Wednesday, November 6th 2019

Antec Presents DP501 White Gaming Chassis

Antec Inc., a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, announces a white version of the Dark Phantom DP501. The case delivers a combination of understated Gaming looks, versatile build options with an affordable price. Its aesthetics will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts who prefer a functional appearance.

The DP501 features an understated ARGB blade on the front panel which makes it the perfect choice for Gamers and Enthusiasts who prefer a plain design over flashy elements, while its mesh design provides better systematic airflow. The DP501 White will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in Europe with a competitive MSRP of 70,98 Euros.
Both models feature a robust cooling system to be prepared for demanding gaming action. The white mid-tower comes with four pre-installed white 120 mm fans (fan in the rear features white LED). The chassis offers space for additional two 120 mm or two 140 mm fans on the top. The frame measures 443 x 210 x 484 mm (D x W x H) and supports ATX, ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards as well as graphics cards with a maximum length of 360 mm and power supplies with a maximum length of 160 mm.

Furthermore, the DP501 offers space for two convertible 2.5" / 3.5" HDDs and four 2.5" SDDs as well as seven expansion slots. The thought-out case allows for installing a 360 mm radiator in the front, one 280 mm radiator on the top and a 120 mm radiator in the rear. The magnetic dust filters at the top and bottom can be removed for extra airflow and easy maintenance.

Different from other similar cases, the DP501 White features an embedded tempered glass panel design, which leads to a sleek and well-shaped body without any unnecessary part. The other function of the side panel is to support the weight of the tempered glass, preventing it from breaking on account of physical impact or accidents. The front bezel features two USB 3.0 slots, Power, Reset and Mode button as well as MIC / AUDIO.

An inbuilt RGB module allows for changing the lighting of the blade - simply connect the module with the LED Mode button for direct LED mode control. In order to control the ARGB signal, connect the module with the motherboard for changing 16.8 million possible colors in sync. The enclosed cable is for Gigabyte motherboard use only (excluding Z390).

The DP501 is backed by Antec's Quality 2-Year Warranty.
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13 Comments on Antec Presents DP501 White Gaming Chassis

#1
Chomiq
That single narrow intake on the front, it looks like airflow monster... not.
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#2
bonehead123
a leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahah........ whenever I manage to stop ROTFLMAO, I might be able to post something that makes sense of this nonsense......hahahahahahahaha
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#3
IceShroom
Chomiq
That single narrow intake on the front, it looks like airflow monster... not.
Negative Pressure. :rolleyes: Never heard of it??
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#4
EarthDog
IceShroom
Negative Pressure. :rolleyes: Never heard of it??
Yes and no......that only goes so far as if there is a fair amount of intake to 'feed' it. If it is totally cut off, it doesn't really matter.

If that is the only location for intake, that likely isn't optimal for any decent system in there. That said, typically the bottom has an opening as well.
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#5
MEC-777
Those are some weird looking intake fans. Pretty boring case aside from that.
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#6
Chloe Price
Looks damn cool, but like said above, the airflow is so damn minimal, that I wouldn't build a high-end gaming PC inside that..
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#7
jeffj7
at least its not named dark bladder
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#8
dirtyferret
There was a time when Antec was the name for gaming cases and PSU. It's strange how they are USA based but seem to always be late to market with their products the last decade.

That said NZXT, Phanteks, Fractal Design, Corsair, Thermaltake, and many other brands have released similar cases all focused for their AiO cooling solutions.

IceShroom
Negative Pressure. :rolleyes: Never heard of it??
The NZXT 500 is one case that does better with negative pressure for GPU results only but it's more the exception to the rule

The NZXT H500 sees worse GPU thermals in this configuration than in our original benchmark, and posts the opposite scaling from what we saw with the noteworthy CPU thermal improvement previously. This is for a few reasons that were detailed in our original H500 review: First, the H500 is configured in a negative pressure setup for out of the box thermals testing, which means that air finds its way in through every single hole in the case. This includes small perforations at the front, of course, but critically includes the rear PCIe slot covers and grills near the back of the case.
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#9
Valantar
Looking forward to this being slaughtered by GamersNexus.
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#10
timta2
MEC-777
Those are some weird looking intake fans. Pretty boring case aside from that.
They look like daisies, not exactly "gaming" or masculine.
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#11
The Egg
dirtyferret
There was a time when Antec was the name for gaming cases and PSU. It's strange how they are USA based but seem to always be late to market with their products the last decade.
Antec was my go-to PC case brand throughout the '00's, and probably also made for +50% of my PSUs and cooling fans.

Sometime in the early '10's the company collectively slipped and hit its head on the rim of the toilet. Not sure what the heck happened over there. Right now their only decent cases are holdover designs from 10 years ago. Everything else is some discombobulated spaceship crap. It's like the all just quit and outsourced the entire company.
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#12
Valantar
timta2
They look like daisies, not exactly "gaming" or masculine.
Sort of refreshing, actually. Too bad they look like they provide zero static pressure, and that restrictive front panel really begs for a lot. Also, isn't reducing blade area along the outer edge bound to reduce airflow too, given that that's where the blades move the fastest?
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#13
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Remove the front panel for mesh and additional venting it look ok.

Just add better performing fans and the rig is set.
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