Summary: Just when I thought the age of electrically extravagant desktop machines was over (or at least coming to an end) with the advent of lower-power, higher-performance CPUs and components, Antec comes out with a computer chassis that defies the trend and caters specifically to high-wattage system builders.
Summary: The Antec P190 Case is based on the original P180 case, but with many improvements. For one, it's a little larger so 12x13" Extended ATX form factor motherboards now fit. Also, there is no space issue fitting the newest very long video cards. The cases fans have also been upgraded. There are now a total of five TriCool fans; two 140mm at the top, one 120mm at the back and bottom, and a 200mm Big Boy fan on the left side panel.
Summary: But the design still feels wrong, especially when you have to route your cables through a tiny rabbit hole, over a fan, and back through a hole just to get to the lower drive bay. t least the case’s airflow is totally unrestricted, thanks to the whirling power of four 12cm fans and a beastly 20cm side-panel fan. They’re all tri-speed fans too; perfect for the air enthusiast who’s trying to keep his hearing intact.
Pros: Tons of space, snake light inside the case, easy to manipulate.
Cons: Still no switch for the snake light; cable management could be better thought out, but it's improved.
Conclusion: The P190 is almost an engineering marvel; its design obviously required a great deal of planning and testing on Antec's part. I don't think it is possible with current technology to design a more quiet computer chassis that has this many internal air cooling measures. The inclusion of the dual power supplies immediately lays to rest any concerns about being in any way incapable of supporting the most high-powered computer components on the market.
Excerpt: Most folks who have been around computers for any length of time know the name Antec. These folks have been around since 1986 and since that time created a solid image of a company whose goal is to make high quality components for the DIY crowd.
Conclusion: Antec's P190 is a fine example of a case created by a company who truly cares about what their customers think and want. The P190 isn't for everyone, but this case will definitely have its fan club...I nominate myself as president... But seriously, the P190 is one hell of a case designed and built for the computer enthusiast who wants the best of the best, sparing no expense. The quality is second to none and I don't think I have ever seen ANY case so over built.