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Antec Performance One P180 Midi tower

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  1. Irish_PXzyan

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    Hey guys.

    I do plan on buying a new case after christmas and I have been hearing good things about the Antec Performance One P180 Midi tower. It also looks pretty good and sounds great!

    What do you guys think?

    http://www.antec.com/usa/productDetails.php?lan=us&id=81800

    Would it be worth getting?
     
  2. kyle2020 Guest

    Id personally recommend the 300 over the P180, but its personal preference. From past experience though, I used a 300 in a build for a customer and they are absolutely fantastic - awesome cable management, great airflow - not too bad looking either!
     
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    I just checked it out and it appears pretty solid too.
    I also checked the P182 with its shiny look which is much more eye candy for me! Still has the same features I was interested in with the P180.

    Only problem is the P182 and P300 are not available at komplett.ie where I buy my goods :(
     
  4. kyle2020 Guest

    so how do you intend on getting one?
     
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    I was checking the P180 which is available. The P182 is also available but its black and not stainless steel. It costs an extra 15 euro which ain't so bad.

    I can't find one on ebay either but I can buy one from Antec online store can't I??
     
  6. kyle2020 Guest

    ^ depends on if they'll send it to you :ohwell:

    Personally i think that £80+ is a bit excessive for a small case, i mean yes, its nice, but have you looked at Lian Li alternatives / any other brand?
     
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    That's why i came here for advice!
    I know there's probably a better choice out there and I am no expert when it comes down to choosing a new Case.

    Maybe it would be better to lay off on the case. I really don't need to waste money on it I suppose.
     
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    The Antec P182 is hardly small. It's not a monolith but it definetely is not small.
     
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    As I've owned a P180, I would say the only time I'd recommend it was for a quiet computer.
    While the 182 is better for cable management, it still sucks. I've recently moved into a CM 590 case, which is smaller, but feels much bigger inside. The trick is to use quieter fans or a fan controller.

    Build quality wise, the Lian-Li are the rolls royce of cases. If you are gaming maybe even an Antec 300, or even a 1200 would be an idea. And I've been fairly impressed with the Cooler Master cases as well.

    There is a P183 coming out, which looks to be much better, but haven't seen it in the shops yet.
     
  10. kyle2020 Guest

    that what i was trying to get at ;)

    I have a CM Cosmos 1000 arriving on monday - i needed to upgrade to a full tower case as this new GFX card is squeezed into this case as it is, plus id like it to have more breathing - also gives me the option of watercooling later on.

    2 gorgeous cases from Lian Li that are on the cheaper end of the spectrum:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145952

    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/98528
     
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    I love my p180. Stays plenty cool. Make sure it's the 2nd revision with the cable management holes.
     
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    The P183 looks like a full-size version of the Mini-P180 which I have and am thinking about going back to since the Antec Sonata 3 is a piece of junk. It looks better than the standard P180 and has some nice upgraded features, such as a 200mm top exhaust fan.
     

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