SOURCE: Antec

September 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Antec Offers an Energy-Efficient New Solution Series

Antec Upgrades Family of Cases to Feature 80 PLUS® Certified Power Supplies for Environmentally Friendly Computing

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Antec, Inc., the leading global provider of high-performance components for the gaming, PC Upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, announced today that it has upgraded its entire line of New Solution Series desktop enclosures to feature its high-efficiency 80 PLUS® certified power supply units (PSUs).

80 PLUS® is an innovative, electric-utility-funded incentive program to integrate more energy-efficient power supplies into desktop computers and servers. Most PSUs are only 60 to 70% efficient, wasting up to 30 to 40% of the energy they consume. 80 PLUS® certified PSUs operate at 80% or greater efficiency in most modes and can cut energy waste by as much as half. This makes the new cases the perfect starting point for building Energy Star 4 compliant systems. In addition, system integrators who utilize 80 PLUS® compliant products are eligible for monetary returns and other benefits as part of the 80 PLUS® Channel Partner Benefits program.

"Antec acknowledges the growing need for green-computing products for ecological and economical reasons," said Scott Richards, Antec's senior vice president. "As the company continues to evolve, we want to keep our products as up-to-date and efficient as possible and see an opportunity to reflect this in our award-winning New Solution Series. In upgrading with 80 PLUS® power supplies, we have the concerns of our environmentally conscious customers in mind, providing more options for clean computing at no extra cost."

The cases in the New Solution Series that have been upgraded include the NSK1380, NSK1480, NSK2480, NSK3480, NSK4480, NSK4480B (black) and the NSK6580. The NSK1380, a cubic microATX enclosure with a compact design, can either be used as a desktop PC or mobile gaming case. The NSK2480 is a microATX desktop enclosure, while the NSK1480 is a low profile media center case. The NSK3480 is a mini tower desktop enclosure equipped to handle a microATX motherboard. Finally, the NSK4480, NSK4480B and the NSK6580 offer standard ATX cases in mini-tower or mid-tower format.

All of the New Solution Series enclosures come with 80 PLUS® certified power supplies, and are currently available for an estimated street price range of $89.95 - $119.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. They are backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty for parts and labor. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec

Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these industries and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of efficient, quiet, and reliable 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 large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Quattro series, NeoPower series, and EarthWatts, the most environmentally friendly power supply available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are geared toward the gaming demographic, like the Nine Hundred, the premier gamer enclosure. Antec also offers a computing accessories line comprised of 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. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

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