Antec is one of those companies that right around the corner has something new and improved to look at it seems all the time. Just around the time I am just starting to miss their products, one will just show up at my door to remind me they are still over there doing what they do best.
Over the years I have seen the evolution of the "Hundred" series of cases from the original 900 that I owned before my reviewing days, along with almost every inception of them since. While I had to make my 900 do what I thought it should have when I got it, the overall design and the sheer amount of airflow that that chassis delivered made it a favorite for a lot of buyers back in the day.
Since those days, some five or six years ago, Antec has been listening to the market and has dropped a few more "Hundred" cases since, like the One Hundred, Two Hundred and the Three Hundred, we are now jumping to the higher end of them, up near the Twelve Hundred, but not quite, as this chassis is not a full tower. As such surpassing the Twelve Hundred naming scheme would be wrong. That isn't to say this mid-tower design is ill equipped, rather the opposite really. Along with a lot more room than the 900 offered, there is options for cooling that are strategically placed to get the best of any fan you do choose to add. You also get one of the largest CPU access holes in the tray I have seen and this helps to allow board from Mini-ITX to XL-ATX all to have easy access.
Usually I give a lot of the secrets up too early in my writing and there is definitely more to be covered with our latest submission. Antec has delivered the Eleven Hundred Gaming Mid-Tower chassis for us to have a look at and that is what I think we should get to doing.
For those of you thinking you have seen what these cases have to offer, hang in there, I think this chassis may just surprise you with the layout and the sub-$100 price point that this chassis is demanding currently. Stick with me as I think the wait will be worth it.