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Antec 1100 Case Question

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June 6, 2012 7:13:21 PM

Hi Guys,

Ive been reading a few comments suggesting that the newly manufactured Antec 1100 cases do in fact now come with the fan controller switches.

Can anyone confirm or deny this potential rumor?

Many Thanks
June 6, 2012 9:06:09 PM

also, does anyone have suggestions for a better case, at a price of <$150, or would this one be the go to?

Looking for USB 3.0, good air flow (no water cooling), relatively quiet if possible. Side window and an LED are a plus :) 

Thanks!
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June 6, 2012 11:25:35 PM

I would honestly look back to the Antec Twelvehundred. It's a very beastly case with better airflow and I know for a fact it has the switches on each fan. Should be the same price too and has been updated with USB 3.0
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June 6, 2012 11:52:06 PM

DrGizmo said:
also, does anyone have suggestions for a better case, at a price of <$150, or would this one be the go to?

Looking for USB 3.0, good air flow (no water cooling), relatively quiet if possible. Side window and an LED are a plus :) 

Thanks!


The Antec 1100 is a great case, but perhaps bigger and more expensive than you need.
My personal preference is smaller is better.

What will you need the case to hold?
1) Motherboard size(ATX, M-ATX, ITX)
2) how many hard drives?
3) How many graphics cards? Exactly which one/s?
4) Is there any size limitations as to where it will be located?

A side window transmits internal noise. How do you feel about the tradeoff?

Modern cpu chips and 28nm graphics cards do not need so much cooling.
If a case has two 120mm intake fans or equivalent, you shoud have good cooling.

Is there a case you simply lust after? If so, consider busting your budget to buy it.
A case is a personal thing, and you will be living with it for a long time.
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June 7, 2012 1:48:07 AM

Thanks guys, for your reply.

geofelt, to address your questions (which I probably should have begun with!)

Im housing the following:

mobo: GA-Z77X-UD3H (ATX)
Drives: currently 1 SSD, 2 HDD, 1 DVD and possibly 1 Blue ray
GPU: ASUS GTX 670... would like to keep the option for potential SLI in the future

No real size limitations in terms of space, although I dont want anything too massive like the corsair 800D.

Im not very familiar with cases myself. I was kind of sold on the Antec 1100, especially as its on sale for 69.99 at Canada Computers, but I hate the fact that the fans will always be at 100%.

I definitely understand that the windows transmit noise, Im willing to make that sacrifice to some extend, but am hoping there may be some really solid case which provides a slick look while not sacrificing too much in terms of noise.

$150 is my mark at the moment, but i would certainly be willing to break the budget slightly for the right case.

Any suggestions to get me started looking in the right direction?
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June 7, 2012 1:57:09 AM

Check out Corsair 500R, 600T, Cooler Master HAF 932. I have no actual experience for these cases but they are my research result from internet.
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