Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Enthusiast Gaming Case

Aron Schatz
August 12, 2010
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Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 Enthusiast Gaming Case
The Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 is an excellent enthusiast case targeting the gaming crowd. If you need a full size ATX case and your not too concerned about price, the DF-85 is a superb pick.

Page 1: Introduction, About Antec, Packaging


The Dark Fleet line of cases are brand new from Antec. They take design cues from multiple sister lines like the Hundred series and others. While most owners of a Hundred series case will balk at the similarity, someone wanting a new case with a brand new look should pay attention. The Dark Fleet DF-85 is a full sized ATX case and it is imposing. Who called in the fleet? Who knows, but Antec has delivered.

About Antec


Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure: the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world.



Cases are a bit different from other components that arrive. When you get a case, you want it to be packed well. Bumping around in transit could spell doom for a nice case. A forklift ride gone wrong could as well. Antec packages the case in a double box.


Inside this brown box was another box. This was held in place with air bags to prevent damage in shipping. You can't trust shipping companies. Always pack your packages well.


The retail box has red, black, and yellow tones and would stand out on a shelf. There are various specifications and features located on the box. Knowing what you're purchasing is pretty important. If you bought this from a retail store, this is what you'd be bringing home.


Inside the retail box is the standard case packaging of foam with plastic wrap. You get an awful lot of packaging for a product with computer cases and the packaging was nearly as heavy as the DF-85, itself (not really, but it was heavy).


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