In an e-mail announcement, Antec has decided that buyers of their latest cases who don't have USB 3.0 built-in to their rigs shouldn't lose the use of two USB ports. So, interested buyers can contact Antec Customer Support and receive an internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adapter. This won't embue your rig with the great throughput those blue ports normally connote. But if two USB ports just wasn't enough for you, you'll have a solution. The text of the e-mail is below. 

To say we’re pleased with the response that the P280 and Eleven Hundred chassis have been receiving would be an understatement but we’re not settling. We have heard the feedback you and your readers have given us regarding the USB 3.0 internal connector. Specifically, some users who are interested in the P280/Eleven Hundred may not have this connector and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of two of the ports on the case.

As a solution, effective immediately, customers may contact us ( (or 1-800-22ANTEC in the US) and request an internal USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 adaptor. All that will be required is a proof of purchase of one of these new chassis

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  • jontech - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

    Better cases, came with adapter :)
  • Mumrik - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

    And the price to more than match. Slightly odd post.
  • GenSozo - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

    And the grammar even to stump Yoda.
  • jontech - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

  • SpaceRanger - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - link

    Difficult reading it is.
  • iamkyle - Thursday, December 8, 2011 - link

    English, you do not speak.
  • jontech - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

    I just happen to buy a case this past week and it was down to the Lian Li and the Antec, and this is why I chose Lian Li. Antec Cases have always been sub par for me. Even some of their power supplies don't come with the power cable....
  • StevoLincolnite - Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - link

    Some people don't need the power cable. I would hate to know how many Hundreds of Millions of Desktop PC's have been sold. And the one thing in common? They pretty much use the same power cable. (Depending on region of course.)

    Antec sought a way to cut costs and waste, I don't hate them for that, it's why I buy their PSU's, I have that many cables stashed in a box, it's a non-issue.
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - link

    No, just the 'green' ones. It even states that as a feature, seeing as most people have more power leads than they know what to do with.
  • Exodite - Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - link

    I don't know about that.

    I bought a Lian-Li case with USB 3.0 front panel connectivity for my new rig and it didn't come with an internal /USB 3.0/ connector - rather an external one.

    I'd consider that a bigger omission than the lack of a 2.0 adapter.

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