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Computex 2010 Coverage

ClayMeow    -   July 5, 2010
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Antec

I started off Day 2 by visiting one of the top manufacturers of cases and power supplies, Antec. Unfortunately, there wasn't much new since our CES visit earlier in the year. The first thing I was shown were two cases from the new Dark Fleet series, the DF-85 and DF-35. Both cases feature two Antec-patented technologies, Fleet-Release and Fleet-Swap. "Fleet-Release front drive bays allow swift customization of front fan and drive configurations and easy access to tool-less, washable fan filters." Fleet-Swap is a set of hot-swappable SATA drive bays that can be relocated within the drive case, which combined with Fleet-Release, provide a lot of convenience.

The DF-85 has three Fleet-Release doors, each of which open separately. In the third photo, you can see the Fleet-Release doors open, providing you easy access to the 120mm LED fans, as well as the washable filter. What may be a bit difficult to see is that there are small knobs on the outside of the door, in the bottom-right corner. These knobs are fan speed controls for the individual fans. The doors are also lockable to ensure security if you happen to bring this to a LAN party, or simply don't trust your roommate. The DF-85 is a full tower, measuring in at 596mm (H) x 213mm (W) x 505mm (D). It contains fourteen drive bays, which includes four external 3.5" Fleet-Swap drives. In addition, there is a top-loaded 2.5" Fleet-Swap drive. The DF-85 also has seven expansion slots, room for graphics cards up to 12.5" long, and a windowed side panel. Front ports consist of one USB3.0, three USB2.0 and audio in/out. Aside from the three front 120mm LED fans with speed control knobs, the DF-85 also comes with two 140mm TwoCool fans at the top, two 120mm TwoCool fans at the rear, and an optional 120mm fan on the side for graphic card cooling. Of course, there is also support for water cooling, and the inside of the case is painted black.

 

 

 

 

 

The DF-35 is mid-tower case featuring two Fleet-Release doors, housing two 120mm white LED fans, along with the speed control knobs. Aside from those front fans, the DF-35 comes with one top 140mm TwoCool fan, one rear 120mm TwoCool white LED fan, and optional 120mm fan on the side. There are eleven drive bays, including two Fleet-Swap SATA drive bays, along with a top-mounted 2.5" Fleet-Swap bay. The DF-35 measures in at 485mm (H) x 198mm (W) x 486mm (D) and can fit graphics cards up to 11.5" in length. The case comes with a windowed side panel, seven expansion slots, and a front panel consisting of two USB2.0 ports and audio in/out.

 

 

Next up was one of the more unique cases out there, the LanBoy Air. The LanBoy Air brings flexibility and modularity to new levels, featuring seven removable mesh panels on a modular aluminum frame. It can support up to 15 fans, three external 5.25" drives, six internal 3.5" drives, and two internal 2.5" drives. The hard drive mounting mechanism is very unique, suspending the hard drives in the air using flexible cords, which should reduce vibrations and thus noise levels. The LanBoy Air also features a front panel with one USB3.0 port, two USB2.0 ports, and audio in/out, has handles for easy carrying, and comes in either blue or yellow. Because of the modularity, Antec claims that the LanBoy Air has up to 34,800 different possible configurations. There is even an option radiator attachment for watercooling, as can be seen in the yellow version below. Pictures really don't do this bad boy justice. And don't be fooled by the mesh design - this thing is sturdy.

 

 

 

 




  1. Introduction & The Flight
  2. Computex Day 1 Part 1: TITAN Cooler
  3. Computex Day 1 Part 2: OCZ Technology
  4. Computex Day 1 Part 3: NZXT
  5. Computex Day 1 Part 4: ECS
  6. Computex Day 1 Part 5: ECS (Continued)
  7. Computex Day 1 Part 6: ECS (Continued)
  8. Computex Day 1 Part 7: Corsair
  9. Computex Day 1 Part 8: Bigfoot Networks
  10. Computex Day 1 Part 9: Zalman
  11. Computex Day 1 Part 10: Zalman (Continued)
  12. Computex Day 1 Part 11: Enermax
  13. Computex Day 1 Part 12: Biostar
  14. Computex Day 1 Part 13: GeIL
  15. Computex Day 1 Part 14: PNY
  16. Computex Day 1 Part 15: MSi
  17. Computex Day 1 Part 16: Patriot Memory
  18. Computex Day 1 Part 17: KINGMAX Technology
  19. Computex Day 1 Part 18: COUGAR
  20. Computex Day 1 Part 19: Ozone Gaming Gear
  21. Computex Day 1 Part 20: SilverStone Technology
  22. Digital Plaza & Shilin Night Market
  23. Computex Day 2 Part 1: Antec
  24. Computex Day 2 Part 2: Antec (Continued)
  25. Computex Day 2 Part 3: Thermaltake
  26. Computex Day 2 Part 4: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake
  27. Computex Day 2 Part 5: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  28. Computex Day 2 Part 6: Tt eSPORTS by Thermaltake (Continued)
  29. Computex Day 2 Part 7: QNAP Systems
  30. Computex Day 2 Part 8: ARCTIC
  31. Computex Day 2 Part 9: ARCTIC (Continued)
  32. Computex Day 2 Part 10: ARCTIC (Continued)
  33. Computex Day 2 Part 11: ARCTIC (Continued)
  34. Computex Day 2 Part 12: Lian Li
  35. Computex Day 2 Part 13: Lian Li (Continued)
  36. Computex Day 2 Part 14: TACENS
  37. Computex Day 2 Part 15: TACENS (Continued)
  38. Computex Day 2 Part 16: Aerocool
  39. Computex Day 2 Part 17: PowerColor
  40. Computex Day 2 Part 18: ADATA
  41. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 1
  42. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 2
  43. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 3
  44. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 4
  45. Taiwan Tour - Day 1 Part 5
  46. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 1
  47. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 2
  48. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 3
  49. Taiwan Tour - Day 2 Part 4
  50. Computex Day 5 Part 1: GIGABYTE
  51. Computex Day 5 Part 2: GIGABYTE (Continued)
  52. Computex Day 5 Part 3: ASUS
  53. Computex Day 5 Part 4: ASUS (Continued)
  54. ECS Night: Photos
  55. ECS Night: Videos
  56. Computex Booth Babes Part 1: Intro & AMD
  57. Computex Booth Babes Part 2: ADATA
  58. Computex Booth Babes Part 3: Coolmax
  59. Computex Booth Babes Part 4: Silicon Power
  60. Computex Booth Babes Part 5: Tt eSPORTS
  61. Computex Booth Babes Part 6: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  62. Computex Booth Babes Part 7: Tt eSPORTS (Continued)
  63. Computex Booth Babes Part 8: Apacer
  64. Computex Booth Babes Part 9: Apogee
  65. Computex Booth Babes Part 10: ASUS, Gigabyte, ECS
  66. Computex Booth Babes Part 11: Hitachi, Patriot Memory
  67. Computex Booth Babes Part 12: Global Mobile Corp.
  68. Computex Booth Babes Part 13: AVC, PQI, QNO Technology, Tyan
  69. Computex Booth Babes Part 14: NVIDIA, MSi, Ozone Gaming Gear, PNY, Corsair, THX, Mio, VMAX
  70. Computex Final Thoughts
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