Summary: This is my third Antec Case. I had P180, P182 and now P280. I decided to replace my p182 because two front usb ports very lose because of heavy usage. Also P280 was on sale and it offered TWO 2.0 and TWO 3.0 USB ports. I was disappointed when this case arrived and when I powered on. Drive bays are now cheap plastic instead of steel. At least Antec still offered silicone mounts for hard drives. Fans are very loud compare to other two cases.
Pros: - Cable Management - Many Drive Bays - Roomy - Power, reset, and USBs are easily accessible now compare to P180 and P182.
Pros: nice case with plenty of room and nice cable management
Cons: Same as other reviewers have pointed out, the case I just received has a significant dent on the top, and some of the paint even came off, but the box it shipped in was in good shape. I am not sure the reason behind this. I hope that this is not a refurbished item being marked and sold as 'new'
Summary: If I didn't need these amount of PCI slots for the machines I built, I would of went with a Fractal Design Define R4 for a similar price. They are quieter too.
Pros: Great price for such a spacious tower. Definitely does not lack the airflow capability.
Cons: cheap fans. I bought two of these, and out of 6 total fans, three of them have started making loose bearing style noises and I replaced them with cheapo cooler master fans that have yet to ever fail me.
Summary: As I mentioned, the back left foot is misaligned, so the case does not sit flat. I would return this case and try and get a new one, but that is too much of a hassle. I guess I loved my P183 too much and expected this to be better, but it simply is not. Case is also quite big, that can be either a pro or a con.
Pros: Great design. Very spacious. Lots of place for fans, HDDs, etc. Great cable management. Doesn't have any useless rice/junk features. I didn't want a case that has stupid blue LED lights or a huge side panel window; this case is sleek and mature looking. Power/reset button on top is a welcome change from P183.
Cons: I guess I'm a little disappointed with this product. For starters, the case doesn't sit flat - the back left rubber foot is off by a little bit and the case will wobble if you press it. It seems like the bottom of the case got bent to cause this. My previous build used an Antec P183. I guess I am a little spoiled by that; I think that is the best case hands down. The build quality is noticeably cheaper on this case. Plastic is used for parts that were metal in the P18...
Summary: Submitted: 1/3/2014 but receive at 1/16/2014 (and i haved pay for express). And the case have little damage. but i don't return it because i don't want wait 2 more week. but i am disappointing about shipping.
Pros: really nice case
Cons: nothing about design, but disappointing about shipping (see "Other thoughts" )
Summary: I wish this had the foam from the front door was on the case panels. Probably would be better for the sound dampening then the thin little material they have now. Can't really test this since I don't know what a naked p280 sounds like. I do hope they bring back the ruggedness from the p180 with the p380. Optional wheels would have made this better for me.
Pros: The case is stylish, although I like the look of the p180 better. The blue indicator lights are low-profile and are not obnoxious. I'm not sure if the sound dampening material is doing it's job, but it has a nice feel to it and I'm sure it can't hurt. The filters are easy to change. Also the case supports easy wire management. No complaints about drive installation and it came with plenty of screws for different jobs. The front door is nice, it keeps closed by the pow...
Cons: The feet annoy me. One of the grips came unglued. Then one of the feet came off. Upon further inspection, the feet themselves are not attached well at all. It is a big deal to me, but gives me an excuse to put wheels on it. The wire management grommets are annoying as well. They are easy to separate from the case and are not exactly easy to re-attach. Luckily this case has no window and I didn't stress this too much. Also the fan controller in the back is positioned b...
Fair case, but there are better alternatives from Corsair and Fractal Design
Lance D. Ripplinger, Amazon
5 November 2013
Summary: The Antec P280 is a decent case from Antec. It has a large amount of interior space, and the fit and finish is typical of what you expect from Antec. I do like the fact that the door can be opened completely out of the way if you need it to be. It seems to be on a sturdy hinge. One problem I ran into was the the USB 3.0 head cable connector broke when plugging into the motherboard, something I have never had a problem with in other cases, and have always been careful.
Summary: Case was fine, but I was not satisfied with Antec support. They sent me a replacement kit labeled P280 (despite the fact that I had given them the exact length of the proper screws), then told me that it was working as designed. If I knew that would be their response, I wouldn't have bothered. Anybody want two sets of wrong-sized screws?
Pros: Lots of space for drives, designed well for heat-sink attachment, plenty of cooling options.
Cons: Wrong size screws for attaching drives. They fit very loosely, unlike the screws for the Antec P180 (which I also own).