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Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case

  • Super Mid Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio I/O Front Ports
  • 3 x 5.25" tool-less drive bays External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 x 3.5" / 2.5" drive trays Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Learn more about the Antec P280

Model

Brand
Antec
Model
P280

Spec

Type
Super Mid Tower
Color
Black
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
XL-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3 x 5.25" tool-less drive bays
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6 x 3.5" / 2.5" drive trays
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2 x 2.5" drive bays (dedicated)
Expansion Slots
9

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Audio I/O

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
2 x 120 mm top TwoCool exhaust fans
1 x 120 mm rear TwoCool exhaust fan

Physical Spec

Dimensions
22.1" x 9.1" x 20.7"
Weight
22.3 lbs.

Features

Features
Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance characteristic of Antec's Performance One series.

This advanced enclosure comes equipped with features that will maximize your PC experience, from Quiet Computing panels and HDD drive trays, to grommet-lined cable routing holes with 30 mm of space behind the motherboard tray.

The P280 accommodates motherboards up to XL-ATX (10.3" x 13.6") and includes nine expansion slots to support up to four 13.0" long graphics cards.

To keep your top-notch system cool, it features two top 120 mm and one rear 120 mm TwoCool fans. And with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easyaccess front & bottom PSU intake air filters, two front panel USB 3.0 ports and an affordable price, you get an elite enclosure that will last you for builds to come.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Erik L.
  • 4/17/2014 3:29:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood case, kind of big

Pros: Love the cable management and air filters. Good airflow.

Cons: Is bigger than the picture looks. Installing the optical drive was interesting there were metal punch-outs blocking the optical bay that stumped me for a second. Apparently you just have to twist them until they pop out. Not sure why they are there in the first place. Instruction gloss over their removal.

Other Thoughts: Good case, kind of big and overkill for me but I do overall like it. Not a LAN party kind of case. Just keep it at home

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  • Jacob W.
  • 3/29/2014 1:31:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLarge Case, But Wonderful

Pros: Large interior, thumb screws just about everywhere, wiring channels, SSD and USB 3 friendly, lots of quiet fans, not a big glowing box (not a fan of tons of lights)

Cons: The 5.25 bay was a pain for mounting my DVD drive, was worried about breaking the sliding hold mechanism cos it is flimsy feeling tin and I had to push REALLY hard to get the drive to go in as the teeth for that part was catching the mount holes prematurely. I got it in, but like I said - was worried about that busting.
I also was a bit disappointed that no front fans came with it, however it did look like you could mount them.

Other Thoughts: Not sure what the complaint about a plastic door was cos I too got a metal doors (maybe this is a different revision?).
Also if you don't want to run a molex up top to run all 3 fans YOU CAN pull the wires off the board and just use the 3 pin header - you may also have to turn one of the top fans 180 degrees to make the cable run all the way down to the header on the board (I had to with my M4N98TD).
This case is VERY quiet and I am super happy with it going from a P180 to this. I also like how they changed the dust screen on the front - kudos to that, great design. the channels are wide and I got a lot of rails (24pin power, 8 pin CPU, and both of my SLI PCIE power) through one of the channels.
Highly recommended!

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  • Mark U.
  • 3/11/2014 4:33:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne honking big case

Pros: Room and more room and more to spare. I had a P180 and really liked it. But this case blows it away. Especially with the cable routing. Also much to my surprise it is quieter than the P180. Be warned though...it is huge.

Cons: None other than the size. But then again that's why I bought it.

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  • Aaron D.
  • 2/21/2014 8:32:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful case - and HUGE.

Pros: - HUGE case - fits the 120mm NH12 Noctua tower coolers.
- Functional but good-looking.
- Drive tray system.
- Fan control on the back.
- Uses mostly 120mm fans.
- Feels sturdy.

Cons: - HUGE case - you'll need a nice big desk for this.
- HUGE case - cable management is sometimes a pain simply because it can be so far between components.

Other Thoughts: I bought this as a base for a build a year and a half ago, and I've been extremely happy with it.

The case is roomy with plenty of room for cable management - as long as your cables are long enough. It's also sturdily-constructed - the front-panel USB has held up better than the ones on my old case, and the steel case makes you feel like you've actually got a computer case - not just a "shell."

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  • Ian M.
  • 1/29/2014 7:49:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Case

Pros: Very clean and simple looking, tons of space for my components, plenty of fans for airflow, built with noise kept in mind to make it a quiet case.

Cons: Nothing so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2014 11:45:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Beautiful, spacious and sturdy. I've been crammed in a loud small case fir years and finally got a new one. Its all of the above.

Cons: Nine, stick fans are quiet and move aor, and the door in the front is awesome

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  • Gerald A.
  • 1/24/2014 7:44:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuy it!

Pros: Large case and very roomy.

I can do cable management!

Very well built.

Front USB 3.0.

Excellent cooling on it and is quiet at the same time.

Very nice HDD and SSD slots. ** SSD slots are fixed.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Fits my 3-4 HDD plus an SSD with no problems.

Fits two disc drives without any problems.

System is a ATX mobo with a phenom II 945 and an ati 7770 for graphics.

Using an antec earthwatts 630w for power. Has long cables which you need for this case to supply power to all the devices.

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  • sandra s.
  • 1/23/2014 8:35:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsRattlebox

Pros: Hard to think of any.

Cons: After owning this case for about a year, I can be honest about it. I have never seen a case that simply vibrates and rattles as much as this one. Foam and cardboard bits have to be used, to stop the vibrating.

Even when you think you've eliminated the problem, it comes back in a few hours. Nothing fits together properly in this case, it's all cheap and nasty.

I have been building computers for over ten years and never seen such an awful case before. I've built with cheaper cases for sure, but even those were at least built properly.

I find the tenacity to market this as a "quiet computing" case almost laughable. Except you can't laugh, it makes the case vibrate even more.

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  • Robert W.
  • 1/23/2014 1:30:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsP 280 Case

Pros: I like this case. Mine came with metal sides (concerning the complaint about plastic sides). It is very sturdy, but heavy. Quiet. There is plenty of room and the screw-less disk mounts seem to work fairly well. I also liked the 3 fans included with Low and High power, fairly quiet. Just a good system.

Cons: Why ding it a star? After one (1) year of ownership, i replaced the MB, CPU and power supply for an upgrade. Everything went well until I plug in the power cable to the on-board fan controller - No power. The fans worked individually, just no power - obviously a weak connection (i.e. lasted one hookup). You could replace it, but at what cost?
Screw-less drove bays worked and got the job done, but seemed a little flimsy for this price.

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  • Mathieu F.
  • 1/20/2014 12:59:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnice case but....

Pros: really nice case

Cons: nothing about design, but disappointing about shipping (see "Other thoughts" )

Other Thoughts: Submitted: 1/3/2014 but receive at 1/16/2014 (and i haved pay for express).

And the case have little damage. but i don't return it because i don't want wait 2 more week. but i am
disappointing about shipping.

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