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Project: GT 730 (ATCS 840)

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I stumbled upon a Cooler Master ATCS 840 case on eBay for $100 from a computer store in NY that wanted to get rid of it because the front logo panel was damaged and one of the case feet was broken. I decided to buy it. I mean, why not? I could use a project. I've decided to transfer the components from my Antec Three Hundred. I'm going to upgrade the RAD from a 240 to a 360. I purchased a new front logo case panel from the Cooler Master online store for $10, and I was able to repair the damaged case foot with some GOOP. I think a RED interior and BLACK exterior is in order.

First step: Prime and Paint.




Edited by seven7thirty30 - 3/21/11 at 7:23pm
post #2 of 29
Oh nice. This could be interesting.
post #3 of 29
And I jizzed in my pants...
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Samsung 960 Evo 1TB  Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK windows 10 Home 64-bit asus vg236h 120hz 
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And I jizzed in my pants...
I know me too.Must be the naked case pics.

Looks like someone has a bit of a project.Will be interesting to see where this one goes.A while back I got a new mini p180 for 55.00 and couldn't help myself.Good luck with the build.
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OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
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I5-750 4.3@1.375v Asus Maximus III Formula Asus ENGTX465 4gb G Skill 2000 Mhz.Trident @2133 9-9-9-27 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
OCZ VERTEX 2 50GB SSD/WD 500GB Blue/WD640GB Black Samsung DVD/RW Corsair H-50 Windows 10 home 64 Bit Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
ASUS 24"1080P LED Asus VE248H Abs M1 Cooler master silent pro 600 modular M600 RS-60... Lian Li Lancool PCK-58 
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wanna see how this ends, subbed!
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Nice, sub'd.
post #7 of 29
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I decided to modify the HDD cage by cutting it in half and using the half with the built-in dual-120mm fan bracket to attach a dual-92mm Xtreme RAD (with adapter to fit the fan bracket). If it will fit, then I will use a dual-120 RAD.
I want the heat to exhaust out the front of the case. I also purchased a Silverstone hot-swap HDD cage that fits 4 HDD's into 3 5.25" drive bays. It also has a fan that I'll use to bring cool air into the case. Instead of buying sound dampening material to stick to the sides of the case panels, I'm going to apply auto undercarriage rubberized deadening material.




Edited by seven7thirty30 - 2/19/11 at 2:09pm
post #8 of 29
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Paint is dry and case is assembled. Working on placement of various components, and waiting for front case panel from Cooler Master. Project is at a standstill until I order additional fittings, slim fans, and cables to give it a clean look. I've decided to start on stealth drives, and I'm starting to think the red tubing would look better in black. Enjoy the pics! More to come.





Edited by seven7thirty30 - 2/20/11 at 3:41pm
post #9 of 29
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Aaawww yeeeaaahhh! Got the replacement panel from Cooler Master today. Still waiting on supplies from Performance PCs. I made a few changes today, and I've decided to use black tubing.

Stealth drives....check!

Racing stripes....check!

More to come.

post #10 of 29
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Made a few small changes. Decided to cover up the front fan/bracket assembly with a piece of painted acrylic. I also purchased cut-to-order acrylic panels from Tap Plastics. I'm going to use the pieces to cover the power supply area so that the power supply and cables are not visible. I built a motherboard tray extension out of acrylic to mount the reservoir, red cathode light bar (to illuminate the water in the RES), and a mirror bar to contain the light emitted by the light bar so that it doesn't blind you when you look at it. All the components are in. Waiting on the acrylic pieces. I also extended the GT racing stripes and added the lower side panel pin-stripes as well. The purpose of the LEDs on the power supply will be revealed later. I also added some new beefy rubber case feet.




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