AMS gMONO CF-2029 vs CoolerMaster ATC-201C-SX2

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2003-03-21

The high quality CoolerMaster compared to a \"budget\" metal case. Equally good or difference like day & night? We compare their features and install 2 test systems to check for performance, which one comes out on top? Read on to find out...

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The current trend in PC cases is building them lighter & flashier. Giving it a better finish, and no more dull beige colours. And if possible a "gimmick" on each one to attract the potential buyer!

Today I'll be taking a look at the gMONO CF-2029 case from AMSelectronics. The specifications sheet can be found
here at the AMS homepage.

This case is for the budget minded people as it only costs €80, compare this to the €210 for the Coolermaster ATC-201C-SX2 and you can clearly see they are worlds apart, moneywise. It even comes equipped with a 300 Watt PSU that did not show any sign of weakness during testing.

The gMONO cases come in different colours, I got my hands on a blue version & a black one from Comtechnology.

Madshrimps (c)

Madshrimps (c)

These cases don't have a sidewindow as displayed on the product pages @ AMS. Besides that they are exactly the same. The gMONO case has a nice plastic covering its front and the entire outside of the case has been finished with high gloss car paint, to give it a reflective look. Watch out for dirty fingers though as they will leave traces very easily on the material.

Now lets open this case and see what's in its belly...
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