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Antec Minuet 350 review

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Price when reviewed : £69

Antec’s Minuet 350 is a sleek and attractive micro-ATX case that will look good in an office or living room.

It’s compact, measuring just 100x325x430mm when laid flat, and comes with a stand so you can prop it on its side to save space. We found no sharp, unfinished edges anywhere in the case.

Unlike most cases, the Minuet 350 comes without any brass standoffs for raising the motherboard off the back panel. While the manual instructs you to use standoffs, the case has several raised metal domes to which you can screw your microATX board directly. This makes positioning the board remarkably simple.

The drive cages can be hinged upwards or lifted out, making it easy to install a motherboard. As the case is small, you have to install low-profile expansion cards. It has one internal and one external 3?in bay and a 5?in external bay for an optical drive, as well as two USB and one eSATA port.

The Minuet 350 is one of just two cases here to come with a built-in power supply. The Antec 350W supply should be enough for most mini-PC configurations. It has three Molex and two SATA connectors but no PCI-E connector, so you can only use mid-range graphics cards. That said, there’s no room inside for a powerful graphics card.

Considering it comes with a power supply, the Minuet 350 is excellent value whether you want to build a small office PC or a media centre for the living room.


Price £69
Rating ****
Case mini PC


USB ports 2
Total Firewire ports 0
Total eSATA ports 1
Headphone port yes
Microphone port yes


Size 94x319x439mm
Weight 5.7kg
Internal Drive bays 3 1/2in 1
5.25in drive bays 1
Fan mounts 1x 80mm
Fans supplied 1x 80mm


Supplied PSU yes
Standard micro ATX
Fans 1x 80mm bottom
Power supply wattage 350W
Molex connectors 3
Floppy disk power connectors 1
SATA power connectors 2
PCI-E power connectors 0
Motherboard connector 24-pin
4-pin CPU power connectors 1
8-pin CPU power connectors 0

Buying Information

Warranty three years RTB
Price £69

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