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8.6 out of 10

Antec Eleven Hundred

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Overall 6

Antec 1100

Anonymous, Newegg
19 September 2013
  • Summary: The optical bay mount points are simultaneously amazing and a huge let down. They work on some sort of lever mechanism, which automatically locks itself in place when you insert the drive. It works amazingly. Except that lever is only on the left (main) side of the drive. There is nothing to secure the drive on the right side. Nothing. At. All. Not even screw holes. Just metal. If I push hard enough on the right side of my optical drive, it depress into the case.
  • Pros: Very spacious to work in. Hard drive mounting appears solid, even without screws. The overall design is very pleasing, and the case is quite light. There are plenty of spots for fan mounts if you need them, but the included 200mm/120mm provide good stock ventilation.
  • Cons: Its a lot of little things...
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Overall 8

Nice case

rex j., Newegg
25 August 2013
  • Pros: Very large for a mid-tower, good fan placement options, good packaging retail box, not to goofy looking, you can turn the blue LED fan light off, reasonably well made.
  • Cons: 200mm upper exhaust fan was noisy from the first use, see details on a fix below. It was an manufacturing error, and I suspect not an uncommon one given the number of results online for noisy Antec 1100 200mm fan. Mine was perfectly fixable.
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Overall 10


Paul O., Newegg
3 August 2013
  • Summary: Tool-less 5.25" bay doesn't hold my card reader very well, I got screws into one side but cannot get screws into the other side
  • Pros: Packaged really well
  • Cons: No eSATA port
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Overall 10

Amazing Case!

Len S., Newegg
16 March 2013
  • Pros: Newegg shipped this case almost next day! There is so much about this case and its WOW factor I really should wait until I am more awake to write this, however I have already procrastinated this long if I do not do now I will not do it at all, so here it goes. The case is Huge and well organized, big space behind the motherboard for cable management and a fan to blow on the backside of the CPU area, there are rubber grommet areas all around the motherboard area to thr...
  • Cons: Small con, the plastic nubs that hold the side window fans are easily broken, be careful when mounting the side fans. I broke one when switching fans, even if your break both for each fan the two screws on each fan will hold it firmly in place, it is just something to be careful of.
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Overall 8

Great case, low quality 200mm fan

Joel F., Newegg
8 March 2013
  • Pros: Great cooling, tons of room, 2.5" drive bays for SSDs
  • Cons: Need to research power supplies to make sure the motherboard power will reach, top 200mm fan poor quality
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Overall 10


Ricky T., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Summary: -Ordered Antec fans for up front, and they touch the air filter and rub against it, meaning I can't use the air filter. Bummer. 1-2mm of extra room would have made the difference.
  • Pros: What a great case. Moved up from an Antec nine hundred, which I have built over a dozen computers with. Lots of room for everything I have. I'm running 3 3.5" HDs, and 1 SSD. One thing I didn't see anywhere in the description is that this hat spots for 2 SSDs up front, above the 6 HD bays. No brackets required. I love the cable routing around back of the motherboard, just wish they had made the channel behind the motherboard a tiny bit wider for extra cable room.
  • Cons: Just a few annoyances in comparison to the nine hundred:
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Overall 10

Antec does it again

Robert A., Newegg
26 June 2012
  • Summary: -The 5 1/2 inch drive bays have a metal sleeve in place that you have to "break" off. It wouldn't really twist off and I ended up bending one of the drive bays below the top one.
  • Pros: -Large
  • Cons: Not really any cons to think of...A few very minor things to nitpick about:
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Overall 10

Great Case Doesnt Get Enough Praise

Neal A., Newegg
7 February 2012
  • Summary: The second is the back fan doesnt have a blue LED. It would be nice if it did but your not going to see it anyways and the top 240mm fan makes up for it. At night i can see the back fan going on the wall. Looks nice.
  • Pros: I was originally going to get the antec 300...then the 900 and ended up settling on the 1100. Its only about 2 inches taller/longer than a midsize tower which is a great option for someone who still wants the room but not a massive tower taking up alot of space.
  • Cons: Not really cons but it is missing two fans in the front. But honestly allowing you to put up to 7 more fans makes up for it. Plus most people will buy extra fans that will do a better job than the stock ones anyways. If you got the money to build a nice rig then its worth it to put some quiet fans with good airflow.
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Overall 10

Superb Case!

Matthew B., Newegg
14 January 2012
  • Summary: (not a deal breaker by any means as these can be changed)
  • Pros: *Light weight (empty of course)
  • Cons: *Silver screws for fan mounts on an all black case.
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Overall 10

Excellent Case

Mark N., Newegg
8 January 2012
  • Pros: This case was an upgrade buy for me from the Antec Three Hundred and I am very pleased by the quality of the case. Its price range is on point for the features that this case offers.
  • Cons: Other people needing to read or look at item details before buying!! (see other thoughts)
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