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Antec NSK3480
7.4 out of 10

Antec NSK3480

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Overall 10
10

My absolute favorite cases

James R., Newegg
3 November 2012
  • Summary: This is for a very specifici kind of build. It's NOT for a gamer or any sort of advanced user. It's PERFECT for a basic build. I use it for ALL of my customers. It looks great in an office and great in a home. It's solid.
  • Pros: -Plenty of room inside to work without making the case too large. -Solid construction -Included PSU is phenomenal. Haven't had one fail yet, and I've been using these case for 2+ years. *knocks on wood* -Very professional looking, well suited for an office build -Included fan is nice and has mult...
  • Cons: -Cable routing options could be better, but it's not awful, just awkward. It comes with zipties and the PSU has a heavy-duty tie on it, so you can tie up the cables and organize them how you'd like without the need for anything additional.
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Overall 4
4.0

Engineering Blunder

Daniel H., Newegg
5 September 2012
  • Summary: Perfect example of high quality materials being wasted on extremely poor engineering. Definately might want to talk to some German Engineering Companies. I would not buy this case again.
  • Pros: Solid Materials
  • Cons: This is an engineering blunder. What a waste of good materials. Design does not accomodate cabling nor will it provide good cooling for internal drives.
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Overall 10
10

I keep coming back to it

Alan A., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Pros: I can't tell you how many times I've tried to find a smaller case that I like better. Every time I end up moving all my stuff back into this case. I like small and quiet computers. This one always has the best combination of size and features. It is built like a tank. Gives you plenty of room ins...
  • Cons: No USB 3.0. It would be nice to have anti-vibration mounts for both of the 5.25 drives.
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Overall 10
10

Very Impressed with the Durability of this case

Barent H., Newegg
24 June 2012
  • Summary: I have been using this case & Power Supply for about 4 years now. It is an HTPC Build and pretty much stays powered on 24/7 365 days a year. To be honest I am still amazed the power supply is holding strong after 4 years on continual use, but, hey, that's we we like Antec, isn't it?
  • Pros: Compact, Attractive, Good Ventilation, Quiet, Well-built & Durable Power Supply, Accepts Full-height PCI Cards. IMO, this is the PERFECT mATX Case. Well Done Antec.
  • Cons: 5.25" Bays are Crowded in the back, especially for Longer Blu-Ray Drives, 120mm fan has started to whine after a few years, but seems to quiet down after 10 minutes or so.
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Overall 4
4.0

Awkward Drive Placement, 2.5" drives don't fit at all

Bradley E., Newegg
6 January 2012
  • Summary: This case has a "designed by committee" feel to it. It isn't all that small, but is cramped. It has some interesting design features that are poorly executed. For the money, there are better cases out there.
  • Pros: It is a relatively small case, though I think it could easily be another 1-1.5" narrower if they tried. Standard PSU size.
  • Cons: The drive placement is completely awkward. The bottom tray can't be easily unscrewed because one screw is directly below the CPU heatsink so unless you use a really short screwdriver it can't be easily done. Up top, there is another bottom-mount 3.5" tray with the same strange design. Putting a n...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joseph C., Newegg
5 December 2011
  • Summary: I like this case a lot, it looks good, is quiet, and comes with a nice power supply. Mounting the hard drive and routing the cables, however, could be easier.
  • Pros: - Compact - Good Power Supply - Quiet Fans on case and PSU - Silicone HD mounts keep things quiet - Decent Layout
  • Cons: - Routing wires from the power supply and keeping them organized is a challenge - Hard Drive mounting locations could be better
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointment

Ronald B., Newegg
9 November 2011
  • Pros: It's beautiful, sleek and professional looking and the 380 watt PSU should be ample. It doesn't have cable length problems or sharp edges as reported in other opinions.
  • Cons: It's a disaster. The fan is a female plug and none of the two wiring harnesses can be attached. There is NO speaker wire for connection from the front panel connector to the motherboard. There are only two SATA connectors - one on each line that has the two mysterious female plugs. This must be a...
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Overall 4
4.0

quiet, but awkward to work in

stuff, Newegg
13 October 2011
  • Pros: Case is quiet, as advertised. Rubber mounts avoid hard drive noise, and the large rear fan is nearly silent.
  • Cons: It's a disaster to work inside this case: - the edges are razor sharp. It's shop 101 to break the edge of machined/stamped parts, but Antec skipped that step. I cut myself twice removing the 5.25 drive cover. - the power cables are just barely long enough if you want to use the lower 3.5 inch mou...
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Overall 10
10

4.75 eggs

michael m., Newegg
11 July 2011
  • Summary: Bought two for the office and I will not hesitate to buy again if I need to. I hope Antec stick with this model and keeps refining it detail-by-detail. FYI, the side panels are interchangeable, so if you are shooting for silence and you don't care for the side-vent you can move the vented panel to...
  • Pros: Very sturdy, high quality construction. Easy to work with. Very decent and quiet power supply included. Still can fit large CPU coolers and it looks like even the largest video cards will fit which is pretty amazing. Very good air-flow. Power button has a nice look and feel to it.
  • Cons: Power supply should be modular in a case like this where the fewer cables you have hanging around, the better. No thought given to 2.5" hard drives - i.e. solid state drives. Drive mounting holes are for 3.5" drives. No USB-3 port. No e-SATA. Vented side panel - they are ugly and they are worthle...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case, but needs improvement

Tom C., Newegg
9 July 2011
  • Summary: Cramped case makes it difficult to install memory on the motherboard while mounted in the case. Install as much as possible onthe motherboard before you mount it in the case.
  • Pros: Nice size and finish. Antec always has a solid case.
  • Cons: Power cables are too short. I couldn't reach the bottom hard drive mount with the cable also connecting the hard drive in the top. Had to use velcro to attach the SSD under the 3.5" drive bay.
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