For those of you who are very sound
sensitive, the Cooler Master ATC-201B SXT may be a bit loud for your tastes with
its three 80mm case fans. Perhaps Cooler Master could include some sort of
fan controller for the two intake fans to help lower their dB level. Should you want
to swap out the front two intake fans, the allen key is not included but
will be necessary to remove the front bezel.
I would have preferred the ATC-201B SXT to have been a bit deeper as working
inside the case with a fully equipped computer can be difficult. The case measures 19cm
x 44cm x 48cm.
Other then the few points above, I
must say I'm very impressed with what the Cooler Master ATC-201B SXT offers. The
case is very straight forward and well designed it looks professional and does not
resort to cheap gimmicks or flashy colours to attract potential customers. Rather,
Cooler Master rely on workmanship and quality to tell the story.
The inside of the case is well designed and easy
to use, thumbscrews make getting into the case quick and easy should you want
to tweak anything inside your case. A removeable motherboard tray is great too! One
of the side affects of HDD's getting faster and faster is that produce more
heat. The ATC-201C SXT takes care of that by placing two 80mm fans that actively
cool the HDD drive bays.
To make the case more attractive, ATC-201C SXT has side
panels and top finished with black metallic auto paint. What's even better is that they're, smudge
resistant so you don't have to worry about finger prints making your case
With a retail price of $255 CDN ($170
US) the Cooler Master ATC-201B SXT is probably one of the more expensive aluminum
mid tower ATX cases on the market, but if you want the best, the case is worth
Thanks to Cooler Master
for sending us the case for review and thanks to Canada
Computers for forwarding it to
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