Antec Eleven Hundred Case Review

It was not two weeks ago since we studied the P280, a chassis designed to merge high performance with elegance. Today we are going to examine, test and review a case of comparable size and design, which however has been adjusted to cover the needs of an entirely different market group, hardcore gamers and overclocking enthusiasts. This product is no other than the new flagship in Antec’s Gaming series, the Eleven Hundred.

Also, stand a chance to win a brand new Antec Eleven Hundred! (more details at the end of the article)

Founded in 1986, Antec has been around for over 25 years and today is one of the most experienced high performance PC case manufacturers. In an effort to keep every enthusiast pleased, the company offers a very long list of products. It was not two weeks ago since we studied the P280, a chassis designed to merge high performance with elegance. Today we are going to examine, test and review a case of comparable size and design, which however has been adjusted to cover the needs of an entirely different market group, hardcore gamers and overclocking enthusiasts. This product is no other than the new flagship in Antec’s Gaming series, the Eleven Hundred.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • Compatible with up to 3-way NVIDIA® SLI® / 4-way AMD CrossFireX™   
  • Grommet-lined cable routing holes with 36 mm of space behind the motherboard tray 
  • 2 front panel USB 3.0 ports         
  • Included 200 mm blue LED top fan / 120 mm rear fan / 7 additional fan mounts
  • Fan connector PCB: allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex for improved cable management     
  • PSU intake & front air filters       
  • 120 mm intake fan behind motherboard (optional)         
  • 3 tool-less 5.25” drive bays
  • 6 x 3.5” tool-less drive bays (rail-mount design)

Model

Eleven Hundred

Case Type

Mid-Tower

Color(s)

Black

Cooling System

- One 200 mm blue LED top fan
- One 120 mm rear fan
- One 120 mm intake fan behind. motherboard for CPU cooling (optional)
- Two 120 mm internal intake fans (optional)
- Two 120 mm front intake fans (optional)
- Two 120 mm side panel fans to cool graphic cards (optional)
- Fan power hub (allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex
for improved cable management)

Drive Bays

- Three 5.25" tool-less drive bays
- Two 2.5” drive bays (dedicated)
- Six 3.5” tool-less drive bays (rail-mount design)

Front Ports

- Two USB 3.0 with internal motherboard connector
- Two USB 2.0
- Audio In/Out

Expansion Slots / 
video card size

- Nine expansion slots
- 13" (330 mm) video card size

Maximum CPU cooler height

6.7” (170 mm)

PSU

None

Motherboard Support

XL-ATX [13.6” x 10.3” (345 mm x 262 mm)], Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX)

CPU Cutout

Enlarged CPU Cutout

Cable Management

Grommet-lined cable routing holes with 36 mm of space behind the motherboard tray

Side panel features

- Side Panel Window (Right side)
- Two 120 mm fan mounts (Right side – Optional)
- One 120 mm fan mount behind motherboard (Left side – Optional)

Dimensions

- 20.7” (H) x 9.3” (W) x 21.5” (D) /
- 527 mm (H) x 237 mm (W) x 546 mm (D)

Weight

- Net weight: 15.3 lbs / 6.9 kg
- Gross weight: 18.7 lbs / 8.5 lbs