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Antec set to intro budget ruggerdised chassis, GX700

by Tarinder Sandhu on 9 January 2013, 17:19

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Known to most of you as a purveyor of decent chassis and power supplies, Antec has looked to diversify away from its core business by launching AMP - Antec Mobile Products - a lifestyle sub-brand that focusses on headphones, wireless speakers and so forth.

Having written on technology for more than a decade, Antec's chassis were amongst the very best in the business, though I feel as if the combination of recent releases that have been average more than extraordinary and the quality of the competition's products have left Antec in a somewhat difficult position.

Putting the focus back on chassis at CES 2013, the soon-to-be-released GX700 caught my eye. It's a budget chassis with a gaming bias, and it carries all the basic features one would expect, including USB 3.0 ports, flip-access fan controller, three pre-attached fans, space for a top-mounted 240mm radiator, seven PCI slots, five drive bays with SSD mounts, and space for graphics cards that are up to 11.5in long.

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Feeling reassuringly hefty and putting focus on ruggerdised looks more than quietness, here's Antec's Justin Chou giving HEXUS the visual tour and rundown. I was pleasantly surprised when I learnt the price, so take a guess in the forums - without consulting Google - and see if your prediction matches up with reality. I'll update this article in a few hours with the MSRP... and you may want to put it on your shortlist when you find out.



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£35?
I'm going to guess maybe £40-50?
i would guess 50-60…
It's all metal construction, tool-less and has a fan controller, so at least 60 since they are calling it a budget case. Could even be a bit more
I doubt we'll see it available on UK etailers for less than £50.