Antec unveils the Three Hundred Two case at retail

Get ready for another to the line-up, Antec announces a successor to the Three Hundred chassis with the Three Hundred Two coming in at $79.95, a mid-tower refresh bringing refined airflow and USB 3.0 to the mix. Some minor style changes include water cooling tube support from the top of the case, side exhaust port behind the CPU panel as well as filters for the PSU and front panel intake. Relatively little has managed to change since that point in appearances. Some users might be a bit upset that Antec has gone with full USB 3.0 support on the front panel which excludes anyone on older motherboards still. An alternative to this is ordering the 300 front port assembly to get your 2.0 support back on your system, would have been nice to see an adapter option like the company had gone with before on the P280 instead of asking for $8.50 + shipping to have legacy support if you were fortunate enough to figure out the option.

Overall the case is an update not a rebirth of any kind, it would have been nice to see them ditch the extruded vents on the case, they seem to do more damage than good in appearance, giving it a dated feel that I just can’t get past. If you’re really looking to go Antec on your next value case then this might fit the bill, if you need USB 2.0 support and are willing to overlook the rear CPU vent and water cooling holes the Three Hundred might be more your speed.

The specs

Model Three Hundred Two
Case Type Mid-Tower
Color(s) Black
Cooling System • One 120 mm rear TwoCool™ fan
• One 140 mm top TwoCool™ fan
• Two 120 mm front intake fans (optional)
• One 120 mm side intake fan (optional)
• One 120 mm side exhaust fan behind motherboard (optional)
• Perforated front bezel for maximum air intake
• Top water cooling grommets
• Enlarged CPU Cutout
Drive Bays • Three 5.25” tool-less drive bays
• Two 2.5” drive bays (dedicated)
• Six 3.5” tool-less drive bays
Front Ports Two USB 3.0 with internal motherboard connector
• Audio In/Out
Expansion Slots /
video card size
Eight expansion slots
12.5” (318 mm) maximum video card size
PSU No Power Supply included
Motherboard Support Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
CPU Cutout Enlarged CPU Cutout
Cable Management N/A
Side panel features N/A
Dimensions 22.2” (H) x 11.4” (W) x 20.7” (D) /
565 mm (H) x 290 mm (W) x 525 mm (D)
Weight • Net Weight: 15.3 lb (6.9 kg)
• Gross Weight: 18.7 lb (8.5 kg)

Personally, we’re at a point where going with standard primer interiors is growing old, a refresh with a black interior would be refreshing. Seeing dual fan support at the top for larger radiators or a revision to the physical design would have helped. Instead there isn’t much to say about the Three Hundred Two given it’s already had a debut. It’s a refresh cycle and unfortunately very few of them bring exciting changes even though they should bring that last push of a product cycle to get people to want the improved version of what they already have.

Find it at: NCIX, Newegg, Frys (not available online yet)