Antec LanBoy Air Review

Introduction

Take a quick glance at the Antec LanBoy Air and you will see this enclosure isn’t normal; it’s a PC case on steroids. Offering a completely modular customizable construction and covered in mesh, the LanBoy Air is designed for seriously hardcore enthusiasts. Take look at this Antec LanBoy Air review and see whether Antec has designed an enthusiasts dream or an expensive nightmare.

The LanBoy Air is available in blue or yellow; we have the Yellow model to review.

Features

  • Fully-modular chassis
  • Open-frame mesh panel construction
  • AirMount™ HDD suspension mount system for up to 6 HDDs
  • Maximum CPU cooler height: 150 mm with optional side fan installed, 160 mm without
  • 11 drive bays:
    – 6 x internal 3.5″ HDDs
    – 3 x external 5.25″ HDDs
    – 2 x internal bottom-mounted 2.5″ SSD bay
  • Advanced cooling system – up to 15 fans
    Standard fans:

    – 2 x front variable-speed 120 mm blue LED fans with stepless control knobs
    – 1 x rear 120 mm TwoCool™ blue LED fan
    – 2 x side 120 mm TwoCool™ blue LED fans for graphics cards cooling
  • Optional fans:
    – 2 x 120 mm fan for CPU and memory cooling
    – 6 x 120 mm side drive bay fan
    – 2 x 120 mm top fan
  • Water cooling support:
    – Top water cooling radiator fitting
    – Rear water cooling grommets
  • 8 expansion slots for triple graphics-card configurations
  • Maximum graphics card size: 16″ / 406 mm
  • Front ports:
    – 1 x USB 3.0
    – 2 x USB 2.0
    – Audio (AC’97 and HDA compatible) In and Out

Visit Antec’s website for more details.

The Antec LanBoy Air arrives in a rather sleek and stylish cardboard box, certainly not adhering to the typical PC enthusiast or gamer stereotype. Inside, the case is well packaged with foam padding.

In terms of accessories, you’ll find the following:

  • Product overview booklet and various leaflets
  • Four cable ties
  • 10 hard drive suspenders for 5 hard drives

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Wait a minute… where are the screws? My exact question too, this is one of those rare occasions where you have to open the instructions for further details. Fortunately, Antec haven’t been mean, the screws are located in a ‘toolbox’, which is mounted at the bottom of the chassis. In order to access this toolbox you need to remove the two screws securing it in place, once removed you can flip the lid and you’ll find all the screws.  Having to use a screwdriver to access your ‘toolbox’ doesn’t really make sense, it would have been far better if the toolbox was able to slide out like a drawer, so at least you can keep your mini screwdrivers inside it too.

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