In today’s article, we highlight the necessary steps and considerations for planning and building the quietest PC possible. Many people make the mistake of just buying a silent case such as Antec’s P101 Silent and expect pure silence. While the P101 Silent is an outstanding case and does eliminate the majority of internal noise, there is much more that needs to be addressed to minimize internal sound. Planning is essential and there are many factors that need to be determined. In this article, I will break down each component and identify how to reduce as much noise as we can. Read More
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Antec is at it once again. This time releasing their latest mid-tower gaming case, the DA601 Dark Avenger. With its futuristic front addressable RGB lighting and room for virtually any high-end PC component, you will be set to “conquer the endless gaming war”. While the timing and naming of the DA601 are impeccably similar to a recent superhero movie release, it will be up to you to conquer the war. Do you have the stones? Read More
More often than not the PC case is overlooked during a system build. So much time and money are spent selecting the best components you can afford that the budget tends to run a bit short. The last thing you want to do is install these beautiful, shiny new parts into something that just works. Choosing the best case can really make the whole building experience a joy where the wrong one can cause nothing but headaches. We’re going to run through some of the biggest pitfalls to avoid and case features that will make your life easier. A good case can span more than one system, a great case could be around for many years. In the end, spending money wisely now can save you money in the future! Read More
As part of Antec’s focus on the PC gaming market, they are releasing a family of Dark Series cases all with MSRP’s under $100. The most recent announcement is the Dark Avenger 601 mid-tower case, which features X-ARGB strips and tempered glass window. Read More
The Antec P101 Silent mid-tower case is designed with a minimalistic elegance and engineered for utter silence. It features sound damping panels and eight removable hard drive bays. It’s safe to say this case is geared towards customers who are serious about their quiet time and maximizing data storage.
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. Read More
Case fans are supposed to cool your case. As use in this review, a case fan is a fixed-voltage fan. Today we might want to call them non-PWM fans. These fans are “set ‘em and forget ‘em” fans. Except that some of you insist on using fan controllers to vary the speeds of your fans. Imagine that! Well, in any case (in any case – get it?) we’re going to look at more than twenty case fans. I say “more than twenty’’ because I can’t count. We have more than 30 fans and settings that we will be looking at today. If you are interested in counting actual fans, be my guest. Read More
One question which frequently turns up on forums, “What’s the best fan?”, but even that question is too broad. Let’s tighten our focus to 140 mm case fans. They can move air through your case and stay reasonably quiet while they are doing that. So let’s look at a bunch. Read More
Antec is a very well-known manufacturer of cases and power supply units, with an excellent reputation among gamers and enthusiasts. A few years ago Antec released their first power supply units aiming directly to gamers, the High Current Gamer series. Today, we are having a look at their latest revision, which sports an upgraded design and modular cables. It is the most powerful modular model which we will be testing today, the HCG-750M, a power supply capable of continuous 750W output. Read More
Antec sent one of their new mid-range units, the Earthwatts Platinum 650 W. The Earthwatts “family” is focused on ecological power for everybody, with a minimalistic philosophy, all with an impressively low price tag for 80+ Platinum efficiency.