Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case ReviewFri, Aug 29, 2008 - 12:00 AM
At first glance at a distance the Twelve Hundred looks a lot like the Nine Hundred we looked at last year. They are quite similar, but also quite different. This time around Antec fixed things that most didn’t like on the Nine Hundred, as evolution dictates. Antec managed to keep the styling that everyone seemed to like and made the Nine Hundred one of the best selling cases. Now it’s the Twelve Hundred’s turn to take the spot light. Let’s take a moment to get to know the Twelve Hundred a little better, first the specifications as listed on Antec’s website.
- 12 Drive Bays
- Perforated front bezel for maximum air intake
- Washable air filters reduce dust build up in your system
- Advanced Cooling System:
- 1 top special 200 x 30 mm blue LED exhaust fan with 3-speed switch control (LEDs can be switched off as well)
- 2 rear 120 x 25 mm special blue LED exhaust fans with 3-speed switch control
- 3 front 120 x 25 mm special blue LED intake fans with front speed control
- 1 side 120 x 25 mm fan to cool graphic cards (optional)
- 1 middle 120mm fan to cool CPU or graphic cards (optional)
- Water cooling platform for reservoir or pump
- 7 expansion slots
- Power and reset button with blue LED
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x eSATA
- HD Audio In and Out
- 22.9″ (H) x 8.4″ (W) x 20.2″ (D)
- 58.2 (H) x 21.3 (W) x 51.3 (D) cm
- Net: 31.9lbs / 14.5kg
- Gross: 38.6lbs / 17.5kg
The Twelve Hundred comes packed in card board box, with a nice angle shot of the top of the case on the front. Those with a Nine Hundred can spot a couple of the style changes already.
On the back are front/inside/rear shots of the case and the specifications in a couple of languages. So, if you were looking at this box on a shelf in a store, you would have a very good idea if what you’re about to drop $170 dollars on is worth it.
Out of the box we can see the Twelve Hundred is packed in the usual way with foam end caps and wrapped in plastic.