23 Sep, 2019   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  ANTEC NX310 Case Review

Today we are going to take a close look at a Mid Tower Gaming Case from ANTEC’s latest NX series of PC gaming case, the Antec NX310. Antec NX310 is an easy to build-with mid-tower case supporting ATX and m-ATX form factor motherboards and comes with ARGB LED lighting, tempered Glass side panel, USB 3.0 connectivity and more.

Now let’s see what ANTEC NX310 Case have for us.

Features

  • Compact Size and Tempered Glass Side Panel
  • LED Control Button
  • I/O PORTS
  • Supports up to 6 fans

Specifications

Package

Standard plain brown card-board packaging with product image and few paragraph describing features outside. Inside, two large Styrofoam blocks protecting case from top and bottom. Case comes inside a plastic bag.

Inside the box

Guide and accessories included inside the HDD Cage.

Looks

Antec NX310 is very compact sized Mid tower case featuring a big air intake in the front of the case. Rest of the case is rigid, constructed from steel with decent build quality .

On the top of the case at the front, we find the front panel Power and Reset buttons with activity LEDs. Also having one USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks and a LED controller button. At the top back we have a big grill with magnetic filter supporting different type of fans (2 x 120mm or 2 x 140mm) for better air flow.

At back of the case, we find standard motherboard I/O cutout and seven expansion slots along with a one 120 mm exhaust fans.

My sample came with a molex powered 120mm fan at exhaust, but ANTEC has confirmed that retail product will have a 3-Pin 120mm fan.

Case have one Tempered glass side panel (approx. 4mm thick) secured with thumb screws and rubber grommet for safe handling .

Inside View

Detailed inside view of the case.

Removing the side panel reveals an entirely black and well-designed compact interior with big cut-out on motherboard tray for CPU cooler installation with pre-installed motherboard stand-offs. Case also have a full PSU cover

Front of the case is fitted one 120mm ARGB fan supports 3x 120mm or 2x 140mm fans. Front plastic cover also comes with two ARGB lighting strips.

Back side of the motherboard tray, supports 2 x 2.5 SSD mounting holes, one 3.5 HDD slide-in cage and lot of space for supporting up to 170mm PSU.

Testing

CPUIntel Core i9-9900K
BoardMSI Z390 Gaming Plus
RAM2 X 8GB GALAX DDR4 4000Mhz
SSDSamsung 970 Evo NVME SSD
CoolerCooler Master MASTERAIR MA410M
GFXAorus RX570
PSUCooler Master V700
OSWindows 10

Installation of hardware was very easy. Case being little compact in size when compared with other mid-tower case, provided decent internal space and cable routing options.

My sample came with a molex powered 120mm fan at exhaust, which I replaced for my testing with a 3-Pin 120mm fan for proper airflow and thermals controlled via motherboard’s thermal management software but ANTEC has confirmed that retail product will have a 3-Pin 120mm fan.

Case provided decent airflow for overclocking my Intel Core i9-9900K CPU up to 5.2GHz all cores stable using Cooler Master MASTERAIR MA410M Air cooler. The front 120mm fan was silent during all my testing.

Pros

  • Great Price
  • Nice looks
  • Rigid build quality
  • Nice air flow design
  • ARBG LED Fan and Lighting
  • Tempered glass side panel
  • Compact size

Cons

  • Nil at the price point

Conclusion

Finally if you are looking for a compact sized mid-tower gaming case but low in budget, the Antec NX310 is a great option to look at. With a price tag of just Rs. 2850 + tax, the Antec NX310 comes with ARGB LED lighting and ARGB LED Fan, tempered Glass side panel, USB 3.0 connectivity and more. Antec NX310 is a feature packed budget case aimed at the entry level gaming case segment and worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS VALUE Award.

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