- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions Part 1
- External Impression Part 2
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Test Bench and Installation Experience
The interesting part is the way how you’ll mount a 3.5" hard drive in all 6x trays. This is the first PC case I am reviewing where the hard drive tray uses the bottom mounting holes on the 3.5" drives. To a certain extent, paired up with 4 silicone mounting grommets on the tray.
This should be more effective to reduce any vibration from the mechanical hard drive. Ofcourse when you’re keeping such a mount, there should be more space between the trays compared to those cases that uses mount holes on the sides of the drives.
Throughout the case, Antec has done a pretty good job when it comes to riveting a case together. No matter how thick the sheets a manufacturer uses, its equally important that the case is properly riveted together.
Unlike certain cases that I’ve suspected of using steel over brass standoffs, Antec has 6 brass standoffs preinstalled and provides few more incase you’ll need it.
There are 4x Rubber grommets for you to route your cables through:
The rubber grommets are clipped on the motherboard tray to ensure that it stays in place even if the section is over-crowded with a lot of cables routed through. The size of the grommets are generous enough, but how good is it with the notorious cables from TX750 is something we’ll see later on.
There are adequate number of cable tie loops on the rear part of the motherboard tray that should help to reduce most of the clutter even if you use the maximum potential of the case. Remember, this case is made to help to mount an XL-ATX form factor boards, so imagine mounting triple/quad GPU setups. That’s how good such cases should be.
As said previously, the rubber grommets clipped in its place so that they will not come out that easily. There’s also vents on between the right sidepanel view and the rear part of the motherboard tray.
You get all the headers you’ll require, provided with Audio header (forgot to click it during the review), USB 3.0 header and a USB 2.0 header.
There’s a plastic frame to slide in/out the air filter for the power supply vent, but there isn’t any rubber grip on it which is usually provided in bottom mount cases that come till this point. Also, there’s no second 120MM fan mount on the bottom that cases have.
What I dislike is that the case uses push pins to mount the case feet.
Not that its a problem, but it is far more assuring and more reliable if it used standard screws over plastic push pins.