ANTEC PERFORMANCE SERIES P280

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. The fact is, the P is big, but it has a lot going for it. So while Antec tried to make it have aesthetic cues that hark back to the classic design that many of you reading this have used, there has been much thought and effort into maximizing what you can get into this chassis, making it easy to do, and deliver limited noise in operation. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. The power and reset buttons are placed on the top of the chassis for easier access than previous models.

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. The Performance One line has practically been an institution for a long time, but Antec’s engineers have gone back to the drawing board with the P in a very big way, implementing a host of new ideas while adopting some of the modern design cues brought forth by vendors like Corsair and SilverStone. Antec calls the P a “super mid-tower,” but at this point the lines between a mid-tower and full tower have been so heavily blurred that each enclosure should be taken on a case by case basis pun wholly intended. The P has really taken me by surprise and I hope you will continue reading and see why I don’t think they will have any issues selling! These enclosures have been extremely popular from the word “go,” and for a long time the P and its descendants have been easy recommendations.

While they could have cut a window or added mesh, neither is conducive to silence.

At the bottom, Antec presses their name into the aluminum to keep the subtle aesthetics of the outside of the chassis. A Matter of Time and Preference. As far as I have seen, I do believe this is an industry first – I really can’t recall any other mid tower with this sort of compatibility.

Antec Performance One Series P280 Super Mid Tower Chassis Review

Don’t forget, along with all of the features you are about to see in the P, many strides have gone into not only delivering a fully functional chassis with plenty of room to grow into, but doing so with as little noise to the computing environment as possible.

The front Bezel is a door as well and when opened, it exposes the three 5. Subscribe to our Newsletter. Looking at cases that came later in the Performance One series from Antec, the P and P and their revisions, they were all based off a compartmentalized interior design.

The mesh that runs along the left side is to allow air flow behind the motherboard tray leaving the large hole at the bottom for the PSU. I know quite a few cases will even claim seriees cooling functionality, and while you may have ways to pass the tubing to an external radiator, the interior spacing doesn’t typically offer extra space for such things.

From what I have seen, and am about to bring to you, the price point set on the P is so reasonable, it is really going to step proudly into its appropriate segment. Is it a smart evolution, or did Antec’s engineers split too many decisions in trying to appeal to both silent computing and high performance markets? These are only two of the features of this chassis that is just completely packed with opportunity to take on anything you may want to throw at it.

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Maximizing the chassis’ potential customers, this chassis gets classified as a Super Mid Tower chassis. This doesn’t seem like much, but most exit from the rear, and in enclosed areas or with the case backed up to a wall, it makes their removal almost impossible. It has the DNA of the Performance One series, but internally you’ll find a design that diverges radically from its predecessors, and your first clue should be the nine expansion slots.

Behind the P, the top starts off with a three switch panel above the rear exhaust fan. The switches are labeled for the top and the rear, and all switches offer both a Hi and Low position.

The right side of the chassis is again plain to allow for the dual layer sound deadening that Antec designed into the chassis to do its job. One thing I always find with most feet is they will leave black marks on everything; you won’t have that with these feet! Intended not as a refresh of the P but to exist alongside it, the P features some radical changes for Antec in terms of design while lowering the cost of entry for the entire line.

Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK’s website. The second thing I adore, white silicon rubber feet! As I sit here contemplating to start this based off of a revision of a previous design angle, or if I take the approach of allowing this chassis to stand on its own merits, I find that both angles are very applicable to what we are going to be having a look at.

Speaking candidly, I think any enthusiast worth his or her salt was more than a little interested when Antec first announced the P I removed the dust cover to show the mesh area that allows your PSU to intake fresh cool air.

Antec P Review: When Enthusiasts Are Engineers

I had a performace to meet with Antec’s representatives, including one of the designers of the P, and it’s pretty clear where they were coming from when they made this case: The P has really taken me by surprise and I hope you will continue reading and see why I don’t think they will have any issues selling! The Performance One line has practically been an institution for a long time, but Antec’s engineers have gone back to the drawing board with the P in a very big way, implementing a host of new ideas while adopting some of the modern design cues brought forth by vendors like Corsair and SilverStone.

Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. I’m currently looking at new cases right now, and I’m glad that Antec ditched that design. Previous Page Next Page.

Antec Performance One Series P Super Mid Tower Chassis Review

Under the P there pefrormance two things that need addressing. This way they can block noises with the steel and the large poly sheet that backs it. The fact is, the P is big, but it has a lot going for it. You can find products similar to this one for sale below. You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

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These enclosures have been extremely popular from the word “go,” and for a long time the P and its descendants have been easy recommendations. As the title mentions, essentially we are at what the evolution of what the P has become some years later. Find other performancw and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website. Antec’s existing Performance One series, peaking with the P and P, has become a standard for silent, high performance computing.

Even those that do, the room most times is limited to only the thinnest radiator choices. This honeycomb mesh cover goes over a pair of mm TwoCool fans. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada’s website. So while Antec tried to make it have aesthetic cues that hark back to the classic design that many of you reading this have used, there has been much thought and effort into maximizing what you can get into this chassis, making it antecc to do, and deliver limited noise in operation.

As you read this you are going to have a bit of a wait for these chassis’ to hit shelves, but when they do, I have a strong feeling that these aren’t going to sit on the shelves very long at all. I’ll concede that I haven’t been wholly impressed by Antec’s enclosures as of late, but the P is a completely different beast. Near the rear of the chassis, at the bottom, Antec designed the dust filter to be removed from here. The new P, on the other hand, is a major evolution.

Behind the power and reset buttons, the P gets additional cooling added to the top. Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon’s website.

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The switch panel offers room for four switches, but only three are used to control each of the three included mm TwoCool fans.

Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Antec calls the P a “super mid-tower,” but at this point the lines between a mid-tower and full tower have been so petformance blurred that each enclosure should be perfomrance on a case by case basis pun wholly intended. Log in Don’t have an account?

But you could argue the designs are starting to feel a little outdated, and while Antec’s recent Solo II was an interesting step forward, it felt like a tentative one.

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