Antec One Hundred Window - A Window to Leetness

Launch SRP: S$98

Exterior Design

Exterior Design

The 6.9kg One Hundred Window has side panels which have a finish that appears glossy but actually feels matte to touch. Under strong lighting however, fingerprints are noticeable (as you might have noticed from our earlier picture. Its full wire mesh front allows for maximum airflow, but it's also acts as a dust trap at the same time. While you would have to wipe it clean occasionally to improve internal airflow, at least it reduces the need to maintain the individual fans. There's always two sides to the use of these fine front mesh facades. An improvement over the older Two Hundred casing is the improved front I/O panel is laid out in a straightforward fashion and is clearer to use. While it sports quad USB ports, they are still 2.0 compliant only and there is no reset button.

 The crown of the casing sit the power switch, audio jacks and four USB 2.0 ports. The area behind with the Antec logo is what the company calls an accessory tray - ideal to place external HDDs or other such gadgets or trinkets.

At the top and towards the back of the case, we see a 140mm TwoCool fan, one of the two cooling fans that comes with the enclosure.This is also standard fare on the Two Hundred casing.

 The rear cooling option is the other 120mm TwoCool fan. There are two switches for controlling the speeds of both fans. We had to pry off the port cut-outs from the back panel; fortunately, they came off clean and there were no small nasty steel stubs left behind. Rubber grommets to route your water cooling tubes are not a standard-fare but the casing does have relevant perforations to a cater to those needs too.

Here's a shot of the fan switches up close. The left one controls the top 140mm fan, while the right serves the rear 120mm fan.

The Good
Fan controls provided
Spacious for budget casing (fits graphics cards 11 inches long)
Solid build quality
The Bad
No exhaust holes for bottom-mounted PSU
No USB 3.0 support
Not a tool-less chassis