Computex 2010 Show Coverage - Part 4

Antec's Booth

Antec's Booth


Antec showed off its wide range of chassis and power supply units.

The new Antec LanBoy Air PC chassis deserves its name, what with the wholly mesh design. It comes with a front panel USB 3.0 port and supports three sizes of motherboards, miniITX, microATX and standard ATX. It's also a winner of Computex 2010's award.

Here's another view of the LanBoy Air, this time in a black and blue color scheme. You can install up to a maximum of 15 fans on this chassis, including top 120mm fans, 120mm HDD fans, and TriCool LED fans for the graphics. One of the unique thing about this chassis is that you can remove the meshed panels of the sides in a modular fashion, both for easy access and installation of components.

The HDDs are suspended by these rubber mounts to reduce noise from vibrations.

This is another new series of chassis from Antec, the Darkfield series. This is the DF-85, which comes with a hot swap HDD bay at the top, compatible with 2.5-inch SSD and the front fan doors can be opened and the filters easily removed for cleaning.

Here's the hot swap bay for the 2.5-inch SSD at the top of the chassis.

The spacious interior of the DF-85. We noticed that you can change the CPU cooler without needing to unscrew the motherboard while there are two 120mm TriCool fans at the rear for cooling.

For those who don't require a full tower, the DF-30 has a similar set of features but is more modestly sized.

The OC edition of Antec's 1200W TruePower Quattro PSU comes with adjustable voltage and fan controls.

Antec's new High Current Pro (HCP) series of PSUs are 80 PLUS Gold certified, and uses Japanese brand capacitors and even the PWM fan, This model is rated at 1200W but there are more performance enthusiast wattages like 850W in the lineup.