Antec’s Blazer GT Case: A Vertical or Horizontal Chassisby Anton Shilov on June 25, 2019 4:00 PM EST
Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, both tower cases and lay flat desktop chassis were fairly common. Eventually tower cases prevailed, whereas desktops that could be used as pedestals for monitors remained on niche markets. The flat desktop case design has a lot of advantages for enthusiasts according to Antec, who has decided to go this route with its new Blazer GT design.
Stylized after jet engines used on fighters according to Antec, the Blazer GT is a semi open case that can be positioned in three possible ways: horizontally, vertically on the left side, and vertically on the right side. The chassis has multiple windows made of tempered glass and can fit it up to eight fans to provide air cooling.
When it comes to compatibility, the Antec Blazer GT can house an ATX, a Micro-ATX, or a Mini-ITX motherboard, as well as an air cooler that is up to 165 mm in height. Meanwhile, despite its dimensions, the case can only fit two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch storage devices.
The key advantage of Antec’s Blazer GT is easy access to components, something that is very important for enthusiasts. Of course, it takes a lot of desktop space when positioned horizontally. Antec yet has to decide about pricing of the Blazer GT chassis. In fact, to some degree this device is considered as a concept and it remains to be seen when and if it set to become available and for how much.
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Death666Angel - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - link30.5 cm "high/thick" but the max CPU height is less than 16.5cm? Now I want to know what is going on inside that thing.
meacupla - Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - linkso this is a 101.6L case that only houses up to ATX...
Well, it looks like they at least they thought about giving the fans from breathing room from the tempered glass
Chaitanya - Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - link+1, this whole trend of sticking RGB fans behind glass/acrylic while chocking them is getting ridiculous. Atleast CM, Phanteks and Silverstone are making decent airflow oriented cases. Antec should have gone to route of Dodo by now as they didnt produce a half decent cases since the Eleven Hundred days.
hsalonen - Monday, July 1, 2019 - linkAll good, until I read "semi open" and stopped reading. This will collect dust and tempered glass is there to block some of the airflow. I would buy some truly open case and clean that more easily..