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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [09.29.05]
Manufactured by: Antec



First off, the all important USB, Firewire and Audio headers which are one piece. It seems as though this has become standard on all cases now, but I would be remiss if I did not mention it here.

Now, I like to think of Antec's cases as being half tool-less and the TX1088AMG continued this tradition. Unlike previous years where the rails were stored at the back of the case panels, the rails this time were stored at the bottom of the case ala the Silverstone TJ-05.

Popping off the case cover and sliding the CD-ROM in was a breeze. I must say, though the rails may take a little more effort to install than some of the other cases out there, the smooth effortless sliding was among the top in the industry. Peeking out from under the optical drive, we also see the 3.5" external drive.

That external drive was screwed into a bay as shown.

There were two such bays in this case with the bottom one intended to hold hard drives in place. Each of the bays was the same except for the inclusion of an 80mm fan bracket on the bottom bracket. Each of these drive bays fit three 3.5" devices for a total of six.  

How do they look installed? Read on to find out!

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