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Conclusions

The Antec One is a good option for users on a budget. Its price is right, and we can definitely recommend it for users who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a computer case. We see as its main competitor the NZXT Tempest 210, which has a few advantages over the Antec One, especially the presence of air filters. On the other hand, the Antec One has two 2.5” bays and two USB 3.0 ports. (The NZXT Tempest 210 has only one of each.)

Strong Points

  • Air filter for the power supply fan
  • The 5.25” bay covers are meshed with air filters
  • Two 2.5” bays
  • A huge hole in the motherboard tray for accessing the backplate of the CPU cooler
  • Holes for routing cables behind the motherboard tray
  • Clips for fastening cables using cable ties

Weak Points

  • No air filters for the fans
  • Slot covers aren’t meshed or reusable
  • No thumbscrews for fastening expansion cards
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Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.