Introduction


We have already looked at quite a few cases from Antec, including the extremely popular P160, the follow-up P182, and the Three Hundred. We didn't get a chance to test the Nine Hundred or the Twelve Hundred, but today we're looking at the successor to the Nine Hundred: the Antec Nine Hundred Two. The appearance has changed a little and it does include some new features, but it retains many similarities with its predecessor, including the nine front 5.25" drive bays.

The focus of this chassis is clearly on the gaming market, where users want maximum performance but still desire a case that's easy enough to carry to LAN parties. The Antec Three Hundred impressed us with a smaller chassis and simple but effective features, and while it's somewhat larger we expect very good things from the Nine Hundred Two as well. Let's start with a look at the specifications for the chassis, then we'll take a closer look at its appearance, internal design, ease of use, and performance.

Specifications
Motherboard Formfactor ATX, Micro ATX
Drive Bays External 9x 5,25" (1x 3,5" cover)
Internal 6x 3,5"
Cooling Front 2x 120mm intake
Rear 1x 120mm exhaust
Top 1x 200mm exhaust
Side 1x 120mm (Optional)
Bottom -
Expansion Slots 8
Front I/O Port 2x USB, 1x Audio, 1x Micro, 1x eSATA
Power Supply Size Standard ATX
Weight 11,5kg
Dimensions 218 x 493 x 472 (WxHxD in mm)
Appearance
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  • Bonesdad - Monday, February 16, 2009 - link

    Exactly my point...I live in a house...not the Battlestar Crapactica.

    Frakkin case designers...are they all 12 years old?
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  • Mikey - Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - link

    LOL, good one. I do think it's pretty "cool" looking, but beauty really is in the eye of the beholder..in this case...the beholder's an old blind guy. It's cool in the sense its very high tech and retro looking, but ugly in terms of elegance. As far as functionality goes, I think it's a great case with lots of awesome features for the advanced computer guru. I would actually consider buying it! http://findaerialequipment.com/">aerial lifts ftw Reply
  • Nfarce - Monday, February 16, 2009 - link

    LOL. Point taken. Well, there's always the P180 or P182 from Antec for the more conservative PC building aficionados among us. IMO, Alienware/Dell has some more hideous/gaudy looking cases than this - and they are selling reasonably well.

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  • FATCamaro - Friday, February 13, 2009 - link

    Agreed... puke!! Reply
  • cparka23 - Friday, February 13, 2009 - link

    FYI, the graph has noise measured in degrees Celsius. Reply
  • wicko - Friday, February 13, 2009 - link

    Cool review, but would have been nice to see it pit against its predecessor. I'd have to say I'm not a big fan of the top of the case, I actually use the tray at the top. Reply

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