Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Chassis Review

/ 12 years ago


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Antec have been producing cases for many years now and they have numerous models in their range. They are favoured by many users because they have a reputation for being well featured and competitively priced.

Today we are going to look at one of their top of the range cases, the 1200 (or twelve-hundred) Ultimate V3 which boasts a plethora of features to whet the appetites of enthusiasts. These include no fewer than six fans pulling and pushing air into and out of the case.

It occupies a full-tower form factor, incorporating twelve external drive bays in total. It also provides USB3.0 support, water cooling support. Unlike most full tower cases, the Antec 1200 doesn’t actually support eATX motherboards which is a little strange considering all the space inside the case. But this isn’t a deal breaker as there are plenty of very cabable standard ATX boards on the market.

1817 1200 front q lights


  • 13 drive bays
  • External 3 x 5.25″; Internal 9 x 3.5″ for HDD, or
  • External 6 x 5.25″; Internal 6 x 3.5″ for HDD, or
  • External 9 x 5.25″; Internal 3 x 3.5″ for HDD or
  • External 12 x 5.25 for HDD
  • Internal 1 x 2.5″ SSD bottom mount also included
  • Maximum video card size: 17.5″/444mm (Note: some video cards may require removal of the adjacent hard drive cage)
  • Compatible Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • Unique power supply option: Mounts either a standard size power supply or Antec’s exclusive CP Series power supply
  • Perforated front bezel for enhanced air intake
  • Washable air filters reduce dust build-up in your system
  • Advanced cooling system:
  • 1 top 200mm Big Boy 200™ blue LED fan
  • 2 rear 120mm TriCool™ blue LED fan
  • 3 front 120mm blue LED fan
  • 1 (optional) side 120mm fan to cool graphics cards
  • 1 (optional) middle 120mm fan to cool CPU or graphics cards
  • Water cooling platform for reservoir or pump
  • Compatible w/ Antec’s 200mm Radiator (designed exclusively for the Twelve Hundred)
  • CPU cut-out allows for easy installation of CPU coolers
  • 7 expansion slots for greater customizability
  • Top mounted I/O ports for easy access
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x eSATA
  • HD Audio In and Out
  • Top component tray stores your music player, camera and more
  • Dimensions:
  • 22.9″ (H) x 8.4″ (W) x 20.2″ (D)
  • 582mm (H) x 213mm (W) x 513mm (D)


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