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Love this time of year .... new stuff

Last response: in Systems
February 6, 2010 9:56:21 PM

As had mentioned before, been kinda waiting for the SG-1200 to drop since July when I noticed the Gold 80+ Efficiency Rating for the Antec SG-1200 with over 90% efficiency at 50% load and min eff of 87%.....

but got furtherpiqued when I found this w/ some interesting innovations:

LanBoy Air case w/ 15 fan mounts .... geez :)  ..... does it hover above your desk ? Allows side mounting of optical drives, that is ... accessible from side of case.

The new case line is called the Dark Fleet Series...can't help but think "you will be assimilated" looking at them .... very "Borgish"

"The 902 mid tower family has a new sibling called the DF-30 that features a military-style front bezel and a 2.5” hot-swap SATA drive bay, 7 fan mounts, and 5 fans installed w/ speed control. I imagine this eSATA hot swap drive will be just about the easiest way to have multiple OS's .... once SSD prices come down, simply plop each OS on a SSD and what could be easier ? or....fudge your OS ? keep a spare on an SSD to go around and do repairs on multiple systems.

The 1200 also seems to have a new sibling called the DF-85 full tower that also features a military-style front bezel, 14 drive bay and a 2.5” hot-swap SATA drive bay and 7 fan mounts, and 5 fans installed w/ speed control. There are 3 5.25 external bays that actually have doors. Moving down there are 3 large fans. Each fan is housed in "Fleet-Release access doors" which each open up to allow easy access the inside of the case.

Remember the hassle of removing a HD cage in the 1200 ? This has four 3.5-inch hot swappable bays called Fleet-Swap drives. So to install a HD, open the front doors and slide them in! The door also allows access to the fans and, more importantly, the removable fan filters. No more 8 thumbscrews for each cage to clean a filter.

Both cases are CPX compliant meaning they fit the CP series of Antec PSu's. The MoBo trays have an opening behind the CPU (yeay)....paint is matte black similar to the 1200 inside and out. Both are expected to drop in March / April time frame.

Might as well mention that the TPQ-1200 OC was also shown off with the knobs for fan control and adjustment of 12v ...knobbies will cost ya $50 each over the TPQ 1200 non-OC" version.

More pictures

More cool things ....

Themaltake has USB 3 BlacX and six new case models....very sleek looking

And Samsung has a printer w/ a "print Screen button.

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February 6, 2010 11:19:58 PM

Cool. This may not be for everyone, but thanks for posting it. I like new stuff :)