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Antec P280 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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  • The P280 combines sophistication with cutting-edge features, from the sound-deadening 0.8 mm steel/polycarbonate
  • 11 drive bays, 3 x 5.25" external, 6 x 3.5"/2.5"drive trays with preinstalled grommets, 2 x 2.5" drive bays (dedicated)
  • Fits MoBo's, XL-ATX, ATX, microATX and Mini-ITX. Enlarged CPU cutout for easy mounting!
  • Graphics cards, up to 13", COPU cooler up to 6.7".
  • Standard cooling, 2 x 120mm top Two Cool exhaust fans, 1 x 120mm rear Two Cool exhaust fan.
  • Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 front ports, with audio in and out. Top mounted
  • Triple-layer (aluminum, plastic, foam)front bezel with double-hinged door: 270 degree opening!
  • Water cooling support: rear water cooling grommets,
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 9.1 x 22.1 inches ; 22.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 25 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005X3E5BO
  • Item model number: P280
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 19, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Escalating the possibilities of gaming, the Antec P280 accommodates XL-ATX measurement motherboards and provides nine expansion slots that support up to four 13-inch graphics cards. The P280 also includes two 120-millimeter top TwoCool fans, one 120-millimeter rear TwoCool fan, and mounts for up to four additional intake fans to keep your system operating efficiently.

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P280
At a Glance:
  • Nine expansion slots support up to four 13-inch graphics cards
  • Cooling system includes TwoCool top and rear exhaust fans and four mounts for additional fans
  • Eleven drive bays for optimum expandability
  • Two front-panel USB 3.0 ports with internal motherboard connectors
  • Cable management space and rubber grommet-lined cable routing holes
  • Three-year warranty
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Quiet Computing panels on the sides of the enclosure greatly reduce noise.
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Case includes two top fans, one rear fan, and mounts for up to four additional intake fans.
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The P280 has three tool-less 5.25-inch drive bays, two 2.5-inch bays, and six 3.5-inch bays.
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Rubber grommet-lined holes
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Expandable for Maximum Performance

The enclosure of the P280 has customizable features for all builds to maximize your PC experience. The P280 houses nine expansion slots and space for an XL-ATX measurement motherboard (10.3 inches by 13.6 inches). The chassis also supports Standard ATX, microATX, and Mini-ITX motherboards.

In addition, the P280 supports graphics cards up to 13 inches (330 millimeters) long within a quadruple graphics card setup, so you can create what you want in one system. The P280 has three tool-less 5.25-inch drive bays--simply depress the front release lever and slide the drive out for easy access. There are also two 2.5-inch and six 3.5-inch drive bays inside the chassis.

Gaming Made Cool through Multi-Fan System

An intensive cooling network is essential for optimal performance, which is why the P280 contains two 120-millimeter top TwoCool exhaust fans, one 120-millimeter rear TwoCool exhaust fan, and four fan mounts for optional 120-millimeter internal intake fans and 120-millimeter front intake fans. The mounts are positioned strategically to keep all your gaming components operating efficiently.

The cooling system of the P280 also comes equipped with a convenient fan power hub, which allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex for improved cable management, and additional water cooling support in the form of rear water cooling grommets, which assist in further heat management.

Multiple Filters Increase Airflow

Quick, convenient maintenance is possible with two filters in place: one PSU air intake filter and one front air intake filter. These removable, washable air filters are located behind the triple-layer front bezel, and facilitate the conservation of clean builds for optimal airflow and cooling performance.

Quiet Operation Lets You Focus on Gaming

Reduced noise levels remain a priority for a more peaceful gaming atmosphere. The Antec P280 utilizes Quiet Computing panels on the sides of the enclosure so you can pay less attention to noise and focus instead on your performance.

Accommodates Variety of Builds

An enlarged CPU cutout makes a range of motherboard designs accessible, and with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easy-access front and bottom PSU intake air filters, and four front-panel USB ports (two USB 3.0), you get an expansive and easy-to-use enclosure that will last you for builds to come.

The P280 makes gaming the priority, rather than maintenance. Rubber grommet-lined holes are strategically placed around the chassis for convenient cable routing. There's also enough room behind the motherboard tray to accommodate 24-pin power cables.

Product Measurements and Warranty

The P280 is 20.7 by 9.1 by 22.1 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 22.3 pounds. It is backed by a manufacturer's three-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box

P280 case.

Product Description

Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I love the 2.5 Inch Bay for my SSD drive.
Anthony C. Sweeeney
It's quiet, it keeps my system cool, seems to be built quite sturdy, and it was it was very easy to get around the inside of it when I was running my cabling.
fritz schoch
There is a filter in the front (behind the door) that is easy to remove.
Gbcue

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By B. Campbell on January 11, 2012
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Antec has definitely provided a firm foundation for people who like to "build big" with the P280. It offers a deceptively roomy chassis with space for up to 11 drives (six of them on hot-swap trays), three built-in fans (with space for four more), and enough space for an XL-ATX motherboard with four video cards. The space on the right side of the case, under the motherboard and to the right of the drive cage, is relatively deep and easily accessible, leaving plenty of room to route cables out of sight. About the only complaint you might be able to lodge about the orgainzation of the case is that the space at the top where the two exhaust fans are is not quite deep enough to easily install some of the water cooling systems on the market (measure the size of your radiator before you buy if this applies to you.)

The construction of the case itself is solid; several touches such as double-walled construction, low-noise fans and silicone mounting grommets on the drive trays grant help keep noise down to minimum, and very little inside or outside the case looks or feels cheap. I'm using the case as a combination workstation/media server with a CoolerMaster SilentPro 600W power supply and a Zalman CPU fan and it rarely gets above whisper quiet.

That having been said, what would I change on this case?

First, the leads from the front panel to the motherboard should be at least a few inches longer; when I routed them around the right side and out the grommets, they barely reached the connectors on my Asus Sabertooth X58.

Second, the "easy connectors" for the 5.25" drives at the top of the case work great with standard drives, but drives with non-standard mounting holes can be tricky.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By sodakar on January 27, 2012
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Disclaimer: I normally only work with high-end workstations, so I have rather high expectations.

If you want a subtle-looking case that prioritizes build quality, ease of install, silence, and expandability, then the P280 is a solid thumbs up. I have an Intel Core i7-2600k + ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 with 2 SSD's and 4 spinning disks, a Blu-Ray burner, fan control module, and a card reader, and everything fits just fine with 2 more drive sleds to spare.

I'd like to share some subtle things that may not be immediately evident from just reading the specs.

Likes:

1) Thumbscrews for the panel and the 9 PCI expansion slots
Thumbscrews for the side panel and PCI expansion slots are nice and convenient. Speaking of PCI expansion slots, the 9 expansion slots were nice, because I was able to throw in a USB2.0 and IEEE1394 rear slot adapter in the bottom two slots without sacrificing any slots on the motherboard.

2) 6 Drive sleds that support 3.5" *and* 2.5" drives
Most drive sleds only support 3.5" drives, but the P280 comes with 6 sleds that support both. While this may seem excessive today, in a few more years, when you find yourself buying more 2.5" SSD's, you'll look like a genius. Hey, those $5-$10 SSD adapters add up...

3a) Tons of space on the backside of the motherboard for cable management
Unlike other cases that claim backside cable management but only provide 1/2" of clearance, the P280 has a full inch of clearance in the back. When I was done routing all my cables, I said to myself, "There's no way the case will..." and voila, it closed *easily*. I was impressed.
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26 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Dan B on July 23, 2012
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Everything about this case is well made except the feet.
It has been less than 2 weeks since I received this case and I regret not heeding the warning of the reviewer that had commented on the poor quality of the feet on this case.

First of all, I am upgrading from an Antec case that is at least half a decade old. This old case had RUBBER feet that held tightly on to the case TO THIS VERY DAY. I have moved it across wooden floors, carpets, desks, marble, and more without even a wiggle out of those rubber feet.

Unfortunately, those durable rubber feet seem to be long gone, only to be replaced by cheap, horribly ineffective plastic feet.

In fact, in less than 2 weeks, one of the feet has already broken completely off of the case making the whole case wobble when on a hard surface. The case has been sitting on hardwood flooring. I moved it three inches to tuck it safely into the back of my desk area and it snapped right off. I can't even put the piece back in because the plastic that is supposed to keep it on the case have broken off. I will have to resort to a strong glue to get it mounted again.

Otherwise, the case is fantastic. Cable management is a breeze and the side-panels have a VERY good feel to them with good weight and sound-proofing. Cable management being a breeze really helps with strong, unobstructed airflow for great overclocks.

The large cut-out for access to the underside of the motherboard is also a great blessing for system modders.

BOTTOM LINE: For a case that costs $100, I should not have to worry about silly plastic feet popping off with minimal effort (ESPECIALLY considering that Antec's previous cases used quality rubber feet). What happened here?
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