Today we will have the pleasure of taking a look at the newest case from Antec. Our test subject is called GX700 which is a military themed mid-tower sized case. Let’s see what it has to offer and what kind of interesting features it has.
Check their webpages at www.antec.com for information about the company.
Case Type Mid-Tower
Color(s) Black and military green
Cooling System – Includes 2 x 140 mm top fans
Capable of mounting 240 mm radiator for water cooling
– Includes 1 x 120 mm rear fan
– Optional 2 x 120 mm front intake fans
– Optional 120 mm side fan mount to cool graphic cards
Maximum CPU cooler height up to 172 mm
Water cooling support Rear water cooling grommets
Drive Bays – 3 + 1 x 5.25″ tool-less drive bays
Click-on 5.25″ drive bay clasps
Top bay designed for controls
-5 x 3.5″ tool-less HDD tray each with 2.5″ SSD/HDD mount
Front Ports – 2 x USB 3.0
– 2 x USB 2.0
– Audio In/Out
– Fan controller
Expansion Slots / video card size – 7 x PCI-E with thumbscrew access / up to 293 mm (11.5″)
Motherboard Support Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
CPU Cutout Enlarged CPU Cutout
Cable Management – 13 mm of cable routing space behind motherboard tray
– Cable routing holes
Side panel features – Side Panel Window (Right side)
– Two 120 mm fan mounts (Right side – Optional)
– One 120 mm fan mount behind motherboard (Left side – Optional)
– 19.7″ (H) x 7.9 ” (W) x 17.7″(D) /
– 500 mm (H) x200 mm (W) x 450 mm (D)
Weight – Net Weight: 13.8 lb / 6.26 kg
– Gross Weight: 17.2 lb / 7.82 kg
Antec GX700 is a military themed case and as the theme might suggest, it is colored in black and military green. It has four 5.25 slots mounted in the front section. In general I like how the case looks and admittedly it is something I haven’t seen before. Let’s move on!
The side panel of the GX700 shows us nothing interesting or new. There’s a slot for a single 120mm fan, but other than that, it’s just a steel panel plain and simple.
The back section of the case has slots for external water cooling, which is typical in nowdays cases. Also, as you can see, the PSU is located in the lower section of the case and extension cards are secured using a stress free toolless system.
We see here the power button along with the reset switch and HDD / Power leds are located in the mid section of the front panel. The red color of the power button gives it a “panic button” feeling which can easily be seen from the case even in a dark room.
As we saw before, the extension cards are secured using toolless mechanism. One simply releases the plastic holder and unscrews the required thumbscrews. Next install the card, secure the card with thumbscrew and put the plastic holder back on place.