Antec debuts the X1, a new all-black case designer for gamers. The chassis is made from 0.6mm SECC steel and weighs 5kg. It supports ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, and has room for three 5.25" drives and eight 3.5" bays. The case measures 475mm x 180mm x 435mm (H x W x D) and fits graphics cards as long as 280mm and CPU coolers with a height of up to 150mm. Other than that there are seven expansion slots, a bottom-mounted PSU design, tool-free installation for some drive bays, and support for up to four 120mm fans, but only a 120mm front red LED intake fan is included.
Unfortunately, there's no support for 2.5" SSDs and the front I/O panel only offers two USB 2.0 ports and audio ports.
The Antec X1 will be exclusively available in India and China, it's priced at 2750 Indian rupee, about the equivalent of US$49.
Antec Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components, has launched the Antec X1 cabinet, the latest addition to the Gaming Series in the India market. This sleek chassis is designed to handle today’s and tomorrow’s high-performance systems that are custom built for gamers from the inside-out.
X1 cabinet is perfect for gamers, system integrators and casual builders alike because of its extensive cooling advantages and expandability.
High Performance Cooling Advantages – The X1 cabinet is built for maximum cooling with 1 x 120 mm front red LED intake fan and three optional fans, including a 120 mm CPU exhaust fan to ensure gamers can play well and superior Cooling Airflow.
Extensive Compatibility and Expandability – The X1 utilizes seven expansion slots for up to 280mm graphics cards, demonstrating compatibility with most of the GPUs available. It has also a tool-less 5.25" and 3.5” drive bays for easy installation.
Intelligent Design – The Antex X1 have a stylish front panel and the interiors are all painted black.
Kevan Li, Sales and Operations Head-Antec India said, “The X1 enclosure is designed for higher performance and is yet an affordable gaming case. The extremely efficient cooling design along with the expandability options especially for gaming and will provide a great option for high performance users to build a high end PC. Moreover, it also comes with a locking hole for a Kensington lock for added safety of the internal components. With the growth of the Gaming segment in India, this strong built Case will be a perfect choice for a budget Gaming PC. This product is aimed to fulfill the computing needs of high end gamers, tech enthusiasts, corporate users and regular home users.”