Introduction (Cont’d)

On the front panel you can also find a panel containing two USB ports (with enough distance between them), mic in and headphones jacks, plus the power and reset switches and HDD and power LEDs.

Antec Three Hundred CaseFigure 4: Connectors, switches and LEDs available on the front panel.

In Figure 5 you see the case top panel with its 140 mm fan. This fan has a three-speed controller attached to it.

Antec Three Hundred CaseFigure 5: Top panel.

Finally we have the rear panel in Figure 6. On this case the power supply is installed on the bottom part of the case, and not on the top part. This is the first time we saw a mini-tower case with this feature, usually found only on high-end models. This case features a 120 mm fan on the rear, also with a three-speed controller attached. It has seven expansion slots and the two side panels are attached to the chassis using thumbscrews, which is great. The only thing missing here compared to high-end cases are the holes for water cooling systems, but honestly we don’t think that someone buying a mini-tower case will play with water cooling.

Antec Three Hundred CaseFigure 6: Rear panel.

Let’s see how Three Hundred looks like inside.


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.