Antec P182 Advanced Super Mid Tower

Conclusion

Conclusion

Overall the P182 is an excellent chassis. It provides all the features we've come to demand from modern day enthusiast cases plus that little bit extra. As a standalone case Antec have produced a fantastic product. Ironing out all the major gripes people had with the original P180 illustrates that they are prepared to listen to the opinions of their customers.

People who already own a P180 and are looking to upgrade would be better off buying some tools and modifying their current case. But people thinking of investing in a P18x case would be crazy not to go for the 182. As well as being functional, the P182 looks fantastic.

The Antec P182 can be picked up from Tekheads for the nominal fee of £116.33. Which is a more than reasonable price for an enthusiast chassis.


Pros:

• Looks good
• Cools well
• Very quiet
• Cable management sorted out
• Option to water cool made easier
• Plenty of drive space

Cons:
• May need PSU cable extenders
• Only includes 3 out of 4 fans it can accommodate

Recommended Award

Thanks to Antec for making this review possible. Discuss in our forums
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Most Recent Comments

23-05-2007, 06:54:46

FarFarAway
It's a hard case to criticise tbh, although I'm not a huge fan of the looks it's still a nice looking case.

Glad they sorted cable tidying too Quote

23-05-2007, 09:12:34

ionicle
looks cool

only one snag,

NO WINDOW!

the only thing that case needs...

and antec STIL dont bother

thats the only reason i wouldnt buy one

black, or shiney gunmetal, with window....Quote

23-05-2007, 09:19:54

DavidT
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ionicle'
looks cool

only one snag,

NO WINDOW!

the only thing that case needs...

and antec STIL dont bother

thats the only reason i wouldnt buy one

black, or shiney gunmetal, with window....
I assume it would be difficult to get a side window in the 3-layer side panel though. Not to mention, it would defeat the purpose of having the 3-layer panel,as noise would easily make it through the window.Quote

23-05-2007, 09:23:48

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='DavidT'
I assume it would be difficult to get a side window in the 3-layer side panel though. Not to mention, it would defeat the purpose of having the 3-layer panel,as noise would easily make it through the window.
you got it there. From modding my P180b i can tell you its a total pita too cut.Quote

23-05-2007, 09:51:57

ionicle
kustom do a P180 with a side window....why cant antec just do one, with either a super thick perspex, or 3 layers of perspex or somthing....with perhaps foam to hold it in round the edges, or ...them rubber things they use on proper windows to hold them in, that would prevent any sound getting out imoQuote
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