Summary: Yes i would recommend this case when you can get it for 40 dollars , its solid does the job , this and the NZXT source 210 are my 2 top choices in the budget line of cases Ive built over 40 pcs over the last 5 years and tested many cases so i do have experience with different brands and types so i...
Pros: Very good on keeping dust out , could be due to the material and tightness of case but i notice when i have other cases full of dust this one has hardly none Build quality of the steel etc is very solid .
Cons: A little awkward on layout overall not enough to take a lot away from the case,
Excerpt: Pros: Spacious with excellent options for cable routing. Toolless installation. The two supplied fans (120 and 140mm) provide more than adequate cooling, keeping the CPU and MB consistently below 30 degrees C even on the low-speed setting.
Summary: I bought this for my wife's build, based on my positive experience with Antec's Eleven Hundred V2. This case is a bit smaller (the Eleven Hundred is oversize for a mid-tower) and though I have no complaints with my case, this one has some features that make me wish I'd gotten it instead.
Pros: Spacious with excellent options for cable routing. Toolless installation. The two supplied fans (120 and 140mm) provide more than adequate cooling, keeping the CPU and MB consistently below 30 degrees C even on the low-speed setting. And it is *silent* at the low fan setting and barely murmurs on...
Cons: The motherboard tray flexes more than I like.
Summary: I bought this case locally for $40. I initially had an issue with the power switch not working but Antec customer service sent me a replacement super fast at no charge. This case keeps everything nice and cool with SP120s all around (5 of them total.
Pros: A lot of space. Tool-less drive bays. 6 fan mounting locations. Room for a lot of 3.5" HDDs Can hold a fairly large video card. Front USB 3 Plenty of room for cable management.
Cons: The 2 SSD mounting locations are in wonky spots. (behind motherboard on other side of the case and on the bottom near psu) Only 140mm vent up top (with switched fan included) and not 220mm for a decent radiator.
Summary: Overall I am quite impressed for the price, nice quiet onboard fans, plenty of room, great modular design and awesome looks. I am really irked at the cheapness of the manufacturer for not providing an easy way to install on mobos that you either want to put usb 2.0 on the front or don't have 3.0...
Pros: Easy modular design, great looks, solidly built, great onboard fans, very quiet.
Cons: The front panel is USB3 only so the internal expansion connector is 3.0 only and some motherboard that actually have 3.0 still don't seem to provide expansion slots. I bought this with ASUS M5 A97 mobo and apparently the front panel is not available. This is not readily apparent so you/re stuck w...
Summary: I bought this case for my very first DIY computer build. I was a little concerned when I started thinking about how to route all of the power and data connectors inside the box -- many of the comments left by buyers of other cases complained about this.
Pros: - Solid construction - Big rubber feet - Good air flow - Two large fans (120 mm and 140 mm) - Excellent cable routing - Easy mounting of drives - Lots of room internally
Cons: - The two USB connectors on the front panel are a tight fit, making it difficult to insert cables; but they do seem to be loosening up with use.
Summary: I've built up two of these now and overall I like this case, but I'd buy the older Antec Three Hundred given the chance to buy one for the same price. I've built up at least a half a dozen systems in the Antec Three Hundred and prefer it to more expensive cases.
Pros: Supports USB3.0 and 2.5" drives unlike early Three Hundred cases. Good airflow and Sonata style drive mounting is convenient. Tool-less drive mounting seems to work better than some other brands.
Cons: Call me old-fashioned, but I like screw mounted drives. If they're going to offer tool-less drive mounting, please allow screws too. I also prefer card mounting that's inside the case like in the previous model (Three Hundred). Side-ways drive mounting limits the size of acceptable video cards.
Summary: I hope that someone from Antec is reviewing these comments because one additional hole in the plastic rails won't affect the functionality of the rail and will pretty much solve the issue with the smaller adapters. The case has two holes in the top of the case towards the rear of the unit.
Pros: The case has a bottom mounted power supply. If you mount the supply the way that it was intended then it will draw cool air through the filter on the bottom and then expel the hot air out of the back. The case has cutouts so that the power cabling can be hidden behind the motherboard making for a...
Cons: The second 2.5 inch mount can not be used without removing the motherboard. The disc mounts behind the motherboard and the only way to access the screws is to remove the motherboard. This makes the second 2.5 inch mount impractical to use. The plastic brackets that are used to lock in the 3.5 inc...
Summary: Love the case; it keeps my system cool and quiet BUT I note that NOWHERE in the product description or Antec's own user manual does it specify that the included 2-speed fans use (a) 3-pin connectors (b) cannot be controlled by a Mobo that has Pulse-width (4-pin fan headers) fan control.