Antec Eleven Hundred computer chassis
Most of the major computer manufacturers produce computer chassis and most of them are targeted at the home or office PC market. These chassis usually are compact, affordable and fairly durable. Gaming chassis, on the other hand, are large, strong and in most cases somewhat pricey.
Ardent gamers are big spenders. They want the latest, fastest CPU and GPU and enough memory and hard drive space to fight a war with. Which is exactly what happens once they move in behind the keyboard.
Almost all of the top-end motherboards and graphics cards aimed at gamers are big. Packed with features, they require a strong, sizeable gaming chassis – usually a full size tower case – which can take a strong power supply and, at the same time, provide enough cooling features to channel away the heat generated by those great gaming gadgets.
There is no shortage in gaming chassis designs. Search the phrase and you’ll quickly find the big boys in the gaming industry throwing impressive specs of their latest offerings your way. And impressive they are, each with their own unique selling proposition. To name just a few:
Auzentech’s Z-7 X-Station has a front panel LCD that displays fan speed, thermometer, and HDD conditions.
The gunmetal grey CMStorm Scout 2 can house 15.7 inch graphics cards and has steel reinforced carrying handles.
Zalman’s GS1200 features a dedicated HDD cooling fan and docking support on top of the case.
The Raidmax Cobra has a patented wide body design and rail slide HDD racks.
Corsair’s Vengeance C70 has room for two 240mm radiators and is designed for travelling gamers.
Antec has the full tower Dark Fleet and military green GX700 gaming series but their most impressive offering actually is their mid-tower Eleven Hundred chassis.
Antec Eleven Hundred
The Antec Eleven Hundred is what is called a super mid-tower. It costs far less than most gaming chassis – selling for $100 on amazon – yet it can host a full size XL-ATX motherboard and 13-inch GPUs such as the 4-way AMD CrossFireX and 3-way NVIDIA SLI. It has nine expansion slots, 11 drive bays and can accommodate 9 cooling fans. In a value/performance comparison, the Eleven Hundred is hard to beat.
Antec Eleven Hundred chassis specifications:
|Antec model||Eleven Hundred|
|Cooling System||– One 200 mm blue LED top fan |
– One 120 mm rear fan
– One 120 mm intake fan behind. motherboard for CPU cooling (optional)
– Two 120 mm internal intake fans (optional)
– Two 120 mm front intake fans (optional)
– Two 120 mm side panel fans to cool graphic cards (optional)
– Fan power hub (allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex
for improved cable management)
|Drive Bays||– Three 5.25? tool-less drive bays |
– Two 2.5” drive bays (dedicated)
– Six 3.5” tool-less drive bays (rail-mount design)
|Front Ports||– Two USB 3.0 with internal motherboard connector |
– Two USB 2.0
– Audio In/Out
|Expansion Slots / |
video card size
|– Nine expansion slots |
– 13? (330 mm) video card size
|Max CPU cooler height||6.7” (170 mm)|
|Motherboard Support||XL-ATX [13.6” x 10.3” (345 mm x 262 mm)], Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX|
|CPU Cutout||Enlarged CPU Cutout|
|Cable Management||Grommet-lined cable routing holes witd 36 mm of space behind the motherboard tray|
|Side panel features||– Side Panel Window (Right side) |
– Two 120 mm fan mounts (Right side – Optional)
– One 120 mm fan mount behind motderboard (Left side – Optional)
|Dimensions||– 527 mm (H) x 237 mm (W) x 546 mm (D) |
– 20.7” (H) x 9.3” (W) x 21.5” (D)
|Weight||– Net weight: 15.3 lbs / 6.9 kg |
– Gross weight: 18.7 lbs / 8.5 lbs