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Antec Launches Skeleton PC Case

World’s First Open Air Case Adds Unique Design and Unprecedented Airflow to Any System

Fremont, Calif. - October 13, 2008

Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has launched the Skeleton, the first open air enclosure to the consumer market. The Skeleton’s open structure design and flexibility bring a high level of cooling, ease-of-use and stylish appearance to any PC.

Customizable and offering unprecedented levels of cooling, the Skeleton features an open frame and a top mounted, three-speed, 250mm TriCool multi-color LED fan, allowing users to adjust fan speed, as well as case illumination. Specially designed layered trays allow for efficient cable routing that prevents wires from impeding airflow and an additional dedicated 92mm fan cools the hard drives. With a 0.8mm cold rolled steel-reinforced plastic frame and rackmount quality side rails, this enclosure emphasizes durability. The 13’’(H) x 14.8’’(W) x 16.5’’(D) sized enclosure fits Mini ITX, MicroATX and Standard ATX motherboards.

For enhanced flexibility in system integration, the enclosure boasts a layered tray design and four quick release drive bays, including two 5.25’’ and two 3.5’’ bays as well as four optional 3.5’’ side panel-mounting plates. Seven expansion slots contain room for up to three 11’’ video cards in SLI configuration, enabling gamers and high-performance enthusiasts to get the most from their high end machines. Convenient front mounted USB 2.0, FireWire and eSATA ports allow for easy multimedia connections. Additionally, there are Audio I/O ports in the front, compatible with AC97’ and HDA.

 

Executive quote

“PC gamers and build your own enthusiasts are always looking for the latest high-performance components, including high usability and unique designs,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president for Antec. “The Skeleton is the latest example of the commitment we have to offer usable, affordable products that perfectly balance functionality with a unique and bold appearance. The cooling capacities and top-notch convenience features will help PC users to build a very special system. We’re excited to be the first company to launch an open air PC case.”

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Pricing and availability

The Skeleton is available now through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The case will retail for approximately $189.95 and is backed by Antec’s Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About the company

About Antec, Inc.
Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies such as its Signature Series, TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Twelve Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of many original products, including its patented LED Fans and Notebook Cooling solutions.

As part of its commitment to the gaming industry, Antec is a member of the non-profit organization PC Gaming Alliance, with Senior Vice President Scott Richards sitting on the board of directors.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

Contact details

Marina Ziegler
LEWIS PR
415-992-4400
antec_US@lewispr.com
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