Items tagged with Antec

Today we're reviewing a series of mid-tower cases at a variety of affordable price points. These four cases are all marketed towards enthusiasts and ship with what were once considered upscale options, including external water cooling mounts, multiple 120mm fans, screwless installation, removable case vents, and board cutouts for easy third-party heatsink installation. That's great news if you're tired of seeing full towers get all the high-end love from case manufacturers, but it makes the prospect of picking a single enclosure a bit daunting. We've rounded up options from Antec, Corsair, Fractal, and Rosewill, the Antec P280, Corsair C70, Fractal Design R4, and Rosewill R5 and have the full... Read more...
Today we're reviewing a series of mid-tower cases at a variety of affordable price points. These four cases are all marketed towards enthusiasts and ship with what were once considered upscale options, including external water cooling mounts, multiple 120mm fans, screwless installation, removable case vents, and board cutouts for third-party heatsink installation. That's great news if you're tired of seeing full towers get all the high-end love from case manufacturers, but it makes the prospect of picking a single enclosure a bit daunting. We've rounded up options from Antec, Corsair, Fractal, and Rosewill and we'll start with their spec sheets.   A Quartet of Towers Specifications &... Read more...
We’re hearing a lot of talk about mobile at CES, but we’re also seeing some great PC hardware, as well. Antec had some interesting products to show us on both fronts. The first product to catch our eye was the Antec GX700. Marketing Coordinator Justin Chou tells us Antec went out of its way to build an inexpensive, but high-quality chassis for DIYers who want to conserve budget dollars for other components like processors, motherboards, and graphics cards. The GX700 rings in at $59.99 and has good looking internal layout. For example, there’s a reasonable amount of room behind the mobo tray, and there are holes throughout the cases’ interior to help you tuck cables... Read more...
Remember when a 350W power supply would get the job done? In some builds, a modest amount of wattage is all you need, but today's high-end systems demand much, much more. Hence why there are so many beefy power supplies on the market, like Antec's newly minted High Current Pro 1000 Platinum PSU with 80 Plus Platinum certification. It's actually Antec's first kilowatt-class PSU to be 80 Plus Platinum certified, which means you can count on a minimum 89 percent efficiency at 20-100 percent load levels. Antec says it runs as efficiently as 94 percent. "We wanted to give users the best possible feature set for their investment in a 1000 watt power supply," said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing... Read more...
With the release of its EarthWatts Platinum line of PSUs, Antec is offering more efficient versions of its EarthWatts lineup. The new PSUs are 80 PLUS Platinum certified and come in 450W, 550W, and 650W models. Features include a 120mm ball-bearing fan (designed for minimal noise with Thermal Manager, Japanese capacitors, and CircuitShield technology that shuts the PSU down to avoid damage if something goes haywire. The PSUs are available now at $109.95 (450W), $119.95 (550W), and $129.95 (650W). Antec Launches EarthWatts Platinum PSU Series 450W, 550W and 650W PSUs provide superior efficiency, reliability and performance at a mainstream price Fremont, CA – February 16, 2012 – Antec,... Read more...
Antec announced the Antec One enclosure, a gaming case designed to offer solid features and performance for those on a budget--even a small budget, as the street price looks to be around $60. (Two special versions of the case, the One S and One S3 are forthcoming and will cost a bit less.) For cooling, the One can accommodate a total of 5 fans (2 are included) and features a perforated mesh design to optimize front-to-back airflow. It also supports water coolers. The case features three 5.25-inch drive bays, two dedicated 2.5-inch drive bays, and five 3.5-inch drive bays; seven expansion slots; support for ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards; and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and audio in/out... Read more...
Antec is replacing its High Current Gamer PSU line with the High Current Gamer M series, with the primary difference being that the latter has hybrid modularity. Available in 400W ($89.95), 520W ($99.95), and 620W ($119.95) models, the series of PSUs will be available in “early February” (which is technically now). Antec revealed the cable configuration for the 620W version, so you can extrapolate these specs for the other two. The PSU will have: Fixed cables: 1 x 24(20+4)-pin main connector, 1 x 8(4+4)-pin ATX12V/EPS12V Modular cables: 2 x 8(6+2)-pin PCI-E, 1 x FDD + 3 x Molex, 3 x Molex (1 each), 2 x SATA (3 each) The mid-range PSUs will also feature 80 PLUS Bronze certification,... Read more...
The latest member of Antec’s gaming chassis family is the Three Hundred Two, a case that features eight expansion slots, eleven drive bays (3 x 5.25-inch, 6 x 3.5-inch, and 2 dedicated 2.5-inch), 170mm of clearance for the CPU cooler, and 318mm for up to three graphics cards. The Three Hundred Two supports ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards. The front panel includes audio jacks and a pair of USB 3.0 ports and features a mesh design for optimized airflow. The case supports up to six 120/140mm fans, with one rear and one top fan included, and the mesh air filters are easily removable and washable. The Antec Three Hundred Two is available now for $79.95. Antec Unveils the Three Hundred... Read more...
It’s been a while since our last case roundup--a long while, actually--so it’s high time we did another. We take a look at a slew of (mostly) mid tower cases on the following pages, including the Antec Eleven Hundred, the Corsair Carbide 400R and 500R, the NZXT Source 220, and Thermaltake Chaser MK-I, each designed for a slightly different consumer. Every case in this roundup has strengths, weaknesses, and features that the others may not have, although each also has its own value proposition. If a case is flashy and feature-laden, in general, it will come with a higher price tag as well. If it’s more stripped-down, it'll generally costs less. If a case is targeted as an attention... Read more...
It’s been a while since our last case roundup--a long while, actually--so it’s high time we did another. We take a look at a slew of (mostly) mid tower cases on the following pages, each designed for a slightly different consumer.  Every case in this roundup has strengths, weaknesses, and features that the others may not have, although each also has its own value proposition.  If a case is flashy and feature-laden, in general, it will come with a higher price tag as well. If it’s more stripped-down, it'll generally costs less. If a case is targeted as an attention getter, it should do so with swagger, but if it’s trying to keep a low profile, in turn it... Read more...
Antec announced that its new Eleven Hundred gaming case will be available in “late November” (which, um, is now) in the U.S. The case is designated as the new flagship in Antec’s gaming series and features a redesigned look and expandability and cooling options. The Eleven Hundred can handle even XL-ATX motherboards and four-way GPU setups, so gamers can trick out those systems without limits. Other features include a 200mm fan and two 120mm fans (on the top, rear, and behind the motherboard, respectively) as well as mounts for seven additional fans; tool-less 5.25- and 3.5-inch bays; and plenty of room for cables and cable routing. You can snag a new Antec Eleven Hundred for... Read more...
The homebuilt PC business is still booming, and if you're in the market to buy up parts and construct your own rig, there's hardly a more important piece to the puzzle than the enclosure. Antec has been making PC cases for years now, and this week the company is celebrating their 25th year in the business with the introduction of even more new gear. The next-generation of the P183, P193, Nine Hundred Two and Twelve Hundred models were launched, expanding the 'Performance One' and 'Gaming Case' series. The new P183 V3, P193 V3, Nine Hundred Two V3 and Twelve Hundred V3 models offer upgrade potential over the originals, with each of these using USB 3.0 on the front-panel, an internal 2.5" SSD drive... Read more...
Antec announced its next-generation high-performance CPU cooler in the form of the Antec KÜHLER H2O 620. Antec worked together with Asetek to develop this easy-to-install liquid CPU cooling solution that claims to outperform stock CPU coolers up to 20 percent under full load. The Antec KÜHLER H2O 620 targets mainstream PC hardware and gaming enthusiasts who want sealed liquid CPU cooling. The KÜHLER H2O 620 will be available at the end of this month for an estimated price of $69.95. Antec Announces Newest Next-Generation CPU Cooler: KÜHLER H2O 620 Antec’s KÜHLER H2O 620 uses Asetek technology, sets latest standard in high-performance and quiet CPU cooling Fremont,... Read more...
Not everyone gets into the consumer electronics business to make friends, but Antec and Asetek have put their rival instincts aside for the betterment of both companies. Asetek just recently celebrated the shipment of their 500,000 sealed liquid cooler, and now they're going to be issuing yet another new product, but with the help of a company that's fairly well known in the PSU/case/peripheral space. Both Antec and Asetek have jointly announced a new partnership, with the pair working together on the new KÜHLER H2O series. This is slated to be a flagship product, and one that is designed to operate quietly and with "zero maintenance." The first model in the series, the KÜHLER H2O 620,... Read more...
Have you ever built your very own PC, piece by piece? If so, there's a good chance that you've heard of Antec. These guys make some of the best PC enclosures and power supplies in the industry, and even if you selected other components, you probably came across Antec gear while shopping. But as the years have flown by, Antec has grown tired of just sticking with convention. To remedy that, the company is branching out and creating something entirely new: a Rockus audio brand. Soundscience is the name of the newly formed subsidiary of Antec, with the new Rockus 3D being the spin-off's first product. It's a simple 2.1 sound system, but it's one of the most interestingly designed sound systems that... Read more...
Antec launched the High Current Gamer series of PSUs with five models. This series offers users the high current capability favored by high-power users, as well as over current protected +12V rails with High Current functionality.  The High Current Gamer PSUs also include a 135 mm double-ball bearing fan. The series includes two top-end models, the HCG-750 and HCG-900, which offer 750 and 900-watts of Continuous Power, respectively. Three additional models in the series, the HCG-620, HCG-520 and HCG-400, offer 620, 520 and 400-watts of Continuous Power. Antec Rolls Out High Current Gamer Series Latest Power Supply Lineup Offers Exceptional High-Powered +12V Rails With Safety and Stability... Read more...
The custom gaming PC business is still booming, and people are still looking for ways to get creative and make their own builds unique. Antec has been a long-time case and power supply maker, and the company's newest chassis is definitely one of the more interesting ones that have been introduced in recent years. It's called the LanBoy Air, and it's an open-air chassis that is designed quite differently from most. The case uses top-to-bottom mesh construction, which provides for tons of airflow. There are also five 120mm fans and space for ten more, and since it's huge, you can fit up to 11 total drives in here. It also holds your drive in suspension in order to reduce vibration, and chassis’... Read more...
The race for higher wattage power supplies has finally reached a tipping point where it's no longer feasible to keep cranking out higher rated units. Instead, PSU makers have shifted their focus to other areas in the PSU design process, most notably in efficiency. With that in mind, Antec becomes the latest to release a new line of 80 PLUS Gold certified power supplies. Antec says their new High Current Pro lineup uses a unique full-bridge phase-shift topology for fast response time and high efficiency without the high pitched whine that's all too common in higher powered PSUs. The new series comes available in four different flavors, including the HCP-750 (750W), HCP-850 (850W), HCP-1000 (1000W),... Read more...
Right now, my production PC is humming along under my desk. It’s built into a massive Antec P193 case, which is built like a tank. It’s relatively quiet, especially since I removed the 200mm side fan. As a hardware reviewer, my lab testing seems to revolve around large cases. I’ve got several test systems built into three Coolermaster Cosmos 1000s and a Cosmos 1000S. Moving these systems around takes some care, since it would be easy to throw out a back; dropping one on your foot would be no joy, either. I also have four other systems that are occasionally used for product testing, but mostly used as game systems. Most Friday nights, four to six people troop into the basement lab and play LAN... Read more...
Right now, my production PC is humming along under my desk. It’s built into a massive Antec P193 case, which is built like a tank. It’s relatively quiet, especially since I removed the 200mm side fan. As a hardware reviewer, my lab testing seems to revolve around large cases. I’ve got several test systems built into three Coolermaster Cosmos 1000s and a Cosmos 1000S. Moving these systems around takes some care, since it would be easy to throw out a back; dropping one on your foot would be no joy, either.I also have four other systems that are occasionally used for product testing, but mostly used as game systems. Most Friday nights, four to six people troop into the basement lab and play LAN... Read more...
Finding the right chassis for a system build is like setting up the foundation before building out the design of your computer and working your craftsmanship into the intricate details of component selection and configuration. Start with a good foundation that caters to your build requirements and you're bound to have a better overall end result when you hit the power switch to boot up for the first time. And though the average enthusiast might choose a larger full tower case with real estate to spare, for many there is also beauty in smaller, more space-efficient designs. We've covered our share of monster "gaming cases" here at HotHardware but we felt it was high time to look at something a... Read more...
Finding the right chassis for a system build is like setting up the foundation before building out the design of your computer and working your craftsmanship into the intricate details of component selection and configuration.  Start with a good foundation that caters to your build requirements and you're bound to have a better overall end result when you hit the power switch to boot up for the first time.  And though the average enthusiast might choose a larger full tower case with real estate to spare, for many, there is also beauty in smaller, more space-efficient designs.  We've covered our share of monster "gaming cases" here at HotHardware... Read more...
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