Antec gave a nice introduction of their new products at their hotel suite. At the top of the pecking list, we have the new Twelve Hundred case that comes with a slew of new features. Cooling was a primary consideration in the design of this case, and it includes a top-mounted 200mm fan, two 120mm fans in the back, and up to four HDD cages each with a 120mm fan. The side panel has additional space for one more 120mm fan that will blow directly on the graphics card(s) if installed. There are a total of twelve 5.25" drive bays in which the user can potentially mount lots of hard disks and/or optical drives. The front bezel features small punched holes that allow for direct cooling of the drive bays. Behind the opening are filters that help to keep dust outside of the case. The filters are easy accessible for cleaning purposes. As an added bonus, Antec painted the inside of the case in black, giving the case a very cool "stealth" vibe.
The Three Hundred looks similar to the Twelve Hundred but it's targeted at a different market - users looking for a case that's not as large and not as expensive as the Twelve Hundred. It comes with a plain steel case and a simple front bezel that is also covered with punched holes for better cooling. It also features washable filters like the Twelve Hundred but they are not quite as easy to access.
In addition to the large high-end cases of the Performance One series, Antec released this smaller version for MicroATX mainboards. It comes in a sleek black color or a stylish white paint-job. The inside is also painted black like the Twelve Hundred. Antec includes two HDD cages which need to be sacrificed if the user wants to install a 120mm fan instead. This case might be a nice alternative for users who want a smaller system with low noise levels.
Signature Power Supply Series and TruePower Quattro 1200W
The Signature series comes with many features such as a PWM controlled fan, a "PCB sandwich" (where the two PCBs face each other and all the components are in the middle), Japanese capacitors, and DC to DC converter for the lower voltage rails. The appearance is more like an industrial purpose power supply, but at the same time it's made for the enthusiast that needs maximum performance. All the cables for running the system are connected to the power supply including all peripheral connectors. Antec added four jacks to add additional PEG connectors if needed. The 850W model shown has four 12V rails with either 22 or 25A rated at 40°C.