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Antec Atlas
7.1 out of 10

Antec Atlas

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Overall 8
8.0

Built like a Soviet Tank

Anonymous, Newegg
27 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought it as a Newegg open box sale for $99, it works fine with all parts included.
  • Pros: Very sturdy construction with heavy gauge steel definitely made for industrial use.
  • Cons: Some odd design elements like the cross bar that supports the power supply. It was in the way of dropping the motherboard straight down, had to angle it in. Too little clearance at the bottom of the case, makes it difficult to attach wires to connectors at the low end of the motherboard. Power sw...
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Overall 8
8.0

Quality Case

Donald J., Newegg
24 May 2012
  • Summary: I am not sure how good of a professional server case this would be as it seems too small. However, it makes a great simple desktop case and/or personal data server which is what I am using it for.
  • Pros: Good quality case, smaller than expected but I actually like that. Very quite and I get better temperatures with this case with fewer fans.
  • Cons: The price seemed a little high but consider the quality and the extra power supply, I think it was worth it. Kinda seemed odd to mount 3.5 drives from the bottom and not the side though.
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice Case!

Paul P., Newegg
30 April 2010
  • Summary: Would definitely buy this case again.
  • Pros: With standard fans, _extremely_ quiet. Nice matte black finish doesn't show fingerprints as much as a shiny finish. Well-finished inside (didn't cut my my fingers on any razor-sharp sheet-metal edges this time!). Just about every power cable option you could possibly need. Nicely wrapped and acce...
  • Cons: Personally I'd like it if some of the cables with legacy power connectors weren't there taking up space. At this point I only need SATA power connectors, and one cable bundle for optionally attaching fan power connectors. The separate fan-only power and control wires are a little flimsy and messy...
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Overall 6
6.0

Decent Case, I suppose

Anonymous, Newegg
31 March 2010
  • Summary: Front panel connectors are extremely long, seems like they wasted a rather large amount of space with the 3.5" bays.
  • Pros: Solid build, good ventilation, PSU has both 4pin 12V and 8pin 12V plugs (Some boards need both.) HDD mounts have rubber vibration isolating mounts, and have holes for 2.5" drives, though you only get enough of the special screws to mount a single 2.5".
  • Cons: Got this to fit an ATX dual Xeon board from SuperMicro, and it looked like this had the mounting holes for the CPU heatsinks. And it has the holes, and they're in the right place for the board, but the 5.25" and 3.5" drive cages are just a tiny bit too close, so you can't even get standoffs into ...
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Overall 10
10

Works Well

Alex C., Newegg
27 July 2009
  • Summary: Looks really nice and simple. Its not fancy and gamey and lit up with different colors. It also looks tons better than a Dell or HP or Compaq box.
  • Pros: Installed in as a small business server box with 24/7 ontime. Has performed well. Has enough room for four hard drives. I might have gone for the titan if I thought I would need more. Has enough room to adequately cool the drives and the motherboard. Extra room to install some fans for the front....
  • Cons: The top hard drive slot might have been a little too close to my motherboard. It was difficult to get the SATA connectors right. Of course, that also has to do with the motherboard, and is simply an error on my part.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
29 June 2009
  • Pros: As always a great product from Antec.
  • Cons: Front door should open farther to the right so it isn't so awkward getting HD caddy's out.
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Overall 10
10

Noah

Anonymous, Newegg
8 April 2009
  • Summary: This is my new standard case for all the servers I build. Couldn't ask for a better setup, plenty of cooling, plenty of room.
  • Pros: Great layout. Included PSU plenty beefy for server. Lots of HDD bays. Two optional 92mm fans on the front blow right on the main HDD bay. Great cooling for the drives. Optional 80mm fan on the case door to feed CPU fan w/ cool air.
  • Cons: Noisy when utilizing all fans but this is a "server" case, which is what I'm using it for so it can be as loud as it wants upstairs in my networking closet. Two front intake fans dont come with filters, pretty necessary if you want a clean system.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sturdy Case, Just tight.

Matt W., Newegg
8 February 2009
  • Summary: I wish I would've bought the step up from this one (which I own four of). I had limited space and thought it would suit my needs. It did, just a little more of a pain to build.
  • Pros: It's a great case. Quality built and I could probably jack the front end of my truck on two of these. Great PSU and plenty of HDD space.
  • Cons: This case is TIGHT. It probably wouldn't have been so bad if the Asus mobo I used didn't have such a weird processor placement (the processor sits to the extreme right which places it up against the optical drives). It won't be so bad once all the cables are fixed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too heavy, too noisy

Samuel B., Newegg
20 January 2009
  • Pros: Solid tank.
  • Cons: Too heavy. The angle of the front USB ports is annoying.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent SOHO Server Case

Jack R., Newegg
18 January 2009
  • Summary: I got this case partially just to experiment with a "real" server case (the rest of my SOHO systems are built on Antec Sonata cases). I set up a RAID 1+0 file / DB server with 4 HDDs. I was flabergasted that the PS had no SATA power connectors left over for the optical drive.
  • Pros: Good size (not too big, but big enough). Solid feel (not flimsy anwhere). Cooling provisions are Outstanding! Very, very quiet in my configuration. Included PS is excellent and provides connectors for (almost) everything. 3.5" drive bays are loaded from the front, making power and data connection...
  • Cons: PS only has 4 SATA power connectors (on 2 pigtails), requiring an adapter for an SATA optical drive if you have more than 2 HDDs (It might be possible to install the optical drive in the lowest 5.25" slot, and use the same SATA pigtail to power an HDD in the top 3.5" slot, but I couldn't try that...
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