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Antec P120 Crystal

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The Antec P120 Crystal aims to be a viable option for those who want to show off their rig, pick their own cooling, and have plenty of room to build in - all in a beautifully wrapped, yet functional design. It is apparent where some of the inspiration comes from, but Antec managed to carve out its own approach, while keeping the value proposition.

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Looks like a decent, fairly well-designed case with good radiator compatibility. Here’s hoping we see more of that in 2020, especially for smaller cases like ITX towers or even mATX.
 
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So those temps tests were done with only the PSU as an exhaust fan?
Would of been nice to add a fan or so somewhere (bottom/side) to see how it affects temps.

I don't know, with the solid glass front, it looks odd with no fans there and having fans on the side it would still look empty to me.
 
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Best case Ive seen from Antec in years
 
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Quite small case to handle e-atx. Seems someone put quite a bit of brain cells to work.. Honestly this would be good case from any manufacturer, surprising that its Antec.
 
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Temps aren't even terrible since there's literally no case fans. Only negative I can see is the arguably fugly PSU cover.
 

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I would be 120% interested in throwing my Corsair 760T for this. sadly, I have no money for it :(
 
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I just bought the Antec P120 Crystal and I am very impressed. There is one major issue which is cable management as there is not a lot of space in the back to adequately route all the cables and it took me quiet some time to get the cable management right but not perfect. In terms of building, the case is very easy to build in with plenty of space. The vertical GPU mount is excellent as it is a three slot mount allowing for thicker GPU's to be installed with plenty of space between the GPU and the glass.

The cooling setup is about as good as it gets...I have a 360mm AIO on the side extracting air and pushing out of the rear of the case and a further 3 x 120mm fans at the bottom bringing air in which cools the GPU and provides more than enough airflow for the 360mm AIO and all set to quiet mode. The PSU is actually in a great position and again extracts air though I have added a magnetic filter to the bottom. Overall it looks great, cools exceptionally well even with my overclocked 8700K at 4.9GHz (24/7 overclock).

 
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I just bought the Antec P120 Crystal and I am very impressed. There is one major issue which is cable management as there is not a lot of space in the back to adequately route all the cables and it took me quiet some time to get the cable management right but not perfect. In terms of building, the case is very easy to build in with plenty of space. The vertical GPU mount is excellent as it is a three slot mount allowing for thicker GPU's to be installed with plenty of space between the GPU and the glass.

The cooling setup is about as good as it gets...I have a 360mm AIO on the side extracting air and pushing out of the rear of the case and a further 3 x 120mm fans at the bottom bringing air in which cools the GPU and provides more than enough airflow for the 360mm AIO and all set to quiet mode. The PSU is actually in a great position and again extracts air though I have added a magnetic filter to the bottom. Overall it looks great, cools exceptionally well even with my overclocked 8700K at 4.9GHz (24/7 overclock).

quick question, if you mount some fans on the side vents were your 360 AIO is would you be able to mount GPU in a normal manner, not vertical and clear the fans?

PS: case looks good.
 
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That front is going to absolutely kill fan performance. It will definately help keep the noise of the fans spinning trying to drag air up from the bottom past 1, 2, and finally into the third fan.

I guess I get to stick with older case designs because I still use my 3.5 and 5.25 bays.

I guess I like a functional expandable case, while this is more Apple in sacrificing functionality for a better(arguable) minimalist look, which is then ruined by the busy RGB lighting... LoL
 
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quick question, if you mount some fans on the side vents were your 360 AIO is would you be able to mount GPU in a normal manner, not vertical and clear the fans?

PS: case looks good.
There should be no issues mounting the GPU normally with fans on the side vents, though with a radiator a long GPU might have an issue...Without a radiator, no issues at all.
 
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Can anyone explain why a case which have fans at the bottom blowing directly at the GPU cooler have worse temps than the case with standard setup? Do i read it correctly that the case was tested without fans? xD It's nice that TPU finally added temp. measurements in their case reviews, but it would be nice to see tests with fans installed. Standardize the fans, standardize the setup[like two intake fans/one exhaust, sth like gamer nexus do]. This case should have great GPU cooling, and right now if someone glances over review it will think it sucks.
 
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Can anyone explain why a case which have fans at the bottom blowing directly at the GPU cooler have worse temps than the case with standard setup? Do i read it correctly that the case was tested without fans? xD It's nice that TPU finally added temp. measurements in their case reviews, but it would be nice to see tests with fans installed. Standardize the fans, standardize the setup[like two intake fans/one exhaust, sth like gamer nexus do]. This case should have great GPU cooling, and right now if someone glances over review it will think it sucks.
They tested without any case fan installed, and the result isn’t even terrible because of that fact.
 
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Call me old school, but I love the old antec cases more than the new ones, including the one reviewed here. I still have my trusty 902 for my secondary system and the design has aged well IMO.
 
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One of the best cases I've seen from this company so far. I usually move towards Corsair cases, but this one caught my eye.
 
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