Antec GX700 ATX Computer Case Review

Antec comes to us today with the GX700. Its appearance is a bit industrial, but it is not all about just looking industrial, it is very much about being utilitarian. There will be many that look at this case and disregard it simply because of aesthetics, but don't be fooled, because it is more about usefulness than beauty.

Introduction

Today we are reviewing the Antec GX700 ATX Case. For most of you, Antec is a company that needs no introduction. The company's power supplies, cooling products and cases 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.

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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.

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Antec has a deep, rich history with [H]ardOCP and the [H] community. Over the years, just about every power supply the company has ever made has graced our test bench and, when the company branched out into self-contained liquid cooling systems, we put its KأœHLER line to the test as well. Antec is also a company that is 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.

The focus of today's evaluation is the Antec GX700 mid-tower case.

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Product Packaging

The Antec GX700 box is made of double-walled corrugated cardboard with dual staple construction along the seams and measures 23"H x 21"L x 10.5"W. The outside of the package prominently features a hero shot of the case, the Antec logo and an exploded view of the case with a list of specifications and features.

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On the inside, the GX700 is held in place by thick Styrofoam inserts and the case itself is wrapped in a plastic bag that acts as a moisture barrier to keep dirt, water and debris from getting inside the case during shipping.

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