An anticorrosive plating (probably aluminum) protects the Three Hundred’s bare metal steel interior from oxidation in normal environments. More durable and easier to photograph than black paint, a few builders still find this practical solution unattractive.
Modern convenience is limited to an oversized access hole for installing CPU cooler support plates. Other convenience items, such as screw-free drive clips, are omitted to maintain the Three Hundred’s low price.
Below the 3.5” hard drive cage, a set of stands holds a single 2.5” drive. Antec added these to address SSD installation concerns at minimal cost.
Two 120 mm fan cages cover the six-bay hard drive cage. A more expensive version of this case includes lighted fans in both mounts.
One place where Antec’s quality focus can be easily seen is its use of front-panel ports and buttons that are attached to the metal chassis, rather than the plastic front panel. Unlike competing products, this design allows the front-panel to be removed easily and completely.
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