Antec NX400: new cheap compact gaming PC box with RGB lighting and up to 6 fans
Finding a gaming PC box that has fairly compact dimensions to fit everywhere, that has RGB lighting and, above all, whose price is affordable for most pockets, is not easy. However, Antec has just presented its new NX400 box that seems to be specifically destined for this segment of the market, whose users cannot spend too much on a gaming box, but they want what they buy to be fully functional for now and the future.
The new Antec NX400 has dimensions of 465 (H) x 230 (W) x 425 (D) mm. This places it fully in the segment of semi-compact towers. Draws attention to the wide width of the box, with those 230 mm. But this is something positive for the user, since it allows the mounting of tower-type heatsinks, with a maximum height of 170 mm. 10 mm more than the usual 160 mm that we are used to seeing in this type of compact boxes. It is also important that it allows the installation of graphics cards, with a maximum length of 330 mm. Inside we can mount base bales in mini ITX, micro ATX and ATX formats, at most.
To see the inside of the box, and the components that we have decided to mount in it, the box has the left side panel of the box, made of tempered glass. The use of this material causes the weight of the box, when empty, to rise to 5.3 kg. This plays in our favor when assembling a team inside, since it will be a very simple box to handle.
Antec has taken very seriously the issue of the Antec NX400 gaming box ventilation, since in its front part we can mount up to 3 fans of 120 mm (or 2 of 140 mm). While, on the roof of the box, we can mount two fans of 120 or 140 mm. At the back of the box is where the only fan that is included with this box is located: a 120 mm model that has ARGB lighting. Moreover, the new Antec model allows the installation of a 360 mm radiator in the front, one of 240 mm in the ceiling or one of up to 140 mm in its rear.
As for the internal storage that this box allows, it has two bays for 3.5 or 2.5-inch units, under the bottom separator. But it also supports the assembly of four other 2.5-inch units: two of them on the front of the motherboard mounting tray, one more on top of the separator cover and a third on the back of it.
The front I / O of the box is composed of a USB 2.0 port, along with two other USB 3.0 ports. Also in this front part we can find two 3.5 mm mini jack sockets, intended for your headphones and your microphone. As well as a switch that will allow you to control the RGB LED lighting of the box.