Aluminum PC cases are becoming more popular as of late. Especially with great new designs emerging coupled with reasonable prices. Coolermaster is arguably one of the top manufacturers of aluminum tower cases for PC's today. The Cadillac of Aluminum cases if you will. Today we are taking a look at the ATC-110b case with a gorgeous acrylic pre-installed side window.
Overview You truly cannot appreciate a case like this until you get to see it in person. The quality and craftsmanship is simply amazing. Obviously being all aluminum the case is very light and easy to handle. A definitive welcome over the typical steel cases of today. Lets take a quick look at the official specs before we checkout the pics.
Dimension (WxHxD): 196 x 484 x 535 mm
M/B Type: Standard / Extended ATX Mainboard
Weight: Case: 7.8 kg
Expansion Slots: 7
Material: All Aluminum Alloy
5.25" Drive Bay: 4 ( Exposed )
I/O Bracket: Standard ATX
3.5" Drive Bay: 2 ( Exposed ) ; 5 ( Shadow )
P/S: Optional power supply unit 300 / 400 W / PS2 redundant
Cooling: Dual 80 x 80 x 25 mm fan attached front panel ( Intake )
Cooling: One 80 x 80 x 25 mm fan attached top panel ( Exhaust )
Cooling: One 80 x 80 x 25 mm fan attached back panel ( Exhaust )
High efficiency ventilation for the motherboard and HDD drive. Entire case is constructed of aluminum to conduct and disperse heat like a huge heat sink. Tool-less assembly/disassembly for quick and easy access for maintenance or upgrades.
Packaging was adequate and the case arrived without incident. Pulling the case out of the box was a real treat. Lets take a look at some snapshots.
The case is undoubtedly beautiful and high style. One of the things I really enjoy is the door. An aluminum case is great but when you see standard beige drives installed, it just kind of takes away from the beauty. With the door, you can install anything you wish and keep the ugliness hidden.
The front grill is a nice addition. It comes pre-installed with 2 80mm fans to pull cool air into your case and also has a filter to keep out those unwanted particles of dust. It also looks great and blends seamlessly with the design of the case.
Lets take a look at the intake fans from the inside.
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