Antec’s Attempt At Bringing Quality To Entry Level Cabinets
Antec is well known mostly for the P180, P182 and the Antec 900 cases, which are high-end enthusiast level cases that compete with the best from Coolermaster and the likes. The NSK4400 is an entry level mini-tower case for desktop PCs, which target cases from the lesser-known brands.
The quality of the cabinet is pretty good. The metal work is thin, but is sturdy and doesn’t flex a lot under pressure or weight. The biggest dilemma is when you don’t read the manual that comes with the cabinet! This is a cabinet opens from the top first. Once that’s done, the side panels can be removed. Two thumbscrews are to be removed before opening the cabinet.
There’s enough space for three optical drives, three hard drives and two floppy drives or other panels of the same size. The hard drive bays have bits of padding to reduce vibrations. For cooling, there is a 120-mm fan attached to the back, with a speed switch that acts as a good exhaust. There is an air guide attached to the side cover of the cabinet that directs air to the processor. The guide can be removed and an 80-mm fan can be fixed. There is provision for a fan in the front under the drives. The rear expansion panels pop out easily and can be snapped back into place if you choose to remove any cards or change positions. That way you have no open slots in your cabinet letting dust in.
The cabinet doesn’t look stylish, but it’s elegant and straightforward. Even though it’s small, it has a very clean flat look to it. The front face of the cabinet is sturdy without any loose bits from the removable panels. There are two USB ports with an extended cable that can be connected to your motherboard.
The price for the Antec NSK4400 is Rs 2,285. It’s definitely one of the cheapest Antec cabinets we’ve seen, but the lack of a power supply makes it not-so-cheap. If you are building an entry level system, and you want a sturdy cabinet with decent cooling, then the slightly overpriced NSK4400 is worth it.
|Performance : 3
|Features : 3
|Build Quality : 3.5
|Value for Money : 4
|Overall : 3.5
Supports Mini-ATX and Standard ATX form factor, Dimensions: 42 x 20 x 42 cm
Contact : Cyber Space Abacus Pvt Ltd
Phone : 9884021688
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site : www.antecindia.com
Price : Rs 2,285