The GX1200 gaming case is designed for enthusiasts who want the flexibility to run great hardware and have the cooling potential to match it. Optimized for fast and easy builds, the GX1200 includes builder-friendly features: a spacious interior with ample clearance for graphics cards, support for water cooling on top, front, and rear, SSD and HDD bays, and a windowed side panel to show off your build. The GX1200 does not compromise on looks or performance. The stylish ambient lighting bar below the front panel is ready to go right out of the box, and for extreme customization.
The Antec GX1200 is constructed of a steel body, clad in a plastic casing. The front side panel has a medium sized acrylic side panel, which looks quite small given that many manufacturers are now offering fully transparent panels. The front of the GX1200 is dominated by a large mesh grill, which is then continued along the length of the roof panel. The front IO is also located up on the roof of the GX1200, and consists of a large power button flanked by two USB 3.0 ports to the right, and microphone/headset jacks and lighting control button to the left.
The interior of the Antec GX1200 is big and spacious which makes it easier and faster to build in components. There is one big area for the motherboard and SSDs and then there’s a basement compartiment for the PSU and hard drive cage. Having a separate compartiment for the PSU not only makes your cable management easier, but it also looks very clean through the side-panel window. Since the case doesn’t feature 5.25″ bays for things like optical drives or fan controllers, there is no cage to be found inside for those components, which makes it look even more clean. That section of the case does feature some holes for mounting SSD drives, with conveniently placed cable management holes right at the power and SATA ports making it easier to hide your cables behind the motherboard.
Building inside the GX1200 was a pretty nice experience if I’m being honest. There’s a good amount of clearance between the motherboard tray and the rear panel, and the PSU basement is large enough to tuck all your unused PSU cables away without any problems whatsoever.
The design feels a little dated, the tethered panels to the front & the roof isn’t ideal, and the lack of rubber grommets is something that quite frankly bugs me. Having said that, cables were easy to route around the rear of the motherboard tray, thanks to the numerous anchor points scattered around.
The plastics used are fairly cheap, however, and there were a few rough edges on some of the internal metal work.
Made of plastic, the top panel is held into place with plastic clips, very easy to remove and install actually. It’s also holding the PCB of all buttons as well as I/O cables.
- 1 x Power Button
- 1 x light switch button
- 2 x HD audio 3.5mm jacks
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Clipping it into place with gentle force and we’re good to go. Let’s move onwards to the fans.
The garish chrome front fans actually looked pretty good when in operation, so I will forgive how they look when static! They give off a good amount of glowing LED goodness, with the front panel allowing you to cycle through 7 different colors, and 4 different modes.
Antec’s GX1200 was very easy and nice to set up overall. It featured a big working space for a mid-tower case and very easy possibilities for cable management and routing, with ample space and mounting pounts behind the motherboard to tie down cables. The back of my power supply (Antec HCP-1000 Platinum) had very little clearing with the hard drive cages though, making cable routing somewhat tricky but doable. Not having any space for an optical drive doesn’t really bother me that much, but it’s unfortunate that it’s not featured, even if it would be just one slot.
- Dimensions: L510*H510*W200mm
- Supports mini ITX, micro ATX and standard ATX & E-ATX motherboard
- 3.5HDD x 2 (Compatible with 2.5” SSD)
2.5” SSD x3
- Cooling fans:
Front 120mm x 3
Rear 120mm x 1
Top120mm x 2
- Removable air filters (PSU dirt prevention)
- Water Cooling
Rear Radiator: 120mm x 155mm x 45mm
Top Radiator: 240mm x 120mm x 30mm
Front Radiator: 360mm x 130mm x 40mm
- Supports up to 410 mm VGA cards
- Antec Magic Box:
Fan Speed Controller x 6
LED Color Controller x 3
- Bottom Lighting: 7 Colors
- Fan (Installed):
Front: 120mm 7 Colors LED Fan x 2
- PCI x 7 Expansion slots
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