Published on February 8th, 2012 | by Dan5
Antec’s One Gaming Case: Budget Bliss
Antec has long been known for making feature-rich gaming cases for budget-conscious gamers. Now they’re adding another case to their lineup, the Antec One. Slotting in just below the old standby, the Three Hundred, the One will cost around $55 with two special editions joining it soon: the One S and the One S3, which will cost around $50 and $55, respectively.
What do you get for that price? To start with, you get the sturdy steel construction we’ve come to expect from Antec cases. (I’m confident my Three Hundred will last forever.) You also get a front intake and bottom-mounted PSU intake, both with dust filters. The One comes with a 120mm rear-mounted fan and a 120mm top exhaust fan, but has three additional fan slots (two in the front and one on the side) for extra cooling. The case also has water cooling cutouts, cable management areas, and a large space for the CPU and any size cooler. Rounding out the spec sheet are ten toolless drive bays, seven expansion slots, and even USB 3.0 ports on the front.
In fact, the only real downside I can see is that the One doesn’t have room to fit large oversized graphics cards, such as the GTX 590 and Radeon 6990. However, if you’re buying a budget case, chances are that you’re not buying a dual-GPU monster to put inside of it.
The One makes a pretty nice complement to Antec’s other newly released midtower, the Three Hundred Two. For the price, it doesn’t get much better than Antec’s current lineup. You can find the Antec One at retailers like Newegg and NCIX now.
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