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Very good price for the feature set.
Interesting industrial look.
4x 3.5 hotswap bays.
1x external 2.5 inch bay.
Seven fans included.
All fans can be controlled manually and seperately.
Loads of space inside the chassis.
Screwless hard drive installation.
7 PreInstalled Fans W Fan Controllers And Washable Air Filters.
5 Regular 3.5' Drive Bays.
4 HotSwap 3.5 Drive Bays.
1 Exterior 2.5' HotSwap Drive Bay.
Cable management possible, but no good way to hide them.
No additional hot swap brackets to buy as accessories.
Not the quietest case out there with fans on full throttle.
No CPU power expansion cable.
No dust filters on the intake fans.
Price (For Some).
Not The Most Spacious Interior.
No eSATA Port.
No EATX support.
No room for a triple radiator.
Top paint looks cheap.
By TechRadar on May 18, 2011
The DF-85 is the top banana of Antec's premier Dark Fleet range of gaming cases. It's gone for the full killer-cyborg-from-the-future look for this hefty tower chassis, opting for an aggressive rather than stylish aesthetic. Like almost all...80
By Atomic MPC on March 23, 2011
Another top of the line effort from...92
By techPowerUp! on February 24, 2011
The entire Darkfleet series from Antec looks very interesting. You will either love or hate the extraordinary design and that is probably the only question you have to ask yourself because the feature set is excellent. Seven included fans, yes seven -...93
By Real World Labs on February 06, 2011
The Antec Dark Fleet Series of PC Cases is nothing like we have ever seen before by Antec although there are a few minor similarities with the twelve hundred gaming case. Starting with the design some people will love it and some will hate...-
By Overclockers Online on January 30, 2011
Antec set out to re-envision the gaming case with the DF-85 and I would say they were successful as it not only looks good but also is packed with features. From the 7 adjustable speed fans, filters and Fleet Swap everything is geared towards user...-
By X-bit Labs on December 22, 2010
We’ve said in the Introduction that system cases are conservative products and do not change frequently, but the products we have reviewed today do show some changes in design. Those in the Antec Dark Fleet DF-85 are somewhat questionable. This is...-
By Maximum PC on November 22, 2010
Packed with fans and features We dinged September’s Antec Sonata Proto for being feature-poor. Can’t say the same of the flagship of Antec’s Dark Fleet line, the DF-85. This full-tower chassis looks great, is packed with fans, and...90
By Pureoverclock on November 18, 2010
The Antec DF-85 is rather striking in its subdued aesthetics that would suit just about any preference or personal taste, and would fit into just about any office or home setting. Antec has done a fine job of keeping the styling neutral without...-
By TweakNews on September 16, 2010
So, is Antec's Dark Fleet DF-85 chassis a worthy addition to their impressive line of gaming cases? If cooling and configuration options are the benchmarks we're looking at, it just may be. With seven case fans included (five 120's and a...-
By Overclockers Club on September 01, 2010
As far as my expectations went with the Antec DF-85, every one of them was met. Antec did a great job with the engineering of the DF-85, as its design offers plenty of features, space, and cooling capabilities. Antec chose not to use tool-less drive...-