Date: April 28th, 2009
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
These tiny knobs control the speed of the 120mm fans (from 1200-2000 RPM) in each of the three drive cages. We'll take a look at these in more detail a bit later, but this is a nice touch and a very well executed feature. Having front-panel speed control over the front fans will likely mean that users will take advantage of this feature.
The rear of the Twelve Hundred has some interesting features too. Like the Nine Hundred, the Twelve Hundred features the PSU mount at the bottom of the chassis. Unlike the Nine Hundred, it will also accept Antec's new CP-series power supplies via the included adapter plate. The seven vented expansion bay covers are flanked on the right by a couple of tubing grommets for liquid cooling enthusiasts. Two 120mm Tri-Cool exhaust fans, with blue LED lighting, handle cooling chores back here and…
…a fan control panel lives just above the I/O shield area and not only allows the user to adjust RPM of the rear and top fans, but also allows the lighting of the top fan to be switched on or off. Nice!
With the exception of the rubber feet, the bottom of the case is unremarkable.
Removing two black thumbscrews allows the windowed side panel to be removed from the case. The chevron-shaped window and vented area have been scaled up for the Twelve Hundred, as has the optional fan placement (with washable filter.) An additional 120mm fan can be located here, but is not included. Notice that the semi-flat black finish is carried to the inside surface of the panels as well as…