Antec Overture - Desktop Case Art

Cases & PSU/Cases by jmke @ 2004-02-26

Antec tackles the desktop case market with their great looking Overture case. Ideally suited for sitting next to your hifi-set it has all the features to achieve this goal; Can the Overture score? Find out in this review!

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Antec has delivered a great looking desktop case with potential for greatness; some flaws in the cooling system hold it back from achieving this goal. If you are going to use this system with a less powerful setup then you won’t experience these issues, but people who are planning to build a fast multimedia system might want to look into possible ways of increasing the cooling efficiently of the Overture. An external water-cooling, Koolance and Corsair spring to mind, might come in very hand with this setup.

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Although the Overture might seem pricy at ~€130, you have to remember that this is a desktop case, which is by default more expensive, and you are getting a high quality 380Watt PSU!

Great looks!
Easy installation
Removable HDD/CD bay
Silent and Powerful PSU

Contra Points Case cooling issues
Contra Points Limited space between motherboard and HDD bay may prevent installation of bigger heatsinks (eg. Zalman CNPS7000) in some cases (no pun intended)
Contra Points Higher price

I would like to thank David from Antec for his patience and support. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop them of at this forum thread (no registration required)
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