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Antec 600 for $34.95...good enough deal or not?

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April 29, 2011 10:41:04 PM

Hey guys,

I know many of you think the Antec 600 is an "average" case, but what do you think about it for $34.95?

Is the Antec 300 really THAT much better? The 600 actually has more features too...side window, cable management, CPU cutout, hot-swap SATA drive bay, for easy load/unload 2.5” SATA HDD (whatever this means), 1 more usb port on top, and a 200mm top fan vs. 140mm for the 300.

I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get this and use it to experiment on. I'll try painting the interior black, cutting out a cable management hole or 2, put in some mesh/grate on the bottom for the PSU, and mesh filter for the side fan.



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April 29, 2011 11:13:13 PM

Where do you see it for $34.95? ;) 
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a c 139 ) Power supply
April 29, 2011 11:56:17 PM

And free shipping on top of that $34.95 price. It's a good deal.
3x 120mm fans and 1x 200mm fan included.
The four case fans alone probably cost more than $35 @ retail prices.

They must be moving out the Antec 600 to make room for the Antec 600 V2.
a c 139 ) Power supply
April 30, 2011 12:01:25 AM

OK, it looks like the NewEgg spec's don't match the Antec specs in numbers of fans included.
Antec is showing a 120mm rear fan and a 200mm top fan as standard.
The rest are optional.

No USB 3.0 front ports in the V2 though - what's up with that?

Still a good value even so.

edit; fixed some links
April 30, 2011 12:21:18 AM

if you're just going to use it to experiment/play around/keep at home and not be dragging it everywhere then it doesn't matter besides ease of use.

Seriously, i have the same case that i first got this PC in back in like 2002 and it suits me just fine.

I think for 35 bucks that case is pretty solid.
a c 273 ) Power supply
April 30, 2011 12:50:03 AM

Great value for $35 if you like it.
April 30, 2011 1:11:54 AM

Hey WR2...I don't think your links are going where they are supposed to. They both just go to Antec's home page I think?

Maybe after I get done experimenting on it I can sell it on Craig's list for more than I bought it for to pay for the case I really want. Worse case scenario I get 4 extra case fans...I do think it will end up being fine. I don't love its looks, but it's not horrible either.
May 7, 2011 12:36:55 AM

It does have 2 front 120mm led fans, 1 rear 120mm fan, and 1 top 200mm led fan.
May 7, 2011 12:37:15 AM

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