With the Antec Take 4 not being designed for enthusiasts or gamers with its 4U rackmount focus, the tool-free and related features are at a minimum. Among the many different pieces of hardware we had tried with the Take 4 was the following hardware listed below.
|Processor:||Intel Pentium D 820 @ 3.36GHz|
|Motherboard:||Abit AW8-MAX (i955X + ICH7R)|
|Memory:||4 x 512MB DDR2-800|
|Graphics Card:||NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB|
|Hard Drives:||Seagate 300GB SATA2|
|Optical Drives:||Lite-On CD-RW 52x
|Add-On Devices:||Creative Labs Audigy 2 Platinum|
|Power Supply:||Antec 450W (SP-450)|
|Operating System:||Fedora Core 5|
When it came to the installation, it certainly was an easy process, although we have done it many times in the past with 4U cases. The 3.5" drive bay installation was effortless while the 5.25" installation required about six screws to be removed simply to access the bays. It is unfortunate a more efficient installation routine could not be used. Installing the remainder of the components was effortless. With the included Antec PSU, we did find a few of the cables to be short; however, most users should not experience these problems. Also, due to the shortened space above the expansion slots than what is found with normal ATX towers, the Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus fan was unable to mount in this environment otherwise it would obstruct with the lid for the unit.