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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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With superb quality and features at an unbeatable price, the Antec GX500 Computer Case is a great choice for you to build an uncompromising gaming rig on a tight budget. It's designed for gamers from the inside out. From the advanced cooling system to ample clearance for elite GPUs to cable routing space to SSD support and USB 3.0 integration, this case has all the essential features of a serious gaming chassis. A top mounted I/O panel rounds out your power house with direct access to essential components, such as HD audio in/out and two fan controllers.

  • newegg Excellent Cooling A total of three fans come standard along with washable dust filters and handy cable routing, helping keep equipment cool, dust-free, and reliable.
  • newegg Easy Installation The GX500 lets you organize a clean, powerful build with space for elite GPUs up to 15" (380 mm) in length and extra space behind motherboard tray. A CPU cutout makes your CPU cooler installation or removal a snap.
  • newegg Faster I/O SSD support comes standard along with USB 3.0 for transfer rates up to 5 Gbps.
  • newegg Front I/O Panel A top mounted I/O panel gives you direct access to essential component, such as HD audio in/out and two fan controllers.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Thomas H.
  • 1/31/2016 1:17:41 AM

4 out of 5 eggsFeels ubsturdy but very dependable

Pros: The filters are very easy to clean
Looks good

Cons: The 2.5 SSD mount seems to be off and I can not get my drive to sit right in it
It just feels very flimsy and breakable when you are working on it

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  • Jackie S.
  • 1/28/2016 12:48:24 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDecent, but has flaws.

Pros: Looks great buttoned up. Power and reset buttons emit a satisfying click and feel solid. Power and HDD activity lights are bright and colorful. Side panels, while light, don't seem flimsy. Three included fans is a nice touch. While the screws used to install the fans to the top and front of the case are kind of strange, they work just fine. Included fans move quite a bit of air at full speed and aren't terribly loud. Included dust filters are easy to remove and clean.

Cons: Pre-installed standoffs were loose and needed to be tightened. Not much room for cable management. Front dust filter enclosure comes off at the slightest urging, forcing me to be careful about how I pick the case up. Top panel was difficult to unlock and remove. One of the included fans doesn't work, leaving me with one intake fan where I hoped to have two. No dedicated CPU power cutout, which detracts from the already sparse cable management options. PCI expansion slot covers are the cheap perforated metal variety; once detached, that slot is open forever.

Other Thoughts: If anyone from Antec sees this, what do I do about the dead fan? I don't want to RMA the whole case just for that, but I also want three operating fans.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/18/2016 12:34:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case Money Can Buy

Pros: The layout is outstanding. Able to put 100% of cable routing on backside. Clean appearance on front side.
Front topside USB 3.0 Connectors very conveniently located.
Two fan speed switches on front topside also convenient.

Cons: Metal is a little thin, but not a problem for me. Makes it lighter weight.

Other Thoughts: Wait for a sale under $40. Bought two below $40. I like this chassis better than my heavy steel case that I paid $150 to get.

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  • Steven P.
  • 1/7/2016 7:23:15 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: - Has every thing i needed.
- It's nothing AMAZING but five eggs just because it has extra cooling potential and looks really sleek.
- Can hold a full size graphics card.

Cons: - 158mm cooler can fit but not 160mm, small downside, but used Corsair H55 instead.

Other Thoughts: - Still looking to buy a Full Tower in the future, but this will serve well.

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  • ROGER W.
  • 12/10/2015 1:11:02 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a case

Pros: It's a case, it's low cost, and it seems to function just fine. Good airflow, lots of filters.

Cons: The plastic is a bit flimsy on the top I guess, but at $50 this isn't even a con.

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  • Glen H.
  • 10/6/2015 2:03:56 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your money

Pros: Good Looking Case, sliding top cover, sliding front cover. that is all.

Cons: Very cheaply constructed, not enough hardware screws for the fans. Had to modify the rear fan location for the water cool unit. The bracket for the hard drive mount is not very user friendly. This case will not accept the Extended AXT motherboard. I wished that the hard drive holder could have been a removable unit, not enough hold plastic brackets to hold 4 hard drives. the card holder slots are very poorly design, a pain to remove and I was afraid that i was going to damage the case trying to remove the blanks slots for the cards.

Other Thoughts: If I was physically able to see the actual unit before purchasing it, I would have never purchased this unit. I have built 7 units in the last 6 years, and this case is by far the most cheaply constructed, not well thought out design. I don't even think I would have paid $20.00 dollars for this unit. and that is being new. Buyer beware. very flimsy, very easy to dent and damage. the paint that it's painted with comes off easy. Not very impress, stay away from this brand.

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  • David K.
  • 9/15/2015 12:56:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Looking Case, Poor Quality Control

Pros: Great looking case, Love the cooling (Includes 2 top fans and 1 rear fan), and has fan filters on everything but the side panel (So much for keeping the dust out...) Case is painted inside and out which is nice. Tool-less drive bays work well. Blue Power LED with White HDD LED looks decent.

Cons: This case has a few quality control issues and doesn't include a more detailed manual like other vendors do. First off, there is almost no assembly manual therefore one has to guess what type of screw is used for what (Chassis like Thermaltake or Corsair inform you on what screw to use on what component.) I know this is silly but I'd rather not guess which one goes where (Not every manufacturer uses the same screws heads for certain components and may use screws that look much different.) As for the thumb screws for the right access panel, one of them was completely bent and looked to be shoved into the screw hole diagonally (Box arrived in pristine condition and this does not seem to be a defect caused by shipping.) As for the expansion slots on the back, none of them were pre-threaded and took a ton of muscle and patience to install a screw for the expansion cards. Overall, the quality was poorer than a chassis selling 10-20 dollars less from a competing manufacturer.

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  • Lori A.
  • 9/12/2015 11:35:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Case

Pros: comes with 3, 120 mm fans
also comes with a built in fan controller
decent cable management
2 dust filters (intake and psu)
good airflow

Cons: only bad thing so far is the usb 3.0 doesn't have a 2.0 splitter in case your mobo doesn't have a 3.0 header

Other Thoughts: love everything about the case but wish the fan controller had a more variable speed.
blue led lights strip on the top is cool.
And i would recommend the case to anyone whether its your first build or 100th.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2015 6:49:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsCompetent for air cooling, but not without some major flaws

Pros: 1. If you add an optional 120mm intake fan (not included), you get great direct cooling to your GPU. There are no hard drive cages between the topmost of the front intake fans and your GPU.

2. If you add a second 120mm intake fan (not included), you get great direct cooling to your hard drives also.

3. The case comes with two top exhaust fans and one one back exhaust, so out the box it does a very good job expelling heat from the CPU and keeping it cool.

4. The dust filters on the front and bottom are quite good. I use it in a dusty area thanks to needing to run a fan the entire summer, but even after 6 months there was minimal dust in my GPU heatsink/fans and in my CPU heatsink/fan. The filters are also pretty painless to pull out and clean.

5. The hard drive mounting mechanism is nice. I really like being able to mount my hard drives with the connections facing the motherboard end of the case for easier cable management. A lot of budget cases have the hard drives facing backwards towards the rear of the case, old-school style, and that makes clean wiring a real pain. Though I wish there was a little more room so that I didn't have to contort my SATA power cables to be able to get the case closed up again.

6. The foam padding on the power supply mount is really nice. In my previous case my power supply was pretty loud, but switching it to this case it's whisper quiet thanks to this padding.

7. There are lots of cutouts for cable management. There are no rubber grommets, but the edges are nicely rounded so there is no need for the grommets. There is also a large cutout for mounting an aftermarket heatsink to your CPU. For micro ATX boards there are a couple of nice cutouts below the board for running your HD audio and front panel connectors behind the board. For full ATX there is also a single cutout for running these cables to the bottom of your board.

8. Having a fan controller at this pricepoint is outstanding. It's such a pain to have to worry about routing fan cables to motherboard headers, and even worse if you have to stick them on molex and have them running balls to wall the entire time.

9. It's often offered with a rebate from Antec, so it can be a nice budget option for a gaming system so that you can spend more of your money on more important parts like the GPU, CPU, power supply, and so on. I found the rebate pretty painless: I printed out the form, filled it out carefully according to the instructions given, mailed it, and got my prepaid card for the rebate in the mail about 3 months later.

Cons: 1. The build quality isn't very good. My GPU (EVGA GTX 970 ACX) doesn't really go in straight and I have to fool with it a bit to be able to have my HDMI port fit fully through the back cutout. I would rate this case four eggs out of five if it wasn't for this, but I have to take an egg off for such shoddy build quality. It's workable, but I'm probably putting more pressure on my PCIE slot than I'd like by the case not lining it up perfectly. By far my biggest gripe with this case.

2. There is very little cable management room behind the motherboard. While there are plenty of cutouts for using cable ties, even mounting everything tightly against the back of the case with ties and ensuring cables didn't cross over so as to bulge out more, putting the panel on the motherboard side was still a two man job. But it is possible to do a pretty clean cable management job with time and careful tying, even with the non modular power supply I use. With a modular power supply cable management would be MUCH easier with this case though. An extra half inch for cable management would have made a night and day difference in working with this case, and I hope Antec realizes how much that extra half inch would help their brand by making their cases easier to build in.

3. The side panels are pretty cheap, as is the frame. They were both slightly warped when I got them, so one of the thumbscrews won't go in all the way. I don't think it was a problem with newegg or in shipping, as it was packed very well and the box came to me in great shape.

4. There is no dust filter on the top exhaust fans, so dust will get into your case through the top when you don't have the computer on. It doesn't let a huge amount in though. There is also no dust filter for the side exhaust fan. Though I don't use a side intake fan because it doesn't seem to offer much more cooling to my GPU than it gets just from the front intakes. But I still slapped a 120mm magnetic dust filter on it to keep the case from drawing in dust through the side.

5. I would have liked to have seen somewhere behind the motherboard tray for mounting SSDs like many cases have, though I suppose Antec would have needed to add some more space behind the motherboard tray for it. But you can still mount a 2.5 inch drive in the top slot of the drive cage.

6. This case isn't very wide, so some air coolers either might not fit or might be very tight fits. I use a locked CPU with the stock cooler though, so I can't comment firsthand on what works and what doesn't.

Other Thoughts: Despite its flaws, this case keeps my GPU and CPU pretty cool while doing a good job keeping dust out. One thing that's absolutely critical when building in this case though is to pull your 8-pin CPU power cord through the cutout in the top-back corner before mounting your motherboard, as there isn't enough room to fit the plug through once your board is mounted. And while being a competent case for air cooling, this would be terrible for water cooling. It's not wide enough to think you could slap a 120mm radiator on the side if you're watercooling your GPU, and there isn't any room for a top mounted radiator for your CPU. I don't see how Joanne is fitting a 240mm rad at top in her video review, there isn't a ton of space between the top of the case and the top of your board. Front mounted radiators are also a no-go since you can't remove the hard drive cage. So summarizing, when you buy a budget case expect to make sacrifices. It's not as easy to build in as say, a Phanteks Enthoo Pro or a Fractal Define R5. But the cooling is pretty decent. Like I said before, really try to get a modular power supply for ease of cable management. Otherwise you're going to have to be pretty careful with your cable routing if you want to be able to close the case back up. The bay for the three 5.25 inch drives is a godsend for those of us using non-modular power supplies thoug, as it has plenty of room for storing the unused cables.

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  • Steve K.
  • 8/10/2015 10:09:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGlad I did it

Pros: This is an extremely well thought out case, with excellent airflow.
The expanded side(s) help with cable management.
The slide out screens are priceless, and the pop-out case parts are admirable.
The dual fan switches are also a great component.
Bottom mount PSU.
Comes with 3 fans, has mounts for two more fan on front panel, and one side mount for a total of 6 (3 in/3 out) fans! Eight fans if you count your PSU and CPU fans.
Price after rebate is outstanding for all the features!

Cons: I wish the two top mounted exhaust fans had a screen to prevent anything dropping in there, but this is very minor.
The little white flashing LED light was annoying to me ( I took it out and covered it with a blue perma-marker, now it matches really well with the bigger blue line LED).
It's not the most sexy, pretty case, but it's really not ugly either. I added two blue LED fans for the front and they match well with the power on LED.

Other Thoughts: Anyone having problems that I have read in reviews are simply not using the parts right.
It is a very light case (hence some reviewers thoughts that it is flimsy). Granted it's not made of steel, but it is very sturdy.
I can't knock Newegg, but the rebate process was unbearable. I will never do a Antec rebate again (when will these companies learn how much bad press they get ?)
Google this case on YouTube.

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