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.
Antec Three Hundred Two: Stay Cool, Budget Enthusiasts
27 July 2012
Conclusion: Antec's Three Hundred Two seems to be designed with thermal performance first and foremost on its agenda. When you're dealing with sub-$100 cases, it's always going to be a balancing act between acoustics and thermals, and for the Three Hundred Two, Antec has opted to swing the pendulum towards the...
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.
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.
Summary: In the realm of low dollar cases and by this I would say the sub-$75 category is where this applies, it is really tough to find more than three or four choices for more than the same concept of cases from a bygone era with a new shirt on and a haircut.
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.
Pros: Air filter for the power supply and front fans, Air filter for the power supply is removed from the side of the case, Top and rear fans have two-speed controllers, Eight expansion slots, A huge hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler, Holes for routing cables be...
Cons: Interior and rear panel aren’t painted, Bay covers aren’t meshed, Slot covers aren’t meshed, No air filters for the optional side fans, Location of the holes for liquid cooling solutions is questionable
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.