Antec 600 case review by cmb [CMB]
I received Antec's newest gaming case to analyze up close for the case mod blog.
Read my Antec Six Hundred case review
Great stuff Bill! Excellent photos
Its a good thing it was you reviewing it and not me - I personally absolutely detest the design of Antec's latest cases (600 and 200), looks like a kid who grew up watching to much spiderman was behind the design (especially the 200)
Good to see that it is actually quite functional if you prefer the exterior aesthetics
Like also the functionality aspect of the review. :thumb:
Still worry about what left of the case after the review... :ph34r:
Upon a quick read of the features when the case was released, I fully expected it to suck very large testicles. You sound pleased with it, though. The biggest thing I felt was that it seemed the 600 did not learn much from the mistakes that were made with the original 900. And there is one picture in your review that seems to support that notion from a cable management perspective...
Sure, plenty of cable management room behind the HDD bays, but absolutely zero space for cable management behind the mobo tray (unless my perspective is off in this regard). To me, this is a fatal flaw rendering the case a non-starter for any build I might consider.
It's typical from Antec since the start, they always forget something important that will make a huge difference. it's look like they make case but don't have the passion. I just buy a second Twelve Hundred, must have something I like too.
Sorry guys, I'm still not sold on these new Antec cases. There are several VERY good ideas here but the look of this thing appeals to me about as much as.....well, let's just keep this "PG" rated, shall we?
The exterior of this case looks like it was designed by a 13-year old. No thanks.
I like my Antec 300 and my Azza 910 more, but i did buy the 300 based on Bills excellent video tho!!!
Thanks Bill :)
1. I agree that the new antec cases are definitely on the ugly side
2. The plastic mount for the front fans seems to block quite a bit of air (thick plastic)
3. One thing I noticed originally in the antec 200 and then on the antec 600 is that the case did not have all the mounting holes for a mATX MOB. The one in your review has these holes now, but on the antec website they do not, so hopefully this was a flaw that has now been corrected.
Looks like somebody took a 300, took the window from a 900 and the top 140mm and bolted it on as an afterthought and gave it a 200 faceplate. Ugly would be a kind way of describing it.
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