Coolermaster ATCS case pics

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Hi guys,

Anyone else still running these wonderful old-school cases? I got my my ATCS201 way back in 2002. A few years later I got another 201, and today I've added a classic 200 to my collection. Thought you guys might want to see. Just finished building a new system into my main 201 :)

Taking these pictures has highlighted how I need to clean off the fingerprint marks :eek:

You can see from the inside of the case how long the 201 has been in service - note the stickers for the AthlonXP and Hercules 3D Prophet III Ti500 :eek:

These days it just runs the spec in my sig, along with a 1.5Tb RAID-0 array.

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And alongside the new arrival, into which I'm going to build an old Core2Duo system from spare bits :D

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I still dont beleive anyone else makes cases as good as these. I will cling onto my 201 as my main case until whatever is on the market literally wont fit anymore :D
 
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What makes the 201 so good?
To me it looks quite standard, but I can't see many fans and the ones I can see seem quite small, maybe 80mm?

There are 4 80mm fans. You have to remember this is a case that was released back in 2001. What made them special was the simply astounding build quality - at a time where most of us carried plasters in PC building kits for the cuts we'd get off a typical case, it was a revelation. Perfectly made, great to look at, just brilliant cases.
 
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It is indeed a slot loading Pioneer. I am also very fond of it. It doesnt actually work because I dont have any IDE ports anymore, so it remains there as an awesome bay filler :D

Fundamentally the exterior of my PC looks the same as it did 9 years ago :eek:
 
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Still running my ATCS201 as my primary system for now what is almost 19 years :D

Going to attempt a Ryzen 5600X/ RTX 3070 build into it next month. Hopefully it all fits...
 
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I'm definitely going to try it, I thought we had come out the other side of the era of excessively hot PC components - it can't run hotter than an overclocked Q6600 surely :D
 
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That looks absolutely fantastic and increases my determination not to replace my 201.

About to order the parts to upgrade to Ryzen 5600X, just wondering what to do about CPU cooling. My GELID Tranquillo fits with about a cm of space but presumably all of the various AIO options are out without case modification due to nowhere to mount the radiators?

What has anyone else still using one of these done?

Can you still buy drive bay blanks? Need to get rid of my optical drives really.
 
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Just as an update, my ATCS 201 now proudly houses my new build - Ryzen 5600X, 32Gb Corsair LPX and a GeForce RTX 3070 Founders Edition.

I wonder how long this case will end up lasting me? I don't think I guessed on 19 years when I opened the box in January 2002 :D
 
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