Antec GX505 Window SC Interior Details
Now we’ll take a look at the interior of the Antec GX505 Window SC.
Here is everything that is included with the Antec GX505 Window SC. You have a product overview pamphlet, GX505 window installation guide, product warranty information, and all the hardware needed to mount everything inside the case.
You’ll notice the GX505 Window SC uses snap on rails, and there is optional foam washers you can use to help keep vibration down with any HDD drives. They also included some twist ties for cable management. Normally I expect to see zip ties. This is kind of an odd choice even when this is a budget case.
I’ve taken the panels off of the GX505 Window SC so we can get a good look at what we are dealing with. We have two 5.25″ bays, with the third bay dedicated to a 3.5″ floppy drive. I’m a bit stumped as to why Antec would include this. I do not know anyone that uses floppy drives anymore.
Moving on, You’ll notice the two 5.25″ bays are tool-less design. Below that you have an open space, which allows enough room for graphics cards up to 15″ in length. The cage at the bottom allows the installation of four 3.5″ HDD drives and there is a mount on top of the cage for one 2.5″ SSD.
The rest of the case is pretty standard. You can mount ATX, M-ATX, and M-ITX motherboards. You have slots along the side for cable management and 7 PCI expansion slots.
On the other side of the Antec GX505 Window SC you can see the cable management section. At the bottom section of the case is punched in, which gives you more space for your cables. There are a decent number of tie down locations, and the size of the slots for cables is good too.
You might notice some white labels, and these are for your fan controller. There is a switch on the top of the case that gives you the ability to run the fans on low, high, or turn them off completely. Although the later, I wouldn’t recommend.
Then you have the usual assortment of front panel cables, power, HDD LED, reset, audio, and USB 3.0.
This is the front fan filter. This filter is snapped into the front panel of the GX505 Window SC. I’m surprised that Antec designed it this way. It’s inconvenient to have to pull the front panel off just to get at the filter for cleaning.
Speaking of the front panel, here it is. The front panel just snaps off, and the filter is held in place by 4 plastic tabs. There is also a power lead that connects the front panel blue LED light. This is another bothersome feature. If you decide to use the LED you are going to have to unplug it every time you want to clean the filter.This is the PSU filter for the GX505 Window SC. It comes off by pulling the plastic tab down slightly then pulling it straight back out of the chassis.
Here’s what the GX505 Window SC looks like without the front panel on. You can see mount locations for two 120mm fans. Antec put some pegs on the diagonal so you only need to use 2 screws per fan.
After taking the top venting panel off, you can see the two pre-installed 120mm fans. The fans are above the top of the chassis just enough so that they are about flush with the interior roof of the case.
Removing the top panel is easy. You do need to use a screw driver to remove the 2 screws that hold it in place, but once they are removed you just slide the panel toward the rear of the case and lift up.