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Gizmos, Gadgets and Goodies Guide #4

By: Shawn Baker | Guides | Posted: Nov 10, 2003 5:00 am



Antec are quite well known for producing a cheap yet sturdy and very nice looking case. While Antec previously only concentrate on cases, they have moved on and started giving owners a chance to include their own brand of Case Modding equipment. We have a few items this time around from Antec through our good friends at Altech Computers.


- Cobra ATA133 Rounded Cables


First up we have Antec's latest Rounded Cables labeled Cobra. Antec Cobra rounded IDE cables are a UV reactive cable with support for ATA133, as well as all previous ATA standards. Not everyone has been able to move to Serial ATA, so rounded IDE cables are still an "in" item. In the event you're going for a UV look or just want some cables that look fantastic, the Antec Cobra cables are perfect.




- LED Fans


If you're looking at upgrading the fans inside your case be it an Antec, Lian Li, ThermalTake or anything else for that matter, the latest fans from Antec might be just what you're after. Antec's new lines of LED fans are ultra bright and push a decent amount of air at a reasonably acceptable volume level.


We had a chance to look at two different types of fans from Antec. First the normal 80mm Tri LED fan that looks simply amazing and secondly the 120mm thermal controlled fan. Some people prefer the thermal controlled fans over others as when the temperature drops the fans will slow down. This usually means at night when it cools down, you don't have to worry about your PC being loud as the fans will slow down accordingly. While you do pay a premium for Antec products, it's usually worth spending those extra few dollars and avoiding the cheaper and sometimes inferior OEM products.





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