Antec has launched a new mid-tower entry-level gaming case, the Antec GX202. The GX202 sports a rugged exterior design with two 120mm fans sitting behind mesh along with a plexi made side window. The chassis supports ATX, Micro-ATX and ITX size motherboards along with plenty of storage and cooling options available. The big take away on the case is going to be its affordable price of $44.99 at Newegg.
The front panel of the all-black chassis uses a see-through mesh for good airflow to the 120mm fans mounted behind it. The case is also designed with a detachable front panel for easy access and better thermal performance according to Antec. Above the two fans are two USB 3.0 ports along with power and reset buttons and MIC/HD Audio jacks. There is also a 5.25″ drive bay above. The side left side panel is transparent and as expected in this price bracket, will be made from plastic instead of glass to keep costs down while still being able to show off the internals. The right side is made of steel and has a convex shape to it for better cable management. It measures in at 17.7″ x 8.1″ x 17.1″, a normal size for mid-tower.
Internally the case is made from predominantly SPCC (commercial quality steel) and plastic and offers users a slew of storage options, wire management capabilities as well as room for larger coolers/radiators and GPUs. The interior of the case has space for one 5.25″ ODD, four 2.5″ SSD drive cages, and three 2.5/3.5″ HDD cages. The GX202 is able to handle a video card up to 375mm (~14.7″), CPU coolers with a maximum height of 160mm and power supplies with a maximum length of 200mm. The case includes three preinstalled fans – two 120mm white LED fans in the front and one 120mm black fan in the rear. There is a dust filter in the case, though curiously it is at the bottom and for the PSU only it appears. If water cooling is an option the GX202 can do that as well. In front, it is able to hold up to 2x120mm radiator while in back up to a 1x120mm.
|Antec GX202 Specifications|
|Product Name||Antex GX202|
|Materials||Body – SPCC
Front/Top Panel – SPCC
Left Side Panel – Plastic
Right Side Panel – SPCC
|Dimensions||450(L) x 205(W) x 435(H)
17.7″ x 8.1″ x 17.1″
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX|
|Drive Bays||5.25″ – 1
Combo 3.5″ / 2.5″ – 3
2.5″ – 4
|I/O Panel||Power/Reset Buttons
2x USB 3.0
Audio – 1x 3.5mm combo jack, 1x 3.5mm mic only jack
|Preinstalled Fan(s)||Front – 2x 120mm White LED
Rear – 1x 120mm Black
|Radiator Support||Front – 120mm, 240mm
Rear – 120mm
|Clearances||CPU Cooler – 160mm
Power Supply – 200mm
GPU – 375mm
|PSU Support||Rear Bottom Mount, ATX|
|Price||$44.99 at Newegg|
The Antec GX202 is already available.
Joe Shields (Earthdog)