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This review is from: Antec P100 Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: This a great case overall and is a smaller version of the proven Antec P280. My build went smoothly and the case is well designed. The external 5.25 drive bays are tool less and the internal drive slots include rubber grommets for hard drive anti vibration. There are plenty of available fan slots for gaming rigs and the case is very quiet with the included fans set to high. Each included fan comes with a high/low setting. I purchased one additional fan that easily installed to the front of the case for intake (Antec TwoCool 75246 120mm 2 Speed Case Fan). This fan is identical to the two fans included with the case. There is ample room, under the mobo, on the right side of the case for cable management. My power supply came with numerous cables and I was able to fit all of them under the motherboard tray and still get the right side of the case cover on without issue. The package also includes enough additional screws to complete your build in addition to screws for the additional front mounted fan. There is plenty of room for the latest oversized graphics cards. Comes with USB 2.0 and 3.0 support. More details can be found at Antec.com.
Cons: This case has a bottom mounted power supply so if your rig sits on the carpet you risk suffocating the power supply intake fan. From what I have noticed during evaluating new cases, most manufacturers are now mounting the power supplies on the bottom of the case. To avoid the issue, I mounted my power supply upside down and with the additional intake fan, in front, I'm not concerned about heat being drawn into the power supply from within the case.
My P100 came with a minor bulge in the back of the case near the bottom. The shipping box was in good shape so I think this occurred when the metal was riveted together. I was able to fix this with a slight tap of a rubber mallet. Since I was able to fix the issue easily, I didn't take an egg off the rating or feel the need to return the case, but Antec's QA could have caught the imperfection.
Other Thoughts: My gear that was installed into the new case:
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 - Intel Core i7-960 (Stock cooler) -
Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600 -
ASUS HD7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 -
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA3.0 -
LG 10x Internal Blu-ray Disc DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply -
Pros: Great Copper Heatsink
Fans are quiet
Other Thoughts: I bought this card after having an ASUS AMD 5850 video cards for three years.
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 - Intel Core i7-960 @3.5ghz - Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600
ASUS HD7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 @1000/1025mhz - SAMSUNG PX2370 23" 2ms LCD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA3.0 - LG 10x Internal Blu-ray Disc DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
Cooler Master CM Stacker 832 Full Tower Case - Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W Power Supply
Corsair Gaming Audio Series™ HS1 USB Gaming Headset - Logitech Z680 5.1 Speaker System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - Microsoft Natural Ergo Keyboard 4000 - Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
Display Name: Scott P.
Date Joined: 06/14/07
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