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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful.
Terrible QA Assembled incorrectly.
Terrible QA Assembled incorrectly. Look at the picture of the bracket for the power supply. They missed aligning the bracket before they riveted it, AND didn't even catch it on QA. Never see that before on an ANTEC. BAD. Case overall looks good in flat black, matches power supply and looks sleek.
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful.
New For 2012 Antec One
By Garth Clark
I've had this case for about a month or so and find it the most decent budget case out there today. No power supply but it is rigged to accept all the new high power large foot print PSU's on the market. It's all steel with a plastic front bezel as most cases. The steel is a thin gauge which makes it very light however, some sound proofing would have been nice since thin sheet metal means poor acoustics. The PSU is bottom mounted, there's water cooling ports if needed, USB 3.0 ports in front or use the Antec supplied adapter in the event you will be using a USB 2.0 motherboard. Lots of space for hard drives, cables etc and it'll support a 10.5" long video card. The only draw back I found was the rear expansion ports are not fitted with replaceable covers, they are punch out design so, once you knock them out, there's no going back with a covered slot hole. Another is the feet material on this case are plastic vs. silicone rubber as most Antec cases have.
The best feature I found was the case comes with 2 120mm fans; both (rear and top mounted) which have the 3 pin header interface for those who want their fans to run in variable speed mode based on signals from the motherboard heat sensors. Also, the front panel switches are decent and the led power on and hard drive activity lights illuminate just right, small and bright enough to see them in a well lit room. Wiring is of good quality as are their label features.
There's room for three more 120mm fans; front, bottom and side panel for those who might run 2 or more graphic cards. Overall, worth the price for the outcome by large amounts. As a result, you can spend the difference saved on a better efficient grade higher powered PSU or the like. Just the right size for newer components plus it looks good close up or from distances.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. See all 142 customer reviews...
Makes a great case for itself
I bought this case as a replacement/upgrade when my last system died because of overheating. It's a bit on the large side, but that definitely works to its advantage.
First and foremost, this case is cavernous on the inside. Plenty of room for drives, different form factor motherboards, full-length expansion cards, you name it! Another bonus is that all of the fan mounts are for higher-flowing 120mm fans. I believe there are five, in total: one in the top, one in the bottom, two in the front, and one in the rear (though I could be wrong about that). Also useful, the internal drive bays are oriented toward the side of the case, rather than the rear (making cabling less of a headache and likely improving interior air flow). Externally, the all-black theme is simple, yet elegant. And who can complain about having front USB 3.0 ports? Not I. Overall, it has solid build quality, free of vibrations and rattling typical of lighter-weighted cases. I am thoroughly happy with this product.