custom alloy case to the market. Their ATCS 840 Classic has proven to be a worthy successor. With classic good looks and superb build quality, the 840 is poised to make as big an impact on the market as its predecessor.
Summary: The Cooler Master ATCS 840 Case is one of the very best full-tower cases on the market. It has all the right ingredients; excellent air circulation provided by three 230mm fans and one 120mm fans (more optional fans can be added), dust filters on all intake fans, plenty of drive bays, looks great,...
Excerpt: Cooler Master did it with the HAF 932 case I reviewed last year and has done it again. For those wanting the ultimate in cooling solutions this case has no less than 7 fan spots with three of them being of the 230mm variety.
Conclusion: Early on in this review, we referred to Cooler Master's ATCS 840 as trying to be something of a Rolls Royce as system chassis go, and much as I hate car analogies most of the time it's pretty much a perfect fit in this particular example.
Conclusion: Sometimes you wonder if companies listen to what people are looking for in a case. The ATCS 840 is proof that Coolermaster is listening. With a pull out motherboard tray and easy backplate access, it is obvious that they understand how difficult it can be to work in some cases.
Summary: There is certainly no shortage of full size ATX cases that are priced at between $200 and $300 US, which is exactly where the Cooler Master ATCS 840 fits in. So then there are plenty of alternative options, and having looked over them all, the ATCS 840 is still at the top of our list, especially...
Conclusion: The biggest complaints that I had with this chassis was the flimsy feel of the side panels ant that the front I/O connectors pop up door was a little hard to open up. I also would have liked to have seen a side panal fan near the video cards to help aide in cooling them a bit better.
Conclusion: The following information is a constructive conclusion and rating for the Cooler Master ATCS 840 computer case. The views and opinions expressed in this review, as well as the rating given, are the solely the authors.
Pros: Motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplate removal, Constructed with 100% aluminum alloy, Available in elegant black and refined silver finishes, Convenient top-mounted flip-up I/O panel with audio input and eSATA, Low- or high-mount PSU location thermal isolation, Anti-vibration silicon-r...
Cons: Heavy-weight product despite all-aluminum construction, Negative inner-case pressure may weaken video card exhausting, No sound dampening material, Very expensive premium product, May be too tall for any location other than floor