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Antec Intros DF500 and DF500 RGB Cases

Antec is introducing a new chassis in two different variants. Looking at the design you can tell it is aimed to compete with CoolerMaster’s MasterBox Lite 5 RGB. The new case is the DF500 and will come in a regular version as well as an RGB version.

The case itself has official dimensions of 470 x 280 x 480mm. The main side panel is a tempered glass side panel and you have a clear acrylic front to show off the three included RGB fans (DF500 RGB). There is actually an RGB hub that allows you to control the colors of the fans if your motherboard does not have an RGB header. The controller includes effects too like static, pulsing, and color-cycle modes.

Taking a look inside the case lacks 5.25-inch drive support, which is all but common these days. You do have a hard drive cage at the bottom of the case that supports two 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives. There are also four more 2.5-inch hard drive trays found inside the case. Being a mid-tower you have seven expansion slots and you shouldn’t have any issues fitting larger graphics cards and full size power supplies in this case.

While you do get the three 120 mm fans with the case the top also supports three 120 mm or two 140 mm fans. Only the front has support for radiators with a maximum size of 360 mm.

The DF500 RGB has an MSRP of $69.99 and the non-RGB version (DF500) is $49.99.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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