Construction, design and features from the exterior…
However, it is very difficult to completely remove the foil on the front acrylic glass, as long as the front is not removed and all screws are unscrewed, so that no remains of the foil can be seen through the acrylic glass.
The right side part is pushed in the classic way and fastened with two knurled screws to the back of the case. The real glass pane on the left side is decoupled by four rubber buffers each on the case and the thumbscrews.
The I/O panel with the power button, headset sockets, two USB 3.0 ports and the button for controlling the light of the fans is located on the upper side at the front. Further back there is an opening for ventilation. Up to three 120mm or two 140mm fans can be mounted here.
The back is classic: Here an optional 120mm fan can be installed and the position can be changed via the mounting slots. The PCI bezels underneath must be broken out. Three covers are included in the accessory box in order to be able to refill “gaps” that have arisen in the case of a rebuilding.
All fan slots are provided with long mounting slots and allow the installation of water cooling. How the already installed fans are replaced by a water cooling system in the front is explained even in the quite detailed installation instructions.
Now that we have dealt with most of the criteria from the outside, we come to the inner structure of the Antec DF500 RGB miditower.
Antec DF500 RGB Construction, design and features from inside …