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. We’re used to being able to flick switches to independently control all of the fans within an Antec chassis, but after connecting a Molex to the provided circuit board in the Eleven Hundred —annoyance number one—we were displeased to find that the switch only turns the...
Pros: Simple installation; good cable management; excellent temperatures.
Cons: Misleading fan control; lacks preinstalled fan for drives; limits water-cooling radiator setups.
Excerpt: Antec is one of those companies that right around the corner has something new and improved to look at it seems all the time. Just around the time I am just starting to miss their products, one will just show up at my door to remind me they are still over there doing what they do best.
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. Our new testing format takes its maiden voyage on the Eleven Hundred.
Excerpt: Over the years we have seen some very impressive products from Antec, their Kühler 920 as one example sits at the high end of its market segment. They also often take a different approach to designs and that can easily be seen in the True Power Quattro 1200w which we reviewed a while back.
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. Luckily the interior is just as functional, with more than enough space and openings to hide and route cables through, allowing you to keep things nice and tidy - no matter how much hardware you stuff into the chassis.
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 opening to access the CPU cooler backplate, Plenty of openings in tray for easy cable routing, Removable dust filter in bottom and front of chassis, Removable dust filter in the f...
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. We could complain about the reduced number of fans and the absence of fan speed controllers, but we guess the manufacturer decided to go this route in order to have a product that isn’t expensive.