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Antec P193
8.3 out of 10

Antec P193

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Andrew K., Newegg
29 September 2013
  • Summary: Be prepared for your top exhaust fans to wobble. I believe this is due to the orientation of the fans, not the fans being 'bad fans'.
  • Pros: Very large case that is perfect for very long graphics cards. Quite quiet, though not as quiet as Antec's older P180 due to more case fans (even with the fans on low, there are more places for noise to escape from the inside of the case). The PSU is completely separated from the rest of the case,...
  • Cons: Here comes the annoying part... Antec's TriCool 140mm top exhaust fans rattle and wobble at low speeds. The rearmost fan wobbled on first start-up and the forward fan started wobbling a week after the build. Antec's customer service has NOT been very helpful in fixing this. While they contacted m...
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Overall 8
8.0

A little tight

Anthony S., Newegg
24 October 2011
  • Summary: There seems to be an optional fan mount within the case, in the lower chamber. It looks to be a 120-140mm fan mount if you were wondering. Also the magnates on the front door of this case are a little strong. They remain steadfast even while being tag-teamed by my two optical drives.
  • Pros: Large. Many Fans. Good dust filters. Removable drive drive cages.
  • Cons: Beware if you are going to use a after market cooler, as mentioned before, the side panel fan intrudes intrudes into the case a good ways. Something not mentioned is that if you are going to use a water cooler and you want to mount it to the back fan space, in may not fit. I am using the Antec Ku...
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome aside from limited CPU heatsink room

Edward R., Newegg
30 August 2011
  • Summary: The box just says "P193 Super Mid-Tower", seemingly referring to this earlier version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129062 That made me nervous until I figured out how to know I had the V3: only the V3 has the blue USB 3.0 connector on the front; the earlier model just...
  • Pros: * Lower chamber has a huge amount of room for the PSU and all of its cables, so unused cables are kept well out of the way. * Easy to replace the PSU without having to remove the motherboard or anything else (due to separate chambers). * Upper chamber large and easy to work in. * Very smooth and ...
  • Cons: * The side fan sticks inward half an inch. I have a CPU heatsink that is exactly 120mm tall because it's exactly the same size as the 120mm fan I have bolted to it, though the ends of the heatpipes do extend further than that. And the side fan presses against it. However I can still get the side ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case, but Antec is slipping

Anonymous, Newegg
23 July 2011
  • Summary: I am very happy with Antec's cases overall. I own a P190 and this P193. Both are very nice. If I could combine the good things about each, the result would be even better. But these are mostly minor things, as stated above.
  • Pros: Very nice case. Reasonable amount of all types of drive bays. Lots of room. Plenty of space to mount fans. Included fans work well, with different speed settings. Well ventilated. Front lock is sometimes useful. USB3.0 port. Easy access washable side fan filter (a fix from the P190). Overall nice...
  • Cons: Antec seems to have fixed some of the minor flaws in their previous model (P190), while introducing some new ones. The front fan filters are now attached (swing open on the door, but can't be removed), instead of the previously removable (washable) filters. Front lockable door has front ventilati...
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Overall 8
8.0

Watch the clearance

Wyatt Z., Newegg
18 June 2011
  • Summary: This case is also very heavy, so keep that in mind if you plan on lugging it around a lot.
  • Pros: Excellent case. Very good build quality and quiet case.
  • Cons: The side fan sits partially inside the ATX case dimensions. Some taller coolers won't fit. My prolimatech megahalems hit the fan strut and needed to be about 1/2 inch shorter (nothing like taking a grinder to a brand new case). Also, make sure you order a ATX 12V 4/8 pin extension with this case,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice quiet case

Sean H., Newegg
18 May 2011
  • Summary: I'm normally a Lian-Li person, but this case holds its own against anything I've ever owned
  • Pros: Quiet, good airflow, nice built-in-fans with speed adjustment switches, room for a AMD 6990, lots of expansion options, professional appearance
  • Cons: Wheels would be nice Center fan speed adjustment switch is inside the case
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case. Horrible USB 3.0 design

Stephen P., Newegg
2 May 2011
  • Pros: Awesome case. Tons of room. Feels SOLID. Most power cables can be routed in the back of the case clearing up a lot of clutter.
  • Cons: The front USB 3.0 connector does not connect to the motherboard internally. A USB cable runs from the front of the case to the back where it plugs into the motherboard on the outside of the case. So this case does add a front USB 3.0 slot but takes away one from the back.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case but with issue

Thuan T., Newegg
9 April 2011
  • Pros: Quiet. Its my first quiet case. I think I like it more than the ones with a whole bunch of LED lights
  • Cons: Please do research before buying this one. I already returned 2 coolers. NOT ALL CPU COOLERS WILL FIT IN THIS CASE. The FAN attached to the side panel will protrude inside the case restricting many coolers to fit in.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case, besides side fan

Anthony G., Newegg
2 March 2011
  • Summary: Kind of was a pain finding what I needed to fix since I don't have tons of stuff around the house, but besides that it's 10 steps up from my last one which was loud as hell
  • Pros: Overall, the case did everything I needed. Had plenty of space, good price, great airflow, pretty quite
  • Cons: The side air panel had a fan in it that stuck inwards to much, so it hit my heat sink. This would not have been a concern if I could have easily just removed it, but when I did that, the screws were to small and fell through the hole. Simply putting a washer in did not help as you have a 1/2 inch...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case, but there's better

Mark L., Newegg
16 February 2011
  • Summary: The Zalman CNPS9900 heatsink is too tall for this case by about 2mm and so it hits the side fan. To get around that issue as others have mentioned, just unscrew the 4 side 200mm fan screws on the mounting unit that intrudes on the inside of the case (need hex tool), & mount the fan onto the outside...
  • Pros: Plenty of space, locking front door, great airflow with quiet fans, sleek black look, overall solid and quiet.
  • Cons: Heavy, large (this should be labeled as full-tower case, there is nothing Mid about it). Need to be careful about your heatsink size, max heatsink height is 140mm, so no oversized heatsinks unless you reverse the side 200mm fan to be on the outside of the case (see below). While this case feels s...
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