Choosing the right cabinet for your next PC build can be a daunting task, thanks to the sheer number of options available in the market. For those wanting the best option when it comes to value for money, Antec has come up with a great solution, with the GX1200 mid-tower cabinet.
|Dimensions||510 x 510 x 200mm|
|Storage||2 x 3.5″ HDD
3 x 2.5″ SSD
|Cooling fans||Front: 3 x 120mm
Rear: 1 x 120mm
Top: 2 x 120mm
|Removable Air Filters|
|Water Cooling||Front Radiator: 360 x 130 x 40mm
Rear Radiator: 120 x 155 x 45mm
Top Radiator: 240 x 120 x 30mm
|Supports upto 410mm GPU|
|Antec Magic Box||6 x Fan Speed Controller
3 x LED Color Controller
|Installed fan||2 x 120mm LED Fans (7 color)|
|PCI Expansion Slots||7|
The Antec GX1200 cabinet is a mid-range chassis that supports up to ATX motherboards and comes with a horde of user friendly features. It includes a fair amount of storage mounts, filters, support for water cooling and inbuilt fan speed and LED controllers.
On the surface, you’ll see that the GX1200 is quite generous in its use of plastic for the casing. Both the front and top panels have curved edges, providing the case with an aesthetically pleasing look. The left side of the cabinet has a large window which reveals the insides and can be used to show off all your glorious components. It can be removed easily using the two thumb screws provided at the back.
The front and the top panels have perforations to facilitate ventilation and feature a “cutting-edge” design (literally speaking). It comes fitted with 2 120mm fans in the front to take care of the stock air intake. You can find the conventional power button with the Antec symbol engraved on it, surrounded by two 3.5 mm jacks, two USB 3.0 ports and a lighting color control button for the front LED fans. The right side of the cabinet is rather simple, with a plain black panel to cover up the insides.
Coming to the rear side, you can find a 120mm fan mount, though the rear fan is not included. You get seven PCI expansion slots sitting atop the PSU cutout, along with ventilation space on the side. Each expansion slot is fitted with a thumb screw, allowing for easy and fast access to the hardware. The bottom of the cabinet has a removable air filter covering the PSU air intake, and the cabinet is by four rubber topped feet with suitable ground clearance. On the inside, near the top side of the front panel, you can find the control box. It includes a multi-channel LED lighting controller and a six channel fan hub which draws power through SATA. Not only does this add another layer to customization options, but it also provides you more control on the PC.
On the inside, the cabinet has plenty of space for mounting a radiator, enabling support for water cooling. The front side can support a full-size fan/radiator configuration as well, giving you a lot more options to explore. The included 120mm fans both have an LED strip, and come in a chrome finish, giving them a rather snazzy look. There’s an LED strip at the bottom as well, for underlighting effects.
Installing the components inside the cabinet is quite easy, facilitated by the ample amount of space and cable management options provided. This makes is an ideal choice for people looking to make their first gaming rig. Add to that all the jazz like the chrome LED fans, and the controllers along with the incredible accessibility features, and the Antec GX1200 seems like a great cabinet for the mid-budget PC gamer.