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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.
- Triple-layer (aluminum, plastic, foam)front bezel with double-hinged door: 270 degree opening!
- Dual USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 front ports, with audio in and out. Top mounted
- Water cooling support: rear water cooling grommets,
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Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance
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.
offer convenient cable routing.
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.
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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. (There are a couple of screw holes behind the easy mounts that you can use to mount a drive, with corresponding quick-mount tabs that hold the drive in place, if the easy mounts don't work.) The old snap-in sliders that I've seen on other Antec cases would have been more effective, and I would have happily paid $10 more on this case to have them.
Third, the one-size fits all 2.5" drive mounts were not the right size for my Samsung 830 solid state drive, causing me to have to use a 5.25" adapter, resulting in... the learning exercise described in the prior paragraph. I got it to work, but let's just say it was the only part of my build that involved swearing. (I need to note here that six removable drive trays were tied up by a RAID array, otherwise one of them could have taken the 2.5" drive.)
Finally, the USB 3.0 connectors on the front of the case are nice, but unless you are using one of the latest motherboards that has USB 3.0 headers, you're going to want to contact Antec tech support for a converter kit that allows you to use the ports with the USB 2.0 headers on your motherboard. (It's free for the asking.)
Even with the above cited problems, this is a great value in a mid-tower case and I'd readily buy it again. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to build a high-end gaming machine, a workstation or a home server.
Nice cable management
However, 2 issues;
1. I purchased this case with Corsair H110, 280mm water cooler. Clearance of the case and this cooler is not large enough (I guess, this case is designed utilizing 240mm cooler and added holes to support 280mm radiator.) Anyhow, I can install H110 where the pipe is located on the front side. Next problem: water pipe hits optical drive, if you vend the pipe it might work, but I do not want to bend the pipe to avoid any additonal conditon to lead water leakage. Therefore, I moved the optical drive to outside enclosure.
If the top panel is half inch higher or the rear fan location is half inch lower, H110 fits much better manner.
2. The front fan is 120mm, not 140mm. This case is designed to fit 140mm fan, and it is nice to install 140mm fan from the beginning.
Othere than 2 issues, this case is great.
This case is great for the price, I can't really complain. Its lighter weight and thinner materials than the P180/P280 series cases (I've had 2 different P180s), but still a good layout overall and has plenty of room for cable management, drive bays, etc. Nice to have easy cable-tie locations on the backplate and plenty of routing holes. With 6 fans inside (2 for the chassis, 2 for watercooler, and 2 for GTX 1070) even running GTA V (i5-6600k, 16GB RAM, SSD drive), the whole system is still very quiet. Honestly the 3 spinning drives make more noise than the rest of the fans/component. Before I added the spinning drives and just had an SSD, the thing was virtually silent.
Regarding watercooling: PCPartPicker says this case doesn't fit a Corsair H100i but I can confirm it DOES fit a H100i GTX/v2, with room to spare. The top grills could hold an even large radiator, the H100i v2 radiator doesnt even fill the grills. Only issue with the case design when using an H100i is if you had a SATA DVD drive in the top bay, it might be difficult to plug in the power/sata cables because the radiator hoses come right up to the drive. This could depend how physically long/deep your SATA drive is.
No physical divider between PSU and rest of case (does this matter anymore? IDK), I guess so they could fit more identical drive bays. Speaking of drive bays, there are a ton, which is perfect for a NAS unit or a serious data hoarder, but for a regular gamer its way too many drives and honestly wasted space. The foam on the inner walls isn't very thick or dense, but should provide mild sound and resonance dampening, just not anything close to the quality or density of the P180/P280. My biggest gripe is petty, but that the door is very flimsy, they should have used a heavier material even a smoother hinge just so it didn't wobble and fly around loosely. Also the P180/P280 cases put the case fan switch controls consolidated into 1 location on the outside of the case, but the P100 just has a little cable pigtail with a speed control. Doesn't really matter since when connected to the motherboard I can just control the fans with software. Other minor gripe: the rubber ports for cable management in the backplate don't stay in place very well.
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Dust proof. I live next to a busy road, this thing is solid.
The build quality is very solid
Only paid $60.
Long front panel cables for easy cable management.Read more
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