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Antec ISK 100
8.3 out of 10

Antec ISK 100

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Reviews and Problems with Antec ISK 100

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Overall 8

Pretty cool with i3-3220

Jason M., Newegg
7 October 2012
  • Summary: Components: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 Windows 7 Intel i3 3220 Asrock H77Mitx Samsung 120GB SSD for OS 500GB Seagate 2.5 inch 5400rpm drive for storage
  • Pros: Cool Case. Easiest build you'll ever do. If you just need a htpc that can pretty much do everything in the smallest form factor...this is it. - Great Case ventilation due to mesh externals - Extremely small, simple, yet elegant design - Cools fine with stock intel i3 3220 cooler...with AC MX-2 pa...
  • Cons: - Size constraints means no dvd drive or discrete video card - Negotiating the motherboard inside the case can be tricky. You need to tidy up the wires well - NO USB 3.0 in the front, USB 2.0 only. Doesn't come with adapter. - No memory stick option in the front either. I really think this should...
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Overall 6

Fan dead in under a year

Kyle K., Newegg
26 April 2012
  • Pros: Update to my previous review. Hard drive heat has not been a problem.
  • Cons: The fan has gone out and it may be difficult to find a replacement that will fit.
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Overall 8

Greate design, poor engineering

YASHENG Y., Newegg
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Hope it had USB 3.0 connectors. The i3-2100 fan is too high by ~3mm. I guess the i3-3100T fan should fit in well.
  • Pros: The design is very nice: compact and works well. 1) The case is small enough to sit on desktop. Other 'itx' cases are indeed too big for me. 2) The fan is large enough to be quiet. Ventilation is good with all the holes. 3) The external power design saved a lot of space, and it is actually quite ...
  • Cons: The engineering is a disaster 1) The p4 CPU power cord is 5 centimeter too short. Most intel itx boards have the p4 port at the lower left corner, where the p4 cord has no way to reach. Can not imagine how the cord length was determined. 2) The motherboard plate window (or the screw locations are...
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Overall 8

Smallest case I've seen

Peter S., Newegg
9 January 2012
  • Summary: This is a nice little case, possibly the smallest. I like it, however, one should be aware that some modifications to the i/o shield will need to be made as the alignment of the motherboard is off.
  • Pros: Super small case, power adapter is not too big either. Power button is not hidden, like some mini-itx cases. Four front USB ports are a plus.
  • Cons: The alignment of the motherboard to the rear panel opening is slightly off. I had to use tin-snips on the mobo i/o shield in order for the connections to line up to the holes. The front USB and audio header cables are excessively long while the four-pin CPU power connector was too short. I had to...
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Overall 10

Loved it!

Matthew L., Newegg
2 December 2011
  • Summary: Didn't have any of the other problems listed in reviews. Plate lined up & the fan is far from loud. I can't hardly hear it.
  • Pros: Very small, quiet, inexpensive (bought with MIR). No need to buy power supply.
  • Cons: So small, it was a little difficult to fit everything inside. Requires SSD or external HD. I'm just using a thumb drive right now to run Linux.
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Overall 10

slight update

Matthew B., Newegg
24 November 2011
  • Summary: slight update to what i wrote below, i have since been told that it was not necessary to cut off the "feet" of the stock A4 cpu fan in order for it to fit in this case. It looks like it wont fit but apparently closes fine.
  • Pros: -
  • Cons: -
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Overall 4

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
22 September 2011
  • Summary: This is the second Antec case I've had problems with. They do make good power supplies though
  • Pros: Its cool looking, great PSU, lots of ventilation, good HDD location, the fan is very quiet
  • Cons: The I/O plate is off set so it won’t line up when the motherboard is put it. The power button broke on me after 4 months The front panel audio/USB connectors are ridiculously long Too expensive for such a low quality case
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Overall 10

Great MiniITX Case!

Jason K., Newegg
13 September 2011
  • Summary: Overall very pleased with my purchase ZOTAC GF9300-K-E LGA 775 NVIDIA GeForce 9300 Mainboard Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz 4Gb Memory Antec ISK Series ISK 100 Case
  • Pros: Small form factor Relatively Easy Installation Lots of USB Ports on Front Perfect Size for HTPC
  • Cons: Power Cables are a little short for hard drive but still workable
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Overall 2

Very Disappointed

Scott F., Newegg
28 August 2011
  • Summary: If they had simply mounted the DC-DC converter PCB on the side of the case they could have shaved another inch or so off the overall size. Furthermore it would be nice if they had only accommodated a single 2.5" drive and perhaps tucked it into the base to make this thing sleeker (if that's a real...
  • Pros: Looks reasonably nice.
  • Cons: I was a initially little disappointed in the size of this case. I have used some inWin cases with a fully internal power supply that is almost the same size as this case. I had expected having an external power supply would make this one smaller, but it just barely was. The bigger problem was the...
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Overall 6

Nice but not for novices

Andrew S., Newegg
27 August 2011
  • Summary: if you buy this case buy this too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812200459&cm_re=4_pin_to_8_pin_power_adapter-_-12-200-459-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=16tp3rc0z7vr
  • Pros: Wanted a small case this certainly delivers.
  • Cons: 1) ATX 12V connector is too short by 2 inches. Every other cable with this case is too long requiring exceptional cable management.
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