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Antec SX1240 Tower Case Review

By: Mike Wright | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 21, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.5%Manufacturer: Antec

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- Cooling





For those of us who enjoy the art of overclocking, cooling has become a huge issue. When you start pushing modern processors beyond their intended speeds, the added heat must be removed in some manner or problems will arise very quickly. That being said, lets take a glance at what this case offers in lines of cooling potential.


From the pictures above, it is easy to see that cooling was of a major concern when this case was designed. There are three 80mm fan mounts on the front of the case, two of which are serving double duty since they sit right behind the hard drive bays. There are also two 80mm fans mounted in the rear of the case. These are standard equipment, so will already be in place when you get the case. Finally, there is a mount area above the PSU that will accommodate a 92mm fan.


And for those who are looking to add even more cooling by doing case mods?



Just take a look at all the real estate you have available to you on the side panel! You want windows? Add one, or two, or even more. You want some extra fannage sitting right over the processor? Go for it. Let your imagination be your guide.


- General Appearance





The general appearance of this case is pretty generic, but it was designed for those who had a need for huge amounts of storage. They do, however, add that lower front panel that shouts Antec to everyone that sees it. Whether you're running a home office setup, or an all-out server, you'll find what you need here.


But with the new times came a hobby known as Case Modding. Taking a normal case and adding windows and additional cooling to create a brand new style. If you are looking for a potential candidate for this, then you'll find a lot of space to let your creative flair be seen. The large areas ready to be cut as well as the built-in cooling will make for a very fine work of art.


So regardless as to your needs, this case should suit them just fine.


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