Antec Twelve Hundred and Three Hundred Pictures

DerwenArtos12

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I really like the three hundred, if thats a 120mm on the top and not a 140mm. These kinds of cases really lend credence to Cooler Masters true creativity in creating the Stacker. How many of these designs would we have now if it weren't for the stacker three years ago(or so)
 

chizow

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While Antec certainly didn't innovate the stylish wind-tunnel type cases we see today, they certainly brought it to the masses by making it an affordable option. I don't even think CM did tbh, as Thermaltake was selling $300 GoBot looking Armor cases 7-8 years ago. In the end though everyone wins, as the prices on high-quality cases with excellent style, features and cooling have come way down in price. Stackers costs $200+ last year when I got my 900 for $59, now its $99 AR.
 

Jetster

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Nice, always wanted a smaller version of antec 900, and it's here! only grip is that its top is not flat like the new mini p180 design, and its front panel doesnt look as high quality as 900. Now I just need to patiently wait for reviews and price info.
 

DerwenArtos12

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I would very much consider the 300 if we can get prices/ availability in the next couple weeks, any info?
 

CurseTheSky

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They look great for a high air flow gaming case. Now that my goal is performance with low acoustics, it's not for me. I definately like my P182 SE... especially since it took a little less than a week for a small replacement part to be sitting at my doorstep. :)
 

MichaelD

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Well...I'm disappointed (but very appreciative of the post for the info!)

The 1200 is just too over the top. I'll bet it's loud. Gotta be with all the whooshing noise from all the fans. I'm not crazy about the helicopter (ROFLCOPTER?) blade fan on the top. I mean 200mm? Where are you gonna find a replacement if it's too loud? Plus, without a fine-mesh "spoiler" like the P18x series has, anything you drop on the case is going to go straight inside. Chips, crumbs, SCREWS(!), etc.

The 300 is MUCH more my style. I can see putting two, 5-drive hotswap cages in there for a 10-drive workstation. The biggest problem is the lack of any cable management. They couldn't make the case just "this much bigger" and add a raised mobo tray w/cutouts ala the P182? :( That case will be a mess inside even w/a modest system, let alone a 10-drive system. And I didn't notice any filters on the 300. Does it have filters?

Someday, they will make a big, tall, open case like the Stacker, with NO windows or side panel vents. It will have at least 6, open 5.25" drive bays. It will have cable management holes inside. It will have only 120mm fans in the traditional front to back configuration. It will have filters. It will be black. The closest thing to a perfect case i've found is the LianLi A70B. It's almost perfect...except for the HD mounting and lack of cable management..but the thing is so big I don't think the cable mess would matter much. If it had all 5.25" bays in front and they were all covered by filters, I'd get it.
 

WaTaGuMp

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My very 1st case was an Antec and I gotta admit since that one I have yet to see one that I liked, now that I have my stacker its gonna be even harder to find a case that better suits my needs then this one, I find my case about 99.99% perfect.
 

MichaelD

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Originally posted by: WaTaGuMp
My very 1st case was an Antec and I gotta admit since that one I have yet to see one that I liked, now that I have my stacker its gonna be even harder to find a case that better suits my needs then this one, I find my case about 99.99% perfect.

I feel the same way about my P180 (now that I've modded it to a P182) EXCEPT for it's size; it's too small. Would like more room to work with inside. A few more 5.25" bays would be nice too. Why didn't they just build a giant P182 instead of that 1200 monstrosity?
 

Rubycon

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12 open bays in the front? That can hold 20 SATA/SAS 3.5" drives right there!