|Antec Six Hundred v2 Gaming Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Wednesday, 09 March 2011|
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Six Hundred v2 Exterior
The Antec Six Hundred v2 is considered a minor update to the series. There are no significant visual differences, as most of the updates went to tweaking the engineering. This isn't a tool-less design so it can be expected that all drives are locked in place using old fashion screws.
Antec's "Hundred" Series cases all share a similar look and feel. The design tends emphasize the use of straight lines and thick rims. The Six Hundred v2 has a steel-based frame with plastic rims. The rims are for visual benefit only and cannot be used as a handle for lifting the computer as it doesn't support the weight.
As a typical mid-tower gaming case, the Antec Six Hundred v2 has three external 5.25" HDD bays, with the capacity to still two front intake fans. What's different is the external front-loaded hot swap 2.5" SATA HDD caddy.
The Antec Six Hundred v2 has some areas where fine touches were omitted, touches that could have easily made the case better. One of these areas is the paint job. Antec decided to skip painting the interior and back of the case. It's slightly odd for an updated case with see-through window to omit such a change.
The Antec Six Hundred v2 has a total of seven expansion slots and has support for water cooling systems. The Six Hundred v2 comes with two fans, and by default they are connected to a custom fan control at the back of the case. At the top there are three switches each controlling one of lighting, top fan, and back fan. Unfortunately being located on the back of the case is a usability issue, especially for cases tucked under a desk.
The Antec Six Hundred v2 has a solid exterior. There hasn't been much update to the main visual components. It's unfortunate that the interior and back still isn't painted, as it could've made the case seem that much more complete.