- Steel MicroATX Mini Tower
- USB, Audio, e-SATA Front Ports
- 1 x 120mm rear fan
Wonderful oddity 06/17/2010
This review is from: Antec Mini P180 White Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
Tons of room for additional fans and/or hard drives
Good cable management
Just about everything pops or slides out
No rough edges (well-machined)
It's huge, it weighs a ton, and the mATX motherboard bay is still somehow super cramped. You have to put this baby together in the correct order, and heaven help you if you ever need to change anything (e.g. add more RAM); the whole thing needs to come apart. (Fortunately, that's not such a big deal, thanks to all the Pros per the above, but it's still time-consuming.) Pay particular attention to the size of your video card; it took some effort to squeeze a GTS 250 (re-branded 9800+ GTX) in there.
Otherwise, I have the black matte version and fingerprints, scratches, and dust are very noticeable.
As noted in the Cons, I have the black matte version of this case. I fell in love almost immediately and it's been (mostly) a pleasure to build and tweak the system over the past 8 months. I cleaned the dust filters for the first time last night and I couldn't believe (1) how effective they are at capturing dust on the intake and (2) how easy they were to remove, clean, and put back in. Fun little surprises like that lead me to believe that I'll be using and enjoying this case for a long, long time.
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