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Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • ATX Mid Tower
  • Cold rolled steel chassis
  • m-ATX, ATX
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It's Two, Two, TWO Cases in One! Antec, provider of a wide array of stylish and innovative cases, brings us the P180, a breakthrough in case design. Dual chambers isolate the power supply and CPU/Motherboard into separate cooling zones with up to five configurable fans for prime cooling efficiency. Three-layer sound deadening panels keep transmitted noise to a minimum, reducing vibration and stress, to minimize distractions during serious fragging sessions.

Eleven drive bays – four external 5.25", one external 3.5", and six 3.5" internal bays -- give you room for all the hard drives you can afford. The case will fit standard- and micro-ATX motherboards, and has seven expansion slots of its own, for maximum flexibility and power. This case was designed and constructed with silent, inconspicuous operation in mind, with dampening panels and conscious placement of sound and heat insulating components.

With the PSU and HDDs mounted in the lower section, their heat is isolated from the rest of the case, and they are provided with optimum cooling by placement in an ventilated, easy-to-control space. This is a case for the serious do-it-yourselfer ready to build your ideal system, with wide latitude for customization and modification. Antec's worked real hard to bring the best possible case for the money.

  • 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 Extreme Low Noise Design The innovative three-layer side panels and front door (aluminum, plastic, aluminum) dampen system noise to make the P180B one of the quietest cases available. Silicone grommets in the hard drive cages absorb vibrations and reduce noise.
  • newegg Superb Cooling System The P180B is equipped with three 120mm TriCool Fans with a 3-speed switch control for superior airflow. Users can add two more 120mm fans and/or use the upper drive cage as a duct to provide fresh air to graphics cards for superb cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The P180B's front I/O panel enables remarkably convenient access to USB 2.0 ports, IEEE 1394 ports and audio ports.
  • newegg Maximum Expandability with 11 Drive Bays The P180B boasts four external 5.25" drive bays, one external and a maximum of six internal 3.5" drive bays for peerless expandability.

Learn more about the Antec P180B

Model

Brand
Antec
Series
Performance One
Model
P180B

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Cold rolled steel chassis
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
m-ATX, ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
4
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
2 x USB2.0, 2 x Audio, 1 x IEEE1394

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x rear 120mm Tricool fan (standard) with 3-speed control to balance quiet with cooling
1 x top (standard) 120mm TriCool Fan
1 x lower chamber (standard) 120mm x 38mm (thick) TriCool Fan
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
21.3" x 8.1" x 19.9" (H x W x D)

Features

Features
Internal mounts with rubber grommets
Upper and lower chamber structure
Three-layer side panel
0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis
1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Philip M.
  • 1/23/2008 12:30:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNice addition

Pros: I have owned this case for over a year. It has been the best case I have ever owned. It has alot of space to expand upon and cooling is not an issue. I know some people dont like the stock fans, but they have served me well. I also fit an 8800GTS in this case, without having to remove the center HDD tray. I went so far as to fit a fan to the back of the tray, to blow air directly over the card. The case is extremely quiet. The panels are stiff and well constructed. I dont even like the feel of other case panels anymore. I am spoiled by this case. The wiring and routing of calbes through the case does take longer then normal and needs special attention to make sure you have calbes long enough. If you end up short, you probably didnt do your research. I have yet to break the front panel door, have heard alot of people complain about how flimsy it is but I have not had a single problem with it.

Cons: I know these issues have been fixed with the P182, but would have been nice had Antec got it right with this case. PSU cables have to be routed through the center of the case, instead of behind the mobo tray. Thats really the only bad thing I can say about this case

Other Thoughts: If your looking for a quiet, well built, roomy case, look no further. This has got looks, silence, room, and expandability in spades.

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  • Kyle F.
  • 12/30/2007 3:47:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case! Tight 5.25 bays!

Pros: Super quiet with great airflow.
Elegant use of silicone grommets and pads. Vertical mounting in lover bay is nice but does require special screws.

Cons: The external bays on top use rails (yuck!) and so are *tight* at the rear. It's impossible to get a burner past ramsinks on the ASAP Maximus. Even with the RAM removed, good luck dodging even a stock CPU cooler.

Other Thoughts: If you have a helper who can insert the drive through the front of the case and hold it in space, you can attach the rails in mid-air. Or you could just install your DVD/burner before the mobo. But I change drives more often than mobos, so... Otherwise, awseome! I will probably grab try to get extra grommets and screws from Antec while I can.

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  • John K.
  • 12/28/2007 5:58:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice Case

Pros: Have used three of these cases and work very well. No problem with power cord from power supply to motherboard - routed power cable between side cover and backplane for motherboard - works great.

Cons: Alittle cramped if lots of devices.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/25/2007 11:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: Where to start, well for one this case looks amazing. If you don't like all the flashy windows and what not, this case is what your looking for. I don't like doors on the front, but this door is on a double-hinge and it can open flush against the side. The case is built to be quiet, which it does well, will all fans on low my computer idled at about 40C system temp. Turn them all to high and the sound level goes up a bit but if your gaming you wouldn't notice it, but I can drop 10 degrees easy. The case will get hot with the front door close because you are shutting off the intake. This is the revised edition, with the water cooling holes and the wire management under the mobo. The wind tunnel is nice for the main compartment, the case is spacious enough inside, and with all the holes there is 2144 options to route your cables. Dust filters in the front vents are awesome, and easy to clean. They did a good job mounting a small fan controller for 2 fans on the back.

Cons: The computer WILL heat up with the front door closed, but by no means will it be unstable. The bottom fan controller is inside the case, and the cord isnt long enough to do a dremel job.

Other Thoughts: This case is very sturdy, when messing around with it, even with plastic parts, I never had any trouble and never thought I would break something. I would buy this case as it is alot cheaper than the 182, unless you have to have a gray case, you can spray paint this one easily. This case is slick, sturdy, and simple, would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anthony A.
  • 12/8/2007 11:57:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast of a case

Pros: Very strong and intelligently designed. I didn't notice until I installed all new LED fans - there is plenty of room behind the motherboard tray (behind the other side panel) to run your cables from anywhere to anywhere in the case. Also, Antec included filters on the front For The Win!

Cons: Very heavy case (but hey, this isn't a laptop.) The ridiculous amount of features (which I love) also made the internals of this case MUCH less roomy. Your motherboard will go edge to edge in the "upper chamber" and the "lower chamber" will have to be removed if your PSU has any length to it. ***Nvidia 8800 videocards are too long to allow use of the upper harddrive bays. Just a heads up.

Other Thoughts: Plan everything you do when building in this case or you'll find yourself with impossible to reach connection really fast.

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  • George P.
  • 12/7/2007 10:03:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome Case

Pros: This may be the best, toughest, quietest, heaviest case on the market. Lots of room for the equipment and comes with 3 120mm fans - Very Quiet!!

Cons: Heavy - If that is a con. Lets face it, it's not a portable unit.

Other Thoughts: Actually, this is my second Antec P180 case in one year. I am building up computers for my grandsons and these cases work perfectly. A friend of mine was helping me do a malware scan on the first computer and he commented that it looked like this one would withstand a nuclear attact. I almost wish that my home computer would crash so that I could build me one in my "Third" case.

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  • Joshua G.
  • 12/2/2007 8:34:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to work with

Pros: I've had this case for over a year and I still love it. It is very easy work inside the case and upgrade components. The very best feature of this case is the airflow - it is extremely well designed and I have no problems with overheating. I have an AMD Athlon 3700+, 4 hard drives, 2 CD/DVD drives, 2GB of RAM and a 7950GX2 graphics card. All components run very cool, even though you can't hear the fans. The airflow design is fabulous and the 120mm fans do a great job of moving air.

Cons: The PSU is a tight fit, but not impossible. The space where the power cables come up into the case is tight fit because of the fan, but if you work with it you can get all the cables to fit without touching the fan. A modular PSU would be a great choice for this case.

Other Thoughts: When I first purchased the case I read reviews by people who were concerned with the plastic hinges on the case door. I have not had any problems, and although the flexibility of the hinges might worry you, I think the flexibility actually makes the hinges more resilient to damage. The case is on the floor of my office and the door is open half of the time. I accidentally kick it every so often, but it seems to be just fine. I'm pretty sure the hinges are plenty strong.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/2/2007 7:12:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case!!!

Pros: Amazing Case. I love the look of flat black. very quiet. Solid construction. Good airflow design. I love the three 120mm fans. The lack of smaller fans keeps this baby quiet. The two HDD trays pull out.

Cons: Cable management. You can't run cables behind the mobo because the bottom area is completely cut off from the top area. I think the 182 fixed this problem. Also the bottom HDD cables tend to get very near the fan. I got right-angle cables to combat this problem.

Other Thoughts: The three fans it come with have three settings: 25db 39CFM, 28db 56CFM, and 30db 79CFM. I'll be swapping these out for some 23db 56CFM fans: quieter and more CFM.

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  • William S.
  • 11/30/2007 9:41:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSecond Review - Eight Months Later

Pros: So, after having owned and lived with this case for the last 8 months I thought I would return and give some honest opinions on the the good and the bad from my long-term use.

The Good
This case has excellent sound dampening capabilities. The sheer mass of the build contributes to lower resonance and sound deadening. The hard drive caddy system that this case uses isolates your drives from the case itself, leading to a quieter overall experience. Despite my earlier concerns about the durability of the plastic door double-hinge, it has held up admirably despite my terrible bad habit of hanging the headphones on the open door. The finish is very understated but keeps clean easily and doesn't show fingerprints.

Sadly, one of the reasons I'm writing this revisit review is to detail some of the negative aspects of the case that were not immediately apparent to me.

Cons: Despite being an ATX mid-tower, the inside of this case is CRAMPED to say the least. The lower bay for the PSU seems like a great idea at first consideration, but it has a number of drawbacks: 1. heat rises, and despite the separators between the two compartments any PSU of consequence is going to be sharing the warmth with the system area, 2. running wires is a trick and requires some creative planning 3. almost without exception you will need to buy a 4-pin CPU power extension to be able to route under the MB tray. The case ships with a 120mm fan in a bracket within the lower PSU compartment, but between an EPS sized PSU and non-modular wire system, there was no way to keep the fan down below and store the unused leads.

With the case being so heavy (not in itself a con), the lack of handles makes moving it a difficult task.

Having only 4 external 5 1/4" bays has come to be very limiting. Between 2 HD bay coolers and 2 optical drives, I'm out of front panel expansion options.

Other Thoughts: The biggest limitation I've run into with the case has come in terms of cooling after adding a second 8800GTS 640mb card for SLI. The close proximity of the second card to the "floor" of the MB tray area does not allow it to have proper airflow and the card will ramp up to 78'c under load. Unfortunately the case maxes out on air cooling options rather quickly, only allowing for three 120mm fans in the system area. Tolerances between the front of the 8800GTS and the backs of the HD rack are almost nil. I'm having to upgrade to a full-tower to get cooling issues under control.

Also, 2 of the side panel plastic seating tabs have snapped off.

ASUS P5N32-SLI Plus, 3gig Kingston DDR800, Intel C2D 2.66, eVGA 8800GTS 640mb (x2), WD Caviar 250mb 7200rpm (x2 RAID1 system), WD Caviar 500mb 7200rpm (x2 RAID1 data), PC Power&Cooling 750 SilencerQuad PSU, Zalman CNPS9500, Corsair CMXAF1 Memory fancooler, Swiftech MCX159-CU NB cooler, Vigor HD radiator (x2), Samsung 245BW 24" LCD (x2)

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  • Mark H.
  • 11/30/2007 1:11:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: Looks great, very sleek. Rubber bushing for hard drives is a neat feature. Side panels are easy to put on, three 120mm fans.

Cons: Instruction manual could be more descriptive, it took me a while to figure out how the drive slides mount onto my DVD-rom and floppy drives. Moving the bottom 120mm was harder than I had expected.

Other Thoughts: I moved the bottom 120mm fan to the front, would have been a huge pain to try to manage power cables without that extra space.

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