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Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 2 (tool-less) External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 (tool-less) Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • max v.
  • 1/30/2015 6:48:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAntec GX500

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: This is an update from my last review . The ssd slot on this case is made with out flaws! I just put my ssd under where its suppose to go so now it will fit 2 ssd. The hole's match perfectly for my OCZ Ark 100 ssd. This case went together perfectly with the MSI Z97 gamer 5 motherboard . I mean prefect fit for the motherboard, all the motherboard holes matched the case holes .I've never had a motherboard fit so perfect in a case before like this one did . I had no problems with striped out holes . For the motherboard just use the small screws . Its not like others reviewing this case have said . I think its one of the best mid tower cases ie ever owned and iv owned a few. the other's I threw out when I was done with the this one Is a keeper for sure!

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Get it you wont regret it!

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  • max v.
  • 1/29/2015 6:30:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAntec GX500

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great case for 39 dollars. There has been a lot of complaints about stripped screw holes . I had no problems with this . I used the small the screws for the motherboard and they worked like a charm, unlike the larger screw I had problems with like the spacer wasn't made for them or something . I wrenched down tight on each screw and none stripped. Some have complained about cable routing. i found that there was ample room for cable routing . This case is actually great for routing cables compared to a lot of cases I've tried to work with. Good looking gaming case. I love the fan access covers . They are easy to access to get to the fans . I have to say this is one of the best mid gaming cases iv ever owned.

Cons: The SSD mount has the fastening screw holes backwards. not even close where you can tighten down the SSD.But for me the ssd slot is good to go and the ssd is tight enough and will not move out of the slot even if I tried to make it dislodge from the ssd slot it would.

Other Thoughts: would buy again

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  • Cory G.
  • 1/26/2015 9:17:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAntec GX500

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: the top and front panels with the locks make it much easier to install case fans, the 2 fan speed controllers, rubber pads for psu, removable dust filters

Cons: knock outs for the pci slots, the 2.5" hard drive mount,

Other Thoughts: computer is not yet done, antec's website specifies that it can house a cpu cooler that is 158mm in height

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  • ALBERT W.
  • 1/26/2015 3:17:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job and then some!

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I chose this case because it had everything I needed and more! With room for 5 fans (3 installed) , controlled with two rocker switches,( low & high speed but not adjustable), a reinforced backing plate for the processor with attached after market cooler, many tie-offs for cable routing, and REALLY inexpensive for what it does, I just don't know why anyone would want more. Not built for transporting around the countryside but is constructed with metal and can be accessed by easily disassembling areas needed to clean mesh fan filters. Even the ps filter. The attached 3 fans can barely be heard and everything worked as needed including front panel usb ports and indicator lights. After buying with mfgr rebate, I noticed that this case has been sold out and I can see why!!

Cons: None so far.

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  • Matthew M.
  • 1/21/2015 5:11:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAntec outdid themselves this time!

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I am extremely impressed with the features/price ratio of this case. Antec engineered this case extremely well, and it shows. The steel isn't the heaviest gauge, but that would cost more, and they had to balance it with the cooling capacity (its biggest feature, IMO) for a reasonable price. Combined with 3 120mm exhaust fans preinstalled, and room for 3 intake (which I purchased), I am confident that this case will last me for several builds.

Cons: As noted above, the steel isn't the heaviest, but you get what you pay for. Also, when installing the intake fans on the front of the case, keep a jeweler's screwdriver handy, as you may need it to fasten the fans to the case,

Other Thoughts: I was looking to replace the previous case, which was a mini-ITX case, the Cooler Master Elite 120. While the advertising said that it could fit a card such as the ASUS Radeon R9 270, the reality is that airflow goes effectively to zero, which leads to problems with overheating, which I found out most unpleasantly when my computer shut off unexpectedly. Fortunately, the thermal protection scheme kicked in, and no permanent damage was done. But it meant that I would need a new case, because a single 80mm intake fan, to put it simply, wouldn't cut the mustard. I was blessed to come across this case. I am simply amazed at the price Antec charges for such an awesome case. Well done, Antec!

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  • Chris B.
  • 1/20/2015 2:44:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIt is what it is.

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: It's cheap, lots of fans.

Cons: It's really cheap, be prepared to deal with stripped standoff holes if you need to make any changes which make installation a pain in the backside.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/20/2015 12:13:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsgreat value

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: For starters, after my rebate in 2014, I only paid 24.99 out of pocket which is fantastic. Even now, it's a great mid size tower for the price (including rebate, of course) and it looks great. The 3 fans it comes with are perfect, move a good amount of air, and are very quiet. The screens are also easily washable and removable.

Cons: It does seem like a thin case. I don't like that the mount for the PSU is on the bottom of the case, but that's personal preference.

The plastic rails included didn't fit my WD hdd correctly so I actually had to install it backwards since the screw holes also didn't line up with the case tracks. When installing the CD-Rom as well, the tracks had pre-installed screws which don't hold it in place too well, unless you twist them uncomfortably right and even, then vibrations over time loosen them. I accidentally put too much pressure on the front and push my drive into the case, almost damaging my mobo. It still unsettling.

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  • Robert S.
  • 1/14/2015 11:38:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's a case

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Three case fans included

Decent airflow

Decent radiator support

Build-in fan speed controllers

Easy to remove dust filters and front panel

Cable management is better than some, but not stellar

Cons: The steel is thin, so very thin

PCI vents are punchouts, so you better get them right (Tip: fit your mobo with cards into the case before the build to make sure you know which ones to remove ... I caught this before I installed the board)

No grommets for cable management slots

The slot at the top of the case for the CPU power connector is small enough to be non-existent ... route this BEFORE you install the mobo. I did not catch this before I installed it.)

Other Thoughts: I got this case for $45 and it had a $15 rebate. So, I was happy with the case overall for the final $30 price. There are some nice features that make up for what it lacks. There are higher quality cases at competitive prices than this Antec model at full price and I don't think I'd have been as generous with the eggs had I not snagged the rebate.

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  • Lawrence W.
  • 1/10/2015 8:53:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMixed Feelings

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Feature rich (See specs)
Spacious
Generous Hardware pacakge including foam and vibration control
Included fans are nearly silent on low and smooth on high
Good labels on fan cables and case wiring

Cons: Flimsy in some areas (see other thoughts)
Hard drive mounts are confusing at best. Were not compatible with my WD blue 1TB drive, pegs did not line up with screw holes
Need elbow SATA connectors for power and data on hard drive due to low clearance. One elbow cable is included plus one straight.
Uses screw to fasten in PCI cards and the case gets in the way of the screwdriver
Tiny thumb screws to hold on case panels are difficult to align and slow to remove/replace. Side panels are tricky to align when replacing and dont fit perfectly.

Other Thoughts: Flimsiness: The most noticeable areas of flimsiness are the side panels and the fan grill on top, which bends quite noticeably when any pressure it put on top. If someone inadvertently leaned on it, it would snap in 2. Some of the mounts inside are also flimsy - such as the 3.5 floppy drive bracket (should ANYONE choose to use it).

Vibration: Impressed to see the foam pieces to help ease any vibration from hard drives or optical drives, didn't need to use them however. While the precision is not there in the engineering of the case components, there was no vibration to deal with.

Ventilation: The 3 stock fans work great and very quietly. The ventilation features on 5 of the 6 sides of the case are well designed.

Hard Drive mounting: The included tracks that are intended to fit into the screw holes of the hard drive, then easily slide and click into place in the case, are not well designed. Not only are they confusing, they were incompatible with a Western Digital Blue drive. The pegs did not line up with the screw holes, even after 20 minutes of careful thought. I ended up having to break one of the pins off to get it to fit.

Optical drive screws: The case includes these slideable thumb screws that you use to mount the optical drives. They seem like overkill, but were easy to use. Regular screws would have been just as easy.

Fan Controller: The controller includes 2 switches that have a Low, Off, and High setting. Since there are fan mounts on the back, top, front, and side of the case, you can configure what the switches do however you like. The cables are labeled to the fans and the switches. By default, it has the rear fan on one switch and the 2 top fans on the other switch. I actually put the rear fan on the mother board and left the 2 top fans alone. this way I plan to use the other switch for the front fans once they are installed. The fan controller uses a Molex connection. I had to add the bulky molex branch on my modular PSU just for a silly fan controller (or fiddle with an adapter)

Dust screens: The screens remove easily for washing. One is placed at the bottom for the PSU fan and the other across the front fans. They feel flimsy too, but with care, they're ok. The front screen pulls down through the bottom of the front panel and the PSU screen pulls backwards through the rear of the case. Nothing needs to be removed to do this.

Conclusion: Feature rich yet quality compromised. Though certainly not a 5 egg, I consider this to be worth buying for a home PC that's not going to see alot of abuse.

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  • Patrick K.
  • 1/9/2015 8:26:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent case for an excellent price

This review is from: Antec GX500 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I bought this case to replace an aged Rosewill case. Needless to say, every time I chose to buy a non-Antec case, I have ended up regretting it. This case is incredibly spacious and the cable management system, though tight, is a nice feature. I also love the fact that it supports 5 120mm fans. It looks awesome and it is quality through and through, something that I have always come to expect from Antec.

Cons: Only one complaint. The 3.5 inch bay cover did not pop off easily as the 5.25 inch bays, which lead to a broken clip that held the cover in place. It's not big deal, as the clip has no function in holding a 3.5 inch media card reader, but it is the only poor design that I could find.

Other Thoughts: I have no regrets getting this case. It's great for gaming rigs and offered a lot features for it's price. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase and will stick with Antec cases from here forward.

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