Antec have certainly improved on the P183; with great looks and a striking Gun Metal finish, the case certainly looks the part. But even more so, thanks to the inclusion of the front vents finished in what appears to be black chrome, with enlarged side vents and the vented drive bay covers, the cooling capacity of the case has been improved beyond my expectations. I certainly did not expect the Antec P183 with, only 2 fans present, to out perform my Silverstone TJ07 which had its stock compliment of 6 fans.
Working with the case was a pleasure and the install was pretty much painless. You will have to sacrifice using the middle drive cage if your running a high end GPU but thats no biggie. PSU installation is far easier than with its older siblings and with most modern PSU's i dont think you will be needing a cable extender, I certainly didnt; if you do they are readily available.
It would seem all the changes Antec have made are for the better, both asthetically and performance wise. This maybe due to a greater customer care initiative by Antec; listening to feedback, both positive and negative, through a variety of media, such as user forums
and product reviews.
There are a few areas in which Antec could improve on the case: I would have liked to have seen thumb screws used on both side panels and also used for retaining your add on cards. Also, I would have prefered Antec to have included a 3rd fan that was present in both the P180 and the P182. Why did they exclude it from the P183? This would have only enhanced the performance of an already great case. Antec are onto another sure fire winner with the P183 case.