- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions Part 1
- External Impression Part 2
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Test Bench and Installation Experience
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The sidepanels are large and plain with gunmetal finish. There’s really nothing special on the outside.
Moving on to the rear I/O section of the case:
The rear section is where there are a lot of vents: towards the left between the right sidepanel (left side in this view) and the rear section of the motherboard tray internally, on the 9x PCI slots and around the rubber grommet. With the experience that I had with certain mid-size cases in the lower price range, an impression was made that having a lot of vents on the Rear I/O could result in a weaker metal, but that isn’t the case at all here. You can also see over here and on the bottom panel that I talked about above where Antec is showing off their rivets. Good enough thickness and proper riveting are essential for a sturdy case. This is how you do it properly.
There are 3 out of 4 (why one of them is missing?) speed controller for the fans on the case at the rear I/O section.
The fan controllers are meant for the top and rear fans. This is a good addition. Antec is making a very good impression on me so far. The rear section has a 120mm fan to push the air out. Again, just like the rest of the part of the case, there’s no mount for 140mm fans.