Antec P100 Case Review
Interior: Overview and Drive Bays
The interior of the P100 is finished in the same Satin Black as the exterior with the motherboard tray being dominated by an oversize CPU cut out, which will make changing CPU coolers up to a max height of 170mm a doddle. Cable management gets off to a good start with three good sized vertical, and one horizontal rubber grommeted management holes. The grommets are robust in the extreme thanks to a fixing method we'll see more of when we come to look at the reverse. There are also a couple of non grommeted holes up near the roof of the case which we think will come in handy for feeding the front I/O cables through on their route down behind the mobo tray.
Two 5.25" bays may seem a little meagre, but with optical devices on the decrease it's more than plenty in a modern case of this size. Tool-free fitting is de-rigueur these days and of course with the P100 Antec are no different. One thing that does concern us though is the lack of space available to accommodate the front I/O cables as they exit rearwards. If you're going to be putting a device in the top slot you'd best be carefully to route these cables carefully first so as to avoid any interference.
There are a total of seven 3.5" drive bays, each of which doubles up as a 2.5" bay. The drives are housed in meal trays with rubber isolations being provided for the 3.5" drives. Sadly the bay is neither modular or removable as it is with many of he competitions cases, so what you see is what you get, and although the case can accommodate GPUs up to 12.5" there's no option to extend this.