New cases at Computex – Cooler Master, Silverstone and Antec




Unlike a scholarship as CES or IFA, where we mainly see consumer electronics, Computex is of course the scholarship component of choice. That means cooling, power supplies, motherboards, video cards, and of course housings. We went along with Antec, Cooler Master and Silverstone to see their latest creations.

Antec shows S10 enclosures

We have an Antec time missed in the highend segment for enclosures and when the company not so long ago P380 showed where it had been working for a year, we were not very impressed. Antec One employee we spoke at Computex, nevertheless indicated that the redesign of the 280/380 was a step in the right direction. And with the S10 enclosures Antec had set up his booth, which is also confirmed.

The S10 will be available in various versions, and which models will get a price from approximately five hundred euro. That seems a lot, and that’s of course, but Antec Signature series has given it a luxurious look. That is reflected in the materials as aluminum, solid metal and tempered glass, but not least to the size, the S10 is a BigTower with plenty of space.

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This space is divided into three compartments, as we earlier in the Performance Series P180 as the saw. In the main compartment, the system is built with motherboard, processor and video card cooler. In the front room is reserved for hard drives, with room for six 3.5 “drives. They are put in a sleigh and sled slides on silicon conductors in place for a vibration-free mounting. Two drives in a drive cage on their held in place by a plastic flap that snaps.

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In the lower compartment you can classify your diet, naturally enough space to build the longest nutrition. All that power must share the space below, is its own cables and a drive cage for five 2.5 “drives. There is room for three additional 2.5” drives, but with the cage of five each setup will be are complete. The three compartments are separated by walls containing the necessary air filters: arranged between the motherboard and the hard disk drives Antec has a filter over nearly the full length of the housing.

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The exterior of the S10 have different finishes. The S10G has two doors, a big one for the motherboard and a small one for the hard drives, of tempered glass. In the regular S10 are two doors made of aluminum. The rest of the casing is made of steel and aluminum. The observant reader misses incidentally a 5.25 “-drivebay that although there is a cover of that size, but there can be no optical drive built-in which is in fact intended for fan controllers or readers..

The cooling system is, of course, in line with the format of the S10 and intended for high-end systems. Standard Antec supplies two outlets of 140mm at above the motherboard compartment and a 120mm rear exhaust. Three 120mm fans blow air into the motherboard compartment and thereby suck cool air along the hard drives. They also have their own 120mm outlet for the discharge of warm air. Of course it is to expand the cooling with water cooling, with space for radiators up to 360mm.

The S10 is also equipped with nice touches like a fanhub, hinges for the doors, four USB 3.0 ports and dust filters for all fans. So Antec seems a luxury housing with fine materials and smart format to the market, but there must be a steep price to be paid.


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