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Antec-p280.33385221
9.3 out of 10

Antec P280

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Overall 8
8.0

Not Cat Friendly

Thomas S., Newegg
28 August 2014
  • Pros: Awesome case. Great for a clean setup of cables and plenty of spaced compared to the P-180 Predecessor.
  • Cons: While a great case, it is not cat friendly. As all cat owners know, cats love to walk around or sleep on top of their case. The power button located on the top seems to be cat paw sized and unless you cover it with an object, your cat WILL power off your computer in the middle of some work, or worse yet, a raid. It loses an egg for all cat owners. otherwise, 5/5.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Erebus, NCIX.com
25 May 2014
  • Summary: Got the white version of this; front usb ports are nice and cable management is quite good. Harddrive bays are very easy to operate. The power button is kinda placed in an awkward position though. Very heavy case, but good noise insulation.
  • Pros: - quality material, - quiet, good airflow
  • Cons: - larger than it looks
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Overall 8
8.0

It's the largest mid tower I ever worked with!

Jason A., Amazon
19 April 2014
  • Summary: I like the design and the way it looks but didn't expect it to be so big! This thing is huge! I joke that it's a mini refrigerator I never would of picked it if I knew the size. But that wasn't even the worst part about it. Amazon clearly sent me a open box item and it was damaged. The box was all smashed up it had holes in numerous places and was literally held together by wrapping the entire box in clear packing tape.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Dark C, NCIX.com
18 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a very good case, it's quiet, lot of room for expansion.
  • Pros: Quiet and easy to use
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case, kind of big

Erik L., Newegg
17 April 2014
  • Summary: Good case, kind of big and overkill for me but I do overall like it. Not a LAN party kind of case.
  • Pros: Love the cable management and air filters. Good airflow.
  • Cons: Is bigger than the picture looks. Installing the optical drive was interesting there were metal punch-outs blocking the optical bay that stumped me for a second. Apparently you just have to twist them until they pop out. Not sure why they are there in the first place. Instruction gloss over their removal.
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Overall 8
8.0

P 280 Case

Robert W., Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Pros: I like this case. Mine came with metal sides (concerning the complaint about plastic sides). It is very sturdy, but heavy. Quiet. There is plenty of room and the screw-less disk mounts seem to work fairly well. I also liked the 3 fans included with Low and High power, fairly quiet. Just a good system.
  • Cons: Why ding it a star? After one (1) year of ownership, i replaced the MB, CPU and power supply for an upgrade. Everything went well until I plug in the power cable to the on-board fan controller - No power. The fans worked individually, just no power - obviously a weak connection (i.e. lasted one hookup). You could replace it, but at what cost? Screw-less drove bays worked and got the job done, but seemed a little flimsy for this price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent fit and finish

Nicholas M., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: My previous case was also an Antec, a Nine Hundred, and it's very interesting how different the line is between the gaming series and the professional series. If you're torn between this and a gaming case, go with this. It doesn't have the LEDs or side windows, but it is a very visually stunning case regardless.
  • Pros: Very spacious interior, claims to be capable of handling an XL-ATX motherboard, and I don't doubt it. I had plenty of room to work around my full-sized ATX motherboard, and I have big hands. Has a very large cutout behind the processor, so if you want to install an aftermarket cooler after the fact you don't have to completely disassemble the computer. Cable routing is very elegant, with rubber gaskets around the routing holes to prevent abrasions, and plenty of loops...
  • Cons: It wasn't perfectly clear when I started assembling my system how drives were supposed to fit into the toolfree cages. I ended up installing them in a way I consider "backwards", with the power and data ports facing inwards. This is probably the correct way, but it seems counterintuitive to me. This case does have 2.5" SSD bays, but when I tried sliding my SSD into one of them, it only went in about an inch or two, and then stopped. I pulled it out to examine what was...
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Antec case i ever purchase

Carel d., Newegg
7 November 2013
  • Pros: Excellent cable management Perfect drive placement plenty of room Quite and excellent airflow Power hub for the fans are really useful Distance between board and the drives is perfect
  • Cons: extension cables might be required depending what power supply you are using.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case

Spencer h., Newegg
6 November 2013
  • Summary: This thing is a beast. It's not going to be convenient to move around much. It is very quiet though, and the circulation is great in it. Be sure that your CPU power cord is long enough though, mine barely reaches the plug straight from the power supply (not routing through the back)
  • Pros: -Lots of circulation -Lots of room for components -Quiet
  • Cons: -A little big for mid size case -So tall that my CPU power cable barely makes it to the plug on the mobo -Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice larger case

James M., Newegg
17 September 2013
  • Summary: Overall I am happy with this case. It might be too big for some but I like the room it provides. It is a much better case then many I have seen for the same price.
  • Pros: Roomy case with plenty of 3.5" HDD slots and a couple of 2.5" SSD slots. Has vibration isolation for the HDD's and is a very quiet case. It comes with 3 fans but has plenty of places for more including before and/or after the HDD cage to keep them cool. I am using an internal water cooler for the CPU and it fits right in. Much nicer than trying to cram it all in a small case.
  • Cons: Not as high of quality as the older P182 I have. Just like everyone else they have cut some corners. Nothing really big but a lot of little things. One of the plastic feet is broken but I contacted Antec and they are sending me a new one.
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