AnandTech 13-year Anniversary Giveaways Continue: Antec DF-85 Gaming Chassisby Anand Lal Shimpi on July 13, 2010 1:00 AM EST
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Our last giveaway was an ASRock H55M Pro motherboard. The winner? policy11. Congrats! Respond to my email with your shipping info and we'll get your prize out right away.
Today's prize actually wasn't on the original list but Antec liked what we were doing and immediately contacted us with an offering: the Antec DF-85 gaming chassis:
The highlights of the chassis are below:
· Better filter brackets – Tool-free filters that are durable and are designed to use a special flip-up tab for the Fleet-Release™ doors
· Top 2.5” hot-swap drive bay – Right up top where we know you’ll find it most useful, the Dark Fleet series’ hallmark smoked-crystal hot-swap enclosure is ideal for SSDs and HDDs
· Variable-speed fans – Accurate, silky-smooth stepless control knobs on the Dark Fleet series that allow a practically infinite range of settings between 0 and 10. It’s never been easier to achieve the perfect level of CFM to preserve both your gear and your peace of mind
· Fleet-Release™ – Modular doors that open up the drive bay allow easier access to internal hot-swaps. Getting at your drive cage for maintenance and swapping is as simple as popping open a durable, modular door with a tool-free latch
· Fleet-Swap™ – Offered exclusively on the DF-35 and top-line DF-85, these external SATA interfaces allow hot-swap capability and, in a world first, can be moved anywhere throughout the drive cage. Now you can organize your fixed and hot-swap drives the way that you want.
· Longer 2nd and 3rd 5.25 drive bays (DF-85) – More depth so you can fit that flush, seamless finished look even if you’re using bigger drives and accessories
· Convenience tool-less features – Hard drives secure with a single, strategically placed thumbscrew – you get the convenience of tool-less, with the solidity and durability of a traditional screw connection
· Dedicated SSD mounting locations – Added 2.5” mounts on the bottom, saving airflow for the hotter HDDs and also freeing up a drive bay slot.
The full spec sheet is here on Antec's site. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is respond to this post with a comment. Please only respond with one comment. If you're chosen, you need to email us your shipping information within 7 days to claim your prize. This contest is going to run for 48 hours unlike our other giveaways so you've got a little more time to enter.
Now the rules. This contest is unfortunately only available to US residents in one of the 50 states. I realize that AnandTech is an international site and I do highly value all of our readers, unfortunately extending the contest rules outside of the US is a bit more than we're able to reliably handle today. That's not to say that we won't at some point in the future, we just have little experience doing such things and don't want to get burned early on.
Secondly, you are only allowed to enter once. Multiple entries aren't counted.
Entries will be accepted from 1:00 AM EDT on July 13, 2010 through 1:00 AM EDT on July 15, 2010. Winner will be selected by July 17, 2010.
Good luck everyone :)
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