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Antec NSK2480 Desktop case 380W PS

3.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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  • Quiet and highly efficient 80 PLUS Certified EarthWatts 380W power supply
  • Triple-chamber structure to isolate power supply and hard drive heat for cooler & quieter operation
  • 2 sidemounted 120 mm TriCool 3-speed fans
  • 4 drive bays and 4 expansion slots
  • Front-mounted ports for easy multimedia connections

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Antec
  • Model Number: NSK2480
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Item Display Weight: 19.85 pounds

Product Description

The first desktop in Antecs award winning Solution Series of enclosures has arrived. The NSK2480 Desktop case features a unique triple-chamber structure, designed to isolate the heat and noise produced by the power supply and hard drives, ensuring a quiete computing environment. Along with its exceptional ventilation and attractively understated styling, the NSK2480 also includes an 80 PLUS Certified EarthWatts 380 Watt ATX12Vv2.2 power supply with universal input and Active PFC, so you can place its beauty anywhere you want.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 16.3 x 17.5 x 5.5 inches
Item Weight 17.4 pounds
Shipping Weight 20 pounds
ASIN B000T4MRF8
Item model number NSK2480
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3.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,791 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Computer Cases
#31,666 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Bags, Cases & Sleeves
Date first available at Amazon.com July 15, 2008

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This case has a nice appearance and has a fairly clean front panel, with two external drive slots, two USB connections, and audio jacks. Note that the total height - with the feet - is about 5.8 inches, not 5.5 as stated on the Web page.

The case isn't as quiet as I had hoped. There is no foam or other sound dampening material on the interior of the case as with some other Antec models and there's a little resonance as a result. The supplied case fans have controls to allow setting their speeds, but the power connections are the standard 4 pin power and so there is no way to connect to the motherboard fan headers for monitoring.

Here's a big WARNING: Do not plan to use this case with a mini-ATX motherboard that has side mount SATA connectors (like many MSI boards). There is not enough room to connect the SATA cables unless you're willing to cut a hole in the metal divider between the motherboard chamber and the drive bay.
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I looked at quite a few cases before choosing this one.I chose it because of the price, the looks and because it was designed to keep things quiet. Also I desired an energy efficient power supply.The included 380w Antec Earth Watts 80plus power supply has no problem powering my nvidia 9800GT pciExpress card, dual-core processor and four sticks of ram. The result of my build is a PC that can sip power for home theater tasks but can also shift gears for a little gaming.
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I've never had a decent case in my life. In my 15+ years of computing I always skimp on the case, opting to save money and buying $50-75 cases. This time I wanted an HTPC that would blend in with my AV equipment and look sleek so I didn't mind paying a bit more. This is is the only case I could find under $200 that didn't look cheap or tacky. It has a very clean look to it, nothing flashy, no little emblems, nothing: just a simple ANTEC in the upper right corner, a couple USB ports, audio ports, an inconspicuous reset button, and of course, a power button that lights up a nice blue with a very subtle indigo tint.

The case is solid, very well built, and the internal design is fantastic. The compartmentalized areas make installation easy and makes the final installation of all components very clean and tidy. The only issue (as another review pointed out) is that some motherboards, such as the MSi I own, have their SATA ports pointed to the side. This makes it impossible plug in and unplug SATA ports. If you have 90 degree angled cables you could plug in 3 devices, but you would be blocking the remaining 3. The only solution is to modify the case. I have no qualms about modifying my equipment, so I took a rotary tool with cutoff discs and cut a 3in x 1in hole where the SATA ports were blocked. Now it works perfect.

The 380 W PSU is more than enough for most home systems out there, especially if running intel processors. If you have an AMD CPU, a SLI setup, and several harddrives you might want a bigger PSU, but otherwise the included PSU is absolutely perfect and quiet.
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I built a HTPC out of this case a little over 2 years ago, with a Gigabyte 780G-based micro-atx (with on-board 3200-based video)motherboard, Hauppage 2250 dual tuner card, 2X WD 640GB hard drives, DVD and wireless card, with Vista Ultimate 64 as an OS. Awesome case; barely hear it! I have the 2 fans set on Low, using an AMD Athlon X2 BE processor; with the whole Cool-n-Quiet, the system barely emits a sound. I decided not to add any external cards on purpose, and added a small overclock through the BIOS (streams/records/displays 1080P HD like a champ), and the case still keeps cool on air (even in this southern heat...). The included Power Supply has been great.

The case is big, so don't get it unless you have the room. It's solid, easy to open and maintain, with a great setup for the Hard drives (lots of good shock-absorbing grommets and logically based vents (the separate chambers are a great idea). Love it and highly recommend.
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I received this case years ago as a warranty replacement for a different Antec case that had a power supply issue. Antec sent me this one to me for free. The case was built up as a media center and has been running two dual tuners for about 6 years now with very little issue. What I do like very much about the case is how it does a good job of separating the motherboard side from the power supply and hard drive side internally. If set up properly the case has very good air flow and heat management. I believe that the heat management is a part of the reason that I have been able to keep this computer running nearly 24/7 for 5 plus years.

The case is somewhat basic, which at first was a turn off, but I've grown to like the simple layout.

I believe there are two bays for hard drives that are rubber mounted. You can add more drives, but the additional drives will not be rubber mounted and my experience was that the extra drives were noizy with where they mounted into the case.

Great overall case, and a decent starting point for a media pc. Although you can go much smaller now, this case provides plenty of options.
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I shopped around a lot for a Small Form Factor (SFF) case. I kept coming back to Antec cases because I know and trust Antec quality. I read a lot of reviews and decided this was the best cost/benefit for my use as a Home Entertainment PC (HTPC).

Installing the micro-AT motherboard was a snap, the hardest part was installing a couple of additional standoffs to support my motherboard, nothing with the design, just fat fingers. The motherboard is in its own section of this case, there is a pass through from the power supply bay to pass through power to the motherboard. The two 120MM fans draw air out of the motherboard bay.

The 5.25" carrier is very cleverly designed. Once the top cover is removed the carrier lifts up and out so you can mount a 2.5" drive in the bottom. WARNING: There were no standoffs for mounting the 2.5" drive in the bottom of the case. I needed a molex to SATA power adapter to attach power to my SSD because the SATA plugs on the power supply were in the middle of the cable run, I couldn't fold the cable enough to attach it to the SSD on the floor of the case.

This case is the size of a full size stereo receiver. It sits in my enclosed home entertainment center, the computer is running Windows 7 with XBMC for an HTPC front end, temperatures on the CPU hover around 45C. The fans are nearly silent, with the door closed on my entertainment center I cannot hear any noise from the case. The only problem I had was when my son put CD cases next to the case and blocked the two fan outlets, temperatures in the case were at 50C and the fans were running at high speed (using SpeedFan to control fan speed)and I could hear them very clearly. Once the cases were removed and temperatures dropped the fans throttled back and the case was silent again.

I highly recommend this case. It is worth every penny!
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