Computer cases are beginning to be more and more important to your average user. You can't just have any old generic case anymore, and many people mod their case nowadays as well. After I bought my new Klipsch speakers, I realized they really didn't go with the rest of my computer equipment. They are a cool black color, while the rest of my system is beige. That's what began my journey to find the perfect black case. I wanted something better than my current case (an Inwin Q500) that would match the Klipsch speakers. I searched high and low, and finally I stumbled upon the Antec SX1030B. This is just a black version of the SX1030. I had seen reviews for the regular SX1030 and they were mostly praises of how good the case was. I decided that this was the case for me. It had some nice features to it, and it even came with two fans. So, I proceeded to order it from the cheapest vendor I could find. It came to just under $100 with free shipping. You might have heard some horror stories with UPS shipping, but surprisingly, I received it in a timely manner with no damage what so ever. When I received the case from UPS, I immediately opened it to find my shiny new black case.
Look it's black...
I haven't seen too many black cases out there with the same features and affordability as the Antec one, but I suspect more and more will come out in the coming months. My old case had a 350W power supply, which was very good, until I played around with it one day. I was looking for some way to improve air flow in my Inwin case, so I decided to add another small fan to the power supply. I was careful not to damage anything, or so it seemed. To make a long story short, I must have touched something in there and the power output hasn't been the same since. Although I was getting a new case, I still planned to keep my old Inwin case to make into a Linux machine or something along those lines. So, I decided to get a separate 400W power supply for my new Antec case and put the 300W PS, that was in there originally, in my Inwin case. The 400W power supply I was looking for was also an Antec one. Luckily, the vendor I bought the case from also had the power supply in stock, and it arrived even before the Antec case. So, now let's take a look at what this case has to offer and how it compares to my old case.
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