Antec GX700 Mid-Tower Case Review

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Sikorsky aircraft is a multinational company that focuses on the development and manufacturing of advanced helicopters and aircraft technology. They are owned in whole by United Technologies and they utilize the research and technology from other United Technologies companies. They are best known for the development of their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter used extensively by the U.S. army in multiple conflicts and have created variations of the aircraft for the Navy. Along with this famous Blackhawk helicopter, they are also known for supplying the President of the United States helicopters since 1953. The two helicopters in use by the President are custom variations of the Blackhawk and Sea King designs.



Helicopters, aircraft, and many other pieces of military equipment seem to be a common inspiration for product designs. Maybe the reason for that is the fascination that most young boys and men have with this type of equipment. The desire to wear camouflage and play soldier as a child continues in the hearts of many adults. I believe the game industry's focus proves this with all the first person shooters and war games that are released on a yearly basis. Antec has embraced the military styling that many people are looking for with the introduction of the GX700 mid-tower computer case.



The Antec GX700 is an all metal build, with the styling of a military vehicle. The GX700 is a full featured case with nine drive bays, including four tool-less 5.25” bays, and five 3.5”/2.5” tool-less HDD bays. Antec has provided support for ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX boards in a package that weighs in at 13.8 lbs. The GX700 has support for larger graphics cards and CPU coolers, it can accommodate GPUs up to 293mm long and CPU coolers 172mm in height. The stock cooling system includes two 140mm top mounted fans, one 120mm rear fan, and support for water cooling. The front panel provides two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, audio jacks, and a fan controller mounted to the top of the case.