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Written by Alex Hanson   
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Antec Nine Hundred Two Gaming Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Antec Nine Hundred Two Gaming Case

The Ultimate Gaming Case, Evolved. That's the theme Antec is using to sell it's new and improved version of the Nine Hundred, now simply called Nine Hundred Two. The best-selling Antec Nine Hundred offers gamers an unbeatable enclosure, one that delivers a combination of cooling, performance and convenience that stands head and shoulders above the competition. Now, the Nine Hundred Two builds on this design with improved airflow and dominating style. Benchmark Reviews is now going to put this statement to the test and see just how much the Antec Nine Hundred Two has Evolved. Considering the original Nine Hundred was released in January 2006, you could say that it's design was due for a little re-freshening, although a lot of people might disagree with that.

To say that the Antec Nine Hundred was huge success for the company is an understatement. The Nine Hundred was by far the most successful computer case ever sold. One just has to take a look at Newegg.com to see just how popular it is. It has more than double the number of customer reviews than any other case they sell. It also has garnered more than 60 customer reviews just in the first half of April alone which only speaks to the continued popularity of the Antec Nine Hundred despite it's age. What shocked me was why the new Nine Hundred Two has only received 9 such reviews on Newegg in the same time frame. I'm betting that people either just aren't aware yet that Antec has released the new and improved Nine Hundred Two or the more likely scenario, the price difference.

It's no secret that Antec builds high quality cases that combine conveinence, performance, and value. Despite the continued rapid pace of sales of it's Nine Hundred case, Antec listened to customer feedback and went ahead and improved upon the original Nine Hundred without first waiting for sales to drop off like some other companies do. Now let's just see how noteworthy these improvements really are and whether or not the price premium is worth paying extra for.

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Antec Nine Hundred Two Features

  • 9 drive bays
    - External 3 x 5.25"; Internal 6 x 3.5" for HDD, or
    - External 6 x 5.25"; Internal 3 x 3.5" for HDD, or
    - External 9 x 5.25"
  • Advanced cooling system:
    - 1 rear 120 x 25mm TriCoolTM blue LED exhaust fan
    - 1 top 200 x 30mm "Big Boy" TriCoolTM blue LED exhaust fan
    - 2 front 120 x 25mm special black blue LED intake fans with front speed control
    - 1 side (Optional) 120 x 25mm fan mount
    - 1 middle (Optional) 120mm fan mount
  • Built-in washable air filters
  • 8 expansion slots to support multiple graphics cards, including NVIDIA 3-way SLI
  • Front mounted I/O ports
    - 2 x USB 2.0
    - 1 x eSATA
    - Audio In and Out (AC'97 and HDA compatible)
  • Motherboard: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • No power supply included

Nine Hundred Two Specifications

  • Unit Dimensions:
    - 19.4" (H) x 8.6" (W) x 18.6" (D)
    - 49.3cm (H) x 21.8cm (W) x 47.2cm (D)
  • Package Dimensions:
    - 22.7" (H) x 11.3" (W) x 20.1" (D)
    - 57.7 cm (H) x 28.8 cm (W) x 51 cm (D)
  • Weight:
    - Net: 25.4 lbs / 11.5 kg
    - Gross: 28.9 lbs / 13.1 kg

About the company: Antec

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec_Logo_250px.png

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec's products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure: the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company's products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.



 

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# CM690 or 900-2?Erik 2010-02-23 13:20
I'm not sure which to choose, Cooler Master CM690 or the Antec 900-2?
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