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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [05.12.03]
Manufactured by: Cooler Master 
Est. Street Price: $190

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If you can get a 5 degree drop in LOAD CPU temperature in addition to all the awesome features of this case, I think you'd have more than a few good reasons to make the decision to go with Cooler Master's ATC-111c for your next case upgrade.

There are a few minor problems with the 111c of course, mostly related to the front door.  Also noticeable is the lack of front USB ports, something no high end case should be without.  Also lacking are any of the nice extras we've been getting used to after reviewing Thermaltake's cases.  There are no fan controllers, no temperature displays, and no case windows (although that is an option) on the ATC-111c.  While the Xaser series are fully loaded 'premod' cases, the ATC-111c would make for a very solid base for all sorts of mods and added accessories.

Overall though, the build quality and ease of use more than make up for these minor setbacks, and it's easy to see why VoodooPC chose ATC for their $4000 gaming PC's ;).

  • Looks great, very slick, not too flashy
  • Fully loaded with fans equipped with finger protection
  • Stealth drive bays RULE
  • Full size motherboard tray
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent performance

  • Problems with the door
  • No front USB ports
  • None of the extras you find on Thermaltake cases are present

Final Score: 92%