|Antec One Hundred Mid-Tower Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Marc Fruchtman - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Sunday, 24 April 2011|
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Antec One Hundred Computer Case Review
Manufacturer: Antec, Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Antec.
The Antec One Hundred computer case is touted as “the gaming case that delivers high-end features at a price that won't break the bank.” Many gamers (and non-gamers) will purchase cases with sexy exteriors, only to find that the functionality and performance of the case are significantly hindered. For experienced users, a gaming case brings certain expectations, such as the need for good cooling, ease of use for install and re-installation of components, proper placement of USB ports and audio jacks, as well as several other factors. The Antec One Hundred is currently the most affordable “gaming case” that Antec offers, followed closely by the Two Hundred.
As has already been mentioned by previous reviews, Antec has been in business for over 25 years. They are a global company with a commitment to a greener tomorrow. I was very impressed to see that Antec uses recycled paper for their boxes and internal packaging, soy based bio-degradable inks for their printing, and they avoid heavy metals in their products. Antec also recycles all their production waste. Antec brings to the table a tremendous amount of experience in manufacturing computer cases.
But what would we want in an economy case? And what would we be willing to sacrifice in exchange for a lower price. Arguably, most gamers on a budget, could do without hard drive cradles, and removable cages. While we are removing extras, we could leave off reset switches, LED add-ons, bezel doors covers, slide-out parts trays, and acrylic side panels. But how far should we go?
Antec has revised their case design for the One Hundred, and Benchmark Reviews takes a close look at their design. Let's find out if the One Hundred is able to shave off the dollars from the buy-in price and still keep the quality and most wanted aspects for a gamer's system. In fact, you will be surprised with the number of expansion slots, and drive bays the One Hundred has available. Perhaps, we won't have to sacrifice as much as you think to get a great case. Let's take a a look.