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Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply

  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB, 2 x Audio, 1 x IEEE1394 Front Ports
  • 500W Power Supply
  • Side Air duct
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Antec steps up to the plate and delivers a home run with the TX 1050B. This mid-sized tower has room for all the basics. It houses four 5.25" and two 3.5" external drive bays. For the ease of plug and play accessories, there are two USB 2.0 ports, two audio ports, and a Firewire port up front. It hasn't forgotten the internal hard drives that are so necessary today, leaving space for four 3.5" internal drives.

To be sure that your expensive hardware is protected from the ravages of excess heat, there is a 120mm tri-cool adjustable speed fan in the rear, along with a side air duct for your CPU. The TX 1050B supports ATX Motherboards 12" x 9.6" or smaller, with 7 PCI expansion slots in the rear. The case is backed with the toughness of steel to make sure that your perfect system is protected through all of life's little accidents.

  • newegg 270ºDoor The Antec PERFORMANCE TX1050B’s double-hinge front door opens up to 270ºto effectively prevent damage from over-extension..
  • newegg TAC Compliant The Antec PERFORMANCE TX1050B features a TAC (Thermally Advantaged Chassis) design to ensure low temperatures throughout the system when using Intel Core 2 Duo series, Pentium D series, Pentium 4 series or Celeron D series CPUs. With this chassis enjoy the latest technologies from Intel or build a well-cooled system using other CPUs as well.
  • newegg Excellent Expandability with 10 Drive Bays Boasting four external 5.25" drive bays, two external and four internal 3.5" drive bays, the Antec PERFORMANCE TX1050B provides superb expandability.
  • newegg Advanced Cooling System The Antec PERFORMANCE TX1050B features a rear 120mm Tricool fan with a 3-speed switch, two front optional 80mm fan mounts, a Chassis Air Guide with an optional 92mm intake fan to provide maximum CPU cooling and a side panel vent with an optional 80mm fan for premium VGA card cooling.
  • newegg SP-500 Power Supply The 500W ATX12v v2.0 SP-500 power supply unit delivers safe, reliable output for the latest CPUs and computer components. With the Advanced Cable Management feature, use only the power supply cables that you require to keep things neat and airflow at its maximum.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Antec TX1050B




ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
With Power Supply
Power Supply
Motherboard Compatibility
12" x 9.6" ATX
With Side Panel Window


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

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB, 2 x Audio, 1 x IEEE1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Tricool rear fan with 3-speed switch
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

20.6" x 8.1" x 18.6"


TAC Compliant
Meet Intel's Thermally Advanced Chassis (TAC) design guide
Built-in washable air filter

PSU Main connector : 20+4Pin
SP-500 PSU includes Advanced Cable Management, use only the cables you need

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • Pamela K.
  • 9/19/2007 12:34:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice tower

Pros: Looks great. Plenty of space for extra drives and fans. Locks and keys included

Cons: Front door is flimsy, has a little plastic peg holding it in place. Arrived broken, but not too big of a deal to me.

Other Thoughts: I would buy it again regardless of the broken front door.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/30/2007 10:25:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsi have this as a full tower...

Pros: the possibilities for cooling in this case are awesome. all those optional fans? DO IT. my case runs cooler than EVER.


Other Thoughts: my system:
AMD athlon 64 x2 6000 3.0GHz, EVGA 8800GTS 640MB, Biostar NF4U AM2G Mobo, Audigy SE 7.1,
2 Gigs Kingston DDR2 PC6400, 500 Watt antec PSU, on Windows Vista Ultimate.

all running 21*, and 32* under heavy load.

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  • Caleb V.
  • 8/14/2007 11:18:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice for entry level user

Pros: basic & comes with psu. Lots of Fan slots. Somewhat sturdy case.

Cons: PSU is not that great with only 2-12v rails (dont plan on running sli or crossfire). door is flimsy. Only 4 hard drive slots.

Other Thoughts: This is not junk, but a good way to put it would be to say I would not recommend this product to any of my pc friends

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/12/2007 3:04:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA+

Pros: Soled, heavy, Quite, Power supply Included, Fits 8800GTS nuf said.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/9/2007 6:07:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Nice case, Very spacious. I like the washable filter it helps keep the dust down inside the case.

Cons: Not tool free case. I received and the upper pin that holds the door on was broken. I fixed it my self by drilling and installing a pin rather than sending the case back for replacement. I think could have better design. Then again it shipped UPS and more than likely took a beating.

Other Thoughts: The case does what I need it to do. It's a heavy case but I would have spent more if I was going to haul it around.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/7/2007 9:13:34 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice case if you have space!!

Pros: This is a big case! It has lots of room for drives. The fans are very quiet at low speed setting, which is adequate for most stock level use. Plenty of room for additional fans if you like to push things a little. Even has a place for a drive fan.

Cons: This is a big case! It weighs nearly 40 pounds. My only real gripe is the lack of rubber isolators for the hard drives. Without them, the hard drives make noise. It's odd that they were left out.

Other Thoughts: This is a handsome case that looks fairly high end. The power supply is pretty solid. Just be sure that you don't plan on moving the computer you build very often.

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  • Ewa R.
  • 8/7/2007 7:33:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad door hinges

Pros: Interesting PS unit

Cons: Very poorly designed door hinges.

Other Thoughts: I bought 25 of these for a job build. 6 of those arrived with broken hinges. Due to needing the replacements quickly I RMA'd the 6 at -15% restock and flew in 4 more.. Of the 4 2 have broken door hinges. This is a poorly designed case IMO. We now have a customer who ordered 25 units built and who knows when we will actually have that many good cases.

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  • Dan P.
  • 8/4/2007 11:29:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBroken front Door!

Pros: Nice roomy case with a 500watt psu, good for most applications.

Cons: Case arrived with a busted front door. I finally fixed it thanks to an idea posted here by (magnebula) within' the reviews :)
The two tiny pins (attached on case front) that the door hinge fits on were both busted. I drilled 1/16 holes where the pins were and then took small paneling nails that were a tad bigger, heated them up and slid them in the holes. Afterwards, I superglued them for extra strength.

Other pieces that held the door shut were also broken but I just superglued them and thier fine now.

Other Thoughts: I bought this from NewEgg on Nov/22/06 and now Im finally reviewing it :)

Other than the flimsy front door, this case is pretty decent.

If any Antec sales people happen to read this..... Please bring back the old mid tower case designs. No front door, no special lighting and just basic front and rear fans ;)

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  • Joseph G.
  • 7/30/2007 10:33:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Large case, lots of room to work in it, cool design, love the removable drive bays.

Cons: Could not use the fan duct that came with it, it would not fit on my processor fan but it still runs nice and cool. Fan is a little noise but not unacceptable. Door broke on me out of the box but Antec quickley sent me a new front panel to replace it.

Other Thoughts: It is a big case just keep that in mind.

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  • Ronald J.
  • 7/24/2007 2:44:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very large. lots of air flow with all 3 fans. Covered front USB/Firewire/Sound panel cover. HUGE Filter that keeps thing clear and cooler as it keeps the dust/dirt out. Easy access Filter that pulls out from under the front bezel with an easy squeeze type clips. 3 LEDS for multiple hard drives on front so you see see which ones are active. Modular 500 watt power supply so you only hook up the power cables you need and keep the rest in the bag until needed later if you add more goodies to your case. Removable drive bays for easy working inside your case. Nice steel construction that is much queiter than aluminum cases, but a lot heavier more stable case.

Cons: Not a great gaming case as it won't allow a long, high end gaming card to be installed without putting your hard drives into your Floppy slots as the longer video cards will run into your hard drives and you'll lose the fan that helps cool your hard drives so they'll last longer from running a lot cooler. also, with the drives in the floppy bay, you have problems with accessing your memory and having your ATX power connector in your way, not to mention aftermarket CPU coolers may have problems fitting or getting the air restricted from all the stuff i packed in that area.

Other Thoughts: Overall I still give this case 5 stars even though I think it may been designed for a server setup rather than a gaming rig. I cleaned up the cooling area with some wire ties and it seems to still keep my drives fairly cool. MY GAMING RIG:DFI INFINITY 975/XF,C2D E4300 ALLENDALE 1.8GHZ @ 3.0GHZ, 2GB RAM, EVGA 7800GTX 512MB, AND 72GB(2X36GB RAPTORS)

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