Summary: Final Thoughts
We always have high expectations for Antec products, especially their cases because they have always impressed us. The P193 is no exception to that, it is a very solid case and there isn’t much bad that we can say about it.
Pros: – Price, – Tons of room inside, – Great cooling, – Able to fit Antec’s CPSeries power supplies, – Easy Installation
Cons: – No 2.5inch hard drive placement, – No CPU cutout, – Side panel fan has a short power connector and its fan control is on the inside of the case
Summary: The Antec P193 Case is based on the P183 case, but with many changes. For one, it's a little larger so it fits 12x13" Extended ATX form factor motherboards. There are a total of four TriCool fans; two 140mm at the top, one 120mm at the back and a 200mm fan on the left side panel.
Summary: I’ve had an abiding affection for Antec’s Performance One series of cases ever since the first P180 came out, and the P193 only reaffirms it. “Enthusiast” cases are usually flashy, loud and attention-grabbing; the P193 and its cousins are anything but.
Summary: What is not to like about the Antec 193 case? I has all of the features that a true computer enthusiast can ask for except the removable motherboard tray and in my case that is not even a must have item.
Excerpt: It must be a tricky business designing PC cases. There’s just so much to take into consideration to make sure that the end product isn’t going to end up in the fail pile. You need to get the size right for your target end user, ensure there’s enough drive bays, make sure hardware can be installed...
Conclusion: Antec’s new P193 doesn’t deviate that much from the original, but that’s a good thing. It witholds its build strength, strong cooling characteristics and its cable management is still top notch.
Pros: Looks great, professional with gamer edge, Cools well and quietly, plenty of expansion room, Ample cable management space, Removable drive cages and bays, PSU is sequestered away
Cons: Big, means PSU cables are stretched, No interior paint job, some edges still sharp, No PSU intake vent