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Antec Twelve Hundred v3

External Features

The Twelve Hundred is a pretty suave looking case. It has a strong matt black paint scheme with mostly flush panels; no extra plastic styling here.

Antec Twelve Hundred

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The top front panel features the added USB 3.0 connector, as well as a pair of traditional USB 2.0 ports. Either side of the centre connectors are the reset and power switches, with twin 3.5mm ports on the right hand side.

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Each of the front drive bays has a metallic plate keeping the interior dust free. However these are easily popped out from the inside. Other drive bays have hexagon grills to allow some air flow; it probably also cuts down on materiel cost. These extend all the way down the case, with the bottom 9 covering up the 12cm interior intake fans.

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The left side panel (from the front) has a large plastic window built into it, surrounding a 12cm fan mount with a large grilled section. No dust filter here. Minus points there Antec.

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The top is a little more featureful, with a large 20cm exhaust fan with another honeycomb grill covering it.

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Infront of this is a large open area, making it perfect for putting your keys or pen drives.

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At the rear we have twin 12CM exhaust fans, some watercooling tubing holes, floor based PSU mount and a top mounted fan controller.

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  • Stilo

    ps:

    the 2.5″ mount is not alone for ssd. It can also be use for 2.5″ hdd (from laptops ect…

  • friskyolive

    is it possible to fit a redeon 6990, in some way, like removing a hdd cage?

    • I imagine yes, but it would be a tight fit. I’m afraid I don’t have the card to hand to be able to test right now though.

  • Francesco

    hi, in the cons of this product you say there are not dust filters, but it’s not true.
    They are in the front panel, in front of intake fans, and there’s one in the side panel.
    bye

    • Miguel

      I can confirm as well that there are dust filters, in the side panel window and in front panel case for the hard drives.

      Please be a little more careful with reviews because they can be a little misleading and people can miss out a great product as this one.

      • It is indeed a great product, however my version did not have dust filters. Perhaps it was a pre-release. I’ve tweaked the review to say that the case now comes with filters in certain places.

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  • Erik Sørensen

    The big minus for this case, is the problem with big CPU coolers. If you like me have a 140 mm Noctua CPU cooler, there is no room for a 120 mm fan on the side panel. And with today’s large Videocards that get hot, it’s not ideal without the side fan cooling the videocard. I have the Antec twelve hundred v.1 and before I got the big cooler I loved this case very much. Lot’s of space, good solid case made of aluminium and steel. Sad it’s to small for the modern CPU coolers. Antec should make this case wider, like 25-28 cm wide, then it ould be the best case ever made.

  • Paul Davis

    I have had this case for a couple of years now. I had a smaller Antec case that I sold so I already knew the good quality. I have all my fans set at low and a massive Noctua NH-D15 Premium cpu cooler. Man that this is massive! When I installed the side fan I had to trim one of the corner tabs to make it fit. No big deal. The whole unit runs pretty quiet even though it’s right next to me. I have been contemplating changing to a Corsair liquid cooler. I have something like 5 hard drives with two being SSD’s. Even with the AMD Phenom Black overclocked it still runs cooler than my older system running at normal speeds. My case is the updated version and did come with filters for the front and side. I also installed fans on the back side of the HHD bays.