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 donâ€™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. Antecâ€™s products belong to the midrange and higher price category and may seem expensive. Letâ€™s see what is offered for that money, though.