In Jan 2011 I inherited a Cooler Master ATCS 840 which is an aluminum case and had the same problems you are describing - got rid of it in Feb 2011 because of the too large a size but yes a real pain to keep fingerprints off the case and dust that's sometimes worse as it finds its way into the "grains" (in the brushed part) and try to get that out ewwwww.
As much as I would want an aluminum case again, I shy away and cases made of steel and some plastic are much easier care.
Anyone here with a SILVER aluminum case can tell us how it holds up to fingerprints? I suspect the same as the black though maybe not as pronounced.
Edited by nickt1862 - 2/4/12 at 3:47am