In a nutshell: If you play PC video games in a hermetically sealed room or can in any other case handle to maintain mud and moisture at bay, then Antec’s cool-looking Cannon gaming chassis ought to be in your radar. Not solely does it depart the highest open to exterior parts, however the distinctive design additionally permits for the set up of two separate liquid cooling loops and allows you to mount your GPU vertically on the entrance or left aspect.
Most gaming chassis have a standardized format for putting in parts, however Antec’s open-air Cannon case seems to shake that formulation by letting you mount the GPU on the entrance the place a radiator would usually be positioned. A PCIe 4.0 riser cable is included out of the field, in case you need to go that route and exhibit your GPU in most model.
The entrance additionally has movable brackets for added flexibility, with the standard I/O now positioned on the decrease left aspect of the case. For these seeking to mount the GPU on the left aspect, customers can set up it sideways or mount it vertically with the included GPU bracket. Alternatively, they will set up a water pump adjoining to the motherboard if the cardboard is occurring the entrance.
Antec says that superior PC-DIY customers can set up as much as 4 radiators on this case, with help for as much as 3 x 360mm items concurrently. Meanwhile, the full-tower chassis itself measures 604 x 261 x 481 mm (DxWxH) with help for eATX, ATX, micro-ATX and mini-ATX boards.
The Cannon can accommodate high-end triple-slot GPUs just like the Asus Strix 3090 or an MSI RTX 3090 SUPRIM, and has sufficient area to accommodate a 270mm lengthy energy provide. In phrases of devoted places for two.5-inch/3.5-inch storage drives, customers can both set up 2 x 2.5-inch SSDs, a single 2.5-inch drive and/or a single 3.5″ HDD for a complete of 4 configurations.
Antec notes that the aluminum-alloy Cannon chassis options well-processed panel edges, snap-inside panels, and has devoted 33mm vast area for cable administration within the middle and backside of the case for a cleaner look. Unsurprisingly, this ‘elite-tier’ case is relatively costly and is presently obtainable within the UK for £399.98 (~$500) and in Spain for €479.95.