|Antec Eleven Hundred Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Dan Ferguson|
|Monday, 21 November 2011|
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Antec Eleven Hundred Computer Case Review
Manufacturer: Antec, Inc.
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Antec
Due to the popularity of Antec's Nine Hundred and Twelve Hundred gaming cases, Antec has released the anticipated Eleven Hundred. As an extended mid-tower case it fills a small void between mid and full sized gaming cases and has room to grow with the individual as well as the industry. It complements the expanding variety of gaming configurations by providing greater range of options for things like motherboard size and fan placement. In this article, Benchmark Reviews will give an intimate look at the features and performance of the Eleven Hundred and score it against the competition.
Mid-sized cases provide smaller hardware frames that help keep costs down while still providing useful features and accommodating a wide range of user needs. For many people the small box just doesn't provide enough space or features. It could be that the novice builder gains more experience and parts and just needs more room. It could be the experienced user who follows the technology trend and ends up with larger and larger video cards. Whatever the circumstance there often comes a time when you just need more than a small case can offer.
Until recently this often meant stepping up to the next class and getting a full-sized ATX case. This comes with the addition to both the price tag and the footprint. I remember when I made that transition that the full-sized case dwarfed what I really needed. It was total overkill and difficult to justify the cost. Some builders just don't need or want some mammoth beast. Don't get me wrong, giant cases definitely have their purpose, especially for intense builds. But you don't need buy a jackhammer when a sledge will get the job done.
That's what Antec's Eleven Hundred is poised to offer; an upgrade from a framing hammer to the sledgehammer! In a broader sense they are allowing a more modest transition into a larger computing platform. This move opens up more options and a wider range of possible configurations. Just check out the features listed below to get an idea of the versatility offered. Read on to see how these features actually perform and for our rating of Antec's Eleven Hundred.