Antec Mini Skeleton Reviewtacohunter52 - October 26, 2009
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The predominant feature of the Antec Mini Skeleton is the huge fan on top of it. For that reason I'll start off talking about that fan. The massive fan is actually only 150mm. The reason it looks so huge is because the case is so small. This fan is a 3-speed blue LED fan, it's not to often you'll see an adjustable fan on a Mini ITX case. The front of the case also has a power and reset switch, two USB ports, and the front audio ports. Both the left and right side of the case are identical. The grills can be removed, and an external HDD bay can be attached to them. The rear end of the case contains a small 70mm exhaust fan. Also located on the back of the case is the port where you'll connect the power cable.
The bottom of the case isn't your typical case bottom. Just like the rest of the case it is open to your environment. Although, having an open bottom doesn't seem to serve much of a purpose. The grilled sides of the case can be easily removed. This will give you extra hand room to work with while installing your components. This was actually really useful as the case is much smaller then it appears, which makes it really hard to work with things like the optical drive.
In order to easily install your hardware you'll need to slide out the motherboard tray. Doing so makes it extremely easy to install just about everything. Without the sliding motherboard tray it would be almost impossible to correctly install the motherboard. You'll notice that there is absolutely no where to install a PSU. That's because the Antec Skeleton comes with a built in 90W PSU. It's located directly beneath the motherboard tray, but it was rather hard to properly photograph.
The secondary fan is a 70mm exhaust fan, and it's located on the Skeleton's back. Both of the Skeleton's fans require power via a Molex connector, and neither of them have been pre-plugged in. The PSU provides two Molex connectors, and 2 Sata connectors. This isn't enough to power a huge system, but it should be just fine for a miniature setup.
Now let's take a look at how to install our hardware.