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Antec GX300 – The new beast in the gaming world

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Antec GX 300 cabinet review

Our Rating

Design8.5
Quality8.6
Durability9.2
Features8.6
With a warranty of whopping 36 months from the date of purchase, it will surely emerge triumphant in gaming and work. GX300 is a job well done by Antec!
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Antec, one of the most renowned and trustworthy name in the gaming as well as chassis industry, is, here again, to take your gaming to altogether a new level with its GX300 case. With its aggressive yet sober design, the Antec GX300 is designed to bestow your gaming passion extra features, which you will surely find enthralling and appealing.

First Look

Antec GX300 First Look

On unpacking the box, we get to witness an elegant gaming technology shielded inside a cabinet of 485 mm (H) x 180 mm (W) x 475 mm (D) dimension and with 5.45 kg of weight.

Outer Body

GX 300 Antec Outer body

The case is completely black and the paint job is terrific. All credit goes to the steel and plastic of panels and stands for complementing the color. The Antec logo in gray color sits in the middle of the front panel and it is really cynosure of all eyes. Mesh grill in front panel acts as a ventilator for the frontal fans.

Side Panels: Side panels have been forced out to allow more space inside the chassis. It also allows space for cable management. Also, front and back stands provide enough grip to hold the case.

Top Panel: Again, exhaust systems have been provided on the top by making the top panel by mesh grill. An external hard drive slot is also given on the top, which, by the way, is not supported by the basic version. Also available on the top are the integrated fan controller, restart button, audio jacks, and power switch, which is quite easy to reach and press.

Antec GX 300 top panel buttons

The restart button is not that easy to access and that is truly amazing to avoid accidental restart while gaming. USB 2.0/USB 3.0 ports are available on the top.

Inner Body

Remove the left side panel of Antec GX300 and you will be flabbergasted. With a total of 7 expansion slots, it could easily absorb in it Standard ATX, Mini-ITX and MicroATX keyboards. Large CPU cutout could be easily seen too. It is a blessing for all those who look forward to change their CPU coolers often.

The inside of Antec GX300 also has 6 drive bays slots, which are compatible with 2.5″/3.5″ storage drives. It also has space for 3 x 5.25″ for CD/DVD/Blu-Ray.

Watch out for the nylon bag when it falls down as and when you open the left side panel. It contents are essential for the long lasting of the case. It includes

  • 2 x rubber plugs for audio jacks
  • 5 x plastic, non-reusable zip ties
  • 8 x Fan long screws
  • Long screws for all of the HDD bays
  • 2 x rubber plugs for USB ports
  • 5 x Power + VGA screws
  • 9 x ATX screws
  • 1 x additional MB stand off
  • 8 x ODD+SSD screws

Final Thoughts:

Here are the final thoughts on Antec GX300 in terms of features, pros and cons.

Features:

Chassis color: Black/ Orange/ White

Maximum graphics card size: 400 Millimeter

Motherboards: Mini ITX motherboard, Micro ATX motherboard and Standard ATX motherboard

6 drive trays of size 3.5” / 2.5”

7 slots for expansion purpose

Six Drive Bays

Height of CPU Cooler (maximum): 140 Millimeter

Side panel (Transparent)

Cooling System:

1 x 120 Millimeter rear with an exhaust fan (1 x 120 Millimeter LED fan that is pre-installed)

2 x120 Millimeter exhaust fan on the top (Optional)

2 x 120 mm front intake fan (1 x 120mm Blue LED fan pre-installed)

Front I/O ports:

1 x Audio I/O (HD97)

1 x USB 3.0 High Speed USB port

1 x USB 2.0

Unit Dimensions:

485 mm (Height) x 180 mm (Width) x 475 mm (Dimension)

19.09” (Height) x 7.08” (Width) x 18.70” (Dimension)

Weight: 5.45 Kilogram

Antec GX300 Image gallery

Pros:

  1. Great product at a lower price tag.
  2. Terrific Performance
  3. Robust nature of the outer body is really impressive.
  4. Built-in fan controller
  5. Elegant Design

Cons:

  1. There could have been one or two more fans to curb the heating completely.
  2. Limited water cooling support

With a warranty of whopping 36 months from the date of purchase, it will surely emerge triumphant in gaming and work. The cabinet is priced at Rs. 4250 inclusive of all taxes. GX300 is a job well done by Antec!

For Sales enquiry visit: www.abacusperipherals.com. / Antec India

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Deepak Ojha

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