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Approaching Sub-Zero-the Coolermaster ATC-110 Case
Added on: Wed Oct 31 2001
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The components are easy to access through the use of the removable motherboard tray and various thumbscrews throughout.
This allows for much easier system testing (When all these people you don’t know ask for a few thousand benchmarks), and much easier troubleshooting. It also lets you show off your system components really quickly. (Very important for showing off).

The motherboard tray fulfills extended ATX specifications. What’s extended ATX? It means the tray is really long.
You could call it the Ron Jeremy of motherboard trays. This thing will fit pretty much every motherboard out on the market today (Except those requiring WTX specification, but we won’t get into that), this of course includes the coveted Tyan Thunder K7 Dual AMD motherboard.


The Bad

You might be thinking to yourself, “Why doesn’t Greg review a freaking Dual Xeon system already.” Well that’s not what you should really be thinking. I think you should be thinking that “What could possibly be wrong with such an awesome case?”
Now that your thinking what I told you to think we can continue with the down points of the ATC-110.

Touching this case puts marks all over the place. I’ve got really greasy hands, and that brushed aluminum picks up finger prints better then the local police department. One of the side effects of a cool case is having to carry a little cloth to wipe off the saliva and finger prints you constantly put on it.

The case is light. This means that small children can pick it up and play the “Annoy Greg” game. Frustrated users kicking the case can knock it over causing nuclear holocaust, etc.

There are small manufacturing defects in some areas. This particular case’s front drive cover was slightly warped. Not enough to effect its appearance, but enough to prevent the bottom magnet from fully grasping the cover.
The buttons are painted plastic instead of metal. The top blowhole has visible screws. Makes it easier to change the fan, but reduces aesthetics’.

Not to mention the poor flimsy cheapo aluminum rear bezel for the PS/2, USB, Serial and Pport connectors. It's just the default pos aluminum crap you find on the thirty dollar cases at local computer shows. A pure shame they didn’t include their own manufactured version.

Coolermaster also sees fit to include some attachment components and screws with the case. These are all normal flimsy components and I just expected more durable ones.




 
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