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Antec Skeleton Black ATX Tower Computer Case

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  • ABS / 0.8 cold rolled steel
  • USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 1 x 90mm HD fan

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Antec has revolutionized computer cases with the uniquely designed Skeleton. The framework-only Skeleton lets you see all your components, showing off your skills at system building. You can directly install or change the computer components without interference from bulky panels.

The open air case allows unprecedented airflow. A front 92mm fan and a top three speed 250mm fan with multicolor LED customization let the Skeleton stay cool in the hottest conditions. Front-mounted ports give you easy access to an eSATA port, two USB 2.0 connectors, one IEEE 1394 connector, and audio jacks.

You'll have all the room you need to build your dream system in this case, with bays for two external 5.25" drives and two internal 3.5" drives. Plus, you can add 4 more 3.5" drives with the optional side panel mounted drive trays. There's space for a standard ATX motherboard, and eight expansion slots support multiple graphic card solutions, including NVIDIA 3-way SLI. This wonderful case has everything you need to build your white hot gaming system!

  • newegg Open Air Case The Antec Skeleton features a truly revolutionary design – open air, providing ultra convenient installation and unprecedented airflow to your high-end gaming computer.
  • newegg Great Expandability Featuring two 5.25" external drive bays, two 3.5" internal drive bays and four 3.5¨ side panel mounted drive bays (optional), the Antec Skeleton provides great expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Antec Skeleton features a huge 250mm TriCool 3-speed multi color customizable LED Fan on the top and a 92mm HD cooling fan in the front for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • 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, one eSATA port and two audio ports.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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    • Return for replacement within: 30 days
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5/ 5
Antec Bring Back the Skeleton

Pros: - Ease of access to components
- Best cooling you could get for a case
- Sturdy and easy to carry with the handles
- Really easy to dust off and keep clean

Cons: - They stopped making them
- Not a drink stand
- Would be nice to reverse the fan
- I had to add the sensor lead to my fan for it to report the RPM. It should come with a 4 pin lead.

Other Thoughts: - I have been running one of these for years.
- People need to embrace practical equipment more quickly so manufacturers don't get discouraged.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
First build

Pros: Engineered to be very sturdy and open. Love the fan on top of this thing, keeps everything very cool. Theres also a fan for the drives as well although hdd drives were a chore to install i had to put custom brackets to hold it in place np. I also placed a liquid cpu cooler and mounted it on the clear plastic mounting rack. Wouldve prefered aluminum or stronger materials for mounting rack but it is strong plastic np. Gpu placement was a chore as well but got it in np. Fanangling this thing was a challenge but nice results, friends and family think im some kinda of tech genius lol.

Cons: Cable management can get messy with this case use ties and secure unnesscary cables out of site. Oh and since this case, i got it second hand, the leds on top fans do not function any longer np. However my gpu glows green and my motherboard zi70 pro carbon glows dark red. No real issues

Other Thoughts: The reason im writing this review is i wish for eveyone to have the antec skeleton case and appreciate the craftsmanship. A Truly superb case

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Sadly it's discontinued.

Pros: Fantastic looking case (wowed new friends and acquaintances even after 5 years) open air and three speed 250 mm fan keeps the motherboard, VRM's and other components cool, HDD fan keeps mechanical hdd's cool, LED's look good, open air design makes for easy access to clean the dust off the components.

Cons: Routing cables is at best - difficult, open air design gets dusty fast, limited choice of low profile aftermarket CPU coolers, plastic piece for mounting PCIE cards is flimsy, did I mention cable routing issues?

Other Thoughts: Would still buy it!!! Wish I hadn't sold it!!!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
3/ 5
Great airflow, bad cable management.

Pros: Great fan for cooling the GPU, CPU...etc.
The open layout makes installing ram rather easy.
Cables can be put away inside the case.

Cons: Cabling is a NIGHTMARE! The cables attahed to the case are simply not long enough to use many case options, and the routing has one cable go straight above my mobo. Example, I can't use my front sound port because the cable doesn't go far enough. Also, the cables don't have a designated way to the back of the case, so instead, I have to find a way to manuver them around the motherboard in a large mess, and most of the cables are blocking important paths. The holes to put cables from the mobo deck into the power supply area are rather small, and there are no holes in the back.

Other Thoughts: I do like the case, but upgrades are fairly difficult to other components other than RAM. I really do hate that one problem.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Unique

Pros: I built my first computer in this despite it being a non-traditional and more 'difficult' case to build in.

Nice air flow since it's all open air. Big Boy fan has pretty lights and is quiet on lowest settings.

Best of all, it has a very very distinct look. Some think it's rather ugly, 'dumb', or vain-look to it but if you like the way it looks then it's totally worth it.

Cons: Difficult to build in.

When I plug things in the USB ports in the front of the case, the computer shorts out and turns off. I just plug things straight into the motherboard instead.

Other Thoughts: Wicked looking case.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Discontinued?

Pros: Still loving it after more than 3 years!

Cons: Not much. All is well.

Other Thoughts: Hmm, is this case gone for good? Just stopped in to see when the last review was done and it's been a year and a half. Not sure why this case isn't still selling at the Egg. Maybe it can only be bought from the source site now, I'm not sure.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
its an okay case

Pros: huge fan, cool LEDs, open air design, some nice building features, sturdy build, built to last

Cons: even though the design is pretty striking, i wouldn't recommend this to most people who are looking for an easy parts swap case. In order to adjust almost anything you have to disconnect the front panel connectors, and possibly most of your power/ data cables. The front panel wires are way too short meaning i can't hook up audio and my usb cords are really tight. If your video card has its power coming from the side then you have to disconnect power before sliding the tray out because they won't clear the fan (gtx 260).

Other Thoughts: over all it is a really cool design and it was a fun build, but for the price, it is way more worth your money to buy a nice mid tower with great cable management and a cool look/ style. for $100 it would be worth it. also, water cooling is kind of a pain with this case, not recommended unless you are going to mod some things.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty nice!

Pros: The case accessability is great, its light and has a great amount of airflow! (I know its an open air case, right!)

Cons: I have a slew of cons but nothing that is worth removing more than one egg for IMO. It gathers dust like crazy, but since it is open it is quite easy to clean. The clearance under the main fan cowl in the back is pretty low, I had to cut it away to fit my Koolance water cooling blocks for my dual HD4870x2's. The top fan can change to a MULTITUDE of colors but there is an annoying delay between hitting the button and having it actually change colors. The rear Expansion slot bracket is a VERY flimsy piece of plastic and if you lift it from there by accident you will tear all of your PCI cards clean out of your mobo. BE AWARE! Cable management can be a real pain if your PSU is not modular.

Other Thoughts: Otherwise, its a nice case and is extremely quiet itself. if you have a CPU or VGA cooler that is loud, there is no walls to enclose the sound.

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