Antec GX700 Case Review

GX700 is the latest gaming case from Antec found its way under our spotlights today. The company promises a highly functional case with a unique militaristic design and high cooling performance. Can however the GX700 really deliver it all up beneath its small price tag?

We have reviewed several great cases by Antec in the past, such as the simplistic One, the sharp Eleven Hundred and the elegant P280. Today however we are having a look at a case quite unlike any of their previous designs, the GX700. With a retail price of about 65 USD / 55 EUR and a militaristic theme, the GX700 is being marketed as a highly functional case for gamers on a tight budget. Whether it can meet the high expectations of such a demanding target group or not, we will find out in this review.

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Manufacturer features and specifications

Model

GX700

Case Type

Mid-Tower

Color(s)

Black and military green

Cooling System

– Includes 2 x 140 mm top fans
Capable of mounting 240 mm radiator for water cooling
– Includes 1 x 120 mm rear fan
– Optional 2 x 120 mm front intake fans
– Optional 120 mm side fan mount to cool graphic cards

Maximum CPU cooler height

up to 172 mm

Water cooling support

Rear water cooling grommets

Drive Bays

– 3 + 1 x 5.25" tool-less drive bays
Click-on 5.25" drive bay clasps
Top bay designed for controls
-5 x 3.5" tool-less HDD tray each with 2.5" SSD/HDD mount

Front Ports

– 2 x USB 3.0
– 2 x USB 2.0
– Audio In/Out
– Fan controller 

Expansion Slots / video card size

– 7 x PCI-E with thumbscrew access / up to 293 mm (11.5")

PSU

None

Motherboard Support

Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX

CPU Cutout

Enlarged CPU Cutout

Cable Management

– 13 mm of cable routing space behind motherboard tray
– Cable routing holes

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

– 19.7" (H) x 7.9 " (W) x 17.7"(D) /
– 500 mm (H) x200 mm (W) x 450 mm (D)

Weight

– Net Weight: 13.8 lb / 6.26 kg
– Gross Weight: 17.2 lb / 7.82 kg