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Old 24th February, 2006, 03:37 AM
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Exclamation ANTEC great & silent CASE !

Here is one hell of a case:

"Features:
TAC Compliant: Unique upper and lower chamber structure The power supply resides in a separate chamber to isolate heat from the system and lower system noise
Innovative three-layer side panel (aluminum, plastic, aluminum) dampens system generated noise, making this one of the quietest cases available
No Power supply included. To optimize performance of the P180 the choice of power supply is crucial. Antec recommends choosing from our SP-500 power supply or Phantom, Neo/NeoHE or TruePower 2.0 series.
Cooling System:
- 1 rear 120mm Tricool fan (standard) with 3-speed control to balance quiet with cooling
- 1 top (standard) 120mm TriCool Fan
- 1 lower chamber (standard) 120mm x 38mm (thick) TriCool Fan
- Antec Quiet Computing Air Duct for better, quiet cooling of the graphics card
- 1 front (optional) 120mm fan
- 1 80mm fan (optional) for graphics cards
11 Drive Bays:
- 4 x 5.25" external drive bays
- 1 x 3.5" external drive bays
- 6 x 3.5" internal drive bays
Fits Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6") and Standard ATX (12"x 9.6") motherboards
Front mounted USB, IEEE 1394 (FireWire®,i.Link®) & Audio ports
Double hinge door design: allows the door to open up to 270º
Material: 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis, 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4x HDD area.
Built-in washable air filter keeps harmful dust out of your case.
Built-in toolbox so you can carry small parts with your case. Look on the back of the upper chamber removable HDD cage."

http://www.antec.com/us/productDetai...?ProdID=81800#
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Old 24th February, 2006, 07:03 AM
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Wow..

That's one hell of a case. Not only is it silent, that looks like it could hack some serious modding. Whoo. If the price is right, I think I'll buy it ;D
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Old 24th February, 2006, 11:16 AM
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Ahhh, the P180, a great case. But are you telling me that you've only just seen this case? This is the case i dream of. There's also a black version available but that's a little bit more expensive.
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Old 24th February, 2006, 11:38 AM
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I don't like it.
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There's always one, but i agree Favu it's not the best case i've ever seen. But then again does looks really matter when you want complete...well near silence
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Old 25th February, 2006, 10:57 AM
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it's ugly but good.
http://www.xoxide.com/antec-p180-case.html
I would also find it confusing with the mobo at the top.
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Old 25th February, 2006, 11:24 AM
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I think it has looks and is quiet. It's really quite nice looking IMO. Plus silence is a really good.
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Unique upper and lower chamber structure
They are lying about this being unique!
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They are lying about this being unique!

Yes, they are, i remember the really old ATX cases had the rails at the side of the case where you could sit the PSU. But the thing is, the PSU is at the bottom on this case. I like it, although, if i couldn't get one of those, i'd go for the Thermaltake VA3000BWA:
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That case is so beautifal skoolh8r.
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It's cheap and good looking. I wouldn't mod it though. Simply because of it's construction and also because it'd make no sense to buy a case like that only to mod it. Nobody mods a Ferrari, but plenty mod their little Pug 107's.
It's not a new case, it's been out a few months. It generally gets high reviews.

I don't think I'd call a case beautiful!
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Two 120mm exhaust fans and one 120mm plus one 80mm intake fans. Looks like one of the 120mm exhaust fans would have to be very wussed to avoid installing a noisy 80mm intake fan.
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I've just read, my Hiper PSU isn't compatible with the Antec P180 (because the PSU cage is at the bottom.













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How does that make it uncompatable? Does that mean if you turn your computer upside down it would die, or am I missing something?
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no, the intel p4 power lead on my PSU is too short, that's what the antec site says. Quite a shame, i like that case as well.
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My friend just got one of these with a super nice amd x2, asus a8n sli, OCZ modstream, and some fo the cables were to short, so he had to get some extenders.
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for the TT case, it's really nice and amazing but on all three I've used the front has fallen off which is a real pain for the fact that it talkes about 20 mins to get it back on. Otherthen that it's nice.
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The P180 is a unique case but also is a pain in the ass to build systems in.

The need for cable extensions, routing the PSU cables, etc. Bleah.

My next gaming PC rebuild is going to be in different case, that's for sure.
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I saw it today at compusa it's really got a flimsy feel. I was hoping for more.I've started to like steel cases.
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I saw it today at compusa it's really got a flimsy feel. I was hoping for more.I've started to like steel cases.
Ahh, the basic natural materials like steel and aluminum. They are wonderful. But plastic costs less and is not bad if you tune out the light duty nature of the case (and don't kick it). I built an EPoX recording studio rig for my son in an Antec Sonata ll last fall. Was somewhat disapponted in the light duty nature of it. I modded the case a bit for improved airflow and it turned out to be very quiet and also cool. My son, the musician says it is really quiet compared to everything else he has used. Just don't kick it.

This is called a value engineered product.
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