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Antec GX500 Mid Tower Case Review

Everything considered, we are pretty impressed with what the Antec GX500 has to offer. While there have certainly been compromises made to cut costs, there aren’t any features missing that we could reasonably expect Antec to include at this price point.

While the aesthetic design of the case isn’t particularly interesting, it is inoffensive enough to appeal to the masses. It also makes the case perfect for any environment, whether it be in the office or at home.

The interior of the GX500 has a number of features which will appeal to gamers, including plenty of room for long graphics card and SSD support.  The inclusion of a fan controller is also welcomed and should be appreciated by those who value acoustics over temperatures.

Considering the low price of the case, the build quality is really impressive. We were also pleasantly surprised that Antec include three 120 mm fans with the system. Even though most users at this price point won’t be targeting huge overclocks, the reasonable thermal performance will be welcomed.

At a price of £42 from CCL Online, there’s no denying that the Antec GX500 offers very good value for money. We would be tempted to fork out an extra £7 for the Cougar MX500 as it offers drive configuration options and better support for cable routing, but for those on an extremely restrictive budget the Antec GX500 is a solid buy.

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Pros

  • Minimalistic design.
  • Decent build quality.
  • Three fans included.
  • Integrated fan controller.
  • Great Value.

Cons

  • Limited cable routing support.
  • Limited drive configuration options.

KitGuru says: A great option for anyone looking for a gaming case on a tight budget.

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Rating: 8.0.

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  • Hi there, and thanks for the review, I found it really informative.

    Even though this is a so-called budget case, would I be able to switch the top 2x120mm fans with a 240mm rad from, say, the Antec H20 Kuhler 1250?

    Look forward to hearing from you soon, and sorry for the inconvenience!

    Cheers,

    Bharathan