Date: October 17th, 2006
Article by: Mike Carter (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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ANTEC FUSION INTRODUCTION
The home PC gone through many changes over the years. What once was a boring, beige box found only in a few homes has evolved. As the gaming industry grew, computer case manufacturers responded with fancy, pre-modded cases designed with the gamer in mind. Today, the home PC is also fast becoming the family “media center”, able to stream digital music, play movies, and store family photos and home videos (as well as play a mean video game).
Of course, for your PC to fit into your media center, it has to look the part. The old, beige box won't work, and many of the gamer oriented cases are either too garish or too noisy (or both).
Antec has responded to this growing need with the Fusion; a quiet, home theater-design case made to fit in with your other entertainment gear. By designing a simple, elegant, and quiet case, Antec hopes to house your new media center PC. Let's take a look at this new offering, and see how well it fares.
ANTEC CORPORATE PROFILE
How did Antec become the world's #1 brand of high-performance computer components?
The year was 1986. Starbucks had only a few stores. Don Johnson was actually cool. The average PC had less memory than today's cellphones. And in Fremont , California , a little company named Antec was born. Antec's first employees never imagined that their upstart firm would rise to the very top of the high-performance computer components industry. But rise it did. And rather swiftly, too.
So what can Antec do for you? That depends on who you are. If you're a computer user, and you'd like to upgrade your existing computer or build a new one yourself, we've got the computer cases, power supplies, cooling fans, lighting components, and accessories that you need. If you're a system builder or VAR, we'll help you deliver reliable and cost-effective systems to your customers. And if you're a retailer, we'll help you reach an explosively growing market: namely, “do-it-yourself” computer users who enjoy building and upgrading their own computers.
How do we do all this? Our product lineup includes a wide variety of unique computer cases, such as the elegant Lifestyle Series, ultra-powerful Performance One and Performance TX series, and the cost-effective Solution Series. Our world-class power supplies – including the TruePower 2.0 and SmartPower 2.0 lines – have won countless international awards for their reliable performance. Our flexible rackmounts are ideally suited to the demanding ISP, telecom, and networking markets. And for those of you who'd like to add a little visual flair to your computers, we offer an eye-catching range of fans, lights, and other PC accessories.
We're headquartered in Fremont , California , with additional offices in the Netherlands , Europe . We've also established distribution partnerships throughout Australia and Southeast Asia . So you'll find Antec products in over 25 countries. But no matter how large we grow, we'll never forget our mission: to give you the power you need to create the computer you really want. That's the Antec way. That's the Power of You.