Antec Eleven Hundred Midtower Gaming Case ReviewTue, Nov 22, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming Chassis
Antec released the Performance One Series P280 earlier this month. With it came many updates that fixed many issues some users had with last couple of Antec cases. Today we get a look at the Eleven Hundred; it is the newest addition to the Gaming series. The Eleven Hundred is a Super Midtower, so it’s slightly larger than a standard midtower but is not quite a full tower. It’s meant to fill the gap between Antec’s Twelve Hundred and Nine Hundred.
Antec kept the outward looks that made the Nine Hundred and Twelve Hundred extremely popular, but tweaked it slightly to update it. The Eleven Hundred and the P280 share the same base chassis, so it has gotten the same internal updates that the P280 received. The Eleven Hundred got the new motherboard tray backspace, but the right side panel has a bulge to give a little more. The space between the tray and the side panel is 30mm; in the area of the side panel bulge it is 36mm. Antec also added a spot for a 120mm fan on the right side panel to cool the back of the CPU socket.
The Eleven Hundred also got the same drive cage as the P280, but unlike the P280 the 3.5″ drive bays are tool-less. Drive rails are used to mount the drives in place of the drive trays. This makes the drive install easy, but with the drive rail setup the bays are only 3.5″. The Eleven Hundred has two dedicated 2.5″ drive bays, and total of 6, 3.5″ drive bays.
The Eleven Hundred comes with two fans; a single 120mm rear exhaust and top mounted 200mm fan with switchable blue LED lighting. There are spots to mount up to 7 additional 120mm fans: 2 in front of the drive cage, 2 to the inside of the drive cage, 2 on the left side panel, and 1 on the right side panel. The Eleven Hundred can also support video cards up to 13″ long and motherboards up to XL-ATX.
Antec says the Eleven Hundred will carry an MSRP of $129.95 and have a 3 year warranty. Let’s take a quick look at the features and specifications before we take a closer look at the Eleven Hundred.
Features of the Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming Chassis
- Supports up to XL-ATX motherboards (10.3” x 13.6” / 262 mm x 345 mm)
9 thumbscrew expansion slots.
- Easily install up to 4 discrete graphics cards up to 13” long
- Easy-to-remove air filters
6 total cable routing holes (4 that are grommet-lined) with up to 36 mm of space behind the motherboard tray
- Fan power hub that allows four 3-pin fans to easily connect to a single Molex for improved cable management (2 included fans are connected to the hub by default)
- Maximum-sized CPU cutout
- Tool-less 3.5” and 5.25” drive bays for hassle-free secure drive installation
- 2 included fans with space for 7 optional fans
- 2 front panel USB 3.0 ports with internal connector. Optional USB 3.0-to-2.0 available for minimal cost
- 3 year warranty
Specifications of the Antec Eleven Hundred Gamin Chassis
- Case Type: Super Mid Tower
- Motherboard: XL-ATX, Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
- Drive Bays
- 3 x 5.25” (tool-less)
- 6 x 3.5” (tool-less)
- 2 x 2.5” (dedicated)
- 1 x rear 120 mm exhaust fan (standard)
- 1 x top 200 mm blue LED exhaust fan with LED switch (standard)
- 2 x front 120 mm intake fans (optional)
- 2 x internal 120 mm intake fans (optional)
- 2 x side panel 120 mm intake fans (optional)
- 1 x behind motherboard 120 mm intake fan (optional)