It looks like Valentine’s Day has come early this year for the Three Hundred Two with several sites already showing their love of the newest entry in the Gaming Series. Following the footsteps of its predecessor, the Three Hundred Two takes everything that made the Three Hundred great and improves on them for better customization and better user-friendliness.
My name’s Mark Constantino and I’m the new technical writer here at Antec, Inc (not the same dude who does ghost huntings or whatever). Yeah, I’m one of those weird guys who still doesn’t have a Facebook, Smartphone, or a bunch of other high tech trends, but I do catch up on all the latest games, comics, and anime. I’ve built a few systems in the past, nothing extraordinary but a good foundation nonetheless. Guess the only other thing I can add about myself is that I’m an aspiring novelist in the Sci-fi / Fantasy genre, so yeah, maybe you’ll be reading my books one day!
Anyway, for those who are familiar with the original Three Hundred, you must be wondering what sets the Three Hundred Two apart from its predecessor. Luckily Rodney Reynolds from 3dGameMan.com was kind enough to create a video that discusses the “improved and additional features” of the Three Hundred Two. You’ll hear about the Three Hundred Two’s tool-less drive bays, USB 3.0, filters and more right here. Rodney awarded the Three Hundred Two with the Kickass: Gameman’s Choice award!
So is this worth buying? Personally I’d give a resounding “Hell yeah!” but we all know I work for Antec (or do we…) so let’s take it up with Vinnie of HiTechLegion who explores the real in’s and out’s of our case: component installation, thermal testing, all the nitty-gritty details. Vinnie goes into painstaking detail about how to install each component into the Three Hundred Two which you can see here.
In his written review Vinnie says the Three Hundred Two has a lot of space – that it’s almost like working on a full tower, with the additional width making a big difference in cable management. So what does that mean for the Three Hundred Two? Hi Tech Legion’s Gold Award of course!
“I especially like the amount of space it offers, making your install that much easier to accomplish, along with plenty of room for the larger after market coolers, the tool-less retention, and the removal features of the expansion slots dust covers. Cable management on this chassis is well thought out, with well positioned cable routing holes and with one inch of room behind the motherboard tray help make your install a breeze to accomplish.”
The Three Hundred Two seems to be a winner so far, but what does Drew “The Duke” Briggs of Tech Reaction have to say? Well according to the Duke, installing the 5.25” and 3.5” tool-less drive bays was a quick and easy process, which is one of the reasons the Three Hundred Two earned Techreaction.net’s Gold Silicon Award!
“With the Antec Three Hundred Two placed into the budget-case market, it will be a strong contender with all the available features it packs with it. Even though it leaves four fan spots open out of the six total, it still ranks high up on our list of cases in this price range.”
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen! With the Three Hundred Two, you get a kickass case with a lot of room that’s easy to build with at an affordable price. If you’re in the market for a new enclosure but don’t want to shell out too much cash, then the Three Hundred Two fits the bill (you see what I did there?).
The Three Hundred Two is now available in stores and online retailers. Post your feedback on it below! (Okay is this where I’m supposed to end with something witty or sarcastic? Eh, forget about it I’ve got some games to get to.)