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Antec P180B
6.9 out of 10

Antec P180B

A revolutionary breakthrough in case design, the Antec P180 Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

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David W., Newegg
28 June 2007
  • Summary: If you're considering water cooling, look elsewhere. You will get more bang for your buck if you at the very least go with the Swiftech H20-220 kit, with the MCP655/MCR220 etc etc, this is using the "poorman's" waterkit. NOT WORTH IT.
  • Pros: I don't actually own this case, but I do know watercooling. This is not worth your money, don't get it. Read below.
  • Cons: Second rate EVERYTHING... pump... radiator... block...
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Overall 8
8.0

nice case, little flaws

Derek P., Newegg
29 May 2007
  • Summary: I know the cons seem longer then the pros....but honestly, this is a great case...main problems our because its a mid tower...which I don't see as a design flaw....I love this case so far, and the water cooling works great!!!! Easy to setup, never had a problem. I'd say the case is mid 4-5 star!!
  • Pros: Most quite case I've owned. aesthetics-very clean looking, (I own the black case). Pushes air through nicely. Bottom hard drives is fantastic with rubber mounts and a place for a fan. Strong case, doesn't look easy to break. (besides the front swing door for bays) 5 places for 120mm fans *glee*. ...
  • Cons: Their our a couple con's that go with just the limits of the case itself. Its a mid-tower....so its going to be tight, Not a con seeing as you know your buying a mid-tower.The top hard drive bay can only fit 1 hard drive if your running a 8800's card (length of the card runs close to the back of ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Swiftech Quiet Power Case

Troy W., Newegg
5 May 2007
  • Summary: Unlike the picture mine came with green smart coils. No points off just worth mentioning for the picky ones since the color of them might be completely up in the air. I'm very happy with it, but forgeting to put in the box that contains the waterblock inside the case just boggles my mind.
  • Pros: The Antec p180 case Swiftech uses is well built. the fans are the most quiet case fans I've owned, it comes with three all with low medium and high settings. the sides are a plastic with foam in the middle to dampen sound. All around good water cooling system installed. new Norprene tubing claims...
  • Cons: Did NOT come with a water block. I tried to call technical support on that was located on the swiftech direction sheet that came with the case and I got an IHOP in southern California, not cool. I thought of RMAing it but decided to invest in the new GTX instead of waiting for a new case. Also th...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Vincent W., Newegg
28 April 2007
  • Summary: For the price, it's not a good value. I also installed 2 Swiftech VGA waterblocks in SLi mode. The lowest PCI-E slot (ASUS: P5N32-E SLi) is too close to the bottom case railing. It took me 3 days to get everything installed.
  • Pros: Solid material & construction. Case design by itself is good. Good attempt on the integrated Swiftech cooling. Quiet, if everything installed correctly (according to sound judgment and not the manual.)
  • Cons: Poor location of the pump; modular PSU is difficult to install and if it sits on the pump, noise level increases to an unacceptable level. Swiftech manuals are aweful and with 3 incorrect instructions. Standard ATX MoBo is too tight to fit around the coolant tubes already preinstalled.
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Overall 10
10

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Alex F., Newegg
2 April 2007
  • Summary: I didn't mean to sound mean or anything, just wanted to point some things out, so no offense. I originally thought the front "broke" too, until i looked at the hinge close up.
  • Pros: I'm sorry, i don't know what you're talking about a "flimsy" front panel. the door is supposed to release at the hinge so that it can open completely to the other side of the case, that doesn't mean it "breaks". I've moved mine around plenty of times and the front has never been damaged. And yes,...
  • Cons: none, it's awesome!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great internal design, poor front panel quality.

Hector S., Newegg
23 March 2007
  • Summary: Overall, this is a good case despite the poor quality of its front panel. I'm not sure if the extra (extra!) expense for the water cooling system is even worth it. The fans, operated at low speeds, are very quiet and effective. I installed a total of 6, 12 cm.
  • Pros: Antec has created another good case with the P180. Its smart design really puts above the average case. The main compartment is divided in two (the upper one for the mobo and lower one for the power unit and hard drives). Although I don't have the cooling system, the regular case comes installed ...
  • Cons: Its front panel is extremely flimsy--typical of Antec! I can't understand why a company that prides itself on excellent designs ALWAYS skimps out on the front panel quality. If yours comes intact on arrival consider yourself lucky beyond belief! I've owned three Antec cases and ALL have arrived w...
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