Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Sent Antec an email...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sent Antec an email...

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just sent Antec a long email about my history of owning and liking their products but how recently the last few years, alot of other companies are starting to make them eat dust in comparison to their products.

I stated my concern with that along with alot of PC builders are no longer purchasing Antec products due to the changes in market and consumer demands that Antec is no longer bothering trying to adapt and make new things to go with the changes.

Doubt if anything will come of it, but I figure its best to let them know where they currently stand and let it be in their ballpark if they decide to change for the better or have other companies like Corsair and NZXT mow over them.

I miss the golden days of PC gaming and building with cases like these, I loved working on them and making new case themes!















"Night Fire"
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked @ 850/1700/1990 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 640 AALS Intel 520 Cherryville SSD 120gig *Thanks OCN!* Asus DRW-2014L1T Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M Viewsonic VX2025WM Saitek II Antec TruePower New 550w Antec mini P-180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Mx518 IceMat X-Fi Titanium w/PAX drivers 
  hide details  
Reply
"Night Fire"
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked @ 850/1700/1990 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 640 AALS Intel 520 Cherryville SSD 120gig *Thanks OCN!* Asus DRW-2014L1T Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M Viewsonic VX2025WM Saitek II Antec TruePower New 550w Antec mini P-180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Mx518 IceMat X-Fi Titanium w/PAX drivers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 21
I have one made by Cheiftec that copies the Antec white one but it's made of Aluminum has a plastic front panel and is all Silver.

Cheiftec did sell cases at that time that copied a few major case players.
post #3 of 21
i recently salvaged one of these cases from a nearby dumpster, still had all of the parts for the case.

Quote:
ShadowForge
(12 items)
 
Defiant
(14 items)
 
CarbonCat
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
OSOSMonitorPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
CaseMouse
NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide 500R White G9 
  hide details  
Reply
ShadowForge
(12 items)
 
Defiant
(14 items)
 
CarbonCat
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1405T (unlocked Athlon II X4 640T) ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5/V2 16 GB (4x4GB) G.Skill DDR3 1600 CAS9 1.35v 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Blue 250 2.5" Laptop Drive WD Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" Pioneer BDR-203 BluRay Burner Corsair H60 push 
OSOSMonitorPower
Windows 7 Pro x64 Ubuntu 11.10 Samsung 40" 60hz  ANTEC NEO ECO 520W 
CaseMouse
NZXT Gamma Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 - 2600k [5.0 1.42v] ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Sapphire HD6950 2gb Dirt 3 Edition 8GB G.Skill DDR3 2133 CAS11 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
60GB G.Skill Sniper + 2x1TB Spinpoint F3 Raid0 Win 7 Pro x64 ASUS VW266H Razer Blackwidow 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide 500R White G9 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 21
It does seem as if though they have become complacent. Between having their cases stocked *everywhere* and bought by a larger group of people than niche enthusiasts have allowed them to do so. Getting the enthusiasts on board with your products is always the best bet though, as I'm sure every single one of us here has built *many* computers for friends and family. I can't remember the last time I suggested an Antec product, or even considered one for myself.
zfz.Professional
(16 items)
 
zfz.Prodigy
(9 items)
 
zfz.Bench
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe EVGA GTX 670 8GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 830 128GB H60 Win 7 64 Bit BitFenix Spectre Pro 
Audio
NuForce uDAC 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 ASUS RoG Matrix 7970 8GB Samsung DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 Prolimatech Megahalems Black Win 7 64bit BenQ XL2420T 
PowerCase
Corsair AX650 TripT Custom Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
zfz.Professional
(16 items)
 
zfz.Prodigy
(9 items)
 
zfz.Bench
(15 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500K ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe EVGA GTX 670 8GB Samsung 30nm 
Hard DriveCoolingOSCase
Samsung 830 128GB H60 Win 7 64 Bit BitFenix Spectre Pro 
Audio
NuForce uDAC 2 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570K Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 ASUS RoG Matrix 7970 8GB Samsung DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
128GB Crucial M4 Prolimatech Megahalems Black Win 7 64bit BenQ XL2420T 
PowerCase
Corsair AX650 TripT Custom Bench 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 21
Those cases are hideous, man.

I think that Antec does a good job of providing middle-of-the-road cases with mature designs and good features.

They aren't top-tier like Lian-Li or SilverStone and their TJxx cases, but they are far from Rosewill and their garbage.

YOu have a P180 mini, and know that its build quality is excellent. I've built rigs using the full P180, the 300, and all have been totally fine for the price.

Frankly, I don't think they need to cater to the uber-avant garde (http://www.overclockercafe.com/Revie...-777/index.htm, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163135).


again, that last picture's colors are blinding....
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz Rampage II GENE PNY GTX 680 G.Skill Sniper (12GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT SATA Optical Drive Kuhler 920 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 Logitech G11  Silverstone ST75 750W Antec Mini P180B 
MouseMouse PadOther
Logitech MX518 Steelpad G19 Gaming Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 @ 4Ghz Rampage II GENE PNY GTX 680 G.Skill Sniper (12GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate Momentus XT SATA Optical Drive Kuhler 920 Windows 7 Ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 Logitech G11  Silverstone ST75 750W Antec Mini P180B 
MouseMouse PadOther
Logitech MX518 Steelpad G19 Gaming Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by killnine View Post
Those cases are hideous, man.
They are to me too to a point - I found mine on the curb a few months back.

I use that case as a hardware test case.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well the naysayers can officially suck it, Antec responded.

I'm looking for input/suggestions on what to tell him in my response email for what Antec should do with their products to compete in this new PC case marketplace. Now is your chance to speak your mind and have a say in the future of Antec


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...cresponds.jpg/


Edited by 1ceTr0n - 11/4/11 at 12:18pm
"Night Fire"
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked @ 850/1700/1990 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 640 AALS Intel 520 Cherryville SSD 120gig *Thanks OCN!* Asus DRW-2014L1T Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M Viewsonic VX2025WM Saitek II Antec TruePower New 550w Antec mini P-180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Mx518 IceMat X-Fi Titanium w/PAX drivers 
  hide details  
Reply
"Night Fire"
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.6ghz ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z eVGA GTX 570 Superclocked @ 850/1700/1990 G.SKILL Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD Caviar Black 640 AALS Intel 520 Cherryville SSD 120gig *Thanks OCN!* Asus DRW-2014L1T Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2412M Viewsonic VX2025WM Saitek II Antec TruePower New 550w Antec mini P-180 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech Mx518 IceMat X-Fi Titanium w/PAX drivers 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 21
I have contacts at Antec.


The upper management is very stiff and slow to action, and the chain of command is murky. The company is currently directionless, and one or two major project/section leads have left the company.

They're not dying, but they need to get their crap together or they might.
post #9 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
I have contacts at Antec.


The upper management is very stiff and slow to action, and the chain of command is murky. The company is currently directionless, and one or two major project/section leads have left the company.

They're not dying, but they need to get their crap together or they might.
That's a shame
post #10 of 21
I see no problem with Antec, I love my Antec 900, it gets great airflow and does everything i want it to, the only downside is the lack of filters on fans, so it does get dirty fast, however with the newer revisions they fixed all the issues i had.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Sent Antec an email...