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Antec Boosts Performance One Series and Gaming Case Lines

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In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today introduced the next-generation of the popular P183, P193, Nine Hundred Two and Twelve Hundred models, expanding the Performance One and Gaming Case series' portfolios, respectively, by adding new convenience options and performance features for PC enthusiasts, gamers and high-performance users.

Antec has taken the fundamentals of its previous P183, P193, Nine Hundred Two and Twelve Hundred enclosures and enhanced them to accommodate the newest component standards with the new P183 V3, P193 V3, Nine Hundred Two V3 and Twelve Hundred V3 models.



Each model is equipped with three key upgrades:
  • Front panel USB 3.0 port for faster data transmission
  • An internal 2.5" SSD drive bay (two drive bays in the Performance One enclosures and one drive bay in the Gaming Case series) for an unmatched combination of performance and convenience
  • A CPU cutout that allows for easy heatsink replacement
"We're excited to release these new models in the Performance One and Gaming Case series as they offer users enhanced features to keep their leading-edge performance," said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. "With the new upgrades, these new models exemplify the customer-driven innovation that Antec is known for - users are going to love the increased flexibility and performance offered in these enclosures."

Antec's exclusive three-layer side and front panel design (aluminum, plastic, aluminum) in the P183 V3, and dual-layer design in the P193 V3, is retained to reduce noise and ensure Quiet Computing, and offer excellent cooling capabilities. The P183 V3 also includes a double-hinged front door that opens to 270 degrees, external fan controls on the rear panel, rubber grommet ports on the rear to allow builders to easily mount external water-cooling hardware, and cable management behind the motherboard tray to reduce cable clutter.

Additional attributes of the P193 V3 include space for up to seven variable-speed fans, and features compatibility-enhancing attributes such as its unique power supply mounting option for both standard size power supplies as well as Antec's exclusive CPX form factor PSUs.

The Nine Hundred Two V3 and Twelve Hundred V3 build upon their predecessors and offer the gaming community an unrivaled combination of cooling and compatibility, delivering performance and convenience in mid-tower and full-tower gaming cases. The hard-hitting cooling systems of the Nine Hundred V3 and Twelve Hundred V3 utilize a top Big Boy 200™ blue LED cooling fan, two rear blue LED 120 mm fans and three front blue LED 120 mm fans to maximize airflow.

Additional features of the Nine Hundred Two V3 include built-in washable air filters (right in the front panel,) room for up to 10 drive bays and eight expansion slots for even greater versatility.

The Twelve Hundred V3 boasts 13 drive bays, space for graphics cards as large as 17.5," a perforated front bezel with washable air filters. Apart from standard size power supplies, the Twelve Hundred V3 can also accommodate Antec's CPX form factor PSUs.

The P183 V3, P193 V3, Nine Hundred Two V3 and Twelve Hundred V3 are available now for an estimated price of $179.95, $209.95, $159.95 and $209.95, respectively, through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors and are backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year (AQ3) limited warranty on parts and labor.
 
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"A CPU cutout that allows for easy heatsink replacement"

AFTER HOW MANY YEARS ANTEC!? :mad:
 
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Wonder if they ever added tool-less features. Always liked the build quality but I hated the amount of screws they use after I worked with some CM cases.
 

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I own the original 1200, is there a complete/detailed list of differences between the old and the new V3 1200s?
 
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Pretty nice improvements. A little late on the cutout though... Would be nice to have the USB 3.0 connector to be internal, rather than external. Would also like to see tool-less caddies for hard drives, tool-less locks for the 5.25" bays, thumbscrews on the expansion slots and rubber grommitted cable management holes.
 
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902 V3, seriously is that what their design team get paid for? come on antec time for some new designs not minor "improvments" over and over again :shadedshu
 
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902 V3, seriously is that what their design team get paid for? come on antec time for some new designs not minor "improvments" over and over again :shadedshu
Their design team is paid to make just enough changes to say that "they made changes" - so that people may just be tempted to buy them. To them there is no point in making a really awesome case so that they cannot outdo themselves in the future. They know all the features that we want - they aren't stupid.... they just need to make sure they are profitable for the long haul.
 
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Forgot to add, I own an Antec 900 V1 case and the HDD system is probably the most idiotic thing I have ever seen in a case. You need a magnetic head screw driver to be able to mount a hard drive in the drive bays.
 

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I wished antec would let the Antec 900 die, its a good case to some extent but needs some redesigning that they have not touched
 

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lol. Nice way to get current owners to swap out for a new same case. usb 3 isn't in high demand yet, cpu cutout isn't a big deal to me. The thing I don't like is no cable management in that 900. I'm proud to say I never jumped the Antec wagon lol.
 

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It's sad to see that Antec are so far behind they are re-releasing their oldest cases as new. Most manufacturers build those things into their cases like Cooler Master. They should have fixed the worst problem:

  • Antec Power Supplies can only be mounted UPSIDE DOWN!
 
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I still have the original Antec 1200 case that I bought over two years ago and I absolutely love the case. I cant wait to replace it with the new version 3. All the changes are great changes and it doesnt screw up what is already a great case. It just improves upon the old without sacrificing anything.

If you dont have this case, I highly recommend you do.
 
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These changes don't help that the cases are about 2 years out of date, you can get much better cases with better features in the same price range now.
 

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I have the Antec P182 Gunmetal and a 900 and they both suck for managing cables:(
There is not much room behind the mb...
Wonder if they fixed this problem???
 
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Timeless

The 902 and 1200 design is timeless. If dark fleet is any indication:shadedshu, I dont think Antec can top it. I'm debating between the (new) 1200 or a raven for my next build. They're just simply great cases.
 
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The 902 and 1200 design is timeless. If dark fleet is any indication:shadedshu, I dont think Antec can top it. I'm debating between the (new) 1200 or a raven for my next build. They're just simply great cases.
I just looked up the Raven case and personally, I dont like the looks of it. I would go the 1200 over the Raven. (this is assuming I didnt already have the 1200. Granted its the older model)
 

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"A CPU cutout that allows for easy heatsink replacement"

AFTER HOW MANY YEARS ANTEC!? :mad:
haha most cases still dont have one i used a dremel and put one in myself go antec for making them factory though
 

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I WISH they gave us a removable motherboard tray for the Antec 902 because mounting the cooler before putting the mobo in sucks and then you need a long screwdriver if you have big hands because your fingers cant fit into the small gaps to secure the mobo inside the case.

I musta lost a pint of blood trying to put everything inside my 902 back in the day
 
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I still have the original Antec 1200 case that I bought over two years ago and I absolutely love the case. I cant wait to replace it with the new version 3. All the changes are great changes and it doesnt screw up what is already a great case. It just improves upon the old without sacrificing anything.
I love my 1200 too, it houses my server machine, so 8 hard drives and a Q6600 system. I have it lying on its side with the side of the case off. never had a cooler or quieter running system (also thanks to a noctua CPU cooler)

I WISH they gave us a removable motherboard tray for the Antec 902 because mounting the cooler before putting the mobo in sucks and then you need a long screwdriver if you have big hands because your fingers cant fit into the small gaps to secure the mobo inside the case.

I musta lost a pint of blood trying to put everything inside my 902 back in the day
this is a big must for me too, especially on the 902 which is a tad cramped. I did an X58 build with a CM V10, and I probably lost the same pint of blood too. not only was it a major pain to get in and then screw down, I spent around 45 minutes getting the 24-pin mobo power connector on.

tray would be WIN.