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Buying a ready-made PC the user bases his choice on the computing capacity of the CPU and graphics card, the amount of system and disk memory and extra features, but is usually limited to a few basic models of the system case. When the user has the PC assembled according to his particular preferences, there are wider opportunities for choosing the system case, yet few people take them. Most users don’t pay much attention to the choice of the system case. This approach may be just fine for someone, yet I am often surprised to see balanced high-performance configurations assembled in noisy inexpensive cases that often have cooling-related problems.
But when you are assembling your system with your own hands, you care about the system case you use. People who often upgrade their PCs (gamers, for example) and people who use top-of-the-line components that must be cooled normally are also meticulous about this matter. It is for these user categories that this article is written for.
This roundup covers six completely different system cases from Antec. Founded in 1986, this company is a renowned manufacturer of system cases, power supplies and coolers. Antec’s products belong to the midrange and higher price category and may seem expensive. Let’s see what is offered for that money, though.
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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post #2 of 10
the p182 is awesome. i actually like it a little better than the 900
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Nice find!
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Logitech Cordless Rocketfish™ - 700-Watt Modular PSU Antec 1200 Steel Series Ikari Laser 
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Razer Exact Mat w/ Wrist Rest 
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Logitech Cordless Rocketfish™ - 700-Watt Modular PSU Antec 1200 Steel Series Ikari Laser 
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Razer Exact Mat w/ Wrist Rest 
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post #4 of 10
Thats just a big error that they decided to omitt the Antec Twelve Hundred.
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Thats just a big error that they decided to omitt the Antec Twelve Hundred.
You can subtract some 3-4° from the results of the ninehundred

Seriously, they have said the 900 is by far the best cooling from the group, the 1200 can only be better.
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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400W Silverstone Strider Antec P182 
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post #6 of 10
I really want the 1200! I heart Antec cases.
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Ducky Shine 5 (MX Red) EVGA 850 P2 NZXT S340 Elite Razer DeathAdder Elite 
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Razer Manticor Asus Xonar Essence STX 
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Ducky Shine 5 (MX Red) EVGA 850 P2 NZXT S340 Elite Razer DeathAdder Elite 
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Thats just a big error that they decided to omitt the Antec Twelve Hundred.
They couldn't afford it.

Haha, kidding.. Yea I'd like to see it but I'll just assume 2-4 C off the 900.
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OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2x Samsung F3 1TB 2x Samsung F4 2TB Lite-On Bluray 
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Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VE246H AOC 22LVWk 
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Leopold FC500RR | MX Cherry Red Corsair HX850W + MDPC-X Antec Twelve Hundred Razer Imperator 
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Razer eXactMat & eXactRest Xonar Essence STX + LME49990 Audio Technica ATH-A700 
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Intel i7 2600K | 4.5 GHz EVGA P67 FTW E679 EVGA GTX 570 | 900/1800/2100 G.Skill RipjawsX 2x4GB | 1.6 GHz @ 7-8-7-24 
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OCZ Vertex Plus R2 60GB 2x Samsung F3 1TB 2x Samsung F4 2TB Lite-On Bluray 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Prolimatech Megahalems + Scythe S-FLEX SFF21G Windows 7 Professional x64 ASUS VE246H AOC 22LVWk 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Leopold FC500RR | MX Cherry Red Corsair HX850W + MDPC-X Antec Twelve Hundred Razer Imperator 
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Razer eXactMat & eXactRest Xonar Essence STX + LME49990 Audio Technica ATH-A700 
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post #8 of 10
Good one Blizzie. The Antec 1200 is one of the best cases undoubtedly even beating the COSMOS-S.
post #9 of 10
Wow. Maybe I will stick with my 900. Just wish the top of the 900 wasn't so ugly.

Though I'm still really considering replacing my 900 with a 300. It's only worse than the 900 be a degree or two.
Edited by onlycodered - 6/20/08 at 10:26am
 
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i3-540 Debian 8 (Jessie) Cooler Master Elite 341 
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post #10 of 10
Mmmmmm...

Need P182

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900
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OCZ Stealth Xtreme 600W A900 Logitech MX510 
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900
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OCZ Stealth Xtreme 600W A900 Logitech MX510 
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