Antec

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure: the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

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The Antec Sonata Designer 500 Case is mostly steel, comes with a white paint finish and has a brushed aluminum front bezel. This front bezel is unique because it can be removed and replaced. There are five different color choices to choose from; Blue, Orange, Green, Pink and White. It even has an included Antec EarthWatts™ 500 Watt power supply. Its 80+ certified so it's extremely efficient, has Active PFC and is quiet. This PSU is more than adequate for most computer builds. Watch the video to find out more and check out the bloopers at the end.

The Antec TruePower Quattro 850W & 1000W PSUs have stylish racing stripes which run all the way around the steel housing and include an 80mm fan. Along with this fan and the many ventilation holes, this PSU will remain cool in almost any environment. Both of these PSUs have lots of power for today's gaming systems. The +3.3V is 25A and the +5V is 30A. Many of today's high wattage power supplies that are designed for a 2 video card gaming system and therefore have one large single +12V rail, but these PSUs have 4 +12V rails and each rail is 18A.

The Antec P190 Case is based on the original P180 case, but with many improvements. For one, it's a little larger so 12x13" Extended ATX form factor motherboards now fit. Also, there is no space issue fitting the newest very long video cards. The cases fans have also been upgraded. There are now a total of five TriCool fans; two 140mm at the top, one 120mm at the back and bottom, and a 200mm Big Boy fan on the left side panel. It has a cable management system, plenty of drive bays, a snake light, and much more.

Generally, cases with a power supply are intended for the budget market. I believe Antec had this in mind with the Antec Sonata III Case. This product is mostly steel with a stylish plastic front bezel. There are 3x5.25", 2x3.5" (ext), and 4x3.5" (int) drive bays. Conveniently located at the front are 2 USB2 ports, eSATA port, a microphone jack and headphone jack. There is one included Antec Tricoool 120mm fan at the back and an optional 120mm fan can be installed at the front. Overall, this is a great case and they include an excellent high efficiency 500W power supply.

The Raidmax Volcano 630W Power Supply is available in two different wattages, 530 and 630. This is enough power for most midrange computer systems. It's all aluminum so it's lightweight, comes with two 80mm LED fans, and is completely modular. This power supply also has distinctive styling that will definitely stand out. Watch the Video to find out more...

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This giveaway includes:

This giveaway includes:

  • 1 x Antec P280 Case (1 winner) - Video Review
  • 1 x Antec KUHLER H2O 920 CPU Cooler (1 winner) - Video Review
  • 1 x Antec HCG-620M 620W Power Supply (1 winner) - Video Review

This giveaway includes:

  • 2 x Antec HCP-750 Power Supply & 2 x Antec TrueQuiet Pro Fan (2 winners)

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  • This is an International giveaway, so everyone is welcome to enter.
  • There will be 2 winner(s) each receiving 1 x HCP-750 & 1 x TrueQuiet Fans listed above.
  • Winners have 7 days to claim their prize(s).
  • Products will be shipped by the sponsor(s).
  • Please allow 2-8 weeks for delivery.
  • Giveaway ends on October 31st, 2012. Winner(s) will be selected shortly thereafter.

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