Antec’s Mini P180 is designed to be seen and not heard. Developed in collaboration with silent PC experts, everything has been done to minimize any noise from the components within the case. Based on the successful P182, it fits the microATX form factor. Graphics cards with full-length PCB’s can be accommodated in any of the 4 expansion slots. A total of eight drive bays provide maximum configuration flexibility with three front-accessible 5.25” and a single 3.5” drive plus five more internal 3.5” internal HDD’s.
A heat-reducing dual chamber design separates the heat generated by the power supply from the CPU and expansion cards. The interior is cooled by a 120mm TriCool 3-speed fan mounted on the rear as well as a 200mm TriCool fan mounted on the top. Both feature external speed controls. Mounts are provided for a pair of 120mm fans in the front chamber if additional cooling is required. The clear airflow paths allow the fans to operate at lower speeds – and lower sound volumes.
The cable management system provides unobstructed airflow through the case as well as adding convenience when replacing or installing components. The innovative three-layer plastic and aluminum side panels further dampen system noise to result in one of the quietest cases on the market. Two USB 2.0 and an eSATA port are mounted on the front for easy access along with the headphone and microphone jacks.
- Cable Management OptionsThe Cable management system in the Mini P180 increases airflow and increases performance as well as increasing the convenience of working inside the case.
- Quiet OperationsThe three-layer side panel combines aluminum and plastic to dampen noise. The case is designed with sound in mind and can be considered one of the quietest cases on the market.
- Upper and Lower Chamber StructureThe power supply is in a separate lower chamber to decrease heat in the most vital areas of your case.