Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,524 Reviews & Articles | 55,414 News Posts

Antec Take-4 Rackmount Chassis Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7:46 pm
Comment () | Email to a Friend | Font Size: AA
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Antec

Inside the Antec Take-4

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_15

 

You aren't going to find a lot of bells and whistles inside of a rackmount case normally, but Antec did what they could to spice things up a bit. There is a cross bar at the top of the case that adds strength to the case.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_16

 

Antec also build in a cooling duct for the power supply.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_17

 

The air duct is removable should you need to install a power supply that's larger than 6.5". Given the Extreme Edition processor, high volume of HDD/SSDs and high stress the system will run under we're using a big fat power supply so the air duct has to go.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_18

 

Here we see the dual case fans included with the Take-4. Both have three user selectable settings - High, Medium and Low. The case fans also use 4-pin Molex connectors and adapters for 3-pin motherboard headers are not included.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_19

 

The drive sleds have rubber grommets so your 3.5" HDDs are not in contact with any metal that can induce vibration and thus make additional noise.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_20

 

There are also two 3.5" internal bays that can be used for HDDs or other 3.5" devices like floppy drives.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_21

 

Finally there are dual 5.25" optical bays just above the air duct.

 

needs_summary_antec_take_4_rackmount_chassis_review_22

 

As we mentioned the air duct is coming out and in this image, we can see it removed. The 5.25" bay will go back in after we mount the Icy Dock 6-in-1 SATA drive carrier.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

loading