The Antec Performance 1 FT Is an E-ATX PC Chassis with Temperature Display and Support for Graphics Cards Up to 400mm in Length

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The Antec Performance 1 FT is a new PC chassis with many features to make PC building easy while offering a wide range of options for $159.99 on Amazon. The Antec Performance 1 FT is designed for optimal airflow and comes with 4x pre-installed PWM fans (3x 140mm and 1x 120mm) that are all 30mm thick for improved airflow, a magnetic top, and front dust filters, and a temperature display that monitors both the CPU and GPU. It supports up to ten fans, or up to 2x 360mm radiators (front/top) along with a 120mm radiator (rear). A single 420 mm radiator can otherwise be installed in the front of the case. A tool-free design allows removal of nearly every part of the case. There are two removable glass side panels, and the case utilizes metal mesh on all other sides for maximum airflow.

Other features include being able to install graphics cards up to 400mm in length and 230mm wide, installing either 3.5″ HDD or 2.5″ SSDs, and eight expansion slots. CPU coolers up to 175mm in height are supported as are power supplies up to 245mm long (440mm if not HDD is installed in the bottom compartment). Velcro cable straps and cable channels allowing for optimal cable management options for a clean build. The panel includes power and reset buttons, MIC/audio jacks, a USB Type C 3.2 port, and 2x USB 3.0 ports. Motherboard sizes range from ITX to E-ATX (up to 285mm).

Press Release

With outstanding cooling performance and lots of useful features, Antec Inc. presents the latest flagship of full towers, the new Performance 1 FT. Featuring an airflow-enhanced front panel design, magnetic front filter, and four pre-installed PWM fans, this new chassis provides efficient airflow and great cooling performance. The case is now commercially available with an MSRP of US $159.99.

The new Antec flagship supports the latest RTX 40 Series GPUs. Considering the increasing demands for CPU and GPU cooling, Antec designed the Performance 1 FT to enhance the air intake, improve the cable routing, and enable an easy installation with various options. The new temperature display function allows keeping control of the components. The display screen located on the case top allows users to check the temperature of the GPU and CPU at a glance. It addresses the need for temperature monitoring without purchasing expensive cooling kits.

For improved cooling performance, Antec combined the gird-shaped dust filter and combined it with the magnetic louver front panel, providing massive airflow and allowing for easy maintenance. The mesh front panel adopts 1.2mm vent holes which reaches the balance between ventilation and dust prevention. Tool-free side panels and the removable top radiator bracket make the installation very pleasant

The Performance 1 FT supports up to 10 fans, 3 x 140mm/120mm fans at the top, 3 x 140mm/120mm fans at the front, 1 x 120mm fan in the rear, and 3 x120mm fans at the top of the PSU shroud to enhance the cooling. It comes with three pre-installed Storm 140mm PWM fans of 30mm thickness at the front and one Storm 120mm PWM fan of 30mm thickness in the rear, providing highly efficient airflow and cooling performance. The fan blades are thicker and longer, efficiently increasing the air intake. The fan thickness increased from the standard 25mm to 30mm to efficiently enhance the air volume, upgrading the performance. The PWM function automatically detects and adjusts the fan speed for CPU heat dissipation in different environments. It also helps to decrease fan noise. The included 1 -to -3 fan splitter cable supports PWM function and makes cable routing easy. Both 4mm edge-to-edge tempered glass side panels with drop-proof design decrease the risk of dropping during installation, as the panels come with a clip-on design and captive thumbscrews. The top and side panels can be removed easily and are tool-free.

The Performance 1 FT measures 522 x 230 x 522 mm (DxWxH) and is compatible with e-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX, and ITX motherboards. The case boasts two convertible tool-less 3.5″ HDD drive cages (convertible to 2x 2,5“ SSDs), three 2.5″ SSD mounting spaces as well as eight expansion slots. The Performance 1 FT supports a 420mm radiator in the front, 360mm on top and 120mm in the rear. It also supports 360mm radiators at the front and top simultaneously.

Moreover, the chassis has plenty of space for graphics cards with a length of up to 400 mm and effective ventilation, making it particularly suitable for gamers as well. The full tower supports high-end air coolers with a maximum CPU Cooler Height of 175 mm and power supplies with a length of 245 mm. Well-designed cable routing makes wiring easy and simple. The cable channels with a cutout on top for stable routing. With 30mm clearance in the rear and a total of ten sets of Velcro straps for cable management, the Performance 1 FT allows for a clean build and optimized airflow. Two cable covers are also included to beautify the cable management area.

Furthermore, the case features eight individual PCI-e slot covers. Its open design supports most of the vertical GPU brackets. The I / O panel features Power, Reset, and MIC/Audio jacks, two USB 3.0, one Type-C 3.2, and the Temperature Display Switch button. The case also comes with dust plugs for dust prevention.

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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