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I found my old skool Coolermaster cases - forgot how beautiful they are

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Hades, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 20,884

    Location: Surrey and London

    While clearing out my loft I found my old Coolermaster cases. These are from the late 90's to early 2000's I seem to recall. The light was fading so the pictures aren't great and not showing them as their best. But in real life I forgot how beautiful they are. I was clearing the loft to throw things away or sell them but I'm not so sure now. Realistically I'm never going to use them again but they have a lot of sentimental value as these were the two cases I spend my Quake years with.

    On the left is a Coolermaster ATCS 111 and on the right is the ATCS 4000.

    The 4000 in particular is quite an interesting case. It's actually a rack mount server case which can be used vertically if needed. It can take an extended E-ATX motherboard and because of the length of the case I fit a triple radiator in the middle of it (drive cages at the front behind that mesh, then a triple radiator, then the motherboard at the rear). It's quite a heavy case too because of the very thick aluminium.

    There's no real reason for this post other than I was quite thrilled when I found them. They still have motherboards and CPU's inside but without taking them apart I'm at a loss to remember what CPU's are in them.

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  2. Iron-man

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK1

    antiques now :), I am sure you can find a use for the them so they stay around
     
  3. Kurgen

    Wise Guy

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    I prefer these old cases to coolermasters current range
     
  4. Nexy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 26, 2003

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    Location: South Wales

    Wow, I'd forgotten how beautiful some of the older cases were. I wish I could justify buying the one on the left especially.
     
  5. Zeeflyboy

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 21, 2016

    Posts: 325

    I remember I had a coolermaster wavemaster case back in maybe 2002 or 2003 before I went to Uni. Was one of my first proper self builds. Was a nice case, very fancy for back then!

    Think my friend I gave it to is still using it.

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  6. koolpc

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

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    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    I loved my 201 and the black widow I had.
     
  7. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

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    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I had a super lanboy it was great
     
  8. randal

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    I've got a Black Widow in the loft waiting for my son to come of age so he can have his first PC. I honestly toyed with using it again but the 80mm fans were a bit of a restriction.

    I wish Coolermaster would make cases of this elegance and quality again, I'd buy one in a heartbeat.

    Coolermaster ATC > Lian Li :D
     
  9. BluD

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 6, 2013

    Posts: 3,730

    Location: Yorkshire

    Damn theyre a nice quality case, i had about 3 foot of Purple Chieftec plastic and steel i bought back in maybe 2002, i ended up keeping that case for over 10 years, i wish i knew aluminium wonders like these existed, i would probably still be using one now.
     
  10. Vapo Reaper

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    Joined: Jan 21, 2010

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    I remember that Chieftec case, my friend used the same one as a server back in the day. It weighed a ton if I remember correctly.

    I found a couple of the old Antec p180 cases stored away in the garage. Could not believe how well built they are and had proper sound deadening panels too. Held up really well for a 10+ year old case.
     
  11. BluD

    Mobster

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    Yeah mine certainly weighed a tonne, it was the full tower with a few rads in, then i had another Mid Tower case bolted to the bottom with a phase change cooler in, thats why it ended up been about 3 foot high and weighed about 7 stone. I had to bolt some steel angle iron in to strengthen it up as i move it around in the car quite alot.
     
  12. Vapo Reaper

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    Oh phase change, now your talking. I found my old re-gassed Vapochill PE a while back, fun times :D
     
  13. BluD

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    Yeah i wish i still had mine, it got thrown out in a house move along with lots of old cpu/gpus.
     
  14. Skorpion

    Hitman

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    Using a 1st generation cosmos as a back up system :)