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Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-3000 Black SGCC steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • SGCC steel MicroATX Mini Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • Audio In/Out Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 2 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Antec New Solution Series VSK-3000 Computer Case

The VSK3000 is built with SGCC steel ensuring durability for your next build - and the one after that. Furthermore, the VSK3000 meets Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) 2.0 guidelines and is also equipped with two USB 2.0 ports, Audio In/Out, five drive bays and four expansion slots.

Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-3000

Designed to last for multiple builds, the VSK3000E is constructed with durable, galvanized steel to ensure reliability while its Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) 2.0 compliant panel with Chassis Air Guide allows air to flow directly in the path of the CPU fan and heat sink. The VSK3000E supports up to microATX motherboards, yet is large enough to accommodate a 12.5" graphics card. In addition, the stylish black front panel is equipped with two USB 2.0 ports, Audio In/Out jacks and other computing essentials. If you're looking for a simple, reliable case that won't break the bank, the VSK3000E fits the bill.

Features

Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-3000
  • A 2-Year Warranty
  • Five drive bays: 2 x 5.25" drive bays / 2 x 3.5" HDD bays / 1 x Auxiliary drive
  • Motherboard Support: microATX, Mini-ITX
  • Four expansion slots
  • Maximum graphics card size: 12.5 in. (318mm)
  • Cooling System: 1 x 92mm rear exhaust fan / 1 x 92mm front intake fan (optional)
  • SGCC steel frame for durability
  • Front I/O ports: 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio In/Out
  • Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 14.3 x 6.8 x 15.4 in. (365 x 173 x 393mm)
  • Gross Weight: 10.6lbs (4.8kg)

Specifications

Antec NEW SOLUTION SERIES VSK-3000
  • Five Drive Bays:
    • 2 x 5.25" drive bays
    • 2 x 3.5" HDD bays
    • 1 x floppy drive
  • Motherboards: microATX, Mini-ITX
  • 4 Expansion slots
  • Maximum graphics card size: 12.5" (318mm)
  • Cooling System:
    • 1 x 92mm rear exhaust fan
    • 1 x 92mm front intake fan (optional)
  • SGCC steel frame for durability
  • Front I/O ports:
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • Audio In/Out
  • Unit Dimensions (H x W x D):
    • 14.4 x 6.8 x 15.5"
    • (365 x 173 x 393mm)
  • Net Weight: 9.0 lbs (4.1kg)
  • Gross Weight: 10.6 lbs (4.8kg)

Learn more about the Antec VSK-3000

Model

Brand
Antec
Series
NEW SOLUTION SERIES
Model
VSK-3000

Spec

Type
MicroATX Mini Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SGCC steel
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Top
Motherboard Compatibility
MicroATX, Mini-ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 2.0
Audio In/Out

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
No
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
15.5"D x 14.4"H x 6.8"W
Weight
9 lbs.

Features

Features
Built with SGCC steel which ensures durability for builds to come

Furthermore, the VSK-3000 meets Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) 2.0 guidelines and is also equipped with two USB 2.0 ports, Audio In/Out, five
drive bays and four expansion slots

Cooling System:
1 x 92 mm front intake fan (optional)
1 x 92 mm rear exhaust fan

Maximum graphics card size: 12.5" (318 mm)

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Larry B.
  • 10/21/2014 9:58:01 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAntec New Solution Series VSK-3000 MicroATX Case

Pros: Sleek, clean look, tight construction, nice for any MicroATX build.

Cons: My 2 issues are the junk 92mm fans and the hdd bays.

The fans whine like they are just pushing themselves to cool the two hdds that Get No Air!! Yes, the fans are JUNK and continuously whine, although they are supposed to be silent- or, at least quiet -esp. if I have 'Cool & Quiet' feature on in BIOS... ??? Also, to install or change a hdd, you have to remove any Quality Memory Modules from their DIMMs, and remove your cpu fan/heatsink assy. If you are water-cooling, you have to disassemble the motherboard and remove it because any cpu cooling block will have the mount screws too high or your barbs will be too high for the change of hdd's.

Also, the Blue Power On LED is like a Lazer... from anywhere within eye level or just below, that LED seams to create a blinding arc-flash, irritating enough that I soldered in a 1000ohm resistor just to dim it.

Other Thoughts: I would buy another VSK-3000, and I am... but I will be adding another 1000ohm resistor to the blue Case Power LED and spot-welding a second dual hdd bay just below the other one. Plus, I'll be drilling air holes for the cooling of all hard drives.

I do recomend this VSK-3000 case to anyone looking for the perfect MicroATX PC build, as it is a clean and sleek design with just enough room for everything necessary for the regular user, business system or HTPC. Just be aware of the Lazer Light at the front.

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  • Natasha L.
  • 10/10/2014 7:58:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCase was badly bent

Pros: It's an inexpensive case, it arrived quickly and serves its purpose. (It's the case to an inexpensive media PC build.)

Cons: Like many others have mentioned, the case is extremely flimsy. When mine arrived it was very badly bent, to the point that I couldn't even get my motherboard backplate in place. I had to bend it and smack it with the handle of my screwdriver until it was warped back enough to correctly seat the plate in. It's still bent so much I can't use 2 of my USB ports. Screwing in the PSU was also a bit of a challenge due to the warping.

Other Thoughts: If this case was for my main PC or really anything other then a computer I slapped together to watch Netflix on, I would have wanted to return it for a new, hopefully not bent, case. However because I just wanted to get it up and running I went the 'smash it until it works' approach. I would only recommend this to someone who wants a super cheap case, and expects to get what they pay for.

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  • Nathan T.
  • 10/6/2014 1:49:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat small case for a specific purpose

Pros: Great small case for a microATX motherboard and Athlon II processor I made for a friend--a graphics card was not considered. There was just enough space for two 3.5" hard drives but enough space for at least two DVD burners. The case is light and perfect for a simple computer. I like that the sides of the case are not metal but made from a plastic-like material and is flexible.

Cons: The edges are sharp as everyone else has said. I thought it was not so bad when I put everything in the case but when I was placing the case back in the box, I cut my hand along a edge from the metallic backside of the case. Not really a big deal.

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  • Josh T.
  • 9/18/2014 10:26:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice little case

Pros: Really light! Price was right and the front USBs and 3.5mm jacks are all working.

Cons: It's not real easy to get into this case. No front fan so if you are looking for good air flow for a system that runs hot this isn't the case for you.

Other Thoughts: Nice little case. Went from a really old Raidmax Smilodon to this and it weighs almost nothing in comparison.

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  • Jared D.
  • 9/5/2014 7:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot bad, you get what you pay for

Pros: I feel bad for the Purolator/UPS guy, who actually for the first time ever delivered the item straight to my door instead of the store beside my home.

He must have had to ring my apartment buzzer 100 times before I got to it, but regardless, shipping was super speedy. (est. delivery the 8th of this month? Standard ground shipping? And it arrived in 3-4 days? Excellent!) Item arrived in great shape, *very* minor scuffs here and there but the material is a bit flimsy so it was expected.

I've been playing with fitting spare hardware and mini-mobos int to check fits, seems great to me an I doubt I will have any issues.

Case arrived almost entirely unharmed, and included a warranty info booklet, a good amount of extra screws, and a printout diagram of each feature/part of the case.

-Sleek design
-Nice and compact, perfect for what I needed
-Power/reset? buttons feel sturdy enough for my aging mother, I doubt she'll end up breaking it (she gets tremors, broke the power button on her old dell)
-Included a single case fan for those on the most scrutinizing of budgets
-Overall decent value for $20

Cons: Case material is very flimsy as other reviews have mentioned, if you are a big guy or have a cast iron grip, be sure to mind how much force you're applying to just about any of the case doors when you take them off, and also be careful when popping out the drive-bay "filler plates" if you intend to use either of the bays, because you can bend the chassis very easily.... which leads me to...

--> EVERY SINGLE EDGE IN THE INSIDE OF THIS CASE

-ouch. ouch again. oh no! I've severed my radial artery on the case I bought to do a nice thing for my mother! It's brutal, like you could successfully use a can opener to do interior case mods on this,

entire thing is VERY sharp, not a smooth edge to be found. I sliced up my fingertip a little. I recommend wearing gloves or just being very careful if you need to do reachwork, such as laying in your motherboard... watch the skin.


Other than the sharp edges and somewhat flimsy material, I can not complain truly. For $20 this is great value.

Other Thoughts: Normally I would give this case 3 stars if I were trying to be strictly objective about the quality etc, but I can't help but take the sheer affordability into account here.

For what you pay, it's an excellent deal. 4/5 eggs

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  • Gary B.
  • 9/5/2014 2:08:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a good case for the price.

Cons: The standoffs were not usable and the metal holding the standoffs is thin.

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  • Daryl S.
  • 8/29/2014 2:41:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsA Very Nice Looking Inexpensive Case

Pros: Very nice minimalist looking design on the front bezel. Small footprint.

Cons: Cheaply made steel is flimsy. The included screws didn't mount well onto the included motherboard standoffs.

Other Thoughts: It was cheap. I didn't have high expectations to start with. But I was eventually able to get everything mounted properly. The case serves its purpose well.

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  • Eric C.
  • 8/27/2014 4:57:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReally nice for what it is

Pros: Lightweight, looks nice. Plenty of room to build inside. Everything works as it should and case came in great shape with no scratches or anything. Has good ventilation and keeps fan noise to minimum. I use it for an HTPC and never hear the fans during movies or anything.

Cons: It's a no-frills case with no extras, but it's dirt cheap, what do you expect?

Other Thoughts: For as cheap as this case is, it deserves 5 stars. Everything fit into the case easily and painlessly. If you want something with heavy-duty construction, USB 3.0 and all the extras, you shouldn't be buying a $30 case.

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  • Michael T.
  • 8/27/2014 8:58:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, plain case

Pros: Simple case, nice layout, few sharp corners.

Cons: Flimsy side, only matters when putting the side back on.

Other Thoughts: More USB ports in the front please.

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  • Mr T.
  • 8/21/2014 6:11:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAntec VSK-3000

Pros: Inexpensive
Attractive design
Nicely compact size

Cons: Thin metal construction

Other Thoughts: I must have been much luckier than most of the other reviewers here, my case arrived without a scratch on it. Perfect condition.
Please consider, you are buying the lowest-priced case in Antec's line, OF COURSE it's going to have thinner "flimsier" construction. Handle it with a little care and you'll be fine.
OF COURSE the front USB ports are USB 2.0, motherboards with the front USB 3.0 header are still in the minority. When most of the motherboards on the market have a front USB 3.0 header as standard equipment, THEN most of the cases will have USB 3.0 ports on the front as standard.
This is a perfectly good mini-tower case and an absolute steal at the sub-$25 sale price.

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