Most of the time, computer hardware doesn't break out of the mold and do something out of the ordinary. Video cards, for the most part, are manufactured with the reference design, motherboards have to adhere to strict requirements and most computer cases are boxy. Antec created the Skeleton with apparent hopes to change all that, with an enclosure that is outside-of-the-box in both thought and design. Typical enthusiasts easily get lost in the overclocking forums and internet news. We tend to think we're the number one priority of these big name companies but that just isn't usually the case. But here we have Antec, a well known name in computer enclosures and power supplies, putting out a product with hopes to satisfy the needs of tweakers and hardware gear-heads, that are sick of typical boxy cases. The Antec Skeleton is definitely a unique product, but it's the delivery that counts. Let's take a closer look at what this case has to offer and see if Antec has hit the mark or missed the target.
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The included bundle has a few unique items that we haven't seen before. I guess we couldn't expect such an uncommon looking case to have typical case accessories. Along with the easily identifiable zip ties and screws, comes the 92mm HD cooling fan and four external HD brackets. We'll take a closer look at how these brackets work later, but first lets take a closer look at the case in general.