Antec hopes the $99 NSK 2400 will find a perch in home theaters when it begins shipping in March as well. It looks the part, with its stylish brushed-aluminum front panel, and it also promises to provide acoustic joy with its quiet operation. The NSK 2400 is divided into three separate chambers: one for the 380-watt power supply, one for the hard drive(s), and one for the motherboard. Cool air is drawn in through vents on the bottom and back of the case, over the components that generate the most heat, and then pulled out the side panel via the two 120mm fans. An adjustable plastic piece that Antec refers to as an "air dam" sits inside the case next to the back-panel air intake vent and lets you direct airflow depending on your motherboard's layout. It's a simple yet seemingly effective method for keeping the components from overheating while using a minimal number of whirring fans.
Antec is readying another version of the NSK 2400, which it calls the Fusion. It trades an optical drive bay for a small front-panel status display. Antec expects to release the Fusion in May for roughly $199.