Antec P110 Luce Review 9

Antec P110 Luce Review

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A Closer Look - Outside

Taking a first look at the Antec P110, some who have known the brand for quite a while may whisper to themselves "Antec is back!". The chassis forgoes the many plastic elements and run-of-the-mill interior we have seen in some of their enclosures within the last few years. Instead, it feels a lot less compromising when it comes to quality, while also having some obviously unique elements embedded right inside the case.

In the front, the chassis features a solid front panel, which is covered by a real sheet of aluminum. You may pop it off to reveal a removable dust filter and the large diffusor for the RGB company logo. Removing the filter, which covers all three fan-placement possibilities, reveals a pre-installed retail-grade 120 mm intake fan in the center of the P110 Luce.

Taking a quick look at the rear, it becomes apparent that the P110 Luce is a bit wider than the usual mid-tower cases out there as it comes with additional space behind the motherboard tray and the window, while, as we will see later on, also offering ample room above the motherboard for thick radiators.

Looking at the window, it become apparent that there is very little tint. This means you can see all the parts inside the chassis easily. If you look closely, you will notice that the cable cover within the chassis has come loose. This is simply because Antec did not screw it down properly at the factory and is, as such, only a cosmetic unboxing issue. The other side is completely solid and made out of steel.

Taking a closer look at the rear, you can see that the PSU bay comes with two sets of mounting holes, which gives you complete flexibility when it comes to the alignment and type of ATX PSU you want to use. Above that are the eight horizontal expansion slots covers to the left of two vertical ones. All of them are reusable and come with thumb screws to hold them down. The 8+2 configuration means that you are able to install a GPU vertically to show it off through the glass side panel. In the very top is another 120 mm, retail-grade cooling fan set to push hot air out the back.

Looking at the top, you will find all the I/O embedded into the front cover. It consists of the usual set of audio and USB 3.0 plugs, but also comes with an HDMI plug for those using VR equipment, for example. Power and reset buttons have been placed to the left of the connectors. In the rear is a magnetic dust filter covering an air vent for two 120/140 mm fans. You may also install a thick radiator of up to 280 mm in size here.

A large dust filter covers the entire underside of the P110 Luce. You may easily pull it out through the side of the chassis without having to tip things over - a nice little touch.
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