Today we’re going to test four compact computer cases from different brands: one model from Antec, one from Foxconn and two different-series products from InWin.
All of them are very compact and feature a preinstalled 150-250W power supply (we’ll check out the PSUs as well, although not as carefully as in our specialized PSU-related reviews). Besides, every model is compatible with full-size optical drives (except the Antec which requires a slim drive) and supports one low-profile expansion card (the InWin IW-BM643 even supports two).
We’ll discuss the products in alphabetic order, especially as this order puts the Antec ISK 310-150 first. The Antec is in fact the main highlight of this review, being about twice as expensive as the models from InWin and Foxconn we will compare it with.
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find competitors to the Antec ISK 310-150 that would be comparable to it in price and specs, so we had to take whatever mini-ITX cases we had at hand. The InWin IW-BM643 and Foxconn RS-338(L) are similar to the InWin IW-BM648 and Foxconn RS-224 we reviewed earlier but we include them into this review to have a bigger picture, especially as our testbed configuration has changed significantly.
So, let’s find out whether the Antec is worth the money asked or the more affordable products are no less attractive.