Antec One S3 Gaming Case

The Antec One S3 mid-tower gaming case shares a lot of the features found in the famous Antec Lanboy and Dark Fleet gaming speciality cases. Firstly, there is the bottom-mounted PSU intake with an air filter, a feature that is most welcome in a dry, dusty country such as South Africa.

Also most welcome is the ample cooling provided in the case design. Out of the box, the Antec One S3 comes with one 120mm top exhaust fan and one 120mm rear exhaust fan. Then there are additional spaces for fans on the side, the front and at the bottom. 

Antec One S3 views

As with the big Antec cases, the Antec One S3 is tool-less, allowing you quick and easy access to the 5.25″ and 3.5″ drive bays. Swapping drives takes a minute or two once the case is open.

On the specifications mentioned below you’ll see that the Antec One S3 has no less than 10 drive bays and 7 expansion slots – and not forgetting the 2 x USB3.0 front ports.


The Antec One is an award-winning gaming case that has received top marks in reviews. Geek-Cube has this to say:

“Antec have clearly succeeded with this case. What they have done is produce a high quality, feature-packed, budget case that is sure to attract those first time builders and seasonal system integrators on a budget – and they sure are in for a treat.”

HiTechLegion’s reviewer, Eric Stemplewski, concluded:

“The features that come with it are excellent, as well. I would recommend the Antec One to anyone that wants a solid case at a reasonable price.”

Antec One S3 Gaming Case

Antec One S3 specifications:

Case Type Mid-Tower
Color(s) Black
Cooling System – One 120 mm top exhaust fan
– One 120 mm rear exhaust fan
– One 120 mm side intake fan (optional)
– One 120 mm front intake fan (optional)
– One 120 mm / 140 mm bottom fan (optional)
Drive Bays – Three 5.25″ drive bays
– Five 3.5″ drive bays
– Two 2.5″ drive bays
Front Ports – 2 x USB 3.0 with included USB 2.0 adapter
– Audio In/Out
Expansion Slots /
video card size
– Seven expansion slots
– 10.5″ (266 mm) maximum video card size
PSU No Power Supply included
Motherboard Support Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
CPU Cutout Maximum-sized CPU Cutout
Cable Management N/A
Side panel features N/A
Dimensions 463 mm (H) x 241 mm (W) x 530 mm (D)
Weight – Net Weight: 4.9kg
– Gross Weight: 5.6kg
Max CPU cooler height 155mm


You’ve seen the case and seen the specs, now look at the price: only R570! The Antec One S3 is a bargain.

Date: 11 Apr 2013