Antec Six Hundred

Cases, Reviews

Internal Features

The first thing you notice when you look inside is the grey, unpainted interior. I’m not a fan of this, especially when there’s a great big window on the side. It seems to me that if you were buying a case with a window you’d want the insides to look nice too.

Antec 600

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To make it easier to install and clean the front fans, Antec made the fan mount behind the front grill removable. This also gives you front access to the 3.5” drive bays if you need it.

Antec 600

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The front-mounted hot swap bay simply plugs into a SATA connector on your motherboard…

Antec 600

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…and the drive itself (in this case a 2.5” HDD) slots straight in, leaving a little bit of it exposed so you can actually get it out again.

Antec 600

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The included fans with this case are a top illuminated 200mm fan and an illuminated 120mm fan, both connected to a fan controller at the rear of the case. Antec do not provide any fans for the front or side intakes and if you want to move the rear fan you’ll have to remove it from the rear-mounted fan controller.

The side fan (if you install one) is mounted on rubber inserts to reduce vibration noise.

As this case sits pretty much flat on the floor there’s no ventiliation holes on the bottom so the PSU can’t suck in cool air from outside the case.

Antec 600

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As you can see the CPU cutaway in this case is quite large, enough so to accommodate even some dual processor motherboards.

Antec 600

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You only have around 25cm from the expansion card back plate before you’d hit any HDDs in the bay infront of it, but the case will take a card up to around 29cm as long as there’s nothing in the 3.5” bay infront of it.

On the floor of the case are mount points for a 2.5” internal drive, the drive sits on rubber inserts to reduce vibration noise. Though if it’s a SSD you’re putting there it doesn’t matter so much.

Antec 600

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Last modified: March 10, 2011

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