Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower
Published: 28th May 2007 | Source: Antec | Price: |
The interior of the P180 was well built, well designed and had very few major flaws. I'm pleased to say that this has carried over to its younger sibling. The steel innards are solid and there aren't many sharp edges to snag your fingers on while installing your hardware. In terms of the layout, not much has really changed since the original. The P182 still sports the 2 chamber design with the soft edge guards to eliminate as much heat travelling from one compartment to the other.
It still sports the twin exhaust fans on the upper rear and rear upper of the case, ensuring that there's never any hot air left around the CPU area.
The 5.25" and 3.5" bays still use the same rail system that the original had.
The 3.5" bays in the top compartment of the case can be adapted, using the supplied metal clips, to take 120mm fans.
Next up Antec decided to poke some holes in the motherboard tray in roughly the right places for the majority of the connectors that you can run behind the tray. They have even cut a slot out the base of the upper section to accommodate cables from down below, such as the PSU and HDD cables. And with that, they have included rings stamped out of the tray itself to hold the wires in place.