Summary: Antec has done nothing to fix these issues. We could excuse these things in the Nine Hundred because its exceptional cooling-based design impressed us greatly. We’re now at the design’s second iteration, and the Twelve Hundred offers little above and beyond what we’ve already seen. This isn’t an improvement; it’s a resize.
Pros: More cooling than a wind tunnel, elegant design, USB and eSATA front-panel connectors.
Cons: A tight horizontal fit, drive installations take forever, no screwless mounting.
Conclusion: I'm not that fond of plastic when used in computer cases, but Antec was careful to only use it where it was needed. However, the top portion of the case is nearly all plastic and it does take away from that heavy duty Antec quality I've come to love. Then again you have to look at the plastic top as part of the case design as metal would be nearly impossible to use due to cost. As for the remainder of the case, I was thoroughly impressed.