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Antec Take-4 Rackmount Chassis Review - Antec Take-4 Rackmount Case

While not for everyone, rackmount systems simplify your multicomputer installations and add security. Antec's Take-4 gets investigated.

By: | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:46 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Antec

Antec Take-4 Rackmount Case




Most rackmount cases are really boring and all black. That doesn't hold true for the Antec Take-4 as it has a nice blue insert that makes it stand out. On the front is a locking door and without the key you can't turn the server on, off or access the drive bays.




The magic happens when you have the key. In the middle of the Take-4 are power and reset switches as well as dual USB 2.0 ports and a Firewire port. Your external 5.25" bays are on the left side and just below them is a cooling vent.


Dual 3.5" bays are right of center and can be used for floppy drives or with the panels in, internal 3.5" HDD bays.


On the far right are your four removable 3.5" HDD bays.




This is a rackmount case so it has rack ears. Two handles are on either side of the case. The handles do obstruct the way you insert your screws somewhat so you'll want a regular screwdriver and not an interchangeable tip screwdriver with a bunch of tips in the handle.




Here we get a close up of the 5.25" bays, these are typically used for optical drives, but we're mounting an Icy Dock 6-in-1 SATA 2.5" bay unit in so we can hold a high volume of SSD performance.




On the other side are the four removable 3.5" bays. It should be noted this system does not use a backplane so when you pull the drives out you're pulling the cables out as well.




Each side has mounting points for rack rails. Antec offers two rail kits that are adjustable for length.




The back of the case looks like a standard ATX form factor case. There is also a 92mm exhaust fan mounted back here.




A 120mm fan is on the other side. Both fans are very close to the CPU area of the motherboard as you'll see in a moment.

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