The Antec NSK6580 is a standard ATX chassis for a personal computer. MSRP is $79.99.
- 430W PSU included
- USB / Audio / IEEE 1394 Front Ports
- AC97 audio support
- Black/ Silver
- 0.8mm cold-rolled steel construction
- 4 External 5.25″ Drive Bays
- 5 Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
- Side Air duct
- 1 year limited warranty
The NSK6580 case from Antec is a stylish silver and black mid tower designed for style and convenience. The front panel is a minimalist design in silver and black with air vents along the side. A 120mm 3 speed fan pull air through those vents, across your system and out the back for efficient cooling with minimal noise. There are mounts for two 92mm fans at the front and an 80mm fan on the side for more cooling if you find it necessary.
The Antec NSK6580 features one 120mm TriCool 3-speed rear fan, one side air duct and VGA card vent to effectively control the system temperature.
The five hard drive bays are mounted in a removable cage with silicone grommets to reduce noise from transmitted vibrations. One of the four external drive bays has a 3.5″ converter panel so you can install a floppy drive or a small accessory. Four special screws attach HDs to trays from the bottom through sound/vibration absorbing grommets. The trays then slide into the cage.
Included with the case is a 430W EarthWatts power supply with a universal power input and Active PFC. The 430W EarthWatts power supply has dual 17A 12V rails. The 3.3V and 5V have 20A each.
They also included a set of front panel connectors to make life easier, 2 USB, 1 FireWire, 1 headphone and 1 microphone jack. Front panel jacks do not inspire confidence. They do not accept the full length of (eg) standard headset plugs, and there’s no tactile feedback to tell you the jack is all the way in