Before It is a well-known manufacturer in the hardware industry, but in addition to the good quality of its power supplies, heatsinks and PC cases, its notoriety comes many times from the weirdness of its designs. This is the case of The Canonthe gaming pc case which they have just presented and which is the pinnacle of the manufacturer’s high-end range.
The Cannon is a case designed to, almost literally, be able to fit any hardware inside, from E-ATX form factor plates to complex custom liquid cooling systems. Under the motto “DIY” (do it yourself, do it yourself), this Full Tower format case is made of aluminum alloy, and its open-concept design is designed so that one can see all hardware mounted inside.
This is The Cannon, Antec’s largest can
The Cannon has dimensions of 604 x 261 x 481 mm and weighs 10 Kg empty, so you can already get an idea of the enormous size it occupies. This PC case has space to install two individual custom liquid cooling systems at the same time, allowing us to have a separate system for the processor and another for the graphics card, for example.
In fact, The Cannon carries versatility by the flag, and allows the graphics card to be installed in two different anchor points: with the graphics on the front (and with the ability to move the bracket to place it in a different position depending on its size), on the left side in a more traditional way, or even in both places if you want to install a dual graphics card configuration.
This case also features tempered glass inserts throughout, protecting the internal hardware but allowing it to be seen. The case structure is made of CNC-cut aluminum alloy and supports up to 3 x 360 mm radiators simultaneously (in total, up to 4 radiators can be installed at a time):
- Front: 120 / 240 / 360 mm (maximum thickness 45 mm).
- Side: 120 / 240 / 360 mm (thickness up to 60 mm).
- Rear: 120 / 140 / 240 / 280 / 360 / 420 mm (thickness up to 45 mm).
In terms of storage, the case also has some flexibility, being able to install two hard drive racks in different positions. A total of two drives can be installed (two 2.5-inch drives or one 2.5-inch drive and one 3.5-inch drive). As for the power supply, it supports ATX drives up to 270 mm long, E-ATX motherboards and below, and graphics cards of all sizes.
Price and availability: a box that not everyone can afford
Antec hasn’t talked about an availability date for The Cannon, but if it has just announced it, chances are it will be available soon. They also haven’t confirmed if it will be available in limited units as is quite common in this type of “special” design cases, but what they have confirmed is its price: $479.99which in exchange will be between 480 and 500 dollars… of course, a price that not everyone will be ready to pay for a PC box, however big and good it may be.