Today we are going to take a look at the Antec Nine Hundred gaming case. This is a mid-tower ATX case with the capability of using ATX and uATX motherboards. With this case, any gamer or regular computer user who wants a little kick-in-their-case, will be totally satisfied at not only the look and quality, but the whole tower itself inside and out.
The case was shipped in overall good condition. The black box was big enough and packed so well on the inside that it didn't require any further padding.
Features: (From the Antec website)
- Unique Top mounted 200mm TriCool exhaust fan to cool the hottest system
- Perforated front bezel for maximum air intake
- Two front loaded HDD cages for up to 6 hard disk drives
- The HDD cages act as air ducts to take air in more efficiently.
- Optional middle 120mm fan bracket to cool the hottest graphic cards or CPU
- Two 120mm TriCool blue LED front fans to cool hard disk drives
- Window side panel comes with an optional 120mm fan mount for maximum VGA cooling
- Top mounted I/O ports for easy access Top tray for your MP3 player, digital camera, etc.
- Power supply mounts at the bottom of the case (power supply not included)
- 19.4" x 8.1" x 18.4" (L x W x H)
- 49.3cm x 20.6cm x 46.8cm (L x W x H)
Advanced cooling system:
- 1 top 200mm TriCool fan with 3-speed switch control
- 1 rear 120mm TriCool fan with 3-speed switch control
- 2 front 120mm special black TriCool blue LED fans with 3-speed switch control to cool HDDs
- 1 side (optional) 120mm fan to cool graphic cards
- 1 middle (optional) 120mm fan to cool CPU or graphic cards
9 Drive Bays
- External 3 x 5.25"; Internal 6 x 3.5" for HDD, or
- External 6 x 5.25"; Internal 3x 3.5" for HDD, or
- External 9 x 5.25"
Motherboard: Fits micro and standard ATX
7 Expansion Slots
- Power & reset button with blue LED
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x IEEE 1394
- Audio In and Out
- Net: 18.52 lb / 8.4 kg
- Gross: 24.36 lb / 11.05 kg
- 19.4" (H) x 18.4" (D) x 8.1" (W)
- 49.3 cm (H) x 46.7 cm (D) x 20.6 cm (W)
As you can see, this tower has nine drive bays. The tower itself is very sturdy and made from solid black steel. The bottom three and the middle three plates slide out of the case in separate rack cages. This allows you to re-arrange the way the front of your tower looks as well as fill them with 3.5" drives of your choice. You will also see that all of the front plates have holes in them for more airflow in and out of the case. Attached to the back of each cage, there is one 120mm blue LED fan that act as intake fans to cool your hard drives.
Antec was kind enough to put a scratch-resistant plastic sheet over the side window to prevent from scratches during shipping of the case. The top was built with a slight downward angle to give you better view of the top, from the front, as well as easy access to front ports.
The Nine Hundredd was made to have the power supply mounted at the bottom. This is a very good idea seeing as how they made room to put a 120mm fan at the top to exhaust all the heat away from the CPU, RAM and video card areas. Antec also decided to add two rubber gromet ports in which you can use a water-cooled system along with an outside resivoir or radiator. The gromet ports give you the ability to run tubes in and out of your system if you are going the water cooling route.
Another surprise was the giant 200mm exhaust fan mounted at the top-rear -- perfect for extra heat disspation for overclockers!
The front panel consists of:
- HDD LED (3mm blue)
- Audio out
- Mic input
- 2-USB2.0 Ports
- Power Button
Antec included a top cubby hole to put basically whatever you can fit in there (thumbscrews, energy drinks, maybe?)