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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.

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




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 reasons…


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.




Case Type


SOHO File Server


Case Dimensions


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


Drive Bays




Front Accessible


4x 5.25" ; 2x 3.5"




4x 3.5"


Expansion Slots




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




1.0mm SECC


Net Weight


30.7 Pounds




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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