Antec 1900 Gaming Case Review

Up Close: Exterior Front Rear and Base

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 Up Close:  Exterior Front Rear and Base

A twin layer of fine metal mesh surrounds the whole of the external perimeter of the case front, providing the only intake ventilation.  with the lower portion of the case front being constructed of a single panel, the only real area of interest lies towards the top.  Here we find the front I/O which consists of a pair of USB 2.0s the usual audio sockets and no less than 4 USB3.0s.  We're not entirely sure exactly what set of circumstances would lead you to need to attach 6 portable USB devices at the same time, but if you need them they're there.  There's also three 5.25" drive bays up here, you know, for all those optical drives that you still use.

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The Switches themselves are formed by cutting the plastic around the internal switch area essentially requiring that to depress it the case material itself is bent in when pressed.  It's a style hat we've seen start to appear on other Antec cases, and although sleek it does require more pressure than you'd expect to operate.

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Round the back there's a 120mm fan sitting beside the rear I/O area.  Further down there are 9 vented expansion bay covers, which are finished in a contrasting red or green as per the front trim.  Below this we find two PSU cut outs, the upper of which is covered by a removable blanking plate.   mesh area surrounds the lower PSU giving the only exhaust ventilation to the lower compartment.

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The base of the case is largely feature fee aside from the shiny silver screw heads protruding from the underside.  Towards the rear a vented and filtered meshed area lies under the PSU cut out.  Case support is provided by four large rubber feet which for some strange reason are not actually screwed to the case, instead being simply glued on.  Unfortunately they're not glued on very well, as a short drag across the desk managed to dislodge one of them.  Still at least this meant that they only left 3 rubber marks on the desk as opposed to four.  Seriously Antec try to make sure the feet stay on, and maybe try making them out of a material that doesn't mark.

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10-02-2014, 11:02:47

barnsley
Oh I was right about this being the case that you were going to "talk" about. Can't watch the review (no sound at work, I'll watch it later) but I've read it through and I agree, its like a 900D from 2002-2006. Its a shame about the build quality being nothing special, as the cases I've used by them in the past have all been surprisingly well built, albeit lacking in the ol' cable management department. I do like the exterior (mainly because I like the enermax case it looks suspiciously alot like) but it costs too much for what it is. Poor show antec, you could've done much better . Their Gx700 is an underrated case, this however, is not.Quote

10-02-2014, 11:15:53

Dicehunter
I was actually looking forward to getting this and the green mesh option really caught my eye but after reading the review and watching the vid I think I'll stick with my 540.

This case would of been great in the early 2000's.Quote

10-02-2014, 11:19:09

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I was actually looking forward to getting this and the green mesh option really caught my eye but after reading the review and watching the vid I think I'll stick with my 540.

This case would of been great in the early 2000's.
Would have been a good (albeit) expensive introduction to modding though :P.Quote

10-02-2014, 11:28:31

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
Would have been a good (albeit) expensive introduction to modding though :P.
Indeed, Although it seems to me that the designers were smoking crack when they built this thing because it's a massive pile of horse crap, Looks so cheap and nasty.Quote

10-02-2014, 11:29:15

mercator
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In a world where removable modular drive bays are common place it's also baffling to understand why Antec have chosen to rivet there's in place.
It's "theirs" instead of "there's".
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Here at OC3D we strive to be subjective in all things regardless of our personal preferences and our likes and dislikes.
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What we have is a subjective review of a case that could have and should have been great but fell well short of the mark.
I think the proper word is "objective", not "subjective".
Nice review though.Quote
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