Tuesday, December 4th 2012

Antec Slips In X1 Gaming Chassis

Antec Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, has launched the Antec X1 cabinet, the latest addition to the Gaming Series in the India market. This sleek chassis is designed to handle today's and tomorrow's high-performance systems that are custom built for gamers from the inside-out.

The X1 chassis is perfect for gamers, system integrators and casual builders alike because of its extensive cooling advantages and expandability.

High Performance Cooling Advantages – The X1 cabinet is built for maximum cooling with 1 x 120 mm front red LED intake fan and three optional fans, including a 120 mm CPU exhaust fan to ensure gamers can play well and superior Cooling Airflow.

Extensive Compatibility and Expandability – The X1 utilizes seven expansion slots for up to 280mm graphics cards, demonstrating compatibility with most of the GPUs available. It has also a tool-less 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays for easy installation.

Intelligent Design – The Antex X1 have a stylish front panel and the interiors are all painted black.

Kevan Li, Sales and Operations Head-Antec India said, "The X1 enclosure is designed for higher performance and is yet an affordable gaming case. The extremely efficient cooling design along with the expandability options especially for gaming and will provide a great option for high performance users to build a high end PC. Moreover, it also comes with a locking hole for a Kensington lock for added safety of the internal components. With the growth of the Gaming segment in India, this strong built Case will be a perfect choice for a budget Gaming PC. This product is aimed to fulfill the computing needs of high end gamers, tech enthusiasts, corporate users and regular home users."

Availability
X1 cabinet is now available in India though Antec's select local channel partners at an approximate price of INR 2750/- including taxes.

Detailed Specifications:
  • 11 drive bays: 3 x 5.25" / 8 x 3.5"
  • Motherboards: Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
  • Maximum graphics card length: 280 mm
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 150 mm
  • Cooling system:
  • o 1 x 120 mm front red LED intake fan
    o 1 x 120 mm rear exhaust fan (optional)
    o 1 x 120 mm side intake fan (optional)
    o 1 x 120 mm front intake fan (optional)
    o 7 expansion slots
  • Maximum-sized CPU cutout
  • All-Black painted interior
  • Bottom-mounted PSU with superior cooling airflow
  • Tool-free 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays for easy installation
  • No power supply included
  • Front I/O ports:
  • o 2 x USB 2.0
    o Audio In/Out
  • Unit Dimensions: 475 mm (H) x 180 mm (W) x 435 mm (D)
  • Net Weight: 5.0 kg
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26 Comments on Antec Slips In X1 Gaming Chassis

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip. It looks like it's launched in India first. Price is equivalent to $50.
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#3
Th3pwn3r
So gaming cases=ugliest case one could possibly make. Looks pretty trashy and I've never been a fan of Antec, I even disliked the twelve Hundred, just seemed very poorly made when I built a machine with it.-

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#4
TheLostSwede
Looks like something designed for tweens... yuck, talk about missing the mark by a mile and a half
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
This case takes the branded ugly case competition's cup of diarrhea, No offense :)
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#6
INSTG8R
WOW! Antec what's going on? I would expect this level of tackiness from Thermaltake but you? I always held you to a high standard when it came to case design. Your cases are the sorta the benchmark for clean, stylish, functional cases. You have totally missed the mark here, please don't continue with this design trend...
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#7
3870x2
This would have looked ok in 1999.
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#8
theonedub
habe fidem
At first I thought using 'slips' in the news title was a poor choice of words- then I saw the picture of the case and it all made sense.
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#9
Darkleoco
This succeeds in making me feel like my HAF-X was a reserved case choice :shadedshu
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#10
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: theonedub
At first I thought using 'slips' in the news title was a poor choice of words- then I saw the picture of the case and it all made sense.
Antec slipped in a pile of X1 Gaming Chassis... breaks neck, files bankruptcy.
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#11
Casecutter
by: 3870x2
This would have looked ok in 1999.
Not!

"X1 chassis is perfect for"... those with no taste.
"Now available in India" let hope they're the only ones impacted.

While Antec still thinks we'd want P4 side panel fans?
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#12
Vancha
I do hate what "gaming" has come to mean where hardware's involved.

by: INSTG8R
WOW! Antec what's going on? I would expect this level of tackiness from Thermaltake but you? I always held you to a high standard when it came to case design. Your cases are the sorta the benchmark for clean, stylish, functional cases. You have totally missed the mark here, please don't continue with this design trend...
Don't forget they also made the Dark Fleet cases...
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#13
INSTG8R
by: Vancha
Don't forget they also made the Dark Fleet cases...
Touche!

But it wouldn't look that out of place in 2010 when it was release?:confused:
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#15
THE_EGG
Dear god, looks like they tried to copy Aerocool's line of 'strike-x' series of cases. That is just sad to copy them.

Agreed with above, I've always looked at Antec and Silverstone for clean, functional, well-built and nicely priced cases. This is just an abomination fron Antec, I thought they learned their lesson from the dark-fleet series.
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#16
ensabrenoir
......why antec.........why? :cry: (me & my 902 sob silently....)
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#18
adulaamin
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Like all ANtec cases it's ugly
Except for the P280... :)
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#19
Super XP
Nothing special about this case. It looks like something a no name company will release. Good Job Antec, now go back to the drawing board :D
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#20
TRWOV
Ok, who's passing the kool-aid? First Gigabyte, then Silverstone, now is Antec. So, what now? Will Fractal announce this tomorrow?



This is seriously freaking me out. As Ian Fleming said: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action." *dons tinfoil hat* :fear:
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#21
Norton
WCG-TPU Team Captain
by: TRWOV
Ok, who's passing the kool-aid? First Gigabyte, then Silverstone, now is Antec. So, what now? Will Fractal announce this tomorrow?

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/4985/nicepccase201x300.jpg

This is seriously freaking me out. As Ian Fleming said: "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it's enemy action." *dons tinfoil hat* :fear:
That's the new Lian-Li :roll: and another sign of the apocalypse :p
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#22
hellrazor
Well the pros are that the power button is where it should be, as are a few USB slots, it doesn't have a fat window (just an air filter thing), and it's cheap; but the cons are that the drive bays are ugly as sin and everything below the drive bays looks cheap, flimsy, and entirely unnecessary.
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#23
DaveK
Looks like the kind of "gamer" cases I came across back in 2008 when shopping for my 900, the kind of cases that belong in The Fast & The Furious :D
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#24
remixedcat
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
Like all ANtec cases it's ugly
My Three Hundred Two is very nice. I like it, it was easy to work with as well.
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#25
DaveK
by: remixedcat
My Three Hundred Two is very nice. I like it, it was easy to work with as well.
I worked on an original Three Hundred once, it was a pain in the ass because I have big hands :laugh:
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