Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

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Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:26 am

Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

World's First Open Air Case Adds Unique Design and Unprecedented Airflow to Any System

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Fremont, Calif. - October 13, 2008 - Antec, Inc., the leading global brand
of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and
Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched the Skeleton, the first open air
enclosure to the consumer market. The Skeleton's open structure design and
flexibility bring a high level of cooling, ease-of-use and stylish
appearance to any PC.

Customizable and offering unprecedented levels of cooling, the Skeleton
features an open frame and a top mounted, three-speed, 250mm TriCool
multi-color LED fan, allowing users to adjust fan speed, as well as case
illumination. Specially designed layered trays allow for efficient cable
routing that prevents wires from impeding airflow and an additional
dedicated 92mm fan cools the hard drives. With a 0.8mm cold rolled
steel-reinforced plastic frame and rackmount quality side rails, this
enclosure emphasizes durability. The 13''(H) x 14.8''(W) x 16.5''(D) sized
enclosure fits Mini ITX, MicroATX and Standard ATX motherboards.
For enhanced flexibility in system integration, the enclosure boasts a
layered tray design and four quick release drive bays, including two 5.25''
and two 3.5'' bays as well as four optional 3.5'' side panel-mounting
plates. Seven expansion slots contain room for up to three 11'' video cards
in SLI configuration, enabling gamers and high-performance enthusiasts to
get the most from their high end machines. Convenient front mounted USB 2.0,
FireWire and eSATA ports allow for easy multimedia connections.
Additionally, there are Audio I/O ports in the front, compatible with AC97'
and HDA.

"PC gamers and build your own enthusiasts are always looking for the latest
high-performance components, including high usability and unique designs,"
said Scott Richards, senior vice president for Antec. "The Skeleton is the
latest example of the commitment we have to offer usable, affordable
products that perfectly balance functionality with a unique and bold
appearance. The cooling capacities and top-notch convenience features will
help PC users to build a very special system. We're excited to be the first
company to launch an open air PC case."

The Skeleton is available now through major retailers, e-tailers and
distributors. The case will retail for approximately $189.95 and is backed
by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and
full technical specifications, please visit http://www.antec.com.

About Antec, Inc.

Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer
components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself
(DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these
industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and
international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable 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 large range of cases, such as its
technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution
Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and
server markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such
as its Signature Series, TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and
EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC
gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components,
and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the
Twelve Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing
accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented
LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions.

As part of its commitment to the gaming industry, Antec is a member of the
non-profit organization PC Gaming Alliance, with Senior Vice President Scott
Richards sitting on the board of directors.

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 http://www.antec.com for more
information.
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Re: Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

Postby FeRaL » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:42 pm

Meh.... Looks to limiting to me, but then again with only one pic of it one really cant tell. Main concern would be cpu cooler compatibility and that it wouldn't be a good idea to have sitting on the floor which means that you would need more desk space. ](*,)
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Re: Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

Postby hnzw_rui » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:58 pm

Been interested in this since it was announced. Anyone know if it's hit the stores yet? Seems like it would work really nicely as a test bench. Looking forward to the mini-ITX version, too. :mrgreen:

Edit:
Just checked Newegg and they have it. :mrgreen:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129056

Now I'm tempted to get one...
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Re: Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

Postby bubba » Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:46 pm

I'm still on the fence on this one.
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