Antec P100 Case Review
Up Close: Exterior, Front, Rear and Base
Being otherwise held shut by a small magnet, the front door panel opens by means of a non transferable hinge on its left hand side. If you're thinking this might be inconvenient if your case sits on the right of you on the desk fret not because the door will actually swing open by 270 degrees, getting it well and truly out of the way and enabling easy access from either side.
The whole of the door interior is lined with foam to help reduce noise and vibration. The foam is of a relatively low density giving the door quite a light feel to it. Opening the door reveals the 2x5.25" bays situated a the very top. The bay blanks are solid as opposed to meshed which is in keeping with the low sonic footprint aims for this case.
Beneath the drives we find the front intake area. Popping out the mesh filter panel we see the case is able to house either a pair of 120mm or 140m fans, the P100 comes with a black OEM style fan fitted as standard. Look closely though at the image below right an you'll see that for some reason Antec have chosen to locate the front fan using only 2 bolts as opposed to four. This has left the fan slightly wobbly and we feel prone to vibration. Come on chaps, surely times aren't that tough that you can only spare 2 bolts? Black mark for Antec!