Cooler Master ATCS 840 Aluminium ATX Case
Published: 26th November 2008 | Source: Cooler Master | Price: £225.94 |
Graphics Card: ASUS HD 4870X2
Motherboard: Asus P5K3 Deluxe
Hard Drive: 1x Hitachi Deskstar 80GB 7K80 SATA2 7200RPM
CPU Heatsink: OCZ Vendetta II
Today we will be placing the Cooler Master ATCS 840 head-to-head with another similar sized case currently in our labs; the Lian Li v1010. To ensure that we didn't give either of the cases any unfair advantages only the stock fans were used during the testing. In addition to this, all fans were connected directly to a +12v molex to prevent any potential skew in the results from the motherboard trying to manage the fan speed.
Temperature readings for the CPU were taken using OCCT, GPU via ATITool and System / Hard Disk via digital thermal probe. While we fully understand that the results taken using software appications may not be entirely accurate, they serve only to display the comparitive differences between the two cases when tested under the same conditions.
At load, little changes in terms of CPU and GPU temperatures, with the ATCS 840 still keeping things around 3°C cooler. However, while the system temperature inside the V1010 hits 41°C, the ATCS 840 manages to keep everything an impressive 6°C cooler at 35°C.