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Antec Minuet 300 Black/Silver Steel / Plastic MicroATX Slim Case Computer Case 300W ATX12V Power Supply

  • Steel / Plastic MicroATX Slim Case
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
  • 300W ATX12V Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Computers over the years have become less about Word Processing, and more of a multimedia center. Antec has realized this and moved up with the times with the Minuet 300. A return to the desktop style case makes it feel at home with the rest of your Multi-media components on your entertainment center. Simply install a TV Tuner card and you have the next level to entertainment technology! For a more modern look, the Minuet comes with a stand to allow it to shine as a tower. The case has a place for a DVD and/or Blu-ray disk drives to accommodate your Video collection and a hard drive internally for any programs you wish to record, or videos and music you’ve downloaded or ripped.

Not forgetting that you'll need room for a Multi card reader, there's a 3.5" external bay so your camera and camcorder. For added convenience, there are two USB 2.0 ports, two Audio Ports, and a Firewire port up front for easy access. Building a perfect entertainment machine is a hot proposition. Antec does it with style. Welcome to the your home entertainment future!

  • newegg Store Vertically or Horizontally The Antec Minuet 300 features a slender footprint and mounting bracket that allows it to be stored vertically or horizontally into tight spaces. Blending performance and convenience, the Minuet 300 is designed to accommodate the extensive range of full-performance micro-ATX components available today.
  • newegg Easy-to-install Drive Bays The easy-to-install, unified flip-out drive cage includes a 5.25" external optical drive bay, 3.5" external FDD bay and 3.5" internal hard drive bay.
  • newegg Highly-efficient Ventilation The top panel with vents provides excellent cooling for the latest CPUs and VGA cards. An internal 80mm TriCool fan with a 3-speed switch control delivers superior heat dissipation.
  • newegg 300W Power Supply The Antec Minuet 300 is armed with a 300 Watt ATX 12V power supply with a 24-pin main connector for reliably strong power.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel ensures easy access to dual USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 Firewire and Audio & Speaker ports.

Learn more about the Antec Minuet 300

Model

Brand
Antec
Model
Minuet 300

Spec

Type
MicroATX Slim Case
Color
Black/Silver
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply
300W ATX12V
Motherboard Compatibility
MicroATX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / IEEE 1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm Top Fan
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
16.8" x 3.8" x 12.8" (D x W x H)
Weight
12.6 lbs.

Features

Features
The ideal choice for media center systems. Our elegant mini-desktop case has been upgraded to support the latest Intel and AMD CPUs, with improved cooling to protect your components. Minuet 300’s slender footprint and mounting bracket allow it to fit vertically or horizontally into the tightest spaces. Designed to accommodate the wide range of full-performance micro ATX components available today, Minuet 300 delivers the perfect blend of performance and convenience.

PSU Main connector : 20+4 pin

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Bradley J.
  • 12/20/2007 9:26:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsThe Little Case that Could

Pros: Slim form factor. Solid construction but thick steel with no sharp edges. The removable drive rack is nice and allows extra space for wiring. Plenty of front inputs and PSU plugs. High gloss black painted steel, looks sharp. Fits the stock AMD X2 cooler with room to spare.

Cons: Quite long, it is larger than the slim Dells that you see that have mostly laptop components within them. PSU wires were a bit tangled the way that they were bundled.

Other Thoughts: If you take your time and plan on your wiring neatly with handful of tie wraps you should end up with a nice clean case with plenty of airflow. Due to drive placement, I would suggest at least one SATA drive (HDD or DVD) becuase I have both IDE and it was quite difficult, but possible.

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  • Alvin E.
  • 12/20/2007 1:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool Case

Pros: This is a cool small foot print case, if your looking for a slim case that just works this is great. The piano black case is elegant looking and goes great with my NHT speakers!!!!

Cons: No reset switch.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/26/2007 2:01:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat case - crummy PSU!

Pros: The case is slick and the layout inside is pretty good. -1 for being able to route the cables easily

Otherwise - it is a very efficient use of space

Cons: The power supply died 3 days after I delivered the PC to the customer. Because it is proprietary I can't just walk into my local computer supply and pick one up so he's been waiting for a week for a new one.

I understand its electronics and such - but come on. If you're going to use a proprietary PSU, use one that actually works for more than a week!

Oh - did I mention that the faulty voltage toasted the hard drive? Nice job Antec. I'll never buy another Antec product again

Other Thoughts: I'm disgusted that this thing died after 1 week and took the 750 gb HD out in the process. Now I've had to put in another drive, reinstall Windows XP, reinstall all the other software and Symantec AV. What a PITA

Hopefully this new PSU lasts a lot longer and doesn't toast the HD when it does go poof!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/16/2007 5:51:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat case

Pros: I love this case, it went perfect with my Gigabyte 7150 mother board, it was easy to install the drives were quick to in stall no problems

Cons: the only thing I really didn't like is that there was only 1 internal 3.5 bay and there is room for another one. Not a deal breaker for me though

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  • Christopher T.
  • 11/2/2007 9:14:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it.

Pros: Small profile. thinnner than most.
more than adequate cooling and ventilation.
Nice look, especially in the standing position.

Cons: gloss finish does show a lot of fingerprints.
Needs low-profile expansion cards.
Fan is a little on the loud side.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case to build a set-top box. It's workin out really well. Installation of components was really a snap, and the drives did mount flush for me, I found the flip-out drive cage to be convenient. I did mount a full-size card using a flexible pci riser, but doing this means wasting a lot of room in the case. For what I wanted this case was perfect. one harddrive was all I needed, and I passed on the floppy drive in favor of a memory card reader. I chose a motherboard with integrated graphics, so a low-profile wireless card and physics accelerator with riser fit inside without making a space problem.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/28/2007 2:33:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAntec does it again!

Pros: The photos in the slide show do not do it justice. This is an elegant case, suitable for any living room.
The removable drive cage is the best slim line case innovation I have used. I am building an HDMI PC. I have built many AMD/Antec machines for home and office use.
This one is a micro
ATX, AMD Athlon 64 X2, on a Gigabyte HDMI board w/2gigs of PC6400 DDR2 RAM, a Sony DVD Burner and some sort of high end TV tuner, no pick as of yet. This case is another example of Antec's commitment to quality and performance. There is plenty of working space and layout of the wiring is perfect. Everything fits in nicely with some cooling space around the mobo and psu.

Cons: The front USB ports come with a header cable that is pinned for an INTEL board. It requires an adapter or custom connect by the builder.

Other Thoughts: The (best not so slim)slimline case I have seen and built in.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/22/2007 12:58:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood case for the money

Pros: This is my dream to built small PC with high performance and it brought me come true.....Intel Q6600 2.4 Ghz, Intel G33BUC Mobo(planning to used Gigabyte GA G33 DS2R Mobo but to bad I've got my first descent mobo), WD Raptor 150, Poworcolor HD 2400 XT w/ newest Catalyst Ver 7.10 run every games just find, and full screen mode.....but just no oc by the mobo.....

Cons: the footprint mounting is loose while u move it. it doesn'nt thight enough.

Other Thoughts: 300 watt PS is ATX just perfect low power consumption...

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  • Kevin S.
  • 9/24/2007 4:21:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLooks even better in person

Pros: I built this system for a novice. Impressed her with the "bling" of this case. It looks great!

Great lil power supply handles the E6600 and dual Raptors without a power problem. I like how easy this case is to work on.

Cons: Low profile cards are harder to come by, best to get as many devices on-board. Does get finger prints easily. I wish the vertical stand feet were easier to adjust and position.

Other Thoughts: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Intel 965G m-atx mobo
2 Gigs DDR2
2 x Raptor 74 gig RAID 0
Asus DVD Burner

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/15/2007 5:12:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Feels like a quality, well-made and well-designed Antec case. Love how easy the drive cage rotates in and out with ease. Love the built-in mobo stand-offs -- big time-saver. Love the manual switch for the case fan so I can control how quiet I want it to be. High - Medium -Low. I like the Low setting because the case is so well ventilated that you really don't need the settings any higher.

Cons: I sliced my finger on the drive cage, blood everywhere. Was missing the right size screw to secure my 3.5" external drive to the drive cage. Make sure your external drives have screw holes in the bottom because they mount to the cage from the bottom. My 3.5" 7-in-1 Mitsumi drive had side-mounting holes so I had to improvise. Wish the color and finish of the case was more toned down. Too flashy for my taste, and finger prints and dust show very easily. Why do case makers bother to include I/O plates, they never seem to fit the mobo.

Other Thoughts: Wish case makers would cut back on all the wires. Have many more power cables than I need. Wish there was just one power cable, as you can just daisy chain to other components if needed. Wish more cases this size were made.

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  • Phillip P.
  • 9/2/2007 1:01:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNo HD audio

Pros: 300watt power supply. If you're going for a high powered low profile system this is really your best option right now.

Cons: NO HD audio on the front panel connector! Normally wouldn't be such a big deal, but for a case that is designed for media center applications I would really expect the front panel audio to support HD. Also, the 3 1/2" drive bay does not have mounting holes on the sides. It only has them on the bottom. Not a big deal you think? Well...almost all of the card readers I've seen only have mounting holes on the sides. Make sure yours has them on the bottom if you plan on using this case.

Other Thoughts: The shiny mirrored surface is a fingerprint magnet. I'll never be able to use it as a murder weapon.

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