Antec DF-85 ‘Dark Fleet’ Case Review

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The IBM compatible PC has been around since the  specification and for many years afterwards the computer chassis that houses all those precious components had not changed. The same old beige box with the  button became rather tiresome. At this time system builders had to be a persistent lot, with the razor sharp edges inside of those cases as the interior of the chassis was made from sheet-metal or tin. However all this changed when Apple released the G-3 style computer. Resembling boiled sweets these gave case manufacturers a deeper insight on how a case should be made.

These days no PC builder would tolerate being cut whilst building a case and now tool-less designs are the norm. Gone forever are the razor sharp edges and the three different types of screw driver needed to assemble the case. Computer chassis now come in all shapes and sizes. Additionally computer cases have moved away from the standard beige look and now are powder coated in a myriad of differing colours.

One company that wants to improve on the existing designs and expand the horizon still further is Antec.


Company Background


Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theatre PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure: the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

For more information, visit the Antec Website.