Summary: Let’s Light it Up!
As I said earlier in the review the fan is the main centerpiece of the case and when you turn the case on you can see why. The fan lights up with many bright colors, but also can be turned off for people who do not want the lights.
You can switch the color of the fan from blue, to red, to green and to many mixed colors. You can also have it switch between all the colors automatically. Here is a video showing off what the fan can do!
Pros: VERY unique design, Openair design, Qualitymade, Easy installation, Cool fan effects, Fits normal ATX motherboards
Cons: Unable to remove tray as stated in online manual, Might have some clearance issues with a large CPU coolers
Excerpt: Antec's Skeleton case is a real work of art that also brings top-notch cooling and innovative design elements to the table. The open design and sliding component tray makes installation relatively easy, and hardware changes can be achieved quickly and with minimal bother.
Summary: The Antec Skeleton Case has open air design & is really intended for reviewers, testers or anyone who's swapping hardware a lot. Being able to easily & quickly install or remove computer components is a fantastic. It consists of just two parts, the frame & the component tray. The component tray is where the main computer hardware components like the motherboard, drives & PSU gets installed.
Conclusion: Overall I really like the Antec Skeleton. The quality of build, with some small exceptions like the expansion card bar, is top notch. In photos the Skeleton appears to be mostly plastic. Yes there is a great deal of plastic, but there is also a good amount of metal structure to give the case a solid feel. The innovative features are quite impressive and user friendly, but I'm still not sure why Antec went with a sideways mounting power supply.
Pros: Unique and innovative design, Excellent cooling, Slide out chassis, Slide out power supply tray, Solid build
Cons: Short front media port cables, Sideways power supply mounting, Plastic expansion card bar, Fairly expensive
Excerpt: Usually when I do tower cases the name Antec is soon to follow. Most of the time it is in the context of comparing airflow to what was once an industry standard bar raiser for case airflow. This time I happen to actually be reviewing one of the many products in their lineup. Antec is well known for the 900 as well as many various PSUs or even something as small as a 120mm Tri-Cool LED fan.
Excerpt: This week we have been lucky enough to get our hands on a very cool PC case, that we featured on geeky gadgets previously, the Antec Skeleton Open Air Case. The Antec Skeleton is not like any other PC case we have seen before, it is basically a completely open case where are the components are exposed, hence why it was given the name ‘Open Air’.
Conclusion: which will negate much of the advantage you gain from using an open air setup as far as cooling is concerned. Additionally, any graphics card larger than a GTX280, by length or height, is not going to fit. The Skeleton is a unique product that you may want to look into if you're yearning for something different, but the lack of support for most high end coolers makes it extremely hard for us to recommend without caution.
Summary: Still, we love the design and portability of the Skeleton. It’s especially useful for testers and other people who, like us, swap hardware frequently. If you have plenty of desk space and don’t need to worry about errant liquids or hairballs, the Skeleton could be the bold, new case you’ve been looking for.
Pros: Innovative design, easy and intuitive installation. Big, beautiful fan. Good test bench.
Cons: Strangely cramped for such an open design. Not good for the clumsy.