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Antec DF-85

Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Review

Introduction

In the world of high end cases there are ones aimed at aesthetics centric gamers and there are ones built for feature hungry enthusiasts. However occasionally a company comes along that seems to mix the two up, one such firm is Antec. Today we’re taking a look at a model from their Dark Fleet series, the DF-85 which has a tonne of fans, an SSD dock and gamer front panel stylings. Will it please both camps, just one or neither? Let’s see.

Features

  • Three Fleet-Release™ access doors open separately for convenient entry to drives
  • Three washable fan filters allow for easy cleaning
  • Top 2.5″ hot-swap SATA (SSD-compatible) drive bay
  • Bottom-mounted power supply isolates heat
    – Mounts either a standard size power supply or an Antec exclusive CP Series power supply
  • Lockable access doors ensure security
  • CPU cutout allows for easy installation of CPU coolers
  • 14 drive bays:
    – Up to 9 x internal 3.5″
    – 3 x external 5.25″
    – 4 x internal 3.5″ Fleet-Swap™ drives (position changeable)
    – 1 x external top 2.5″ hot-swap SATA drive bay
    – 1 x internal bottom-mounted 2.5″ SSD drive
  • Advanced cooling system:
    – 2 x top 140mm TwoCool™ fans
    – 2 x rear 120mm TwoCool™ red LED fans
    – 3 x front 120mm red LED fans with speed control knobs
    – 1 x side 120mm fan to cool graphics cards (optional)
    – Water cooling capable
  • 7 expansion slots to support multiple graphics cards
  • Maximum graphics card size: 12.5″ / 318 mm
  • Cable management ties help keep your case tidier
  • Stylish blacked-out interior
  • Windowed side panel
  • Front ports:
    – 1 x USB 3.0
    – 3 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
    – 596mm (H) x 213mm (W) x 505mm (D)
    – 23.5″ (H) x 8.4″ (W) x 19.9″ (D)
  • Package Dimension
    – 577mm (H) x 288mm (W) x 510mm (D)
    – 22.7″ (H) x 11.3″ (W) x 20.1″ (D)
  • Weight
    – Net : 11.0 kg / 24.2 lbs
    – Gross : 11.3kg / 26.3 lbs
  • HackZyul

    Hola A Todos, yo tengo este case y cada vez estoy mas complacido de haberme decidido por el, si es muy costoso y mas para mi que tuve que importarlo y por su peso salio aun mas caro, pero a la larga es una inversion para quienes queremos tener lo mejor y con las mejores prestaciones, es muy silencioso con los 7 ventiladores en bajo la ventilacion es espectacular ninguno de mis 5 discos pasa de los 35ºC y ni hablar de la board, aunque para complementar esta inversion a mi core i7 2600k le puse un Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 14cm que en 800 y 900 RPM mantiene mi CPU en 34 y 38ºC y cuando lo esfuerzo demasiado llega a los 45ºC.
    La organizacion del cableado en la tapa derecha es lo mejor, es muy espacioso y da lugar a un mayor ventilacion del interior.
    Recomendada 200%

    Google English Translation –

    Hello To All, I have this case and every time I’m more pleased with having chosen for him, if it is too expensive and more to me that I had to import it and went about their weight even more expensive, but ultimately is an investment for those we have the best and the best performance, is very quiet with 7 fans in the ventilation is spectacular none of my 5-disc beyond 35 º C and not to mention the board, but to complement this investment to my core i7 2600K will I put a Thermalright Dual 14cm Silver Arrow in 800 and 900 RPM keeps my CPU at 34 and 38 º C and when I try too reaches 45 º C.
    The organization of the wiring at the top right is the best, is very spacious and leads to increased ventilation of the interior.
    200% Recommended