Tuesday, March 31st 2009

Antec Launches P183 and P193 Performance One Mid-Tower Cases

Two new cases from Antec come today to show what the latest PC chassis design should look like. The Antec P183 and P193, both members of Antec's award-winning Performance One Series, build on the popular designs of the P182 and P190 series, respectively, while introducing improved cooling and airflow features, advanced noise control and compatibility with Antec's exclusive CP Series power supply.
The P183 mid-tower case measures 54 cm (H) x 20.5 cm (W) x 50.7 cm (D) and utilizes a dual chamber design; the power supply resides in a separate chamber to isolate heat and reduce system noise. Two TriCool 120x120x25 mm fans - one rear, one top - ensure optimal cooling, while three optional 120 mm fans provide additional cooling capabilities. Added vents designed in the front door also improve airflow into the P183. The double-hinged front door, which swings open to 270 degrees, allows for easy installation and customization.

The P193 Extended mid-tower ATX case is designed to provide system builders with increased flexibility. The spacious interior of the P193 ( 51.4 cm (H) x 20.5 cm (W) x 59 cm (D) ) supports a variety of hardware, with 11 drive bays, seven expansion slots, Mini-ITX to Extended ATX motherboard compatibility, and room for multiple graphics cards and dual CPUs. Four 120 mm TriCool fans - one rear, two top, and one side Big Boy 200 mm - ensure maximum air circulation. Like the P183, the P193 allows for an additional three 120 mm fans to be installed. It also features a dual chamber design to isolate heat and noise, added vents in the front door to improve airflow, and a double-hinged front door for easy installation.
The P183 and P193 are available at an estimated price of $179.95 and $209.95, respectively, through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. Both cases are backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications click here.

Source: Antec
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16 Comments on Antec Launches P183 and P193 Performance One Mid-Tower Cases

#1
MRCL
Antec + Midtower = Me stays away from. It looks good from the outside. But the inside - meh.
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#2
a111087
when are they going to realize that P180 design isn't any good for long video cards unless you remove hdd cage from the middle or don't use it?!
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#3
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Looks like a nice case.
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#4
xev11
How the 183 change from the 182 besides those slanted air slots and worsened sound isolation?

And isnt the only difference between the 182 and 180 (newer version) some color options?
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#5
BOSE
The first sentence should read as such; "Two new cases from Antec come today to show what the latest PC chassis design should NOT look like".


The case is just too cramped on the inside.
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#6
Atnevon
by: BOSE
The first sentence should read as such; "Two new cases from Antec come today to show what the latest PC chassis design should NOT look like".


The case is just too cramped on the inside.
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Can't be worse then my 900 now. I like the P1 series cases. They are quiet, and look fabulaous. I'm considering them as my next case if I choose to build any time soon.
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#7
crtecha
I think the case looks slick yet I dont think that it was thought threw very well on the inside.
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#8
h3llb3nd4
they need to stretch it a little more
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#9
Jizzler
One man's design flaw is a another man's feature :)

What I've always liked about this series of cases is that you can take out the upper drive bay if you have long video cards. You still have the lower 4 x 3.5" bay, but now have a dedicated intake fan for the video cards and no space was wasted. I like a cramped cozy case.
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#10
BumbleBee
does anybody else think Antec is starting to lag behind? I never liked the 900 always thought the Cooler Master 690 was a better case because it offered more. the 902 and 1200 are just bigger versions of the 900 with small alterations they can't even claim air flow anymore. they need to create a new lineup.
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#11
ShadowFold
After my antec 300 I'm done with Antec. Their case designs are laughable.
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#12
PCpraiser100
by: BumbleBee
does anybody else think Antec is starting to lag behind when it comes to case features? I never liked the 900 always thought the Cooler Master 690 was better. the 902 and 1200 are just bigger versions of the 900 with small alterations they can't even claim air flow anymore. they need to create a new lineup.
You are not alone, I decided to stick with my Three Hundred for another year for that reason. I have been waiting for Antec to try something completely new for us. I might as well just give up and move on to NZXT:ohwell:
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#13
gumpty
by: h3llb3nd4
they need to stretch it a little more
Bingo. Only needs to be 1 inch longer (well that's what my missus tells me), and that inch can be used for cable management.
I had a P180 for my very first PC. My main considerations when choosing it was quality, understated looks, and most importantly noise. And it is this last one where these Antec cases win against pretty much everything else. In the end though, the case just got too cramped and I went for something bigger & more flexible. They really are bloody well designed cases - but in the end if you are in and out of your case often then they are not the best choice.

Separate compartment/zone for PSU was a great idea at the time, but I wonder if that idea is redundant now that PSUs are more efficient and don't spew as much excess heat into the case as they used too.
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#14
BOSE
by: Atnevon
Can't be worse then my 900 now. I like the P1 series cases. They are quiet, and look fabulaous. I'm considering them as my next case if I choose to build any time soon.
The 900 is a tad better then these series. The issue is the middle plate between mobo and the PSU.

Add 1" to the height and 1/2"-1" to width and it would be a tad better case.

But for the price, it should be made out of aluminum, and not from dog food tin cans.

Im just spoiled by Lian Li cases.
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#15
burtram
I have a P180 right now, and it has been a nice case over all. But personally, I am done with antec, my next case will be a Cooler Master Cosmos, about the same size and better features for my purposes.
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#16
MRCL
by: burtram
I have a P180 right now, and it has been a nice case over all. But personally, I am done with antec, my next case will be a Cooler Master Cosmos, about the same size and better features for my purposes.
Picked up my Cosmos S today. That thing is friggin huge to say the least. I spent about five minutes trying to get the package in my Corsa:laugh:
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