Antec Performance P120 Crystal Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Antec performance P120 Crystal Review


Antec appears to have something of a Jekyll and Hyde design team.  By that I mean they're either producing quite tame, vanilla and gentlemanly cases, such as various generations of the classic Sonata and all of its spin offs, or they're letting the monster off the leash with cases such as the Skeleton, and the current Torque and Striker cases.  I grant you that there are a few cases in the middle ground, but these are manly 'normal' chassis' with added plastic trim and a some RGB LED fans, not that there's anything wrong with this, and it's a practice undertaken by practically every other case manufacturer in the market.  We also appreciate that cases making extensive use of tempered glass have been around for quite a while now which begs the question as to how the P120 Crystal varies.  What does it bring to the party that the other glass paneled cases don't?  At first view the Technical Specifications don't seem that out of the ordinary, but look at them closely and you'll see something of an anomaly.  Found it yet???


Technical Specifications

Dimensions 476x234x485mm  (LxWxH)
Material Steel Chassis, Tempered glass panels


Motherboard M-ATX, ITX ATX, E-ATX
5.25" 0
3.5"/2.5" 2x3.5", with additional 2.5" underslung
Dedicated 2.5" 2 
Front I/O 2x white LED USB3.0, HD Audio in/Out
Expansion Slots 7 + 3 vertical
Air Cooling

 Front: None

 Roof:  None

 Side:  Up to 3x120mm or 2x140mm 1xHDD bracket needs to be removed for 3x120mm

 Rear: 1x120/140 

 Base: 3x120/140

Water Cooling

 Front:  None

 Roof:   None

 Rear: 1x120mm <160mm

 Base: Up to 360mm (max 28mm thick)

 Side:  Up to 360mm (all HD brackets need to be removed)

Max CPU Cooler Height 185mm
Max GPU Length 450mm 
Max PSU Length 394mm 



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Most Recent Comments

17-12-2019, 16:44:39

I like the design. PSU top leaves clear airflow for GPU and components. The idea is good but there are too many price cutting compromises.

Is is that hard to give 10 mm extra space for cables?

That "dust filter" on side panel is just waste of money. Yes it does reduce the amount of dust entering the system by stopping the air moving. Glass panel does the same thing.

Too much metal is blocking fans. Bottom should be like side radiator mount. If you are not using fans there 3 peaces of metal with thumbscrews to cover them aren't that much more expensive.Quote

17-12-2019, 20:19:53

So the new trend will be top PSU, back to the 90s lolQuote

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