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: 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
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. It’s very easy to install everything, and the support for two 2.5” dedicated slots is something we haven’t seen before.
The Eleven Hundred retails for
at my favorite online retailer, which is pretty high for a Mid Tower Gaming case.
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. Once the cables were through and the grommets all replaced it was an easy matter to organize the cables into clean bundles and secure them to the tray.
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