Monday, November 11th 2019

Antec Announces the P120 Crystal Case

Antec Inc., leading provider of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, show off the latest model of the renowned Performance Series, the P120 Crystal. The chassis is commercially available from US$99.99.The P120 Crystal is the latest addition to Antec's Performance Elegant Series. This award-winning chassis series is synonymous with performance, silence, and build quality. The new P120 Crystal measures 475 x 232 x 480 mm. This elegant case is expertly combined with 0.8 mm and 1 mm steel and tempered glass front and side panel which enable a sturdy and durable build.

The mid-tower model features large interior space for powerful installations and support E-ATX, ATX, micro-ATX and ITX motherboards. The isolated power supply chamber and drive cages are positioned on top of the chassis. The sleek tower offers space for two 2.5" or 3.5" HDDs and two 2.5" SDDs and seven horizontal and three vertical expansion slots. To keep its cool, the P120 Crystal offers space for three 120 mm or two 140 mm case fans at the bottom, one 120 or 140 mm fan in the rear as well as up to three 120 mm or two 140 mm case fans on the side of the chassis.
The thought-out case allows for installing a 360 mm in the bottom and one in the side simultaneously and a 120 mm radiator in the rear. Users can install VGA cards with a length of up to 450 mm and CPUs with a maximum height of 185 mm as well as PSUs with a maximum length of 294 mm. The GPU mount support features three PCI-E slots for better VGA cooling performance (aluminium VGA holder included).

Featuring an industry-leading slide button design, the hinged side panel made of tempered glass enables easy access and hassle-free set-up. Furthermore, the P120 Crystal features a tempered glass front panel for superior looks and striking effects of the built-in components. The front bezel features two USB 3.0 slots with white LED effect and AUDIO HD jacks as well as Power and RESET button. Removable dust filters are located at the bottom and the right side of the chassis to ensure easy maintenance.

The new P120 Crystal chassis is engineered to satisfy both performance and silence seekers while ensuring a great building experience - certainly worthy of high-end hardware configurations.

For more information, visit the product page.
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27 Comments on Antec Announces the P120 Crystal Case

#1
DeathtoGnomes
those drive bays look to be impeding the radiator port but without more pics its hard to tell. The PSU on the top doesnt leave much room for airflow, guess a full review would show more.
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#2
Chaitanya
DeathtoGnomes
those drive bays look to be impeding the radiator port but without more pics its hard to tell. The PSU on the top doesnt leave much room for airflow, guess a full review would show more.
This is usual TPU doing its thing. Check Antec's product page for more details on this new case. The HDD cage is removable and its installed on the radiator mounting bracket itself.

https://www.antec.com/product/case/p120-crystal.php
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#3
erixx
Anyway, I believe it is a good idea to put the hot stuff on top, expelling air directly outside. And your radiator in the bottom (with a good filter) sucking in cool air.
BTw, doing this the PSU generates a bottom-to-top airflow in the case without extra fans.
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#4
UltraThicc
Lian-Li O11D exterior + InWin 103 interior

WOW. So original.
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#5
BakerMan1971
That's a nice big space to build in
Vertical mounting backplate included too, not an extra or a mod, making this case a worthy PC-O11 competitor.

PSU up top is fine with me, it worked throughout the 90's and early 00's.
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#6
silentbogo
UltraThicc
Lian-Li O11D exterior + InWin 103 interior
Nowadays it's no surprise, almost every other decent case out there is made by lian li (including that InWin).
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#7
ShurikN
UltraThicc
WOW. So original.
It's a computer case, what do you want, a space shuttle...
If you think you can design something new and revolutionary, please do so.
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#8
euricog
UltraThicc
Lian-Li O11D exterior + InWin 103 interior

WOW. So original.
Agree 100% that it was "inspired" by others (mostly O11D), but at least it's a step in the right direction because the other cases Antec has been putting out in the last few years have been disgraceful!
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#9
silentbogo
ShurikN
It's a computer case, what do you want, a space shuttle...
Apparently you haven't seen Antec at their prime. Over the course of their entire existence they went from selling rebranded Chieftec and FSP cases to the best custom(and relatively expensive) designs on the market, and only a few years later did a complete 180° turn to selling rebranded solutions again.
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#10
DeathtoGnomes
silentbogo
Apparently you haven't seen Antec at their prime. Over the course of their entire existence they went from selling rebranded Chieftec and FSP cases to the best custom(and relatively expensive) designs on the market, and only a few years later did a complete 180° turn to selling rebranded solutions again.
they've been around forever around 25 years or so.
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#11
silentbogo
DeathtoGnomes
they've been around forever around 25 years or so.
They've been selling rebranded Chieftec products on Western market up until mid-2000's. That includes some cases found in older Alienware stuff, before Dell acquisition.
By "few years" I mean the span of time from when they were making great stuff like Nine Hundred and P180/mini, to approximately 5-6 years ago, when they started doing weird stuff, lost revenue, and came back to the old formula (just like other legends of yester-decade, Zalman and Thermaltake).
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#12
UltraThicc
ShurikN
It's a computer case, what do you want, a space shuttle...
If you think you can design something new and revolutionary, please do so.
What do I want? I want to comment whatever I want. Thank you for asking.
Besides, I don't need to be a chief to judge whether a dish tastes good or not.
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#13
DeathtoGnomes
UltraThicc
Besides, I don't need to be a chief to judge whether a dish tastes good or not.
see, now your lying. :p
I am chief judge over whatever is on my plate. :p
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#14
Chrispy_
I'm noticing more and more tempered glass cases adopting to move all the fan and radiator mounts to the side of the case, where it can vent from the front edge of the side panel next to the motherboard tray.

This is definitely an improvement on having the fans/radiator trying to breathe through a slab of solid glass, but I have a CRAZY idea:

What if case manufacturers moved the cooling to the front panel, and added perforations or even mesh to the front panel so that air could flow directly over the graphics card and motherboard heatsinks?

On second thoughts, that sounds utterly stupid. Forget I even mentioned it.
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#15
Chaitanya
Chrispy_
I'm noticing more and more tempered glass cases adopting to move all the fan and radiator mounts to the side of the case, where it can vent from the front edge of the side panel next to the motherboard tray.

This is definitely an improvement on having the fans/radiator trying to breathe through a slab of solid glass, but I have a CRAZY idea:

What if case manufacturers moved the cooling to the front panel, and added perforations or even mesh to the front panel so that air could flow directly over the graphics card and motherboard heatsinks?

On second thoughts, that sounds utterly stupid. Forget I even mentioned it.
You mean like Coolermaster NR, MB511, MC500, etc... cases.
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#16
Th3pwn3r
Overall I like this case personally. PSU top mounted is almost an instant winner with me.
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#17
Rivage
Th3pwn3r
Overall I like this case personally. PSU top mounted is almost an instant winner with me.
Why? Because PSU works louder on top?
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#18
DeathtoGnomes
Rivage
Why? Because PSU works louder on top?
depends on the PSU ...
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#19
dicktracy
Th3pwn3r
Overall I like this case personally. PSU top mounted is almost an instant winner with me.
Also the O11 Dynamic proved that not having the PSU/PSU shroud below the graphics card gives you better cooling for the GPU.
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#21
Totally
UltraThicc
Lian-Li O11D exterior + InWin 103 interior

WOW. So original.
I was just about to point out the same thing, also both of those case are reasonably priced so I'm really interested on how they plan to price this case
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#24
Th3pwn3r
Rivage
Why? Because PSU works louder on top?
I buy top notch PSU so I can't say a loud PSU has ever been a problem aside from when one of my PSU fans died.
Assimilator
Top-mounted PSUs are so 2000s...
The 2000s were awesome.
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#25
Th3pwn3r
Totally
If I only had $100, 10 out of 10 times I'd go with the 303.
The 303 is very similar but to me this Antec case looks better.
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