Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming Case Review
We take a long [H]ard look at Antec's new Eleven Hundred model chassis that is billed by Antec as being "The Advanced Gaming Authority." This relatively inexpensive DIY chassis is chock full of features and represents a flagship in the Antec line. Our new testing format takes its maiden voyage on the Eleven Hundred.
For most of you, Antec is a company that needs no introduction. The company's power supplies and cooling product are top notch and extremely popular with the enthusiast community. For those of you that aren't familiar with the company:
Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.
Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.
Antec has a deep, rich history with [H]ardOCP and the [H] community. Over the years, we've had just about every power supply the company has made on our test bench and, when the company branched out into self-contained liquid cooling systems, we put its KـHLER line to the test as well.
Antec is also known around the globe for its complete line of world class computer enclosures, ranging from specialty cases and HTPC enclosures to server racks, corporate cases and a complete line of products for the enthusiast that includes cases for gamers and performance users. To put it simply, when it comes to cases, Antec has something for everyone.
Today, we are spending a little quality time with the Antec Eleven Hundred.
The Antec Eleven Hundred was shipped to us in its bare product packaging box. The box was a little worse for wear but overall, the package arrived in seemingly good shape. The box itself is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams. The overall measurements are 24"H x 22"L x 11.5"W.
The outside of the package prominently features the company colors, logo, product image and a list of specifications and features on the outside. On the inside, Antec has done away with the old rigid Styrofoam inserts in favor of a more pliable, triple-layer polyethylene foam inserts. The case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag that acts as a moisture barrier to keep water and / or condensation from getting inside the case during shipping.
As stated earlier, the Antec Eleven Hundred was shipped in its bare product packaging. While this is done primarily to cut down on costs, we are not fans of the practice because of damage that can occur during shipping. Antec is not the only company to do this, many other companies also ship cases this way, we just think that a few extra dollars for an added layer of protection could cut down on shipping related damages and claims.