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Written by Servando Silva   
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop Case
Closer Look: ISK 310-150 Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: ISK 310-150 Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Detailed Exterior Features

There is plenty of ventilation on both sides of the case. Antec uses honey-comb grills in specific parts of the chassis to remove heat efficiently from the system.

Antec_ISK_Left_Side.jpg

On the left side, there are honey-comb grills which remove heat from the GPU and HDDs. You can even watch your components trough those grills.

Antec_ISK_Right_Side.jpg

At the right side, there are more grills, but this time there are 2 fans exhausting air trough them. The left fan is specially designed to exhaust PSU heat, while the right side fan exhausts the heat from the CPU and motherboard components. You can add a second fan in the middle of both by removing a small plastic cover. I´ll show you that in the next section.

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Once you open the case this is what you´ll see. The case is pretty small, so small that you might ask if your HTPC will fit on it. It will fit, it might be difficult, but it will...

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The PSU features most of the connectors you´ll ever need for your Mini-ITX system. It comes with a 24 pin ATX connector, a 4-pin ATX12V connector and some S-ATA and Molex connectors enough for 3 drives and fans.

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The front panel connectors include: HD Audio (AC97 also), eSATA connector, Power, Reset, HDD LED and Power LED. I am wondering if I will be able to manage a proper cable routing with so many cables inside this mini case.



 

Comments 

 
# Safety EngineerPaul Parkinson 2010-05-16 15:47
This product does not meet the applicable safety requirements for a fire enclosure when used in the vertical position. DIY users can use it as they see fit however be for warned. However if something does happen you can sue Antec as they provided a vertical mount.
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# Fire EnclosureRalph 2013-07-28 03:12
Since when was your average PC case considered a "Fire Enclosure"????
And "applicable safety requirements" you must be joking.
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# RE: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop CaseCurious Zealot 2010-11-05 18:56
What about the noise? Are the fans silent? What about vibrations?

It would also be interesting to know the PSU efficiency. And how a video card fits in there :).
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# RE: RE: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop CaseServando Silva 2010-11-17 00:37
Hi Zealot,
the fans are very quiet indeed, especially if you put them on the lowest rpm. PSU efficiency isn't great as it's a very basic PSU. It won't even give you 80% efficiency as it's not certified. If you wan't a good PSU for your ITX system look for other options then. FSP has some nice low wattage PSUs with 80 plus certified efficiency.
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# CPU Coolernino 2011-07-16 13:44
Does anybody know the max. CPU cooler height?
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# RE: CPU Coolermmj 2011-12-07 20:16
I think if you need a CPU cooler, it's too high.

This would be designed for Atom boards with integrated CPU and heatsink I think. It looks like the power supply has to sit over the CPU area.
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# RE: RE: CPU Coolermmj 2011-12-07 20:19
Actually, I might be wrong, from the looks of this an LGA 1155 fits fine - pictured here with stock cooler. I'd imagine you'd be severely limited though - either the stock cooler or an AC Alpine 11 GT.
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# RE: RE: RE: CPU Coolermmj 2011-12-07 20:21
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# RE: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop CaseSomeone 2013-04-03 07:24
Can anyone tell me about what is inside mini desktop case?
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# RE: RE: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop CaseDavid Ramsey 2013-04-03 08:06
Have you tried reading the rest of the review, which has photos and descriptions of the interior?
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# RE: Antec ISK 310-150 Mini-ITX Desktop CaseDavid Lamkins 2013-11-22 12:48
FWIW, I just built a Haswell i7 system using this case.

I used the 65W TDP 4770S to reduce power consumption and cooling load. The rest of the system is fully-loaded: two HDDs, an ODD and even a GeForce 210-compatible display card.

The stock Intel CPU cooler fits just fine.

I replaced the Antec fan with a pair of PWM fans. It's worth noting that Antec changed the design of the plastic fan cover to be held in place with a couple of flat screws instead of the click tabs on the review unit. There was no need for me to disassemble the fan framework to swap fans. The 3-speed switch for the Antec fan simply clicks out of its rear-panel holder; no tools required. (If you wanted, you could add a second Antec fan with speed-control switch; the switch will click in to the reserved space on the rear-panel holder.)

Routing cables inside the case is tight, but not particularly difficult. I needed a couple of zip-ties to hold cables away from the CPU cooler.
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