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Antec Launches the Stylish Twelve Hundred PC Case

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    Antec today officially introduced its second gaming chassis the Antec Twelve Hundred. The Antec Twelve Hundred is the evolution of the best-selling Nine Hundred, expanding on its award-winning design by adding a top 200mm TriCool blue LED fan (can be turned on/off by an easily accessed switch), two rear 120mm TriCool LED fans and three front 120mm LED fans to help cool even the most demanding computer system. Additionally there're two 120mm side fan mounts that give builders the option to provide cooling for the graphics cards and the CPU if needed. The Twelve Hundred also comes with a water cooling platform that can be used to position a reservoir or a pump. The case also includes an advanced cable management system, a perforated front panel and washable air filters. The internals of the case reveal twelve drive bays, seven expansion slots and enough space for today's large graphics cards. The Twelve Hundred is available now through major retailers, e-tailers, and distributors. The case will retail for approximately $209.95 and is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit Antec.

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    Absurd case ... why on earth would you buy such a case? Because it's loud as hell, because it's ugly, or maybe because it's 21 century and this one can't even accommodate EATX mobo (forget about internal space) ...
     
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    IMO the top looks ugly
     
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    Still looks too short to me,same problem as the 900.
     
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    well at least it has a shitload of airflow... and in the right spots for once.

    it seems.... short? makes me think a GTX wont fit in there. maybe its just a scale thing.
     
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    That top really is ugly, however a thermochill 120.3 would fit in the front...
     
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    I won't be so sure about Thermochill 120.3 fitting in front without any serious modifications, maybe regular 120x3 radiator, but not thermochill stuff. If I remember right, the Nine hundred could not fit any radiator at all at the front, this looks quite the same to me ... it's just a little taller than the old one.
     
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    is it just me or did they say something about "advanced cable management" all i see is a couple holes in the mobo tray :confused:
     
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    Welcome to the world of marketing. :shadedshu
     
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    it also comes with mounting holes for ATX and MATX mobos, drilled by the precision of skilled antec engineers. Each hole is backed by a 3 year warranty, and guaranteed not to stop being a hole at any time.

    The main problem with cases and radiator setups is often that the fans dont line up in the same places, or that the barbs stick out too far and hit something.
     
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    its only got a couple homes more than the antec 900...an cable management on that sucks...:p
     
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    i need no introduction, i was being sarcastic :)

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    I know, I was just emphasizing your comment. lol.
     
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    Black internals were cool, the case otherwise looked messy.
     
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    Doesn't look as well built as the nine hundred or as nice, but at least they've sprayed the interior black.
     
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    Looks like a functional but rather generic looking case.
    I think I prefer the Armor series.
     
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    Um yeah... 8800GTX will fit...?

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    All because one guy badmouths the case, it does not mean everyone else is forced to as well.
     
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    Does Antec not realize people like to put reservoirs on top of their cases? Why can't Antec make a flat top case!?

    Also, if you're comparing this to the Antec 900, it really does have advanced capable management lol.
     
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    not as many as you would think :p

    most people use air cooling...only a handful of pc users go water cooling
     
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    i wasn't bad mouthing... just saying that it doesn't have the best cable management
     
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    id prefer a coolermaster Cosmos S or a CM stacker 830/832 (I prefer the 832)

    Cosmos looks much better then this case & it even has a slot dedicated for a triple fan rad kit.
     
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    The case is blatantly too short,the motherboard is gonna come right up to the front drivebays.Too short.

    The black interior is an improvmet tho'
     
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    my x2 fits in the 900 barely..but what do you expect from a mid tower size case :p
     
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    theres a reasonable size gap, check out my uber mobo template
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    the top still looks poo though
     
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