Monday, January 19th 2009

Antec Nine Hundred Two Computer Case Announced

Antec, the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has announced that it is launching the Nine Hundred Two, the latest update to Antec's line of high-performance gaming cases. The Nine Hundred Two includes new enhancements designed specifically for hardcore gamers, such as increased cooling and maximized airflow. The Nine Hundred Two is designed to provide maximum cooling for gaming systems, which are known for exuding greater amounts of heat. Cooling features of the Nine Hundred Two include a perforated front bezel for superior air intake, and a massive top-mounted 200mm Big Boy 200(tm) exhaust fan with blue LED illumination. The Nine Hundred Two is also designed with power supply mounts located at the bottom of the case to improve thermal performance, along with HDD cages that act as air ducts for additional air intake.

Further cooling features include: Two front 120mm TriCool(tm) blue LED fans, one rear 120mm TriCool(tm) blue LED exhaust fan, an optional middle fan bracket, and a fan mount on the window side panel for graphics card cooling. Built-in, washable air filters help maintain optimal cooling, while rubber grommeted ports at the rear of the case allow gamers to mount external water cooling hardware.
The Nine Hundred Two features a classic black finish and sleek, aggressive design. The chassis supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards, and features nine 5.25" drive bays for greater convenience.

The Nine Hundred Two also includes eight expansion slots to support multiple graphics cards and two front-loaded HDD cages that fit up to six hard disk drives. There is even a top tray to store your music player, digital camera or other accessories.

"Antec is dedicated to meeting the needs of gamers with products that are able to withstand the most cutting-edge systems out there," said Scott Richards, senior vice president for Antec. "Evolved from a successful design, the Nine Hundred Two continues to provide quiet operation and maximum cooling, as well as user flexibility to create gaming powerhouses."

Available for an estimated price of $164 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors, the Nine Hundred Two is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit: http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=15920.

Features:
  • 9 drive bays

  • - External 3 x 5.25"; Internal 6 x 3.5" for HDD, or
    - External 6 x 5.25"; Internal 3 x 3.5" for HDD, or
    - External 9 x 5.25"
  • Advanced cooling system:

  • - 1 rear 120 x 25mm TriCool blue LED exhaust fan
    - 1 top 200 x 30mm “Big Boy” TriCool blue LED exhaust fan
    - 2 front 120 x 25mm special black blue LED intake fans with front speed control
    - 1 side (Optional) 120 x 25mm fan mount
    - 1 middle (Optional) 120mm fan mount
  • Built-in washable air filters
  • 8 expansion slots to support multiple graphics cards, including NVIDIA 3-way SLI
  • Front mounted I/O ports

  • - 2 x USB 2.0
    - 1 x eSATA
    - Audio In and Out (AC’97 and HDA compatible)
  • Motherboard: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • No power supply included
  • Unit Dimensions:

  • - 19.4" (H) x 8.6" (W) x 18.6" (D)
    - 49.3cm (H) x 21.8cm (W) x 47.2cm (D)
  • Package Dimensions:

  • - 22.7" (H) x 11.3" (W) x 20.1" (D)
    - 27.7 cm (H) x 28.8 cm (W) x 51 cm (D)
  • Weight:

  • - Net: 25.4 lbs / 11.5 kg
    - Gross: 28.9 lbs / 13.1 kg
Source: Antec
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35 Comments on Antec Nine Hundred Two Computer Case Announced

#1
Gam'ster
Nice case a big improvement on the original seen it a few days ago on antec's site i also submitted it here as news days ago ;).
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#2
Unregistered
I like it. Hopefully they have addressed the issues of the original 900 (terrible cable management, horrible grey interior, front switcher cables being too short, etc).

May be a buy for me, I loved my 900 but hated it over time.
#3
VulkanBros
aquariuz said:
sorry but IMO dis case is just fugly :shadedshu Im very dissapointed with antec n their case designs. while other companies make revolutionary cases or at least kickass designs, antec goes for this very simple n tasteless looks. Their original 900 was the best case. i was hoping their 1200 would look somewat like it but nope, they lost it. sigh.
bob..bob..bob....what about the Antec Skeleton...
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#4
Scrizz
only thing I like is the 8 expansion slots
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#5
PCpraiser100
Difference is just 8 expansion slots an more fans included, get a move on. At least Antec is starting to become one of those companies who don't rip people off with no PSU and fully-loaded fans. But Antec is still lazy, they didn't even decided to add on drive installation features that all of us have been wondering about for so long.
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#6
SeanG
Drive installation features?
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#7
Ahhzz
Dust filters. Exactly. I'm using Dryer sheets in mine :)
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#8
Ravenas
I mean what more can you really ask for from a midsize tower of this nature? They give you the moveable fans, they give you the large base fan. The interior of the case is enough for almost any card you throw at it. Antec also includes moveable HDD slots, as well as moveable drive slots... I mean it's a win.

True the space in this rig does get cramped when you start to OC with a watercooling setup. That's just the nature of midsize towers. Antec has always been lazy in terms of cutting notches in their towers. Really annoying in a way.

Overall, this is a good tower for just about anyone in my opinion. I could go in depth about the tower, but the specs are there. :cool:
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#9
Hayder_Master
high price , my gigabyte case more cheap and better
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#10
steelkane
They should have made it aluminum. & called it the 900ALU. other then that it still looks like it needs modding to work right.
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