Antec DF 30

Antec DF 30 Review

Introduction

Antec’s new line of high performance chassis’ are aimed at gamers and professionals alike offering exceptional cooling combined with flexibility and functionality.

Indeed, the Dark Fleet DF-85 has already been granted high praise here at XSReviews so how will this cheaper, mid tower Dark Fleet offering shape up? Introducing the DF-30…

 

Antec on the DF-30

“Meet the swifter, lighter Dark Fleet enclosure, the DF-30. On the front reside two Fleet-Release™ access doors packing tool-free washable fan filters allowing rapid access to a massive array of drive bays – 11 total. Each door comes standard with a variable-speed; knob-controlled 120mm blue LED fans that allows precise tuning of your builds cooling/noise level balance. Along with both internal and external hot-swap 2.5" SATA (SSD) bays for smoothly integrated fast data transfer, the DF-30 is the enclosure providing heavy-duty performance and versatility in a swift, convenient mid-sized package – soaring up and above the competition with style.”

 

Features

  • Two Fleet-Release™ access doors open separately for convenient entry to drives
  • Two washable fan filters allow for easy cleaning
  • Two variable-speed knob-controlled fans mounted on Fleet-Release™ access doors
  • Top 2.5" hot-swap SATA (SSD-compatible) drive bay
  • Bottom-mounted power supply isolates heat
  • CPU cut-out allows for easy installation of CPU coolers
  • Cable routing compartment organizes cables discreetly
  • 11 drive bays
    – 6 x internal 3.5"
    – 3 x external 5.25"
    – 1 x top external 2.5" hot-swap SATA (SSD-compatible) drive bay
    – 1 x internal bottom-mounted 2.5" SSD drive bay
  • Advanced cooling system
    – 1 x top 140mm TwoCool™ fan
    – 1 x rear black 120mm TwoCool™ fan with blue LED
    – 2 x front black 120 mm fans with blue LEDs and speed control knobs for HDDs
    – 1 x side 120 mm fan for graphics cards (optional)
  • 7 expansion slots to support multiple graphics cards
  • Maximum graphics card size: 11.5"/292 mm
  • Stylish blacked-out interior
  • Windowed side panel
  • Front ports
    – 2 x USB 2.0
    – Audio (AC’97 and HDA compatible) In and Out
  • Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • Power supply not included
  • Unit Dimension
    – 485mm (H) x 198mm (W) x 486mm (D)
    – 19.1" (H) x 7.8" (W) x 19.1" (D)
  • Package Dimension
    – 577mm (H) x 288mm (W) x 510mm (D)
    – 22.7" (H) x 11.3" (W) x 20.1" (D)
  • Weight
    – Net : 15.1 lb / 6.9 kg
    – Gross : 17.0 lb / 7.7 kg

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