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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [05.17.03]
Manufactured by: Cooler Master
Est. Street Price: $150

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There are 3 things to consider when choosing either Cooler Master case.

1) Which one do you think looks better?
2) The ATC-210 has front USB ports
3) The ATC-111c has better airflow
4) The ATC-210 can be found for around $30-50 less in some cases

Beyond those four, the cases are pretty much the same (as are most Cooler Master cases based on this platform, I presume).

I'll also have to repeat what I said in the 111c review: "...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-210 and 111c.  While the Xaser series are fully loaded 'premod' cases, the ATC-210 or 111c would make for a very solid base for all sorts of mods and added accessories."

You won't lose a thing going with either case; they both perform great, are built and designed extremely well, and look fantastic.  Personally I have to go for the 111c because air flow is very important in the hot system I'm running in a hot environment.  You'll have to decide if you prefer the slick translucent door or if having front USB ports is very important to you.

Or you could just flip a coin; it's a win-win situation in any case.

  • Looks awesome
  • Fully loaded with fans equipped with finger protection
  • Stealth drive bays RULE; semi stealth can be even BETTER
  • Full size motherboard tray
  • Excellent build quality
  • Pretty good performance
  • Front USB ports!

  • I don't like the magnetic door latch
  • Not many extras to speak of
  • No air flow for front intake fans

Final Score: 92%