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Old January 8, 2009, 10:41 PM
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Stay away from NZXT Zero as well, reviewers must be paid off half the time I swear. Got good reviews and didnt deserve half the praise. It didnt hold a candle to my Lian-Li I replaced it with. Also, if you are not going to mod, the ATCS 840 is the most spacious case I have ever worked in and my god so many cool litter features, like I do not have to remove my mobo to replace my CPU backplane. The mobo tray removes like butter with all IO cards. fantastic HD cooling, wider then a jumbo jet and really quiet, man my GFX is loud lol, never realized until I got a really silent case. Had one issue though, they mis labelled the mic and headphone jack on front panel but got colors right hehe. Best cable routing I have ever worked with, even has 8pin extension cable so I can route that cable behind the mobo from the bottom mounted PSU, money!

Also ATCS can house a triple 120mm rad at top with no mod, comes with brackets and tried it, it was breeze to mount, also a single 120 fits on bottom intake with no issues. every intake has a washable filter as well. Its aslso light, but again massive.

Here are some pics, sorry for the blurry its 2am and I cannot hold camera steady lol, and my cat Loki as usual is inpsectign my work, passed his QC. I also have to reroute my PSU cables, their kinda free and tangled there, but I have another 4870 on route so I have to redo the wiring anyway, so I have not put them into the tie downs (case came with 5 tie downs with adhesive tape I can place anywhere.)
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Old January 8, 2009, 11:19 PM
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is the cat included with the case?
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Old January 9, 2009, 06:22 AM
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I agree Exmortis 100% with the Zero Rev.1 as well. Same could be said on the Hush, it got good reviews but was a Damn cramped and hot case....I dunno what they were thinking...


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Is that NZXT Sentry LX in your CM case easy to setup/use? I've been itching to get one.....

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Old January 9, 2009, 07:10 AM
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I agree Exmortis 100% with the Zero Rev.1 as well. Same could be said on the Hush, it got good reviews but was a Damn cramped and hot case....I dunno what they were thinking...


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Is that NZXT Sentry LX in your CM case easy to setup/use? I've been itching to get one.....

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Yeah very easy and Love it....because it has many many blinkies!!! I have not attached the thermal diodes yet, again with some more changes coming (ordered my Phenom II today) it was not worth the effort. I will attach one to the CPU/existing 4870/NB and when I get my 2nd 4870 from RMA back I will attach that one as well.

I have 2x230mm fans at top on fan controllor 1, my rear intake near cpu on channel 2, my bottom intake on channel 3 and my front 230mm on channel 4 and the 2x120mm drive cooler fans on channel 5.

I also made my rear fan above the cpu an intake because the ATCS sufferes from airflow short ciruit and it was starving my CPU cooler, now the noctua CP12 gets better temps then my thermalright 120 tower. My apt. is about 24-26 ambient and my CPU under 2xcore load is usally 42-43 degress.
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Old January 9, 2009, 07:11 AM
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is the cat included with the case?
hehe no the fluffball is an extra cost.
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Old January 9, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Nice, was always curious about that Unit. Take a Scythe Kama Bay and stick it up top to feed your CPU Cooler Down the Line.
And revert the old ones to Exhaust again.

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Old January 13, 2009, 10:53 AM
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I agree with the others, the HAF is an amazing case for the price. Mabey look into the antec 1200 as well, its a little more but its pretty nice as well (would still pick the haf over it though lol)
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Old January 13, 2009, 11:22 AM
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Wow after seeing those pics that ATC is a ugly case inside and looks cheap.
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Old January 13, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Loads of room though, still I am big on the black interior a door on the outside is must the next case I get will have it.
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