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Antec P183 Black Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum / Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, Audio In and Out (HDA and AC'97 compatible) Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Antec's thoughtfully-designed P183 case brings you top performance and unique style, with its three-layer, sound-deadening panels. Inside, a separate lower chamber houses your power supply (purchased separately), isolating its heat and reducing system noise. The upper chamber comes standard with rear and top 120 mm TriCool fans, with spaces for an optional front 120 mm fan, and a middle 120 mm fan to cool your VGA.

The three-layer side panel and front door stifle system noise for a quiet experience, then opens 270-degrees for easy access. Front-mounted ports give you easy access to two USB 2.0 connectors, one IEEE 1394 connector, and audio jacks. Rear panel features external controls for the fans in the upper chamber.

You'll have all the room you need to build your dream system in this case, with bays for four external 5.25" drives, one external 3.5" drive and six internal 3.5" drives. There's space for an ATX motherboard up to 12"(W) x 9.6"(L), seven expansion slots, and rubber-grommeted mounts on the rear for an optional external liquid cooling system. Built-in cable organizer behind motherboard tray keeps your cables under control. This wonderful case has everything you need to build your white hot gaming system!

  • newegg Unique Upper and Lower Chamber Structure The unique dual-chamber structure enables the power supply and CPU to reside in separate cooling zones for exceptional heat dissipation and reduced system noise.
  • newegg Supreme Expandability with 11 Drive Bays Boasting four 5.25" external drive bays, and seven 3.5" drive bays (one external and six internal), the Antec P183 provides supreme expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Antec P183 features two 120mm TriCool fans, one on the top and the other at the rear for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Antec P183




ATX Mid Tower
Case Material
Aluminum / Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
Power Supply Mounted
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX
With Side Panel Window


External 5.25" Drive Bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
Expansion Slots

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 2.0, 1 x eSATA, Audio In and Out (HDA and AC'97 compatible)

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm TriCool rear fan
1 x 120mm TriCool top fan
Side Air duct

Physical Spec

19.90" x 8.10" x 20.50"
30.9 lbs.


Dual chamber design isolates heat and noise: the power supply resides in a separate chamber to isolate heat and reduce system noise

Innovative three-layer, sound-deadening side panels and front door (aluminum, plastic, aluminum) dampen noise and ensure Quiet Computing

Front door vents, as well as wider vents along the door frame, improve airflow into the chassis.

Filters and filter doors are integrated as one unit. The doors themselves have been modified to provide greater airflow, resulting in cooler system temperatures.

Drive bay covers are vented and include air filters to provide better airflow.

Lower chamber fan is now located in front of the hard drive cage, allowing for installation of longer PSUs as well as easier cable routing between the lower HD cage and the power supply.

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Brandon S.
  • 1/19/2014 11:13:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This case has just about everything you need, and nothing you don't.

During it's original release it was among the first adopters of realizing the benefits for separating heat sources like the power supply and hard drives from the motherboard. Motherboard area has room for no less than 3 fans. The 2 exhaust fans have a 3 way speed switch to allow you the comfort level of your choice.

Cable management utilizes the left side of the case to fish from the power supply all the way to the top keeping the cable mess to a minimum. An additional fan sits in front of the hard drives to move outside air directly over all 4. This is important if you have high end speedy drives.

While not a perfect solution the filters on the front of the case seriously help to prevent dust from getting in the case and damaging your moving components. These are easily removed and cleaned. I still clean my system out every 6 months (only because that's about as often as I turn it off), but it's no where near as dirty as some of my other systems in my house which get shut down daily.

This case also has grommets on the rear to allow for an external water cooling system to be utilized.

The thing that really pleased me about this case was the aesthetics. The aluminum silver front bezel on black looks very professional and stylish. Everyone that has seen this case (before they got their own) comments on just how good it looks.

Keep in mind that these cases are not made out of cheap materials. With all my fans, heat sinks, and hard drives mine weights in over 50lbs, and it still has room for more. The case shows no signs of weakness when I pick it up with one hand, but I still ensure I hold it with 2 in case I lose my grip.

Another thing you will find pleasing about spending the extra cash on this case is that it has rolled metal ends. Lesser grade systems will cut your fingers just looking at them. I have no fear of that with this case.

Cons: I have to stretch it a bit to find any con's with this case.
Some might say the price. After owning this case and comparing it to any cheaper case it's worth every penny.

Some may find it an issue if they have an over sized video or storage card in this system. Most of them I have put in have no issues so long as they don't go beyond the size of the motherboard. If they do you have an option of removing the mid 3 1/2" drive bay area to make room. Not really a CoN unless you have a need for that area. I didn't.

Other Thoughts: Home builders will love this case. I rarely buy a new case, but was glad I did this time!

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  • James P.
  • 2/21/2013 9:10:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove this case

Pros: Just a fantastic case...Im a smoker, and this thing...coupled with a few front intake fans (sold seperatly) keeps everything dust free and cool.

Cons: none

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  • Howell C.
  • 2/5/2013 5:36:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet Case

Pros: Quiet case. For futher quietness, I also add the sticky back sound absorbsion material throughout the inside, use a no-fan power supply with a very quiet fan blowing over it and out the back, use very quiet case fans, use a large CPU radiator so a high-velocity, noisey fan will not be required.

Cons: Plastic retainer tabs on both side panels and front section are brittle and are eaisly snap off, a common problem also with the P180 & P182. The front USB ports should be 3.0 not 2.0. The P180 & P182 had a fan mount in the center of the bottom chamber, it is not in the P183. A fan in the bottom should be located in the center for less noise, not at the front. There is no access to get to the bottom of the motherboard to remove the large CPU heat radiators, all that would be needed is to stamp out a 6 inch x 6 inch opening below the CPU.

Other Thoughts: I am satisfied with the case, but, I do have to cut an access opening below the CPU, install a fan mount in the center of the bottom chamber, install USB 3.0 panel in the 3.5 inch drive bay.

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  • David H.
  • 10/5/2011 10:35:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Sturdy build. Great size. Easy access to internals. Quiet (dampening material used and dampers for hard drives). Good airflow. Separation of PSU and motherboard into individual chambers.

Cons: Cleaning the front screens can be a hassle, but better then the dust getting inside.

Other Thoughts: Very pleased with my purchase of this case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2011 11:43:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case

Pros: Roomy
Runs cool
Works as an air filter

Cons: Collects a lot of dust
Don't like that with my video cards, 2 of the internal 3.5" drive bays are non-functional

Other Thoughts: I can hear my fridge, which is 15 feet away, over my computer. I have the 3 optional 140mm fans installed, 2 video cards in CrossfireX, the cp-1000 power supply, and a huge zalman cpu cooler in it... this thing is SILENT!

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  • Daniel E.
  • 1/2/2011 12:16:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe P183 Rocks!

Pros: solid, well-built, dual chambers to isolate the power supply heat and noise, the p183 has gone through multiple iterations of re-engineering and improvement, to make it one of the best cases on the market today... i have owned both the p182 and this p183... i have run these cases in both positive & negative airflow configurations, they are hackable enough to support everything except serious sli overclocking, which may require a bit more airflow than you can get with five case fans in the upper chamber.

Cons: modding the case will give you the best results, i.e., clipping out the metal grid in front of the intake fans for more airflow, and adding a bay converter with fan in the upper compartment... i went with newegg part #N82E16811995035, it has a relatively quiet fan... during serious overclocking sessions, you'll want to prop the front door open, or bend it all the way back, for max airflow with three front fans... you may also have to snip out the metal fan outline on top, if it's creating vibration noise, or put a piece of foam in between it and the fan or grill.

Other Thoughts: There is so much mis-information in these reviews that it's scary... Bashing the filters is bogus, they are removeable, and they are the perfect combo of density vs. airflow, but you might want to trim out some of the plastic strips with wire snips, in order to increase the airflow... cable management is good, but you'll have to keep your wires tight in back, and you may need an extension cable for the top power supply connection to the motherboard... you do not need to buy standoffs for micro-atx mb's, they are included with the case hardware, and you can also unscrew the unused standoffs if you want.

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  • Ryan C.
  • 12/30/2010 6:11:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSerious quality

Pros: I bought this case when it was on sale. I've never spent that much on a case before but I wanted to go big. When I got this case I started playing with it, and WOW, this thing is seriously quality made. The metal inside it is thick and not chinsey. Everything is well engineered, the PSU sits in the bottom to keep the heat separate from the rest of the components. There are extra slots to buy fans to cool your HDD's or the PSU. Once I stuck everything in there and closed the doors, I could hardly tell it was on!! There are no gawdy LED's and it does everything very well. If you want a quality case that is well engineered, keeps your stuff cool and runs quiet, buy this case!!

Cons: The case is a little large, but that's not really a con if you want to shove a ton of stuff in there.

Other Thoughts: This is an amazing case!!

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  • Clayton H.
  • 12/29/2010 1:25:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot a bad case

Pros: The case has a nice sturdy feel. the aluminium panels are a nice touch. Unlike my previous Antec case the drives have individual drawers that come out easier which was one of the reasons for buying it. The cooling is great provided you buy fans for the front ducts. Al front dust covers are removable and do a great job at blocking out dust. I like the overall look and feel of the case. Had enough 5.25 bays to do what I wanted to do. Door locks to keep people from stealing your games at Lan partys not that that happens often but still nice to have. You can use an antec power supply or you can use a regular ATX one. There is extra holes for liquid cooling. Cant forget about the thumb screws. i; like the rubber fittings to hold the hard drives in place. It would have been nice to see the dvd drives get similar treatment.

Cons: Cable management is a bear but I am not overly surprised since none of my Antec cases had decent cable management. it is not roomy at all. When you get to fit a big cpu cooler in with an SLI setup it gets real cramped. wait until you add your raid 10 config and see how much breathing room is in there. I wish the top fan was a 200mm big boy rather then a 120mm tri cool but thats no huge deal. A motherboard trey would have been nice but also not necessary since I dont take my computer apart that much. I would have liked to see the inside painted black. Fan controllers in the front area rather then back would have been a nice touch.

Other Thoughts: Watch your fingers around those 5.25 bays and around the power supply opening. I cut my fingers messing around with the 5.25 bays but I was not being careful so dont say I didnt warn you. Plan your cables ahead of time. While building my new build I had to take apart and put back together my comp like 6 times before everything fit right so plan ahead of time. Make sure to weigh out the pros and cons to see if this is the case for you. I wouldn't reccomend it for first time builders. I think that a lot of case modders would love this thing and I would be curious to see what some can do with it.

as for the dust filters...the bottom 2 dont feel like they can be removed but they pull right off. Open the filter so it faces straight out and pull. Getting it back in is a lot harder then getting it out but not really hard at all.

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  • Thomas G.
  • 12/23/2010 3:34:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case: tons of room, easy to work inside, quiet, stays cool

compatible with the excellent Antec CP series power supplies

Fits a Noctua NH-D14 no problem

Cons: The side of the case got a small dent pretty easily - not a big deal to me though

Other Thoughts: This case is huge for a mid tower

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  • Christopher C.
  • 12/6/2010 4:03:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Solid design, no sharp edges to cut yourself on, easy to get at and install drives, looks good, super quiet. Building a system with this case was a breeze, and I've never assembled a PC from scratch before.

Cons: Case fan speed control is a physical switch -- you can't control the case fan's speed from your motherboard. Sides of case are thin aluminum, it is easy to accidentally dent them (cosmetic issue only). Hinge holding front door on seems flimsy compared to how solid the rest of the case is. Power and reset buttons are half covered by front door, half uncovered (why bother?). With a Noctua NH-U12P CPU cooler and ASRock X58 Extreme6 motherboard installing the cooling fans on the CPU cooler was _very_ challenging due to lack of clearance between the CPU cooler and the top fan on the case. An additional 5mm or more space up top (or smaller fingers) would make a big difference.

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