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ATCS 111B-SX2 Restoration Complete (pics)

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lozza    1

Well few months ago I was lucky enough to buy a Cooler Master ATC111B-SX2 for a very modest price.

The price was due to the fact there were quite a few "problems" as in damage and missing parts. I have been doing various bits and pieces along the way while negotiating and awaiting spare parts from Cooler Master (Thanks to CM for the spare parts and to knud // elessar for making it happen!).

Yay the bits arrived today:

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So the first thing on the agenda was the window panel which had a ruddy great scratch across it (or so the seller thought) and a load of stickers on it:

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The stickers came off with ease, a little residue but nothing that cilit bang couldn't deal with, but the scratch? well i was all set on needing to get a new piece of perspex but on doing the fingernail test (always do the fingernail test to see how deep the scratch is) i was chuffed to find the scratch scratched off! so with a bit of soft cloth wrapped over my fingernail i worked away the scratch.

The case was missing drive bay blanks, PCI blanks and all thumb screws. Having removed all the other bits, i found there was no dust filters behind the mesh. So an empty shell which needed a good clean up and lots of foam & velcro pads removing. The velcro ones were pretty easy to just pull of with no residue left but the foam pads were a bit more challenging. You'll see one that i hadn't quite shifted at the time of the pitures:

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My secret weapon in cleaning all the dirt dust and trapped daddy longlegs out was Cilit Bang (BANG! and the dirt was gone!) Cleaned the brushed alu surface nicely as well:

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Now that all the bits from CM arrived it was time to get all the other bits together:

4 x Akasa Blue LED fans (all fans are speed adjustable using a controller, but the two for the front are adjustable independantly)

5 x 80mm fan grills

120mm x 80mm Dust filter

1 x I/O Shield (ok so it wont fit your mobo, but it finnishes it off)

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Now it's time to remove the motherboard tray install Akasa fan with grill on front and back, pop the I/O shield in and the new PCI blanks with thumb screws:

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Motherboard tray Back in place with thumb screws:

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Next up was installing the top blow hole fan and grill:

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Then onto the front fans, with grills on the inside of the case:

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Installation of the 5.25" bay blanks:

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A new dust filter in the mesh and on it goes:

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Sides back on and the new thumb screws in to secure:

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One tenderly loved cared for and caressed back to good health ATC111b-SX2:

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Feel free to comment or ask questions here, via email or MSN.

I hope you enjoyed it!

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Replace those 80mm fans with couple 120s and you've got a dream case. Nice work though, enjoy!

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lozza    1
Replace those 80mm fans with couple 120s and you've got a dream case. Nice work though, enjoy!

Unfortunately the case design wouldn't alow for 120mm fans without some serious butchering!

But if the 200/201/111/110s were developed with 120mm intake and exhust they would fly off the shelves and snatch that market back from lian li for sure

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(Thanks to CM for the spare parts and to knud // elessar for making it happen!).

No problem mate, good that you received the parts! 8)

It looks great man, 2 intake fans, that's a thing I always like!

Are you gonna install some hardware on it? :wink:

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But if the 200/201/111/110s were developed with 120mm intake and exhust they would fly off the shelves and snatch that market back from lian li for sure

That would be a dream case...

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lozza    1
(Thanks to CM for the spare parts and to knud // elessar for making it happen!).

No problem mate, good that you received the parts! 8)

It looks great man, 2 intake fans, that's a thing I always like!

Are you gonna install some hardware on it? :wink:

I'm probably going to swap over my 201 give that a rest, i'm currently working on the foundations for a sff build so i'm not sure when i'll have time, but i really want to get it done!

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