Skip to navigation

Antec Nine Hundred Two review


High quality construction impressed us, but the lack of sound dampening didn't.

Review Date: 16 Mar 2010

Price when reviewed: £83


Reviewed By: Kat Orphanides

Our Rating 4 stars out of 5

We liked Antec's original Nine Hundred case when we reviewed it all the way back in 2007. It's still on sale now, but Antec has also released a sequel - the Nine Hundred Two. Like its precursor, it follows all the design standards for gaming cases, with a clear Perspex side panel and an industrial-looking front panel decorated with hexagonal mesh.

There are a few notable improvements. It's heavier and more sturdily built, there are more dust filters, and external controls allow you to adjust the speed of the built-in fans and turn their lights off.

Inside, the build quality is outstanding, without a single unfinished edge anywhere on its enamel black interior. As well as a 200mm fan at the top of the case, there are three 120mm fans and another two mounting points.

There's a bit less room to work inside the case than we'd have liked, particularly when it comes to tidying away excess cables, positioning the motherboard and fitting larger CPU coolers. Long graphics cards can also be a bit of a tight fit - it's worth connecting their power cables before slotting them into place.

Despite its slightly cramped interior, we were impressed by the Nine Hundred Two's high quality construction. With loads of fans and no vibration or sound damping to speak of, it's a bit noisy to run but provides great airflow to keep a power-hungry system cool. However, its brutish looks and minimal sound damping make Fractal Design's outstanding Define R2 our preferred choice.

Prev Next
< Previous   Reviews : Cases Next >
Sponsored Links


Award-winning Cases
Best Buy
BitFenix Prodigy M
Best Budget Buy
Zalman Z9 Plus
Corsair Carbide Air 540

NZXT Source 530 review

NZXT Source 530

Category: Cases
Rating: 3 out of 5
Price: £80
Silverstone Fortress FT03 review

Silverstone Fortress FT03

Category: Cases
Rating: 3 out of 5
Price: £107
Aerocool DS Cube review

Aerocool DS Cube

Category: Cases
Rating: 3 out of 5
Price: £71
Corsair Carbide 300R review

Corsair Carbide 300R

Category: Cases
Rating: 4 out of 5
Price: £65
BitFenix Colossus Micro-ATX review

BitFenix Colossus Micro-ATX

Category: Cases
Rating: 4 out of 5
Price: £83
Sponsored Links


Also in this category...




Expert Reviews Printed from

Register to receive our regular email newsletter at

The newsletter contains links to our latest PC news, product reviews, features and how-to guides, plus special offers and competitions.