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Antec SX1030 (Page 1)

The Antec SX1030 is a full tower case that has the Power User in mind right from the beginning. Come take a tour of this Cool Contender.
By Mike Wright from Jul 1, 2001 @ 23:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: Antec

Introduction

When my system first started out it's life; it was a low-end model from CTX. It was a mid-tower unit that housed a blazingly fast Pentium II 233MHz processor and a whopping 32MB of RAM. It was a decent computer for it's day, but that was before I started realizing how much fun you can have by playing with these machines.

When I realized that more power could be gained by overclocking, I was right there. With overclocking, however, came a lot of extra heat. I started installing some fans to the old case, but that just didn't cut it. Especially when I finally made the plunge and started using the AMD Thunderbird processors. With the heat that these chips produce, I was unable to keep the mid-tower case cool enough.

After doing a bit of research, I decided on an Antec SX1030 case. I chose the case for a number of reasons...

1 - it's a tower case but not so tall that it can't be placed under a desk.

2 - It offers as standard equipment the PP303X 300w Power Supply Unit. This unit is consistently being rated in AMD's certified list of PSU's.

3 - It offers some very good cooling options without having to perform case mods.

Specifications

Case Type

SOHO File Server

Case Dimensions

20.6"(H) x8.1"(W) x18.6"(D)

Drive Bays

10

Front Accessible

4x 5.25" ; 2x 3.5"

Internal

4x 3.5"

Expansion Slots

7

Cooling System

4x 80mm Fans

1 Front (Optional)

2 Rear (Standard)

1 HDD Bay (Optional)

Mainboard Size

Up to 12" (W) x 13" (L) - 305mm x 330mm

Power Supply Unit

PP303X 300w unit

Material

1.0mm SECC

Net Weight

30.7 Pounds

Motherboards

Fits any standard ATX and Xeon

Special Features

Swing out side panel with handle

Quick release drive bays

Snap in fan mounts

Large front panel vent

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