Antec GX700 Military Case

Antec GX700 Military Case
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The lower section of the front panel has a Antec logo printed in it. As the theme of this case is military, the coloring of the front panel is military green. There are four thumbscrews in the front panel which secure the lower section of the front panel in the case structure. Removing them will allow you to access a dust filter beneath it.

Antec GX700 Military Case
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Underneath the front panel is a removeable dust filter for the front fan. As with most dust filters attached onto the computers Antec has decided to use plastic mesh which makes cleaning the filter a whole lot of easier process. You can even wash the filter with water if you like.

Antec GX700 Military Case
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These 5.25″ slots are accessed from the front panel. Remove the two securing latches (one from both side of the 5.25 plate) and remove the green metal panel. Just push the drive in and secure it from inside the case. Could it be easier? A completely toolless setup which is nice idea!

Antec GX700 Military Case
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5.25″ drives are secured using these four plastic switches. Just turn the switch 90 degrees and the drive is secured.

Antec GX700 Military Case
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The front USB connectors are located on top of the case along with the microphone and headphone connectors. As you can see, the military theme also continues in the front panel connectors. USB-slots are mounted on a military-green metal piece and right next to them is a hatch with a yellow stripes. Let’s see whats underneath this nuclear bomb switch!

Antec GX700 Military Case
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Underneath the hatch is a three step fan speedometer. You can control the fans of your case with this switch and put them in either low, normal or high speed mode.

Testing & Installation:

We installed following system in the GX700

Intel I5-2500K + Noctua NH-U12P CPU Cooler
Asus P8P67
2x2GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
Verbatim 2.5″ SSD
Hitachi 1TB HDD
Enermax ENM750AWT PSU
E-mu 1820M Soundcard

Installation of our test system in the case was a smooth process. We did not encounter any sharp edges or problems with the installation whatsoever. All our parts (admittedly not the highest end possible) fit nicely and there was enough space for even larger GFX cards and CPU coolers.

We did not encounter higher CPU/NB/HDD/GFX temperatures with GX700 compared to the P280 case which we use as a reference. The cooling of GX700 with the included fans seemed to be efficient enough to effectively cool down our system.

Conclusion:

To conclude this review, I have to say that if you like military theme, GX700 must one of your favorites. It is reasonably priced (60€) and widely available. Usually military themed cases have been self made DIY projects so far, but Antec has seen a potential market in this sector. The case is of typical Antec quality, you won’t be disappointed! There are enough HDD slots for normal use and four 5.25″ slots are definitely enough even for higher end users. GX700 supports long GFX cards so installation of them shouldn’t be a problem. All in all, I’m very keen on this case and I can recommend it to anyone who likes the looks of it. You won’t be disappointed!

Pros:
+ Supports 120x240mm radiators
+ Looks good
+ Fan controller
+ Toolless installation

Cons:
– None

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