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. While we no longer see some crazy and "out of this world" innovation in the chassis, Cooler Master has taken all the good, functional and working features and slapped them into the ATCS 840, along with a few smaller...
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, Removable mainboard tray, Quite a few additional spots for fans, Good accessory package
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
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, superb design, quality build and so much more. Also, if you're looking for a case to install a large radiator this case does.
Excerpt: The latest hit from an old favorite! We loved the features of Cooler Master’s HAF case but weren’t thrilled with its looks. Now comes the ATCS 840, billed as a “classic” model by Cooler Master. It combines the useful amenities we’ve come to expect from Cooler Master with a sexy brushed-metal, no-window, no-nonsense exterior, and nary an LED to be seen.
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. Much as a modern Rolls Royce will cater to your every whim and luxury, right down to an umbrella holder in the car door panel, so the ATCS 840 seems to have covered every single possibility when it's come to designing this chassis.
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). The spacious interior allows for ample room for you to work inside and have the new latest and greatest pieces of hardware.
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. Besides being huge, this chassis is also very configurable and will hold all the hardware that virtually any enthusiast will want to stuff into it, including the watercooling folks.
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. The taller motherboard standoffs and 8pin extension show an attention to detail that is a welcome change in the world of PC 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 when hunting for a clean and elegant case design.
Summary: Cooler Master ATCS 840 is a full-tower case targeted to users that want top-notch all-aluminum case. Here is a summary of what we found about this case.
As one could expect, this is an expensive product, but since we’ve seen fully loaded all-aluminum cases costing far more than USD 300 ATCS 840 pricing isn’t bad at all for the market segment it is targeted.
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. The remarks and score delivered in this article may not match your own opinion, which may be shared in our Discussion Forum .
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-rubber pads for all drives, Full tower design offers six 5.25" and six 3.5" bays, Excellent cooling fan placement for optimal airflow channel, Liquid-cooling compatible rear po...
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