Excerpt: In a weird twist, Antec has delivered a case that’s both full on features and lacking in some of the company’s staple design elements. Take, for example, the case’s built-in fan controller—or lack thereof.
Pros: Simple installation; good cable management; excellent temperatures.
Cons: Misleading fan control; lacks preinstalled fan for drives; limits water-cooling radiator setups.
Summary: If you ask me and if you are still with me this far into the review, you are asking me, I found the Eleven Hundred to be a bit too minimalistic. That isn't to say that there aren't some cool features like tool-less drive bays, plenty of management holes, a huge CPU cooler access hole and the chassis...
Summary: The Antec Eleven Hundred Case is exactly what you should be looking for in a mid-tower case. There's lots drive bays, cable management, hole on motehrboard tray, excellent ventilation, large window on side panel and plenty of space to work. This is one of the best case currently on the market.
Summary: We take a long [H]ard look at Antec's new Eleven Hundred model chassis that is billed by Antec as being "The Advanced Gaming Authority." This relatively inexpensive DIY chassis is chock full of features and represents a flagship in the Antec line.
Summary: Antec's Eleven Hundred is an excellent addition to the Gamer Case line-up of the company. With its rugged and timeless looks, the large window and blue LED fan on top, it manages to impress when viewed from the outside already.
Pros: Silent operation, Two fans included, Extremely well designed & shaped window side panel, Solid construction, Nine motherboard expansion slots, Two special 2.5 inch HDD bays, Six HDD trays with excellent anti-vibration measures, ODD locks hold well, 30+ mm space behind mainboard tray, Massive open...
Cons: Only two fans included, No fan speed adjustment possible, Case cables (power, reset, LED) a bit too short to route properly, No real manual, Silver screws instead of black ones
Summary: The Antec Eleven Hundred has a very strong advantage: The presence of nine expansion slots and support for XL-ATX motherboards, allowing you to build a high-end gaming PC with three or four video cards using a very affordable case.
The Antec Eleven Hundred boasts a lot of features you wouldn’t expect in a normal case. Features like a two front USB 3.0 ports, or a fan hub in the back to keep down the use of power cables, make this case worth-while.
Conclusion: When it came time to build the Eleven Hundred the performance was almost spectacular. The extra depth and width provided tons of space to quickly add and remove parts as well as run cables without restriction. But the grommets in the motherboard tray kept dislodging and impeded the build.
Pros: XL-ATX Form-factor compatible, Nine expansion bay slots, Lots of space for fast build, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports, 200 mm top-fan, Tool-less installation, Up to nine fans possible, Excellent quality / construction, Inexpensive for motherboard size
Cons: Only comes with 2 fans, Cabling grommets come loose, Fan controller not functional, Hard plastic feet on case