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Antec ISK 100
8.3 out of 10

Antec ISK 100

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Overall 8
8.0

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 8
8.0

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
8.0

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 8
8.0

Overall, a good product

Jonathan K., Newegg
1 August 2011
  • Summary: Be careful with what memory you get, as ones with crazy heat spreaders may not fit. I used the Gskill RipJaws F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL and those fit, but barely. Overall, I'm pleased with the case.
  • Pros: 1. About as small as you can get right now. 2. Overall, well put together, and well organized for a pretty painless install process. You will most likely need to remove the power PCB to get your MoBo in, but that's just two screws. HDD cage on the back for 2.5" drives is a pretty ingenious idea. ...
  • Cons: 1. The behind the MoBo HDD slots are clever, however, I do find my WD Black getting a little warm, but I don't think its too bad. SSDs would be fine. Just try not to run this in a 95 degree house. 2. The 100mm is good, and definitely quieter than my MoBo's 40mm fan. Its not silent, though, and I ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not for a novice system builder

Kyle K., Newegg
18 July 2011
  • Summary: Install the your drives first, route cables, then install your motherboard. You won't be able to pass the end of a SATA sable through the gap with the motherboard installed. The cables that come with the case are somewhat long, so I was careful to collect and tie them neatly back away from the RAM...
  • Pros: This case is great for a low power, quiet, small, on-all-the-time system, which is exactly what I was going for. The fan is nearly silent, even at the high speed setting. I can't hear it at all with the ceiling fan in my office turned on.
  • Cons: It is not easy to install a board in this case without some interference between case components and board components. (Specifically, the USB cables in the case got in the way of the CMOS battery, while installing my board.) The IO shield that came with the Intel D525MW board I used, did not fit ...
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Overall 8
8.0

i like!

Branden M., Newegg
22 June 2011
  • Summary: because of the confined space, it's going to be a bit of a task to fit and sort all your components and cables, but when you close it up you'll be happy. i paired it up with the fanless asus e-35m1-1 deluxe and a ssd, put the fan on low and let it's rpm be managed by the mobo.
  • Pros: - allowing the exposed PSU 'board' to be cooled with the 100mm fan means it's quiter than if the PSU had it's own 40mm fan - 4 front USB ports - sleek design - space for two 2.5" drives - small, small, small!
  • Cons: - just doesn't quite have the quality feel i expect from antec. - fitting a mini-ITX board is a bit of a task, but OK once it's in - the 2.5" drives won't get cooled being on the otherside of the mobo and fan, best to use ssd.
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Overall 8
8.0

In the land of tiny computers, the ISK 100 is the 'dwarfist'

Matthew M., Newegg
17 June 2011
  • Summary: It's small. I mean small. Make sure you know exactly what you are doing with your mobo before you try to install it, because you will not want to to remove it to make modifications. You can seriously improve air-flow if you do not install a HDD.
  • Pros: For me, my main concern was a tiny footprint. I don't have a lot of room to give on my tv stand, so this was the perfect solution.
  • Cons: The fan and heatsink that came with the celeron e3400 does not fit in this case un-modified. I circumvented this by just buying a lo-profile heatsink, but be mindful. The I/O cut-out in the back was skewed ever-so-slightly so that I had to re-work the openings of my Zotac GF9300 motherboard I/O p...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice compact case

CARLOS B., Newegg
31 January 2011
  • Pros: Very small, attractive case. Perfect for unobtrusive server housing.
  • Cons: Case is so small that it is very difficult to finagle a mini-ITX motherboard onto the standoff screws, but I kind of expected that. Bigger problem: with a standard Intel heatsink+fan, there was not enough clearance in the case for the processor's cooling assembly. Fortunately, the fan included wi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect.

Daniel A., Newegg
7 December 2010
  • Pros: Small, light, runs cool, plenty of air flow, can build a pretty powerful system at a great cost savings.
  • Cons: Front cover required removal to get the motherboard installed, some tricky wiring routing was required to keep things neat. We had to remove the case fan to make room for the stock Intel heat sink and fan combination. Biggest problem we ran into was that the case is not grounded. It comes with a ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Case

Theodore S., Newegg
26 November 2010
  • Summary: Good case, good price, small design allows you to place it pretty much anywhere, knocked off an egg due to the power switch dying unreasonably quickly but Antec support is amazing.
  • Pros: Compact case, good power supply and good design. Keeps my Intel Atom D510 nice and cool.
  • Cons: Unfortunatley my power switch died fairly quickly for some reason, contact Antec and they are sending me a new one so all is well here :).
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