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| Author: Dimitry |
Date: November 21, 2011
Product Name: Eleven Hundred
Warranty: 1 Year
Antec Eleven Hundred (1100) Super Mid Tower Case Review
If we rewind time to a few years ago, Antec was on the top of their game with several high profile enclosures all vying for the top spot in their respective price ranges. At the time, their P180, Nine Hundred and Sonata were in the hands of enthusiasts and first time builders alike. Unfortunately, things turned a bit sour for some after releases like the LanBoy Air and ill-fated Dark Fleet which were feature rich cases but packed far out designs that weren't exactly well received.
With past foibles behind them, Antec has begun looking back to their roots again by designing subtle and appealing chassis while incorporating new, forward looking features like integrated fan controllers and the possibility of extreme amounts of air cooling. One of the first examples of this re-envisioned mantra is called the Eleven Hundred, a case which is deemed to be a "super mid tower" but is priced at just $130.
Basically, this is Antec's take on a product that bridges the gap between smaller mid tower enclosures like the Nine Hundred and the larger, more expensive full tower designs such as the Twelve Hundred. While it may be priced and sized like many ATX-supporting competitors, the Eleven hundred retains its bigger brother's ability to mount XL-ATX motherboards. There is also a generous array of front panel connectors and more fan mounts than most users will ever need but some sacrifices were made in order to ensure a sub-$150 price was attained.