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Old 29-03-2014
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Antec GX700 Mid-Tower Cpu Case
  

Antec GX700 is a rugged mid tower case offering tool-less drive bays and enough space to apply good cooling solution. The case features a robust design. For all those who are looking forward for building a powerful gaming pc can check out Antec GX700. This cabinet gives us some best full size tower case features in a budget price for Rs.4500. You can add up to 5 hard drive, dual gpu, 4 optical media, and liquid cooler. Even after adding all this components, there is enough space left for adding more system fans. It comes loaded with 2x140mm fan on the top side and an empty space for another 140mm fan on the front. You can build up an amazing gaming pc on it. It is nicely designed with durable body element. Cable management is bit tough if you are trying to hook multiple gpu and a liquid cooler. It would be great if Antec has provided a removable drive bay inside. The regular 3.5inch drive bay which can hold up to 4 drives is fixed. If it was possible to remove it then we can hook a bigger gpu on it. If you are looking to build a mid range gaming pc then Antec GX700 is an ideal choice. It has a unique flip access fan controller through which you can manually increase and decrease the speed of top two fans. The top part offers you easy access to usb ports. We will checkout the case in more detail. Before that let?s have a look on the specification.

Antec GX700 CPU Case

Specification:
  • 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. 5 x 3.5" tool-less HDD tray each with 2.5" SSD/HDD mount.
  • Front Ports - 2x USB 3.0, 2 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 - Two 120 mm fan mounts (Right side - Optional). One 120 mm fan mount behind motherboard (Left side ? Optional).
  • Dimensions - 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
Design:

After checking out the specification you can see that Antec GX700 is a fully featured mid tower case. You can build an entry level or high end system as per your need. Antec GX700 is also beneficial if you have planned for future upgrades. It is smartly designed with ample of expansion choices. It looks rugged. The entire body is colored in black. It also comes in military green. The design itself is very impressive. Let?s check out the case in more details.

Front -

Antec GX700

At the front side we have four 5.25" drive bays. These are click on clasp type bays which are easy to remove. You can add up to four 5.25" drive on that and easily remove them. The power key and rest keys are provided separately.

Antec GX700

At the bottom lies a dust filter. There is a dedicated space for a 140mm fan at the backside. This is an optional choice. The fan does not come in the package. You can buy it separately if you feel that your system is less on cooling. The dust filters are easy to clean. It is a washable dust filter.

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Re: Antec GX700 Mid-Tower Cpu Case Review

Back:

Antec GX700

2 rubber grommet are placed on the top right which provide an open space for external liquid coolers along with a single 140mm cpu fan on the backside with open space for motherboard connectors. There are 7 thumbscrew access pci slots that support Nvidia SLi and AMD CrossFire setup. The psu lies at the bottom.

Left/Right -

Antec GX700

At the left side an additional opening is available for 120mm system fan. There is nothing on the right side. The side panel can be blocked by sliding to the front side.

Top -

Antec GX700

At the top side you can see a unique flip access fan controller through which you can control the fan speed manually. Next to that lies the usb ports among which 2 are usb 3.0 and 2 are usb 2.0. Below that lies the front audio. There are two 140mm fan mounts that makes Antec GX700 look prettier. This are not led fans. But you can add them separately. The top cooling ensures maximum air ventilation inside the case.

Bottom -

Antec GX700

There is an additional dust filter placed below the psu panel. It offers easy maintenance. It is also washable.
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Re: Antec GX700 Mid-Tower Cpu Case Review

Inside Antec GX700 -

Being a Mid-Tower case the space remains somewhat limited if you are willing to add a liquid cooler. Like in the above image. We are using Antec Kuhler H20 920. To gain a bit space connecting the radiator on the top side with single fan will help.

Antec GX700

Inside at the right side you can see there are 5 x 3.5inch tool-less hard drive bays. You can use SSD's also on it. The entire panel is not removable. You can hook any regular hard drive on it. But for SSD's you have to screw them separately in the center.

Antec GX700

You can add up a full size gpu in it. Antec GX700 supports graphic card upto 11.5inch in length.

Antec GX700

At the top you can see inside there are two fans connected. You can also add a water cooler radiator.

Antec GX700

Antec GX700 has simple cable management. You can use cable ties to hook the lying cables leaving a bit more space inside. The case provides you 5 fan support overall. This also makes it ideal for overclocking. The solid metal body makes it durable and bit rust free. Antec GTX700 provides many benefits over a regular cpu case. It is also ideal choice when it comes to upgrade because it is not limited to space for storage.

Antec GX700 Mid Tower Case Assembly:

Hardware Config: (Thanks to Antec, AMD, Kingston, Gigabyte, Nvidia & Seagate for sponsoring the hardware)
  • CPU Cabinet - Antec GX700 Mid-Tower
  • Processor - AMD FX-8350 4Ghz 8 Core (AM3+)
  • Liquid Cooler - Antec Kuhler H20 920
  • RAM - 1x 8GB Kingston HyperX Blu RAM
  • Motherboard - Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 AM3+ Socket UltraDurable
  • Graphic Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
  • Hard Drive 1 ? Seagate Barracuda 3TB Internal Hard Drive
  • Hard Drive 2 - WD 160GB Internal Hard Drive
  • PSU ? Antec EA-750 EarthWatts Green PSU
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Re: Antec GX700 Mid-Tower Cpu Case Review

PC Assembly is very easy and quick. If you are adding a liquid cooler then it is essential to decide the placement because improper placement can block everything inside. It takes less than an hour to configure everything. There is very less planning needed. For psu you have the lower panel. You can add any regular size power supply. In our system we had used Antec EA-750 EarthWatts Green PSU. A powerful 750watt power supply. We had also used Nvidia 650Ti graphics card that fits well in the center part. Above that we are using Antec Kuhler H20 920 liquid cooler. The radiator is placed on the left side where a 140mm fan was installed. You can add 240mm radiator on the top side if you need a better cooling solution.

Antec GX700

You can also use multiple gpu easily on it. The main issue lies with the psu. If everything is placed properly then it is very easy to manage the cables. Attaching drive is the simplest thing on Antec GX700. To add an optical drive, open up the snap on plastic from the front side and push the drive inside. That's it. The fan controller on the front side can help you to manage speed and save a little power also. When you are not playing games or overclocking you can keep it on minimum. Antec GX700 is a value for money product. It is durable and has ample of space to connect various things inside. You can build a regular or an extreme machine as per your need. Anyone who is looking for a budget case but with good features can go with Antec GX700. Things only get limited if you overload the case with liquid cooler, multiple gpu and an extreme psu. The drive bays are permanent. It cannot be moved or removed due to which you cannot add a bigger size gpu.

Conclusion:

Antec GX700 Mid Tower Case comes for Rs.4500. You can buy it from Snapdeal. One thing I will recommend is to buy a good psu if you are going to build a gaming pc. Buy a combination of Antec PSU and Case. This case brings ample of benefits for any pc. It offers you good ventilation due to multiple fan support and it is also easy to clean. It has a sturdy look. The dust filter provides you easy maintenance. Through multiple fan support you can keep your system cooler at extreme usage. The fans are quiet. There is no noise at all. The tool-less drive bays are time saving. Overall Antec GX700 is a smart choice. Strong design makes it a long lasting solution. The internal cables if not mounted properly can create issue. That is because of mid-tower size limitation. At the front side you get USB 3.0 port for fast data transfer. I was expecting led on the fan that can add more to the look. Overall I do not think Antec is charging really high on GX700. It is not easy to get all this features at this price range.

Pros:
  • Sturdy Design
  • Tool-Less Drive bays
  • Fan Controller
  • Front HD Audio
  • Ideal for mid range gaming pc
Cons:
  • Non Latch based Side Panel.
  • Permanent Hard Drive Bays.
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