|Antec Six Hundred v2 Gaming Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Joey Peng|
|Wednesday, 09 March 2011|
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Detailed Exterior Features
The roof of the Antec Six Hundred is the highlight of the case. The see-through moonroof is a nice touch and works well if there's a good amount of case lighting. The area right above the moonroof also acts as a natural item holder, protected on all sides with plastic rims acting as the fence. Hard drives, USB devices and other small items can be placed there when not in use.
Typically a 200mm top fan would only work in large cases to make up for lost space. However Antec kept the case size in the mid-tower range and built the fan externally. In terms of performance, the default 200mm fan comes at 800RPM. That actually fairs worse than two 120mm top fan that can be going at 2500RPM and only marginally better than a single fan. While visually attractive and near inaudible, the fan's cooling ability is a concern.
The Antec Six Hundred v2 has 3x USB 2.0 ports, audio jacks, power/reset buttons, and 2 white led indicators for HDD activity and power. These wires can be looped to the side internally as to avoid contact with any top drives you may want to install. Up close the moonroof really seems like a nice visual touch.
The bottom of the Six Hundred v2 has four elevated rubber feet to keep ground surfaces safe from scratches. There's no cutout for the PSU, but Antec did include the tools for an internal bottom-mounted 2.5" SSD drive.
The Antec Six Hundred v2 doesn't really come off as visually stunning due to the incomplete paint job. At $96.69, it's not a budget case either. While special attention has been given to the design of the 200mm top fan and the set of unique rims, it's the exact same build as the original Six Hundred. I can't help but feel Antec leaves us feeling slightly dull.