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Go big or go home. Seems to be the mantra of modding as of late. Dramatic, some bordering on flamboyant. I mean, this is still case modding! It's an art form, and everyone interprets art differently. Sometimes to beautiful and BRILLIANT effect. I have loved looking over the entries over the years. Masterful craftsmanship, and I applaud you all; past and present makers of the modding art. When I read about the 25th Anniversary case mod competition, and the special section regarding using/referencing past classic CM cases, I was immediately inspired. For, in my garage, I have held on to a pristine ATCS that I won at Quakecon man years ago. I recognized it then for it's classic beauty and simplicity. The perfect canvas for many modders. Straight lines, full side panels, and the inside frame of the case is almost as special. So... what better way for me to get back into the thick of it, then by using my prized prize, and bringing it into the 21st century! My goal of the build is to take the case and it's internals, and rework it to accommodate modern 120mm (maybe 140mm, but I wont know until I get into the box) and, just like a car that is a "sleeper", you won't know what is lurking under the hood! It will look nearly stock. Body work, metal work, etc to allow the beast within to breathe and groan... but maintain as much of the ATCS simplicity to keep you guessing! It will be a fun trip down memory lane, with reverence and respect that I will be channeling on one of my prized, untouched cases. Stay tuned, and (to shamelessly plagiarize the move "Dune") watch as "the Sleeper awakens!" PS: After re-reading my log this morning, I opted to just name the project "Sleeper", as I dont want to cause any confusion. Its not a "Dune" mod, it's theme going to be a ATCS time warp!
bagziters posted a topic in Product SuggestionsHello CM Forum, I own 2 pieces of ATCS 201 Aluminium Cases. I have these Cases since 2001. Each Case cost at this time 300 Euro ($). But the Case is to small for the present VGA-Card Generation an have only 80mm FANs. It is often noisy. An acoustic insulation is installed, but the FANs are to loudest Parts. 3x Silent Wings 2 at 1000rpm. I wish me a new Aluminium Case, with a clear design of the ATCS 201 (no one piece of plastic!!! 5kg Alu). Inside of the Case, the practically Design from CM 690 III or better the MasterCase 5 Pro. Ideal has the Case an Hot-Swap Plate for easy mount and connect HDD / SDD. The best one i know with this feature, is the Lian Li PC-Q26 The Case dimensions can be copy from CM690 or Masterpiece. But the Case should weight lesser then the SECC steel Case. The Weight should be lower than 10kg in pure Aluminium (empty Case). I hope that Cooler Master build a new Case that can continue the fame and glory times of the ATCs-Series with clear liniear elements, not round, and without plastic-parts! Please CoolerMaster, create a new ALU case (ATCs)! Sorry my bad Englisch sentences. My Englisch is a little bit rusty.
Is anyone interested in the Old ATCS coolermaster cases? I have quite a few of them looking for a new home.... UK only as shipping and risk of damage is too much. Beautiful cases, that I have catalogued here: http://www.randomstuff.co.uk/atcs/archive.html