Taking us through the rest of October and into November, the AnandTech Forums community team has paired up with Antec to offer a set of barebones kits for new PC builds. The prolific manufacturer of cases, PSUs, & more has given us a pair of case & power supply kits that are in need of a new home (and a warm CPU to fill them).

The top prize consists of an Antec “Dark Fleet” DF500 RGB mid-tower case along with the company’s HCG750 Bronze power supply. The Dark Fleet series is one of Antec’s all-black cases, with the RGB model also including RGB lighting for additional accent options. This is paired with Antec’s HCG750 Bronze, a fully-modular 80Plus Bronze rated power supply.

Meanwhile for the runner up we have a more compact kit consisting of Antec’s P5 micro-ATX case along with their VP550 Plus PSU. The P5 is a sound-dampened micro-ATX case from Antec, sporting noise-insulating foam and other features to reduce system noise. This case is being paired with a VP550 Plus, one of Antec’s basic 80 Plus-rated PSUs.

The giveaway is running through November 6th and is open to all US residents. You can find the full discussion about the giveaway over on the AnandTech Forums.

Source: AnandTech Forums

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  • adamericson - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    "Antec’s HCG750 *Bronze*, a fully-modular 80Plus *Gold* rated power supply"

    I think that's a mistake..
  • Dragonstongue - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    yep, that is some weird typo or something from Antec if they are the ones providing the PSU, word it one way when it can be a different PSU.
    HCG750 is available in Gold or Bronze..they likely should have come up with a "better" designation such as seaonic does example G-650 means gold 650 ^.^
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    That's a typo on my part. Thanks for the heads up!
  • DanNeely - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    On the gleam.io login page: "Notify me of other Tom's Hardware Competitions"

    Is this contest being shared with Tom's or was this misconfigured?
  • jeremyshaw - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    Owned by the same company.
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    Just misconfigured. The comms team does contests for both sites.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    I'd "give these away" if I had them, too. 'member when Antec was the only one dominating the PC case market? When the green earthwatts PSUs were the most reliable super entry-level PSUs for most builds? Where did their talent and marketing go?

    Not saying they're terrible by any margin. They're just very vanilla by most regards and don't stand out in any particular way. If I had to build a PC now, unfortunately none of the parts would ever be Antec. They're neither the most affordable, nor the best performing, nor the most aesthetically pleasing, nor the best value.

    Please step it up, Antec! P183 was my first "deluxe" PC case and for the time, it was one of the best models out there aesthetically and was one of the best in terms of noise reduction, when most cases had to have an "alienware" + single color LED fan aesthetic.
  • Vatharian - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    > 'member when Antec was the only one dominating the PC case market?

    No. It was at most decent PSU maker.

    Just opened the page to see 'US residents only'.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    Short of Anandtech being borged by someone like verizon (codethulu no), the odds of them ever having a corporate overlord who can afford the lawyers needed to run international giveways legally is just about zero. Likewise for the odds of them getting spun out to someone small enough to not care about the legalities involved.
  • Rocket321 - Thursday, October 25, 2018 - link

    They do stand behind their products. Sent me a whole new front panel when the power button failed on my SOLO case a couple of years after I bought it.

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