Hello folks! Today we'll be taking a closer look on one of the newer cases from Antec,
the PlusView 1000 AMG case. Antec is well known for its excellent cases in the past, So how about this case? Will this case be able to fit in Antecs line of high quality cases or is it a complete mistake? We'll see so read on!
Here's a look on the Specs of the PlusView 1000 AMG
SOHO File Server
x 8.1" x 18.6"
(H) x (W) x (D)
4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
4 x 3.5"
Up to 5 x 80mm fans
- 1 front (Optional)
- 2 rear (Standard)
- 1 HDD (Optional)
- 1 Side Panel (Optional)
Fits standard ATX (12"x9.6")
USB ports, 1 front IEEE1394 (Firewire) port
side panel with handle
drive bays with release lever
front panel vent with washable air filter
windowed Side Panel
2 case fans
of screws and motherboard standoffs
of drive rails ( 6 rails )
10 drive bays for expandability
Lockable side panel with high-clarity, scratch-resistant window, vent, and 80mm fan mount
Mounting plate for standard ATX or ATX12V power supply
Front mounted USB & IEEE1394 (FireWire) ports
Washable Air filter on the front
Lockable swing out side panel with a handle
* Quick release drive bays with release lever
* Snap-in fan mounts
Drive rails for 5.25" devices
Removable Side Panels
Removable Drive Cages for 3.5” drives
10 Drive Bays:
* External: 4 x 5.25", 2x 3.5"
* Internal: 4 x 3.5"
Cooling capacity: up to 5 x 80mm fans
* 2 rear (installed)
* 1 front (optional)
* 1 HDD (optional)
* 1 side panel (optional)
Motherboards up to Extended ATX
That were a lot of specifications, now lets get on to the actual review.
Comment #1 posted by Anonymous on 2006-11-07 21:38:22 what pictures are these ?
you don't have a blitz ??
horible review ! Comment #2 posted by Anonymous on 2004-08-07 06:23:27 how would i hook up the firewire/usb cables Comment #3 posted by Anonymous on 2004-07-02 23:19:42 Just want to said that thermaltake make a copy of the original Antec SOHO file server LOL
thermaltake, raidmax, koolance buy the right to use the design of this tower! bouahhhh! Comment #4 posted by Anonymous on 2003-10-26 16:38:17 major flaw is the offset front fans behind the bezel, as I found out!!
Apart from that the case is great Comment #5 posted by Anonymous on 2003-03-17 18:44:10 There's another negative point and that is that the lower 3.5 drivecage has a fan.
Because this fan is placed in this drivecage the harddrives placed in this cage are pulling out more then the upper 3,5 drive cage.
If you wan't to remove this drive cage you have to be very carefull (If you have installed 2 harddrives)
When you are removing this cage then you're vga card is placed between the harddisks
- is videocard
] is two harddrives
Patrick NL Comment #6 posted by LSDsmurf on 2003-03-12 05:57:49 No, actually ThermalTake and Antec both use the same chassis for these cases with some improvements, like for example the window in the PlusView 1000 AMG. The original manufactor is Chieftec/Chemning Comment #7 posted by Anonymous on 2003-03-12 03:23:57 Buy a thermaltake xaser 3 instead
this antec is just a copy of thermaltakes xaser 2 :(( LOL Comment #8 posted by Anonymous on 2003-03-12 03:22:06 :/ Thermaltake xaser 2 Copy or what Comment #9 posted by LSDsmurf on 2003-03-11 14:40:24 Right sidepanel : remove the screws and slide it out.
Front panel : Inside your case on left and right side of the front panel are 3 grey plastic clips, push them in and you should be able to take of the front panel.
Comment #10 posted by Anonymous on 2003-03-11 14:19:22 Very nice review with plenty of pic's and all. But how did you guys get the front and the right side of the rig?
I'm asking becouse i have the exact same rig but i don't no how I take the front and right side off?