Reviews and Problems with Antec Nine Hundred/Ultimate Gamer
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Great Case for Good Cable Managers
Jacob McIntosh, Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: Overall, this is a great mid tower case. That being said, it has some draw backs, but if this isn't you're first rig then you should be familiar enough with PC design to make this work fabulously. For starters, I will list the important specs of my build and how they worked in this case: ATX motherboard GTX 770 Corsair H80i closed-loop water cooler HDD and SSD Fully modular PSU Now for my review: This case has a lot of cooling as is.
Summary: Antec 900 is a great gaming case for a reasonable price. It is light, well designed, easy to assemble and the cooling works very well. Needless to say that it looks awesome as well. However there are a few drawbacks as well.. 1. The cable management facilities in the case is very minimal. 2. If you plan to have 2 large graphics card (crossfire/sli etc) then there would not be sufficient space - I would recommend 1200 in that case. 3. All the fans are molex connectors.
Summary: Pros: - Big enough to realistically hold 4 internal drives and 3 external drives while running a CrossFire/SLI setup. - Nice aesthetic design, the top shelf and ports work well if you keep your box on the floor. - Very good airflow with the mesh front, side and top. - Nice, consistent blue LED lighting from the 3 included 120mm fans. I removed the plastic holder meant for another fan in the side window as it would just be overkill...
Summary: I am pleased with most of the attributes of the Antec computer case. However, if you're mobo is a mini ATX and you are using a standard power supply,the wire to power up the mobo might just block out the possibility of installing a graphic card in the PCIe slot. It would've been nicer if the cooling fan of the transparent side-panel was included in the purchase.
Summary: Amazing how quiet and cool running this case is. With all the 3-speed fans set to low its just a whisper and my oc'd Q6600 never goes above 49c/120f running stress tests(with my water cooled cpu setup). My only gripe is that the led's on the fans have no on/off function so if you keep this case in your room turned on all night like I do, the 9 led's from the fans make a potent night-lite.
Summary: This case is nicely, but tightly, designed with the PS at the bottom. Installing the hard drives is especially easy with the drive bays sliding out the front (8 thumb screws per cage, tho!!). You can attach signal and power cables with the cage outside and then slide it back in. This feature is espcially nice since space for cables is tight and some planning needs to be done ahead of time to optimize air flow.
Summary: This case is from 2007, it has grey internal structure, 2 alright sized cable managements holes that really almost serve no purpose, the 5.25" bays at the top are really annoying, they don't snap in or anything, they are held in by screws and never seem to line up perfectly However, the fans along inside this case are worth about... £30 and it has a lovely viewing window.
Summary: A good product for the price. As the objective was to build a gaming computer for my daughter, it fitted the bill to the extent she was prepared to pay the amount over my case budget of £50. It was easy to install the sub assemblies, good space usage, not too many sharp edges (only drew blood once) and sufficient fans to send a polar bear searching for it's overcoat. The internal drive cases are a nice touch.