Antec P180b ATX Case



So how does the Antec fare on the outside?

The case has an innovative aluminium-plastic-aluminium design. This is meant to dampen the sound of the internal components.

When I first took a look at the case I thought it was a little too plastic. I have a Lian Li as my main case and this case is not the complete Aluminium quality that that is. After spending some time with the case, however, I have changed my mind. The plastic adds to the overall well built quality feel of the case. It does detract somewhat away from the looks of the case, but the overall look of the case is one of quality. Antec have made an interesting approach to making this case and I do appreciate this.

antec p180b

antec p180b

Here we see the front case door open. The front of the case and the general finish of the case is very nice. Note the plastic surround.

antec p180b

antec p180b

The case shows up finger marks pretty well as you can see, but the finish of the paintwork is pretty nice. Here we see the upper view with the grill that looks slightly like a spoiler on a car.

antec p180b

antec p180b

Here is a closer picture of the fan grill and the fan without the surround. definately completes the look.

antec p180b

antec p180b

Here is a view of the bottom of the case with the feet. There are rubber efforts and keep up the quiet aspect of the case, making sure vibrations are kept to a minimum.

antec p180b

I was slightly disappointed that the case only had thumbscrews on one side. The side that you are taking off the most has them but the back side does not. I think this is a strange omission as Antec tout this as a top-spec case.

antec p180b

Note the 120mm fan right over the PWM and CPU area. Nice planning.

Onto installation
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Most Recent Comments

14-06-2006, 09:08:03

Good job kemp!

Ive actualy been considering getting one of these. But im torn between this and the thermaltake armor. Any chance you could get one of them for review too?Quote

14-06-2006, 10:09:50

Not right now but maybe in the future. Personally I would go for the AntecQuote

14-06-2006, 10:14:20

D-r-o-o-l. That case is pure beast, look's GREAT Kempez!


14-06-2006, 11:01:58

good reveiw mate,not to be picky but i noticed a few spelling mistakes you might want to correct

looks a decent case,i like the pullies on the cages its a nice touch


14-06-2006, 11:07:32

Originally Posted by raging-savage
good reveiw mate,not to be picky but i noticed a few spelling mistakes you might want to correct
What ones you got mate. i took a look in my lunch break today but didnt notice anything (but then i was eating some nice Japanese). Quote

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