Thursday, December 4th 2014

Antec Launches GX300 Entry-level Chassis

Antec Inc., a global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories today announces the availability of the GX300, the latest addition to Antec's GX series. There is also a version with a window in the side panel available, the GX300 Window. The GX300 is now commercially available from 59€ (suggested retail price including VAT) and is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty.

The Midi-Tower is painted black inside and out and features an advanced cooling system as well as rounded upper and lower edges. The GX300 is a clean yet aggressive case with space for high-end graphics cards up to a length of 15.7 inches (400 mm), as well as extra space behind the motherboard tray and routing holes to ensure a neat and tidy build. Thanks to its cutout for the CPU and generous space for cable management, it is fun and easy to assemble a system.
The top-mounted IO panel allows direct access to the main components, such as USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, Audio jacks, the power button, a fan control switch (high & low speeds) and last but not least an illuminated LED indicator. The GX300 accommodates Standard ATX, microATX, and mini-ITX motherboards and features six tool less drive bays (6x 2.5" bays or 6 x 3.5" bays) for an easy installation, seven PCI-E slots for multi-GPC expansion and supports multiple graphic cards.

The advanced cooling system includes fan mounts for two 120 mm top exhaust fans, a mount for one 120mm rear exhaust fan as well as two mounts for 120mm front intake fans. The chassis features an elevated stand for improved air flow management.

"At a very competitive price, the GX300 offers a lot of features and lets users be prepared for future upgrades", explains Jerome Francois, Sales Director Europe at Antec. "It demonstrates the opportunity to create an up-to-date system with great airflow and space for the latest components."

Specifications
  • Chassis color: Black
  • 6 drive bays
    o 6 x 3.5" / 2.5" drive trays
  • Motherboards: Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
  • 7 expansion slots
  • Maximum graphics card size: 15.7" (400 mm)
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 5.5" (140 mm)
  • Cooling System:
    o 2 x 120 mm top exhaust fan (Optional)
    o 1x120mm rear exhaust fan pre-installed
    o 2 x 120 mm front intake fan (Optional)
  • Front I/O ports:
    o 1 x USB 3.0 High Speed USB port
    o 1 x USB 2.0
    o 1 x Audio I/O (HD97)
  • Unit Dimensions:
    o 485 mm (H) x 180 mm (W) x 475 mm (D)
    o 19.09" (H) x 7.08" (W) x 18.70" (D)
  • Net Weight:
    o 5.45 kg
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11 Comments on Antec Launches GX300 Entry-level Chassis

#1
micropage7
looks nice for entry case
just ugly top and feet
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#2
ensabrenoir
......:wtf: This thing looks a hundred times better than that Dark Fleet nonsense and.....that black and red 900d knock off they released not too long ago. The 900 and 902 will forever be classics.....
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#3
GhostRyder
Hmm, honestly not a bad look as I could dig this as a nice gamer case with the side window as it seems to have the design choices to make it seem like a great gamer case.
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#4
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
GhostRyder
Hmm, honestly not a bad look as I could dig this as a nice gamer case with the side window as it seems to have the design choices to make it seem like a great gamer case.
Yep, my only concern though is it barely seems wide enough to take some of the bigger and/or better cpu coolers.
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#5
GhostRyder
rtwjunkie
Yep, my only concern though is it barely seems wide enough to take some of the bigger and/or better cpu coolers.
I agree, I thought when I first saw it the device looked pretty skinny but I could see a nice spot for an AIO on it which at least will give it some decent CPU cooler support. Though I would be sad if its not wide enough to fit something like an Hyper212 Evo as that is a nice budget/popular choice CPU cooler out there. I might have to look up its dimensions to see how much room there is.
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#6
Joss
Is this from the same guys that gave us the 300/302?
Can't be!
Where's the elegance of lines? The obvious airflow?

I say that after the Antec 302 and the Cooler Master 690 II something was lost.
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#7
Casecutter
An Entry-level Chassis that's 19" tall, and then only wide enough for a 140mm cooler that's not... cool, this is basically set-up for an AIO.

While I like the looks, I loathe top mount I/O! Why can't they make the a configurable module that could be placed top, front-top/mid, or even bottom front if that's what you like
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#8
Xzibit
rtwjunkie
Yep, my only concern though is it barely seems wide enough to take some of the bigger and/or better cpu coolers.
140mm CPU clearance. That eliminates most if not all the good Air cooler with 140mm or 120mm fans which run 150mm to 170mm. Your going to need a 92mm HSF or a 120mm low clearance HSF.

I personally don't like the top because top connectors/buttons leads to more dust accumulation over time but its an entry level case.
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#9
Fx
This is uglier than a homemade bar of soap.
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#10
dj-electric
I... actually like the design. Just one thing, 60$ may be bit on the high side. Expected a 45-50$ price tag
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#11
thekaidis
IMO there is really no reason to buy this over similarly-priced offerings from Corsair, NZXT, Fractal, Cooler Master, etc. Cheap fans, cheap plastics, (presumably) cheap steel, zero innovation.

Antec really needs to get their accounts out of design positions.
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