Can't afford a new rig, I needed something to pick me up.
Most of you are are familiar with the Antec 900.
I'm not a gamer but I heard this case talking to me in my sleep.
"Buy Me, Buy Me"
Lots of fans
It's supplied with 3 x120mm and one 200mm (top exhaust), all are 3 speed (L-M-H) Blue LED
tons of airflow, (from the owner's manual so may be fudged a bit)
200mm Fan Specs
High (800 RPM) - 134cfm @ 30dBA
Med (600 RPM) - 108cfm @ 27dBA
Low (400 RPM) - 83cfm @ 24dBA
120mm Fan Specs
High (2000 RPM) - 79cfm @ 30dBA
Med (1600 RPM) - 56cfm @ 28dBA
Low (1200 RPM) - 39cfm @ 25dBA
Unconventional looks (cause it's got that bigaz 200mm fan in the top)
I liked dual 120mm intakes and had worked it into my last three cases with great results.
Just thought it was kewl
(links to rig mods below sig)
The Antec 900 can be found on line from $79.99 to $149.95
Figure $100 plus maybe a few will be what it sets you back.
So is it a Great Case, Good Case, OK Case, or Crap Case?
It may be a little of each.
The 900 has been praised for it's great cooling capabilities and value.
You either love or hate the exterior looks.
Course the other side says it's a piece of crap that is loud, a dust trap, overpriced and quite possibly, the greatest known threat to mankind.
Time to see what we got here.
Yes, you can take the Top section off
(BUT YOU MAY BREAK A CLIP!)
To remove the top panel:
2 screws on the underside of top need to be removed to realease the 200mm fan.
Push the rear and side clips to the outside to release.
The front clips are 1.25” to 1.5” from the front panel.
You need to push forward from the rear.
(You can’t actually see them)
Take a long flat blade screwdriver and press the tabs gently towards the front.
(This is where I broke one of the clips)
Superglue to repair the tabs or double sided tape to secure it if necessary.
The case is bare metal on the inside and it really seemed to give it a "unfinished paint job" look.
Just not very impressive.
I decided to paint everything flat black.
On to the Priming.
Me, I like screw holes
The screwless designs never seem to keep everything "tight".
The Drive tower is just two strips of steel.
(nothing to see here, move along)
Prime that biatch
The Antec 3-1 removable HDD enclosures didn't really impress me.
They do the job but I was lookin' for sumthin a little slicker
Been wanting to try these Scythe HDD Stabilizer 2 deals for awhile.
They were on sale for $7.99 set at Frozen CPU
Just seemed like a good solution.
The Fan/Drive cage assemblies did the job, but seemed bulky.
Close up of rubber bumper mounted on HDD.