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In Pictures: Five More Mainstream Gaming Cases, Previewed

In Pictures: Five More Mainstream Gaming Cases, Previewed
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Antec’s Eleven Hundred

Antec’s Eleven Hundred appears to be an attempt to combine the value of the company's sturdy Three Hundred with some of the features of its mid-market Nine Hundred. We find medium-duty steel nearly everywhere except for the plastic face panel and side window, the latter of which allows a complete view of your high-end components.

A rectangular vent on the Eleven Hundred’s side window supports two 120 mm fans, and each fan mount has two grommets to reduce fan noise.

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    assafbt , June 21, 2012 2:34 PM
    Thanks, but personally, I find these picture previews EXHAUSTING to browse through
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    EzioAs , June 21, 2012 4:58 AM
    Cooling wise, I'm guessing the eleven hundred will come out on top
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    amuffin , June 21, 2012 5:06 AM
    That is correct^^ The Eleven Hundred is one of the cases I have seen that has superb cooling over the competition. I recommend it to anyone who needs a well rounded and cooled system :) 
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    jimmysmitty , June 21, 2012 5:07 AM
    EzioAsCooling wise, I'm guessing the eleven hundred will come out on top


    Depends. More holes are not always better. Their Dark Fleets are pretty horrible when it comes to cooling.

    I still prefer my Corsair 500R as these cases are either bland or ugly.
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    monkeymonk , June 21, 2012 5:10 AM
    I lilke the side panel on the eleven hundred and the fan behind the cpu is cool too.
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    refillable , June 21, 2012 9:07 AM
    Antec 1100. Who is with me? :) 
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    Onus , June 21, 2012 10:21 AM
    I like the 1100 also, but would probably prefer a version without the big window.

    The Raidmax looked like gimmicky junk.
    CM has too many "oops"es.
    The Fractal Designs and Silverstone cases also didn't quite "get it right," at least not for me; but I could probably make them work. The aesthetics were good on them.
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    old mann , June 21, 2012 10:38 AM
    Didn't care fore any of these. All seemed boxy and without personality. Whatever the price point is for these, it is probably too high. Hopefully, the next segment will show the HAF XM or the NZXT Phantom 410. These are supposed to be gaming cases yet, they lack most of the features of an enthusiast case. Heck, I'd pick the Rosewill CHALLENGER over any of these and it's only fifty bucks.
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    ivyanev , June 21, 2012 11:23 AM
    I would never buy/recommend a case with top mounted fan: just begs to spill something on.
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    element1981 , June 21, 2012 12:26 PM
    I've had numerous cases including the Antec 900 and 300. I just upgraded to the Antec 1100 for my main PC and have been extremely pleased with it. I mounted 2 more 120mm fans behind the front panel and the cooling is nothing short of amazing. It's a relatively simple looking case, but it's elegance is in it's simplicity. It does everything exceedingly well. Installation was a breeze and future modifications will be easy with the extra interior space. You'd have to pay double the cost of this case to get something that exceeds it significantly in features. An all around great case, and I'd definitely recommend it over any other case in the $80-120 range.
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    ct1615 , June 21, 2012 12:38 PM
    they all look the same. why not just tape together a bunch of 120/140 fans and call it case?
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    ct1615 , June 21, 2012 12:40 PM
    amuffinThat is correct^^ The Eleven Hundred is one of the cases I have seen that has superb cooling over the competition. I recommend it to anyone who needs a well rounded and cooled system


    how does it have "superb" cooling when i can mount the exact same fans in the exact same location on pretty much every case?
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    spookyman , June 21, 2012 12:56 PM
    Cases are more a personal preference then design.
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    greenrider02 , June 21, 2012 1:12 PM
    Did I miss the prices?
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    eddieroolz , June 21, 2012 1:37 PM
    I bought the Antec P280, which is very similar to the Antec 1100. So far, I'm loving the spacious inside and excellent cable management.
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    jaquith , June 21, 2012 1:58 PM
    refillableAntec 1100. Who is with me?

    Unless a case can properly house a 2x120 (H100) or larger radiator I'm not with you. Also, I don't like any windows with 'fan holes' (anything) drilled into a clear side panel.
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    freggo , June 21, 2012 2:03 PM
    Hard to navigate and collect info to compare.
    Let's stick to a more user friendly layout, shall we ?
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    akarusakage , June 21, 2012 2:15 PM
    Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 M#: VN300M1W2 is without a doubt the Current Reigning Champ for ultimate Gaming Case, and any1 who believes otherwise i demand u give name and model number to anything better...
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    Crashman , June 21, 2012 2:21 PM
    greenrider02Did I miss the prices?
    Full review with prices coming soon!
    freggoHard to navigate and collect info to compare.Let's stick to a more user friendly layout, shall we ?
    Full review with a comparison table coming soon!
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    assafbt , June 21, 2012 2:34 PM
    Thanks, but personally, I find these picture previews EXHAUSTING to browse through
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    freggo , June 21, 2012 3:00 PM
    CrashmanFull review with prices coming soon!Full review with a comparison table coming soon!


    Ah, a word from the powers behind the scenes. Glad to see that our comments are being read and taken notice off !! :-)
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