Conclusion: Antec has a pretty good hit ratio here, and if you like the military-green motif, the GX700 is well worth a look. We haven't seen many chassis with that kind of color scheme on the market. We just hope our problem with its standoffs was an isolated incident, and judging from online customer reviews, it seems it must be. Just make sure to buy from an outlet that will take easy returns, in case—or make sure your computing toolkit includes a threading tap.
Pros: Decent feature set for the price, Integrated fan controller, Tool-free mounting on all nine bays, Removable filters for all intake fans
Cons: Difficulty installing standoffs on our test unit, Front-panel HD Audio cable is a bit too short, Generally lightweight build, Fan controller switch cover feels fragile
Summary: The first impression of the Antec GX700 is awesome as its military green and black color scheme really strikes a cord. It also offers incredible value by clocking in at just above the 50 EUR/USD mark with a fan controller and three fans right out of the box. The attention to detail and its military look are awesome as well. The chassis can hold plenty of drives and has space for large components, making it a great choice for a cool gaming rig.
Pros: Excellent exterior construction, Lovely details on the chassis, Metal covers on the front, Awesome looking fan controller, Ships with three fans: 2x 140 and 1x 120 mm fan, Screw-less 5.25" bays, Plenty of space for large hardware, Can take water-cooling without issue, Long graphics cards should easily fit, Well rounded I/O, Dust filters for PSU, Cool color scheme of 2 colors
Cons: Plastic locks for external drive bays don't hold well, Top drive bay actually not a full bay, Minimum amount of screws included, Breakout expansion-slot covers
Summary: The Antec GX700 Rugged Gaming Case is a product gamers will love. It has a military theme and loaded with excellent features. They include two 140mm fans, one 120mm fan, more fans can be installed, dust filters, five 2.5" or 3.5" drive can be installed, 240mm radiator can be installed and much more. Hoorah!
Excerpt: If you've followed the market for computer chassis the past few years, you will perhaps have noticed that one of the big players remained pretty quiet in 2012. Antec, always a respected brand for its chassis and power supplies, appeared to take a breather last year. Very few new products were released, and the existing ones were gaining in age.
Excerpt: Before I left for CES, there was some talk about this new chassis from Antec, and I went ahead and told them to sample it to me, and that I could get this chassis online near or on the release date. Well that time is here now, and with some setbacks, like my basement flooding while away in Las Vegas, and the fact that Antec double boxed this sample in an Antec 900 box, I was a little confused.
Excerpt: Thinking back over the past few years there is no doubt that Antec have been responsible for creating a hugely varied range of cases, from standard towers such as the Eleven Hundred to HTPCs and then some others which are more than a little unique.
Antec GX700 Case Review: Just What You Can Get For $59.99
17 January 2013
Conclusion: One sentence needs to really be repeated over and over again (just as it has been in the preceding review): the Antec GX700 is $59.99. Without that, it's tough to put this case into perspective. The core of the GX700 is pretty much all good news. This is a case that offers excellent thermal performance with middling acoustics, or excellent acoustics with middling thermal performance, and the integrated fan control leaves that up to you.
Excerpt: 32 Flares 32 Flares × Today we are going to take a look at the Antec GX700 case, which is one of the latest additions to their range of chassis for gamers. Antec have a reputation for producing a variety of affordable cases which have become very popular over the years, including the 300 and 900 which have found massive favour among the gaming audience.