Antec GX202: new cheap and light box with white LEDs for gamers
The first is that for such little weight its dimensions are quite generous in this type of format: 450 x 205 x 435 mm to be concrete.
The biggest problem of these dimensions is undoubtedly its width, because in just 20 cm it will cost to handle a good finish of rear cables. To help in this aspect Antec has equipped this GX202 with a convex panel that allows better management of the wiring by gaining a few millimeters more.
The opposite side panel includes a transparent window, although no mention is made of the material, everything points to its general weight being plexiglass, giving it at the same time aesthetics and lightness.
The truth is that since mid-2018 and now since 2019 the amount of chassis that ABS plastic has left in favor of SPCC steel is overwhelming.
Where between 2017 and 2018 there was a boom of such material, now it seems that the quality and firmness of steel have returned to make an appearance in the vast majority of existing chassis, including mid-range or low-end, which is great news.
In this case the SPCC and the plastic make an appearance in a quite well chosen combination as it is the structure and the front of the box.
In this frontal we will find the buttons and connectors for USB 3.0 (X2), MIC / AUDIO and the typical POWER and RESET in two different buttons.
The truth is that with up to 8 bays for SSD and HDD in total it is difficult to find chassis of this size that accommodate such options.
Specifically, we will find 4 bays for 2.5 inch discs, 3 that can support 2.5 “or 3.5” discs and a 5.25 “bay, something strange in 2019 and that some users surely value.
The options for GPUs go through a maximum length of 375 mm, those of our heatsink can not exceed 160mm in height and that of our source can reach up to 200 mm, not bad.
Of stock, Antec has included in this GX202 three fans of 120 mm for cooling, divided into two for the front with white LED lighting and a common rear without this type of lighting.
The options of liquid refrigeration are terse, since we can only install a 240 mm radiator on the front and another 120 mm on the back.
This Antec GX202 is already on sale for a price of 44.99 dollars, which should translate into the same value for Europe.