Joined on 08/09/03
Better than the last!
Pros: I have owned the P182 and I thought it was a good one... but this is even better! -More fan slots -Front SATA port -No slot for fan in lower chamber between HDD and PSU (very good thing) -Slightly more bada__ looking -Easily removable drive bay face plates -Door opens to 270 Degrees and actually holds there Good things that are still the same: -All inside edges are beveled so they don't cut you or cables -Fans included have speed adjustment access on the outside rear of the case -Front panel ports and leds have long leads to reach mobo -Quiet as all get out -Comes with lock and key
Cons: -Though the cable for the front panel ports and LEDs are long they are installed in such a place that they cant got behind the Mobo tray (This happens because the cables stop the right side panel from being able to slide back on if they got behind the mobo tray) -Only two fans are included, I personally would recommend purchasing two other fans (Antec Tri Cools fit perfectly, are quiet and have speed adjustment like the ones included. Keep in mind that the speed adjustment for these will be internal though.) -The P182 Case had two air intakes on the front of the case and has two click in click out door that covered dust filters that could come out and be cleaned by hand in the sink. This case has sort of the same thing only the dust filters themselves and the click in click out doors have been combined in to one. This is a con because to clean the small doors/dust filters you must remove the doors themselves which feels like it might break the snaps holding them in place. see belo
Overall Review: Final Con: -Large GPU owners beware. I have the 4870X2 made by Sapphire and it just barely fits in the case with the top HDD tray in place. Any GPUs bigger than this one will have to have the top HDD tray removed so it can fit (to me this isn't too big of a deal and I was expecting it since I have one of the largest GPUs on the market.) Other thoughts: I love this case. It's quiet, sleek, cool (temperature wise), upgradable and easy to use.
Pros: Popped her in and she worked. Very happy with the performance thus far. I am not an overclocker so don't look to me for advice in this arena.
Cons: Only showing up as 3.25 GB but I am told that it is in fact my lack of a 32bit OS that may be causing this! Lametacluar!
Overall Review: Lifetime Warranty and great price seemed like an easy choice. Used to Crucial it but this company seems to have their ducks in row too!