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To all Antec Twelve Hundred Owners!

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by Crazykenny, May 17, 2010.

  1. Crazykenny

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    Hey hey,

    Man, deciding on a new case is damn hard. After long consideration between the Lian Li PC-P80 Armorsuit and the Antec Twelve Hundred for being the succesor of my HAF922 is finally made a decision. I'm going for Antec! The Lian Li was to expensive for me coming in at a whopping €300,-

    I needed a case that has excellent anti dust abillities (since my PC is in my bedroom that tends to get dusty), good cooling like the HAF922 and support E-ATX motherboards. The later is more of a way for me to express I want room to work in and big towers are no doubt the spaciest cases.

    So to all Antec Twelve Hundred owners, how have your experiences been with the case? Is it really good at blocking dust? Because I dont like cleaning my case every damn week. What I dont mind is cleaning out dustfilters daily. Do you all think this is a solid platform for future hardware? Because this is gonna be me last case for a long while :D

    On a side note. I hear indifferences about its cablemanagement abillities. Some say its tight, some say its spaceous behind the motherboard tray. What are your experiences?

    To Antec: Don't let me down! :rockout:
     
  2. eidairaman1

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    You should only have to clean your case once a month, Also from My experience with Antec Cases, they are pretty roomy, look at my specs, its old as hell but it serves its purpose.
     
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    Only clean the dustfilters once a month? You got to be kidding me, wow. If so this case performs even beter then expected. How about cooling performance, would I lose much against my 922? I mean I got 3 120mm's sucking in fresh air from the front and 1 120mm sucking in from the side blowing against my videocard. I'm also planning to put a 120mm in front of my card using the HDD cage fanmount.

    Should I expect a temp drop on my videocard temps? I mean with my HAF922 it never went above 76c with 2 120mm's blowing against it.
     
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    I don't think tempertures in these cases would make a huge difference.

    2-3c is very possible, but not much more.
     
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    Raptor, I have the faint feeling I know you from some place else. Are you by any chance member of a forum called Fallout Studios?
     
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    I think you can tell from my setup. ;)

    Who else on earth would post that much detail of the sound setup other than me? xD
     
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    I knew it! :p Glad to have some more hardware techies over at Fallout Studios that can understand what I'm babbling about. Glad to have some I know here at TPU.

    So what are your opinions about the case? I'm loving it so far.
     
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    The dust issue for 1200 is not massive, it does need cleaning though.
    My friend have one of them, great airflow but very noisy (well to my standard at least)

    Only thing is the top fan is not filtred. If you are running 24/7 is mostly fine, but if it idles a lot, dust can come it though there.
     
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    I got a nice thick book thats gonna be laying on top of that 200 just for that. Hell, I even put stuff on my HAF922 when its off, dust is driving me insane. And without sidepanel dustfilters the 922 is a damn vacuumcleaner, ugh!
     
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    1200 Has 3 120s up front, 2 in the back and a 200MM fan at the top. You are covered cooling wise. Now whether the case includes Filters Or Not I am not sure about, but for me cleaning my case once a month is without fan filters.
     
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    It has dustfilters on all its intakes, heck even the side panel which scores some major points in my book.
     
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    Well if you have for the top 200mm all covered and fine with it when its idle, cleaning it would be very easy with a vacuum cleaner cleaning the the filtres then done.
     
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    Yeah, but fine dust will find its way into the case. I dont mind pulling apart my entire rig every 6 months to clean it. But not every damn week.
     
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    Ive yet to have a bad product from Antec.
     
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    Yeah, the reviews where all love and joy aswell. Thats why I didnt hesitated to push the order button. It has all the space I will ever need :D
     
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    If it was possible I'd keep my current case for another build but at the time of manufacture the industry wasn't thinking that CPU coolers were going to get as big as they were. Basically my case is only 8.1" in width and I need Atleast an 8.5" case.
     
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    Crazykenny, do you have your Twelve Hundred yet? Am wondering what temp differences you noticed coming from the 922. They should definitely be lower across the board.
     
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    Order was sent on Sunday night :p Expected delivery date is within 2-3 days. They had it at stock. If you people want I can post some screens once I have it, including those temp differences TIGR mentioned.

    Good thing I memorized my HAF922's idles and loads.
     
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    Yes please! Haha. I'm testing a bunch of cases including the HAF 932 but skimped out on including the 922 to cut costs, so I would very much like to see any comparisons between the 922 and the Twelve Hundred, despite their being in different leagues.
     
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    Well they are not so much in different league's cooling wise as far as I've seen. But the Twelve Hunderd, atleast for me, looks better.
     
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    With the 922's total size being ~6500cc larger than the Twelve Hundred and the Twelve Hundred having ~175cm2 more total fan area, the air in the Twelve Hundred would get changed faster than it does in the 922 if all else was equal. But I don't know what the actual intake and exhaust airflow and static pressure numbers are for each case, and the airflow paths will make a difference. I'm going to look around for comparisons between the two and will look forward to seeing your results. I could see it varying significantly depending on the components in the system.
     
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    I am going to put a additional 120mm on the side panel and a juicy 120mm right infront of my HD5870.
     
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    Did you ever put an extra fan on the 922's side panel (just curious for comparison purposes)?
     
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    Yes, 2 red LED fans with a size of 120mm each.
     
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    I gotta get me a 1200, these things are beasts...
     

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