Antec Twelve Hundred v3
The interior of the case is much better looking than the one found on the Antec Six Hundred v3 (http://xsreviews.co.uk/2011/03/antec-six-hundred/), simply because it has an interior paint job. It’s not a lot of effort, but it makes all the difference.
All the cables for the fans are tied up to begin with, keeping things neat before you bung your hardware in there.
Here’s the big 20cm fan mounted at the top of the cage.
The base of the case has some silicon spacers for the PSU which helps reduce vibrations and gives it some room to draw air in from underneath it. However, it would have been nice to have seen a grill in the base of the case to isolate the PSU’s cooling system.
Just a little way along from this are four mounting holes, which Antec hopes you’ll use as an SSD mount. However, they also provide you with silicon spacers, to help reduce vibration in a piece of hardware with no moving parts? Right…
The front panel of the case comes packing a whopping 3 x 12cm fans with a triple barrelled drive cage in front of each allowing for a lot of storage if you so choose. This case could quite easily be used as a server chassis.
Flipping over to the other side, we have the rear of the motherboard tray. As you can see from the myriad of holes and cable ties found on this side, Antec take cable management quite seriously. All the routing holes also have rounded edges to prevent finger slicing as well as cable shearing.