If you’re thinking, “Hey, I know the Three Hundred,” then you’re probably not alone. The Three Hundred has been one of Antec’s best-selling cases worldwide and may have captured your heart a system or two (or four?) ago. But now the Three Hundred’s spiritual successor has arrived to exist alongside its legendary predecessor. Behold, the Three Hundred Two!
So what makes the Three Hundred Two different from the original Three Hundred, and why should you care? It’s simple – the Three Hundred Two has the same look of the original but contains a slew of awesome new features at a price that won’t stop you from picking up Kingdoms of Amalur next month or Mass Effect 3 in March.
Let’s start by taking a look at all the cool stuff first: new savory high-end features. The Three Hundred Two borrows much of what was first introduced in the higher-tier Eleven Hundred. Tool-less designs for both the 3.5” and 5.25” drive bays mean that installing your drives is a quick and easy affair. There are also four convenient cable routing holes and up to 3cm of space behind the motherboard tray. Two front panel USB 3.0 ports with an internal motherboard header round out this awesome, but familiar feature set.
The Three Hundred Two also takes a lot of what the original Three Hundred offers and makes it much more badass. Seven expansion slots went to eight, allowing for triple-GPU configurations – and not just puny GPUs from three or four generations ago. The amount of space for graphics cards was increased to a whopping 12.5” (318 mm), so you can fit in that Radeon 6990 you couldn’t quite cram into your old case. One dedicated SSD mount went to two, allowing for more storage options for your system. Water cooling grommets were also added in there for a high-profile cooling configuration. You can flat-out do more with the Three Hundred Two’s straightforward design, and you don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy something like this.
So whether you loved the original Three Hundred, need a home for higher-end hardware or want some eyebrow-raising features without sacrificing your annual gaming budget, look no further than the Three Hundred Two. With an MSRP of $79.99, the Three Hundred Two is available at Newegg (at $69.99) and NCIX with other availability options coming soon. And if you haven’t seen it already, check out the Three Hundred Two review from 3dGameMan!