It seems to me like Antec is just corner cutting. Their cases used to be built like tanks. My SX1030, although loud, was just a solid piece of work. These new ones they are producing seem flimsy in comparison.
Could not agree with you more. I still use a 1080AMG tower -- a later production line of SX1030 -- and it is indeed tanklike. Six years in use, and apart from a few scratches, it looks almost brand new to this day. I don't have to baby it either as you have to with their newer cases. I know I can get stuck into Antec sometimes, but that doesn't mean I don't like them or their cases. I do. It just doesn't extend to fanboyism. Hopefully they will hear their customers and fix some of these issues in their future products.