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Antec SX1030

The Antec SX1030 is a full tower case that has the Power User in mind right from the beginning. Come take a tour of this Cool Contender.

| Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 2, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Antec

 

Introduction

 

When my system first started out it's life; it was a low-end model from CTX. It was a mid-tower unit that housed a blazingly fast Pentium II 233MHz processor and a whopping 32MB of RAM. It was a decent computer for it's day, but that was before I started realizing how much fun you can have by playing with these machines.

 

When I realized that more power could be gained by overclocking, I was right there. With overclocking, however, came a lot of extra heat. I started installing some fans to the old case, but that just didn't cut it. Especially when I finally made the plunge and started using the AMD Thunderbird processors. With the heat that these chips produce, I was unable to keep the mid-tower case cool enough.

 

After doing a bit of research, I decided on an Antec SX1030 case. I chose the case for a number of reasonsÂ…

 

1 - it's a tower case but not so tall that it can't be placed under a desk.

 

2 - It offers as standard equipment the PP303X 300w Power Supply Unit. This unit is consistently being rated in AMD's certified list of PSU's.

 

3 - It offers some very good cooling options without having to perform case mods.

 

Specifications

 

Case Type

 

SOHO File Server

 

Case Dimensions

 

20.6"(H) x8.1"(W) x18.6"(D)

 

Drive Bays

 

10

 

Front Accessible

 

4x 5.25" ; 2x 3.5"

 

Internal

 

4x 3.5"

 

Expansion Slots

 

7

 

Cooling System

 

4x 80mm Fans

 

1 Front (Optional)

 

2 Rear (Standard)

 

1 HDD Bay (Optional)

 

Mainboard Size

 

Up to 12" (W) x 13" (L) - 305mm x 330mm

 

Power Supply Unit

 

PP303X 300w unit

 

Material

 

1.0mm SECC

 

Net Weight

 

30.7 Pounds

 

Motherboards

 

Fits any standard ATX and Xeon

 

Special Features

 

Swing out side panel with handle

 

Quick release drive bays

 

Snap in fan mounts

 

Large front panel vent

 

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