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Antec P280

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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  2. xkche

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    Tnks!, is a very nice case!

    What happened to the PSU?, overheated??
     
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    Looks like he didn't want the vendor name shown.

    Awesome review! I really like cases like this that are stylish and don't have all those crazy LED's like my current case:shadedshu

    Also Darksaber on future reviews can you put the English dimensions also, I always have to get the good old calculator out and convert it from mm. to inches.
    20.7" x 9.1" x 22.1" (526mm x 231mm x 562mm)

     
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    Nothing like a good clean quiet case design, good to know Antec are still keeping their game big. Although the side panel on the left of the case sorta looks like it would squash the cables on the back which is a bit tough to work with on a high-end system.
     
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    Behind the motherboard, you mean? There's a full 3cm of space back there. This should be enough for even the most aggressive configurations.
     
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    I've been waiting for this case since they first showed it. I hope they offer one with a black front panel at some stage.

    Nice and sleek, loads of internal space, quiet and not a bad price either.
     
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    wow, too bad I just got the corsair 400R otherwise I would pick this up.
     
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    Ahh you are right, I missed this piece of info. [​IMG]


    Jolly good then. :rockout:
     
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    I'll be getting this case for sure.
    My only gripe is that the door still swings the wrong way around (right to left, instead of the other way around).

    Also, as this is a window-less case, who really cares what colour the internals are?

    Nice review though, for sure :toast:
     
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    Damn. Too bad I just got the P183.
     
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    That's still an awesome case mate :)
    Until about a year or so ago, I was still chugging along with a P182SE, which, IMO, is still one of the best ever looking cases ever made.

    If nothing else, you can rest assured with Antec's build quality ^^
     
  12. Darksaber

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    Actually the PSU is under NDA until the 25th of November ;) Thus the pixelation ^^.

    I generally try to use the same hardware over longer periods of time and it was time to move away from the scratched up, PSU I used before. After putting it into roughly 100 cases some of the connectors were broken, so - to make things easier - a new PSU had to be used.

    Next update will be a long graphic card.
     
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    It looks like my fridge :rockout:
     
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    This has to be one of the best cases I've seen at this price-point in a while. If I can convince the gf to let me build a new PC, then I will definitely get this case.
    Then I want this case and your fridge!
     
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    I just purchased this case, but it's on back-order since nobody seemed to have it in stock. Whenever I get it, I'll try to remember to post back in this thread about my experience with it. Hopefully I have it before xmas.

    Woot, a member just sold me one so I don't have to wait on the back-order. I'll let you all know what I think later in the week :D
     
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    Jajaja... thanks!, this is the answers that i wanted. :D

    How than bad is the old PSU?, i need new one :cool: :rolleyes: jajaja...

    Always is nice try a new hardware in the PC's.

    Pura Vida!!
     
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    Just got the case today. I haven't put anything in it yet since I don't have all my components yet.

    I will say though that Darksaber is definitely right about there being enough room for 140mm fans at the top, so it would have been nice if they had made the holes big enough. Not an issue for me though since I don't have any 140mm fans.

    Also, for anybody wondering, there is plenty of room for a 360mm rad at the top if you cut the extra hole for it. You could even fit a 420mm rad if you move the power/reset button.
     
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    Thanks for the review. I like the understated, clean lines, cooling options, and overall design without breaking the bank. Over time I think my tastes and knowledge have *upgraded*, this case is now on my short list ... very nice!
     
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    Dude, definitely get it.
     
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    I'm considering push-pull fan configuration for the hard drives, so with internal intake fans installed, what is the video card length support then?
     
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    same as it was minus the 25 or 32mm of depth from the fans you install ;) Antec says it starts at 330mm (max.).
     
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    Yeah, I've got push-pull fans there and it's hardly noticeable.
     
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    which one to choose?

    P183 V3
    P280
    Fractal Design Define XL USB 3.0
    NZXT H2
     
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    Hmmm This case looks very good! This is a case I would have considered when I went mATX
     
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    If only TP made review of DEFINE XL USB 3.0?
     

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