Summary: When Antec talks about its very affordable Three Hundred Two case, we hear terms like, "high performance systems,"affordable gaming case, "built for gamers," and "advanced cooling system" thrown about. We put all those to the test and find out if the Three Hundred Two is actually "the rightful heir to the Gaming Series legacy.
Summary: The Antec Three Hundred Two Case has a stylish appearance, excellent build quality, has plenty of drive bays, up to 6 fans can be installed, large hole on motherboard tray, cable management and much more. If you're in the market for an affordable mid-tower case, you found it!
Summary: Antec, one of the biggest case manufacturers on our humble blue planet, has recently upgraded their cheap entry level gamers case, the Antec Three Hundred. The new version is simply baptised as the Three Hundred Two. The predecessor was one of Antec's best selling chassis, but Antec had to bring their little 300 up to 2012 standards. No quickly removable HDD bays, no tool-less optical drive bays and cable management was close to non existent.
Excerpt: When I set out to build a system I usually pick a case that fits with the level of parts I’m putting in it. Some users get the fanciest case they can find, some the lowest cost shell they can get a hold of, and some don’t even bother with a case but rather just use the box the motherboard comes in. So to try and hit this wide range of tastes most manufactures have their flagship lines, middle of the road lines, and the budget line.
Excerpt: I'm sure a lot of you are fully aware of the Antec Three Hundred because Antec states it has been one of their best selling designs. However with the first iteration of things, there are little issues that come about as people try to stuff more and more components into these mid-tower chassis.
Summary: The Antec Three Hundred Two provides a terrific set of features for its price, allowing you to build a high-end system on a small and affordable case. This case is not “perfect,” though. The lack of a paint job on the interior of the case is the most obvious “problem” with the product, but the benefits of this case far outweigh its drawbacks. Of course, if it costs more than USD 100, the weak points listed below would be relevant, but at USD 70 we can’t complain at all.
Conclusion: Overall, this gaming budget chassis with an MSRP of $79.99 performed well in our testing. The plain outer exterior is not one that will stand out in a crowd, but it does create a sense of mystery about it. The addition of the two USB 3.0 connections is great to see as more and more peripherals are updating their technology to take advantage of this. The Three Hundred Two accepted our ASUS 480 GPU without a single problem and with ample room left over.
Summary: The performance of the Antec Three Hundred Two met all my expectations. Under a normal stress test, the temperatures held within acceptable ranges.
I have to say that after unboxing and taking an in-depth look at the Antec Three Hundred Two, I am totally pleased, not only with the looks of the Antec Three Hundred Two, but also with what it has to offer.
Pros: USB 3.0 with internal MB connector, Preinstalled 140mm and 120mm with high, low fan speed control, Toolless retention on HD and ODD bays, Eight expansion slots, Eleven drive bays in total, Two dedicated 2.5 SSD bays, Supports Standard ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX Motherboards, Support for the larger graphics cards at 12.5" (318mm), Maximum CPU Cooler Height 6.7" (170mm), Optimal cooling with up to 6 fan positions, Water cooling support (Top water cooling Grommets), Sleek ...