Antec Titan 550 Server Case

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Introduction

Back in January at CES, I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours with the fine crew from Antec and was able to discuss their impressive 2005 case line. Over the next month LR will be bringing you a wide variety of cases from Antec’s 2005 product line. Today we’ll look at the Titan 550, the latest server case from Antec Inc. Antec is a company that has really impressed me with the quality of their products. Between their high quality power supplies and cases Antec has proven themselves as a major player in the enthusiast market.

Antec Titan 550 Server Case
The Titan 550: Standing Proud

Antec Titan 550 Server Case
The Titan 550: Rear Case View

With the new Titan 550 case, Antec has tried to blend the best of the server market with what enthusiasts desire in a high end case.  On the Titan 550 Antec has included individual front accessible HDD installation bays and a double hinged door that can open up to 270 degrees, so it is easy to build, maintain, and upgrade. Along with better airflow and ease of use, the Titan’s design is also perfect for Dual Xeon and Opteron solutions along with the upcoming dual core server and desktop processors.  The Antec Titan 550′s ATX12V 2.0 power supply stands ready to support all the latest hardware from both AMD and Intel.  The included Antec 550W power supply offers split 12 volt rails for added stability it should easily tackle the majority of platforms that consumers want to install.

Those of you in the market for a server case that supports extended ATX boards up to 12″ x 13″, should definitely read on to see if the Titan 550 fits your needs.  On paper the Antec Titan 550 offers many cutting edge features and enough room to support water cooling and almost any other custimizations that can be thought of. This article will see if the latest and greatest server case from Antec lives up to their stellar reputation for functionality and quality. Before we move on, lets look over the case specifics. 

Features:

Case Type Server
Color Black
Case Dimensions 17.6″ (H) x 8.1″ (W) x 18.6″ (D)
44.6 cm x 20.5 cm x 47.2 cm

Drive Bays 

Front Accessible

Internal

10

4 x 5.25″ come with 5.25 to 3.5″ adapter

6 x 3.5″

Expansion Slots 7
Cooling System
  • 1 rear 120 mm TriCool (standard)
  • 2 front (optional) 92 mm fan mounts
Power Supply 550W TruePower
ATX12V (P4 compliant)
Material 1.0mm SECC
Net Weight 30 lbs.
Motherboards

Fits up to extended ATX (12″ x 13″) including CEB Specification

Special Features
  •  2 Front USB port, 1 Front IEEE 1394 (Firewire) port and audio input/output
  • Swing-out side panel
  • Washable air filter
  • Durable hinge door opens to 270
  • Snap-in fan mounts
  • Large front panel vent
Package Includes
  • 1 Tower Case
  • 1 550 Watt TruePower 2.0
  • 1 Power cord
  • 1 120 TriCool fan
  • 1 set of screws and motherboard standoffs
  • 1 complete set of drive rails ( 8 rails )
  • 1 Installation manual

Now that we know the specifications on the Antec 550 server case we can move on and take a closer look at the case.

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