Summary: Just built a new PC with this case and I love it. So easy to install everything on this case and it runs virtually silent. I was concerned about the level of noise with 3 case fans, but I can't hear them at all. Best case I have owned - and I have owned quite a few over the years.
Summary: The case was packed well and arrived in good shape. Amazon shipped the case just in the Antec cardboard box, but the box has enough extra space all around the case to absorb some "dents" to the outer surface of the box that have no effect on the case inside the box. The case is supported inside the box with two high-density foam carriers. In my opinion, the case is quite attractive, in an understated way, since I didn't want a show-off case with windows and lights.
A WINNING COMPUTER-DESIGNED CASE - BUY FROM THEM!!!
Linda Pierce, Amazon
16 August 2013
Summary: Absolutely the very nicest computer case I've ever had! These people know how to design and build an attractive and common-sense computer case!!! They put the on/off switch on the top of the computer where it's easy to turn on and off. No bending down or around to power it up!!! Also, the USB slots are also on the top of the computer instead of underneath where you have to bend down and can't even see where the USB slot is.
Summary: i love this thing my atx board looks tiny inside it.. the supplied fans are pretty high quality i opted to relocate them to the fan mounts on the hdd rack and install arctic f12pro pwm fans in there place. they are 3 pin fans that run off a small molex adapter at the back of the case. now for the sad part... it was damaged in shipping not too badly looked like it took a hard drop to the top rear edge of the case. rolled the lip down enough to jam the back panel.
Summary: I've been building computers since the 1980's... I've bought super-cheap and super-pricey computer cases. Couldn't even say how many different brands I have tried - been too many. I can say that all of my Antec cases have been great. I used a few cases through three generations of computer - just kept replacing the innards. This case has been perfect for my unRAID NAS. Lots of drive bays, side facing. Quiet. Looks great.
Summary: I love this case, I wanted to get the original p180 since it launched and when I decided to build a new PC after 4 years I decided to get this. The case is HUGE. It allows for 2.5" drives and multiple 3.5 EASY install bay facing toward you rather than to the back of the PC. Bottom mounted PSU allows for easy wire management behind the motherboard tray. The feet problem people complain about is not an issue with my case and is very sturdy.
Summary: I just needed something that was not too big, but also quiet and high-quality. This is what I wanted. The fans are quiet, and it has plenty of room for my massive video card and CPU fan. I really like how the front section has a hinge and swings out. The hard drive section is very easy and convenient. Oh, and I like how it has extra space on the sides for spare wires. You just have to push the extra wires through the rubber holes and they are out-of-sight-out-of-mind.
Summary: I'be been building computers for 28 years, and this is by far my favorite. Spacious, easy to build with, sturdy, no rough edges, lots of small thoughtfulness, for example, screws for plug-in cards are thumbscrews, drive mounts slide out sideways so removing them doesn't interfere with the MB and cabling, easy to remove dust filters, sound insulation, unique power block for case fans for assemblies where MB has insufficient fan headers.
Pros: Large - fits just about any component available
Summary: After examining the Antec P280 case closely, I decided to give this product a 5-star rating based on quality of construction, materials, attention to detail, functionality and overall appearance. The case is made of what appears to be an anodized metal with a clean application of paint (no runs, drips or uneven patches). Threaded thumbscrews provide easy removal of both sides in order to access all internal components and wiring.
Summary: THe cabinet arrived in good shape. Amazon shipped it in it's original; box instead of trying to stuff the original into another box! Thanks!! Had to download the user manual for the cabinet from the Antec site ... the included micro sized pamphlet was useless!. The appearance of the unit is very nice. Large but simple and I really liked the look. Side come off easilt and quickly via the use of thumb screws (Thanks!!!). THe interior is HUGE!. Three installed fans is good.