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  1. Yes the missing dustfilters in the HAF 932 are the biggest reason I have always been more interested in buying the ATCS840 case. I still cannot believe that CM made such a huge design flaw by leaving out the dustfilters on the HAF 932 in the first place, and even worse (many reviews later in which this design flaw has been mentioned time and time again) leaving them out AGAIN in the only recently released HAF 922. If the HAF 932 would have had dustfilters I probably would have bought one, as it is, I'm now still waiting for CM to release the all black version of the ATCS 840 (IMO, another CM blunder to not release an all-black version right away, it's one of their top models). Still, it would be great if these dustfilters finally came available to HAF 932 owners so they don't have to mess around with ladies' underwear in their computers! Anyway, CM builds great cases for fair prices.

    What about releasing a revised "HAF 932 V2" case which would have:

    1. an all-black interior and backside

    2. easy removable and washable dustfilters on all intake fans

    3. a less powerful power LED

    4. USB ports on the frontside that are NOT upside-down!

    (5. and personally: a side window without the ugly criss-cross stripes)

    A HAF V2 like that would make me reconsider buying the ATCS840.

  2. Great! I'd like to see how this turns out.

    I just got my windowed side panel from yahoo, since COOLER MASTER told me they will be on backorder until July from the CM Store. Sadly it was bent out of shape. In fact it was bent so bad it won't even mount. The packaging was the worst I've ever seen, a bent up brown shipping box with footprints on it (thanks UPS), and inside there was no product box, just the side panel and some foam inserts on each edge which obviously didn't help. The side panel was scratched up like they let a horde of cats loose on it and as I said earlier bent as if it were a light piece of plastic. The ATCS 840 itself came with very nice packaging. Whats with the cheap packaging on the side panel? Sadly I can't pick one up at a local hardware store, I'll have to order online AGAIN and watch it be FUBAR again.

    --NEVERMIND I fixed it, I bent it back into shape, sanded down the messed up corner and painted it. There are still some imperfections on the glass but that is a given. I'm glad I fixed it, I'm using it now. I'll post some pics of it when I borrow my friend's camera again, it looks sweet. There are a pair of cold blue cathodes at the top, and three 120mm fans inside (two in HDD cage and one on the bottom) which all have blue LEDs. I plan on replacing these with the blue LED R4 series fans from CM, as well as a smoked one in the external air duct.

    Great news, and glady you could fix it yourself. I'd love to see some pics of your windowed 840. If I ever get the 840 I'm gonna place a window as well.

  3. Is there any news on the all black edition (inside and out) of the atcs 840? I would buy one of these in an instant if it were available.

    Same here, also still waiting ... it will be an instant buy if CM finally starts delivering them! Come on CM!!!

  4. I'll throw some up tomorrow I guess. May as well jump on the bandwagon and show off how versatile this case really is.

    Yeah post'em if ya gottem! :-) I can't see enough pics of this near-perfect case!

  5. Uh wow. Take it easy there, sparky! Nice shots, your fan controller looks better than mine (Sunbeam Chromatic Windmill which can control 7 fans, but not the 230mm fans). Here is how mine looks right now. I can't wait for my windowed side panel and cold blue cathode, it will look much nicer in my opinion. I still can't believe how quiet this case is! The sound of me typing outdoes the noise in the case.


    By boredgunner, shot with Canon PowerShot A590 IS at 2009-04-30

    Btw boredgunner, it looks like you forgot to remove the paper motherboard template. I don't think it's supposed to be there when you put your mobo in.

    May be it's nothing to worry about, I don't know but it's the first time I see it.

  6. I got my ATCS 840 and set it up yesterday. Yeah its huge, my GTX 260 looks puny in there, don't even ask about the 9600GT. The case is VERY quiet, the 230mm fans are silent, you can't hear them unless you put your ear to them. The only components that are audible are the GTX 260 (fan speed set to 80%), and my Logicys 120mm radiator fan. I have a question about the 230mm fans - if you plug them into the MOBO (my fan controller doesn't work with it), do they automatically go to 700 RPM? They are spinning very slow and the top ones don't seem to be exhausting much air.

    The aluminum plate that covers the front 230mm fan is pretty sharp - be careful! It cut me a few times. It is also difficult to put it back on. Other than this I don't have any complaints for the case. The ATCS 840 is the best case out there in my opinion. I should get the windowed side panel by next Monday, I ordered it this Monday. Lastly I'll get a cold blue cathode, this should look great. Cooling is fantastic, I use the default 230mm fans (one intake on the front, two exhaust on top), along with a bottom 120mm blue LED intake fan, two blue LED 120mm intake fans in the HDD cage, blue LED 120mm exhaust fan on my radiator, and the COOLER MASTER 120mm exhaust fan in the external air duct. Sadly this fan only spins at about 1050 RPM, I hope the CFM rating is good. It is however the quietest 120mm fan I've ever worked with.

    Dragan, the cable management cut outs are perfect for ATX motherboards. My PSU cables go right under the MOBO tray. Cable management is the easiest in this case. The included cable tie-downs helped a lot. There are no carry handles as you pointed out, but carrying the case is rather easy due to the aluminum construction. It weighs just under 30 pounds, but the size of the case alone can become an issue when carrying it. It is easier if you have long arms like I do.

    The window on the windowed side panel is rather small and positioned closer to the middle. Here is a picture.


    Thanks for the info boredgunner. Good to hear that about the cable management cut outs. I would still prefer to see some handles or grips of some sort on a huge case like this. About the window, you're right it's centered, however IMO it would have been better if CM made the window taller and not so wide so that the view would focus more on the mobo area and psu. As it is now I think I could hardly see the CPU area when I place the case on the floor. Anyway, hopefully the revised and all-black 840 will be released soon! At the moment I think it's still the best case out there, however I'm also looking at the HAF 932 but that one is not all-black either and, even worse, it has NO air-filters!!! and Corsair is also coming with an all-black case. Comon CM ... your customers are waiting! :-)

  7. Any word on an "all black version" or updated model?

    If there is, what kind of updates from the current can we expect?

    My wishlist

    Small side panel, similar to HAF932, without the mesh lines.

    Possibly a side fan, or at least mounting options for one.

    Holes for PCI slot screws.

    CoolerMaster logo etched in

    and of course, all black.

    I've only registered to show my serious interest in this awesome case! Like many others, I'm also waiting desperately for the ***ALL BLACK*** ATCS 840 version (outside, complete inside and, don't forget .. the backside!) of this case. Why CM did not release the 840 in all-black RIGHT AWAY is beyond me, it's one of their flagship models that is destined for great success but now many ppl are holding off their purchase of this near-perfect case because it's NOT all-black! Completely black cases are what ppl want at the moment!

    Besides that I agree with the wishlist above and, to add to that list;

    1. from what I've been reading here and other places, it looks like some of the holes on the tray could have been positioned better for easier cable management.

    2. the side panel window that's now officially available for the 840, it seems the window on this panel is placed too much to the right side of the case (showing the sides of the drive brackets), IMO it would have been better if the window was placed more to the left side of the case, concentrating the view on the mobo area!

    3. and lastly, a handle/handles of some sort to handle this massive case a bit easier would be welcomed by me!

    Anyway, could anyone from CM tell us when we can expect the improved ATCS 840 "Black Edition" in stores? I really want to buy this improved all-black version but if it's still many months away I will probably buy a different case from an other brand. :?