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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 01 July 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX HTPC Computer Case
Closer Look: ISK300 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: ISK300 Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX Computer Case

Benchmark Reviews recently called on the Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX HTPC computer case to complete our NVIDIA ION Home Theater PC project. The lightweight mITX case offers a 65W power supply and room for a slim optical drive and 2.5" SSD or HDD. The Antec ISK300 fits two 80mm fans along the side, which help exhaust heated air out of the enclosure. Enthusiast can stand the ISK300 case upright, allowing this HTPC enclosure to fit nicely beside other entertainment center electronics.

In our review of the ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom N330 Wi-Fi-N motherboard kit, we searched for the smallest HTPC enclosure we could find, and the end result was the Antec ISK300-65. While smaller HTPC enclosures exist, the Antec ISK series offers desktop-level features such as front-panel eSATA, USB, and audio. The first product in Antec's ISK series dedicated to the Mini-ITX form factor, the ISK300 is a critical building block for the new NVIDIA ION and Intel Atom platforms.

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Mini-ITX is the next "big" thing. And now, Antec introduces the ISK Series, an entire line of cases designed exclusively for Mini-ITX motherboards. With three drive bays, a side 80mm TriCoolTM fan, and a stable 65-watt power adapter, the ISK 300-65 can handle many of the tasks of a traditional PC, in half the space. And with a 0.8mm cold rolled steel frame, the ISK 300-65 is not only nimble but durable, making it a dream mod case. From petite desktop option to silent home theater, Antec's ISK 300-65 is an epic case of mini proportions.

ISK300-65 Specifications

Power supply:
- 65-watt adapter + DC to ATX board
3 drive bays:
- External 1 x slim optical 5.25" bay
- Internal 2 x 2.5" HDD bays
Cooling system:
- 1 side 80mm TriCoolTM 3-speed exhaust fan
1 half-height expansion slot
Mini-ITX motherboard: 170mm (W) x 170mm (L)
Convenient front ports:
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x eSATA
- Audio (AC'97 and HDA compatible) In and Out
0.8mm cold rolled steel frame for durability
Case dimensions:
- 96mm (H) X 222mm (W) X 328mm (D)
- 3.8" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 12.9" (D)
Packaging dimensions:
- 295mm (H) X 380mm (W) X 195mm (D)
- 11.6" (H) x 15" (W) x 7.7" (D)
Net Weight: 7.4 lbs / 3.4 kg
Gross Weight : 8.1 lbs / 3.7 kg

About Antec Inc

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

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its Signature Series, TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Twelve Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of 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 in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.



 

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