Conclusion: Purchasers of Antec's P183,
P193 and 1200 series of cases would do well to consider a matching CP-1000 power
supply. Given the length of warranty provided and future power requirement
trends such a pairing will provide superb performance now and enough headroom to
cope for many years to come.
Summary: Antec P183 is a mid-tower case targeted to the exigent user that wants a high-quality mid-tower case. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
In summary, we think this is a terrific product for the user that is looking for an above-the-average mid-tower case.
Conclusion: Antec set out to improve on the already popular P180 series with the P183. The focused on increasing the air flow in and out of the case along with adding fans to keep things free of dust on the inside.
Summary: Like the P182 , the P183 is not a drastic redesign of its predecessors. Everything we loved about the P180/P182 remains — the segregated power supply compartment, sound-damping multi-ply panels, easily accessible soft-mounted drive cages, removable filters, and elegant exterior appearance.
Summary: On our test bench today we have the new P183 from Antec, another product in their Performance series. Similar to the P182 that we tested earlier, this case also has the same gun metal color, front door in the same fashion and an exhaust fan in the top.
Conclusion: The Antec P183 arrived in class and performed beyond my expectations. In addition to the excellent shelf appeal of the product packaging, Antec also maintains a high-quality website with plenty of photos and information.
Pros: Visually appealing design, Excellent thermal performance, Variable speed fans w/ integrated controller, Noise reduction/isolation mounts, Built in support for water cooling, Three year warranty
Cons: Still no motherboard tray cutout for heatsink mounting access
Excerpt: Viewing page 1 of 2 pages. 1 2 Next June 3, 2008 by Mike Chin After several years of attendance, I decided to skip Computex in Taipei this year to focus on work closer to home. Namely, the project to build SPCR's own anechoic chamber and upgrade our acoustic test equipment .
Conclusion: So there you have it! In a way, we were glad that Antec didn’t drastically redesign the P180 to produce their new P183. Let’s face it, when you’re on to something good, why scrap it and go back to the drawing board?