Antec LanBoy Case is Made for Super Air Cooling

High performance PCs require good cooling, and sometimes that requires a case that's agreeable to airflow.

Antec has just revealed its latest case that's built for airflow, called the LanBoy Air. It looks like a regular PC tower in shape, but what sets it apart is that it doesn't have any solid walls. Instead, the case is composed of framed mesh panels that fans can be bolted up against.

According to PCMag, there are five 120mm fans – two on the front panel, two on the side, and one in the back – as well as room for up to 10 more fans.

The case is also modular, so you can change the positions of the drive bays or the power supply to where it'll work best for your rig. Antec says that this design can result in over 34,000 combinations.

The LanBoy Air costs $220 and is available in red, yellow, and blue trims.

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  • turbotong
    Hmm, although the concept is good, this thing better have a really good dust solution. Also, part of the concept of a case is that it is supposed to offer protection from daily things - dropping your headphones on accident shouldn't hit the fan and snap it off. While that's not an issue, someone watching youtube while eating pizza and drinking soda will have to be really really careful cuz there is zero protection from liquids spilling on it.
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  • quiky87
    This came out months ago, instead of some nice free advertising for Antec, why don't you review the case? I was really excited as the title suggests that you already have but it looks like you just assumed (or were paid to say) it has great cooling when really it looks like its great at keeping everything at room temperature. (Not too mention a giant dust-trap, heaven help those people with cats.)
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  • peanut_bully
    FOD notwithstanding, saying this case is made for "super air cooling" is just wrong. Proper cooling relies on both the amount and temperature of air and proper flow paths - solid case sides make it (relatively) easy to predict where air is flowing, i.e. in at the front, out the back (or whichever way you configure it). Having mesh sides means the front fans suck in air which is promptly dispersed through the sides, while the rear fans suck in air through the sides and out the back. Unless you have fans close to and directly aimed at thermal sources, this concept is just a gimmick. A properly designed solid case would be much more efficient.
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  • burnley14
    I think if they lost the tacky yellow (or red or blue) coloring, this could really be cool. As it is, it looks kinda cheap. Solid black is ideal, but silver trim could be good too. I like the idea though.
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  • fflam
    The LanBoy Air costs $220 and is available in red, yellow, and blue trims.
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  • turbotong
    Hmm, although the concept is good, this thing better have a really good dust solution. Also, part of the concept of a case is that it is supposed to offer protection from daily things - dropping your headphones on accident shouldn't hit the fan and snap it off. While that's not an issue, someone watching youtube while eating pizza and drinking soda will have to be really really careful cuz there is zero protection from liquids spilling on it.
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