Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Antec Goes 2-Compartment with the P50

Antec showed off one of its first two-compartment cases, the P50. This micro-ATX case features a vertical partition, à la Corsair Carbide Air 240. Its front is decked with a brushed faux-aluminium panel, with a single 5.25-inch drive bay that's along the plane of the base, rather than vertical. Front panel connectivity includes six USB 2.0/1.1 ports, and two USB 3.0 ones, apart from 3.5 mm HDA jacks. The top vent tucks in a large 200 mm spinner, which swaps out for room for a 240 x 120 mm radiator.

The left-side compartment holds the motherboard tray, with no obstacles for graphics cards as long as 300 mm, and CPU coolers as tall as 160 mm. This compartment has two 80 mm rear exhausts. The right-side compartments holds the PSU bay with a 140 mm intake, and two ventilated drive bay stacks, with three 3.5-inch, and two 2.5-inch drive bays, in all. In all, the case has room for eight fans. All panels feature high-density polycarbonate, which works to reduce noise.
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Vancha
I'm so glad to see these popping up. I had the idea years ago to put the PSU vertically behind the mobo (as did many people, I imagine), and it's interesting to see the reality of them and their pros/cons.
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