Antec 900 V2 Continued
Moving along to the side of the case, we have the side window which is pretty much the same as the original 900, only this one has a black grill covering the fan mount just alongside it. Behind the majority of the grill is more plexiglas, so no dust is getting in there. The fan mount has another fine mesh across it, so should you choose to mount an intake fan there, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about dust.
One of the best features of these dust filters, is that using the easy to grab clip, you slide them straight out from their mounting for cleaning.
Popping the side off, you’ll note that the entire inside of the case has been spray coated black. This is something that not many manufacturers take part in, but it makes a big difference in raising the aesthetic quality of the case.
The 900 v2 is a bottom PSU mounting case, so there’s a large hole for the unit to slide into.
Underneath which are 4 small rubber spacers to cushion the unit, and help hold it in place so there isn’t too much pressure on the screws.
Checking out the back of the 900, it again has been sprayed black; and I have to say, I really like the black PCI brackets, they look great. There’s another 120mm fan, this one is included and it’s designed to exhaust all the hot air that collects at the top of the case. Above this fan, is an innovative little controller already hooked up to this rear one, and the top mounted monster fan. This control allows you to turn the top fan on and off, and control it’s speed along with that of the back mounted fan too. Unfortunately there’s no control for either of the front fans – though they can be controlled by their individual dials – but there is the space for one other fan to be added, little unsure why there’s a gap there as it’s not like they bundle another switch for you.
Also along the rear we have twin, rubber coated water tubing holes, for those that want to run an external water cooling radiator.
The panel on the other side of the case is completely flat, with a nice matt finish like the rest of the case.
Popping this off, you can view the sides of the drive bays, with the HDD fan cages beneath them. Each of these is held in place with twin thumbscrews.
The top mounted fan is a 20cm monster which makes sure that no hot air collects at the top of the case. It has a honeycomb grill to prevent wayward fingers slipping into the blades, but no dust filters are necessary as this is an exhaust fan.