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Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Full Tower Chassis - Packaging

Antec kicks out the Dark Fleet series of cases and we look at the full size end of it with the DF-85 today. Is it more than a Twelve Hundred with a facelift? Let's find out.

| Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 18, 2010 2:30 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Antec

The Packaging

 

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Antec adopts a bold color scheme with the Dark Fleet packaging. The bold red background with Antec's signature yellow stripe is sure to catch your eye as you walk past this chassis. On the front, Antec shows off four of the features included in the DF-85. The top hot swap bay for 2.5" drives, USB 3.0 compatibility, hot swappable 3.5" drive bays and swing out fans are all showcased here.

 

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On the side Antec chose to simply add a full image of the DF-85; there should be no confusion as to what you will see inside.

 

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At the top of the rear panel you will find images of the outside as well as the inside. The bottom half of this panel is taken up by the specifications list in four different languages.

 

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On this side you will find most of the DF-85's features listed with images and text to help explain what's inside.

 

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On top of the box is where you will find the dimensions and weight of the chassis.

 

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The DF-85 comes packed in high density foam caps that cover the back and front of the chassis. The inner plastic liner will protect against any minor scratches, while the foam should keep the plastic front of the case safe as it did for my sample. The hardware and instructions can be found taped to the top of the case, so there's no need to go digging as it's all there right in front of you.

 

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