Antec DA601 Dark Avenger Chassis Review

Welcome back Funky Kit readers! I imagine that some of you may be in the hunt for a shiny new computer case. Two decades ago, chassis were actually pretty boring and beige in color on average. With the rise of the personal computing and especially the PC gaming scene, however, components and accessories have received a remarkable amount of attention and are so superb looking, just like the DA601 case from Antec.

The DA601 Dark Avenger chassis from Antec is a really good product with some interesting aesthetics which will surely cater to the RGB enthusiasts. This chassis supports a wide range of both air and liquid cooling configurations to appease gamers and overclocking enthusiasts alike. This chassis has the looks and most sought after mainstream features, all crammed into a mid-range budget price. So how did Antec pull this off? Dive deeper into this review and take a ride with us to discover what we think about the DA601.

 

I would like to thank Antec for providing this review sample! Here is what Antec has to say about themselves on their website:

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Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

 

You can buy the Antec DA601 Dark Avenger Silent Chassis for right around $109.99 USD from Amazon – https://amzn.to/2I4h9q6

 

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Antec DA601 Dark Avenger Silent – Features and Specifications

Now we bring you the brand-new series of gaming cases: Dark Avenger – DA601, as the Prime Dark Avenger, is our new design for future gaming experience. With one press, you can have simple access to all the LEDs of the whole build. The high-tech front panel design makes your build shine as a superhero. It was also born with an ample room for you to equip it with high-end PC components. DA601 allows you to conquer the endless gaming war. ~Antec

 

Case Specification

Dimensions 480 x 220 x 500 mm (DWH)
Form Factor Mid Tower
Materials SPCC & Plastic
Mainboard Support E-ATX(Up to 12″ x 11″) / ATX / Micro-ATX
I/O Ports USB3.0 x 2,MIC/AUDIO, POWER, RESET, ARGB Control Button
Side Panel Tempered Glass Side Panel

 

Expansion & Drive Bays

Expansion Slots 7
3.5″/2.5″ (convertible) 2
2.5″ 4

 

Fan Support

Front 3 x 120mm
Top 3 x 120mm / 2 x 140mm
Rear 1 x 120mm
Included Fan(s) 1 x 120mm Prizm ARGB Fan in front & 1 x 120mm regular fan in rear

 

Radiator Support

Front ≤ 360mm
Top ≤ 360mm / 280mm
Rear ≤ 120mm

 

Clearance

Max GPU Length ≤ 400mm
Max CPU Cooler Height ≤ 160mm
Max PSU Length ≤ 200mm

 

Miscellaneous

Dust Filters Front / Top / Bottom
Net Weight 7.8Kgs
Gross Weight 9.5Kgs
Warranty 2 years
UPC# 0-761345-80018-1

 

Now that we have covered the features and specifications of the Antec DA601 Dark Avenger chassis, let’s flip over to the next page of this review and take a closer look.

 

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Tinkering with computers and other electronics since the days of the Apple IIe and the Intellivision as the Prodigal 80s child, Jeremy seeks to constantly expand his knowledge of the ever-changing and ever-enticing world of Consumer Electronics. He enjoys tinkering, overclocking, modding, and most of all gaming.