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Antec LanBoy Air

Well ventilated case for many kinds of uses

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Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 24.10.2010
Manufacturer: Antec
Product Group: Enclosures
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Intro

Lets face it, usually computer cases are very much alike. There are the few categories for different sizes and purposes, but inside those categories it's really hard to stand from the crowd. Anyway every now and then a manufacturer tries something entirely new, and this time the manufacturer is Antec with their new LanBoy Air case. The Air is all about modularity and customization and is unlike anything we've tested before. Now without spoiling too much, lets have a closer look!

 

Package & Specs

 

Antec LanBoy Air - Well ventilated case for many kinds of uses
 

The LanBoy Air comes packed in a white, very informative box with a large photo printed on the front. The case is well protected from damage during shipping, but unfortunately there are carrying handles, which makes hauling the 10 kg box around a bit tricky.


Spefications:
  • Fully-modular chassis
  • Open-frame mesh panel construction
  • AirMount. HDD suspension mount system for up to 6 HDDs
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 150 mm with optional side fan installed, 160 mm without
  • 11 drive bays:
    - 6 x internal 3.5" HDDs
    - 3 x external 5.25" Drives
    - 2 x internal bottom-mounted 2.5" SSD bay
  • Advanced cooling system - up to 15 fans
    Standard fans:
    - 2 x front variable-speed 120 mm blue LED fans with stepless control knobs
    - 1 x rear 120 mm TwoCool. blue LED fan
    - 2 x side 120 mm TwoCool. blue LED fans for graphics cards cooling
    Water cooling support:
    - Top water cooling radiator fitting
    - Rear water cooling grommets
  • 8 expansion slots for triple graphics-card configurations
  • Maximum graphics card size: 16" / 406 mm
  • Front ports:
    - 1 x USB 3.0
    - 2 x USB 2.0
    - Audio (ACE7 and HDA compatible) In and Out
  • Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • Unit Dimensions:
    - 20.4" (H) x 8.7" (W) x 19.3" (D)
    - 518 mm (H) x 222 mm (W) x 4906 mm (D)
  • Package Dimensions:
    - 23.2" (H) x 11.3" (W) x 22.8" (D)
    - 590 mm (H) x 288 mm (W) x 580 mm (D)
  • Weight::
    - Net: 20.3 lb / 9.2 kg

Looking at the specifications the case is a standard sized mid-tower, weights 9,2 kg and has room for six 3,5" drives, three 5,25" drives and also two 2,5" drives. The cooling options are crazy with there being room for up to 15 fans in the case. The maximum height for the CPU cooler is 150/160 mm, depending on the side fans, and the maximum length of the graphic card is limited to 406 mm.

 

Bundle

Antec LanBoy Air - Well ventilated case for many kinds of uses
 

Due to the special drive cage, the bundle mainly consists of weird looking rubber cords with plastic hooks and holders for the 3,5" drives. Other than that there's a short manual, two sets of installation kits for 2,5" drives and a bunch of screws for adding more fans to the case.




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