Awards

  • Recommended by TR

Summary

Our Score

9/10

Review Price £79.66

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In order to fit the 200mm case fan, Antec has had to shift things around a little, and in a BTX-esque style, they have moved the power supply to the bottom of the case. Some power supplies put the fan at the top of the PSU and others on the bottom. In case you happen to be unlucky, Antec has put screw mountings for both orientations.

At the rear of the case, is another 120mm fan. You'll even notice room for a 120mm fan in the primary hard drive mount cage, and yet another on the side panel. Quite frankly, I think that would be overkill. As standard, this case has two 120mm fans at the front, one 120mm at the rear, a 200mm at the top – and that excludes the power supply. That's a lot of air being shifted around.

All of these fans have three settings. Instead of having one or two fans running at a high speed, having all these fans at a lower speed means less noise and just as much air flow.

The main chassis is built from steel, but it's still quite light because of its minimalistic construction and plastic top. There is lots of room inside, but there are no useful features, like screwless expansion brackets, drive bays, or a removal motherboard tray.

Verdict

This is a top knotch case that has found its way to the top of my personal choice list. It doesn't have the size or build quality of the Cooler Master Stacker 830, which is quite frankly in another league. But it's functional, good looking, well made, well laid out and offers great ventilation straight out of the box at an affordable £75.19.

Our Score

9/10
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