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Old November 1, 2008, 02:36 PM
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Found a couple uses for the storage compartment on the top of the case!





Damn thing wieghts a TON with all the HDs in the front section of it. Not sure who it is that got caught under it, I know it isn't the wife because she was just nagging at me from upstairs.



You can see the new backup drive mounted just above the vid card and sata cables.


Had a ton of fun last night, after kids stopped coming to the door, played some Zombie Panic! Source and Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodlines with the room lights off and sound cranked. Ommm, BRAINS! Nom nom nom!


Gonna have to add some blue light for xmas...


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Old November 10, 2008, 04:02 PM
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Was only a matter of time and Cooler Master would release something better than the HAF 932! Maybe not as great at cooling, but damn near, and all aluminum version of the HAF:

Cooler Master ATCS 840

bit-tech.net | Review - Cooler Master ATCS 840

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Old November 12, 2008, 05:26 AM
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Was only a matter of time and Cooler Master would release something better than the HAF 932! Maybe not as great at cooling, but damn near, and all aluminum version of the HAF:

Cooler Master ATCS 840

bit-tech.net | Review - Cooler Master ATCS 840

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I think I'm getting a new case

http://images.bit-tech.net/content_i...-review/14.jpg
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Old November 12, 2008, 05:54 AM
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Wow, good find! I love it! It's goinąg to be my next case :P

EDIT : Is it available in Canada right now?
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Old November 12, 2008, 06:17 AM
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I'd say it's not available at retail yet.
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Old November 12, 2008, 06:35 AM
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You guys & your fancy cases heheh. it is a neat idea though with the pull out MB tray & all I guess.
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Old November 12, 2008, 02:06 PM
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If that new Coolermaster had a side window it might be my new favorite over the Black Pearl. Dam nice case.
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Old November 14, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Notice the two 120mm fan mounts on the hard drive bays in that pic? That plastic mounting bracket is missing in the HAF! Doh!

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Old November 14, 2008, 09:21 AM
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Not available anywhere till late November or December. Prolly gonna be pricey too.

I'd save up for it, and sell my HAF, except there are a few other things I'd rather have first. Still, depending on it's sale price this xmas, and if I had a buyer for my HAF, I might take the plunge.

I am so happy with my HAF it is not funny. The only thing I miss with it is fan filters (my P180 was always so clean!). The ATCS 840 has filters.

It doesn't cool quite as well as a HAF, a couple degrees higher across the board in the tests I saw at one review. Probably due to the lack of side panel fan and inclusion of filters. Small price to pay for a much higher build quality.

There is no window either, but I would imagine CM releasing a windowed version, and perhaps sell the windowed side panel separately too. We can only hope and see. I can live without a window though.

The removable mobo tray is sweet, but to be honest it isn't something that gets used a hell of a lot. Besides, the HAF is so roomy inside, you rarely have to take the mobo out for anything and if you do it is like a 5 minute job. It'll take just about the same time to disconnect all the wires and pull the removable tray out. The only real benefit with the tray is being able to run the system outside the case while mounted on a sturdy tray. I have an HSPC tech station for that.

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Was only a matter of time and Cooler Master would release something better than the HAF 932! Maybe not as great at cooling, but damn near, and all aluminum version of the HAF:

Cooler Master ATCS 840

bit-tech.net | Review - Cooler Master ATCS 840

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AND it comes in Silver too! Now at NCIX! (or not... In stock... or not... coming soon...)
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