Keep in mind that by large, we mean LARGE. In size, the case is 27.40″ x 8.80″ x 21.80″. What that means for you? Lots and lots of room! Comparing to a Mid Tower computer case with an average size of 18.30″ x 8.10″ x 18.00″, the Antec Nineteen Hundred is definitely a step up. In fact, for some it may even be an overkill. Considering it carries 17 drive bays, this would be a better case for a small server. There are many mixed customer reviews with the case because of how much extra space is actually there. However, if you are a computer enthusiast looking to build something with custom water cooling, SLI graphics, and custom lighting, this case may perfect for you.
A large window on the left side (when facing the front) and more than enough room to put almost any cooling system you desire. The Antec Nineteen Hundred is a solid case that would be more useful to someone needing lots of room. Especially for high end custom computer builds.
With two USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case, it offers more ports than many other computer cases available. If your motherboard supports it, it can be a great plus that will definitely be handy overtime. Also on the front is the power button, reset button, and your audio jacks. There are no problems with the audio jacks or the USB ports however, a small issue that we found with the power button is that it wasn’t properly stuck onto the case.
For some odd reason, after testing the case for roughly 3 days, we went to power the computer up and found that the power button failed to work. After manually starting the computer using the motherboard, the problem lead back to the actual power button. After getting some assistance with the issue, we found that the power button in the computer was pushed out slightly so when we pushed the power button on the case, we wouldn’t actually be touching the button. We were able to fix this issue by disassembling the front panel from the case, pushing the actual power button back into the front panel, and finally gluing it all back together. Should you have the same issue, we would still recommend taking the case back to Antec and getting a replacement. If you feel as though you can fix it yourself, make sure you are extremely careful as there are some attachments that are glued onto the front panel and when removing the panel (if you pull too hard) you can accidentally break or rip something off.
In the end, there are many great possibilities when using the Antec Nineteen Hundred Computer Case. It is very large and allows for lots of room when using custom liquid cooling, lighting, and SLI graphics. It offers many drive bays which would be perfect for a small server and has a very solid material build. The power button issue may only actually be a problem with our unit so it is very likely not going to be an issue. If you are looking for a smaller, lighter computer case. There are many other Antec computer cases available. You can check out their website at http://www.antec.com/.
Specifications: Antec Website
In the box
Antec Nineteen Hundred Series Ultimate Gaming Case (Red)
Limited 3-Year Warranty