Remember the case that Antec teased last week? The wraps are officially off. The new enclosure is called the Signature S10, and it certainly represents a new direction in case design for the company. First, though, you'll want a look at this full-tower chassis in all its glory:
The S10 separates power, storage, and the motherboard into three separate chambers. The storage chamber holds up to six 3.5" hard drives and three 2.5" drives at the front of the case. A dedicated 120-mm fan at the bottom of the case moves air across the storage devices. Swing-away doors cover the storage and motherboard chamber. Buyers will have their choice of brushed aluminum or tempered glass side panels.
The motherboard chamber gets its own cooling air—and lots of it—by way of three 120-mm intake fans in front. A pair of 140-mm fans and another 120-mm spinner move heat out of the case. The motherboard tray is ringed with cable grommets, and Antec promises a generous 1" of clearance for cable routing behind the tray.
The S10 can swallow GPUs up to 12.5" long and air coolers up to 6.5" (165 mm) tall in its main chamber. Radiators up to 280 mm long can be mounted up top, while the front wall of the case has room for a 360-mm liquid cooler. As a full-tower case, the S10 offers ten expansion slots and compatibility with super-sized E-ATX and XL-ATX motherboards. That's enough room for quad-GPU builds.
The power supply chamber has room not only for a PSU, but also five more 2.5" drives. An optional 120-mm spinner can be added here for extra storage cooling.
In keeping with its flagship status, the S10 rings in with a $499 suggested price. We're getting one of our own for an in-depth review soon, so stay tuned for our hands-on tests.