- Packaging and Specification
- External Impressions
- Internal Impressions Part 1
- Internal Impressions Part 2
- Test Bench and Installation Experience
The case is made of steel with matte black finish and a plastic front panel.
The left sidepanel has a transparent window with 2x 120mm mount. The right panel has a protruding design with a 120mm mount to cool that particular area where the processor is mounted towards the left. Antec should have at least used the same protruding design on the left sidepanel as it did on the right sidepanel.
The mesh does not come with filters.
The front panel has a mesh for the 2x 120mm on the front and for the 5.25” bay. There are some designs on the side. The rear panel has the same vents on the right sidepanel section as P280 did. Fan controller hub on the top with a 120mm fan for the rear exhaust, 9x reusable vented PCI slots and vented area with rubber grommets on the side to reroute water cooling tubings and the usual area for mounting power supply on the bottom.
Talking about the front panel connectors,
From Left: Pinhole size HDD Activity LED, 2x audio connectors (headphone and mice), 2x USB 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0 ports followed by another pinhole size LED indicator for power.
The top panel is where you access the Power and Reset buttons. There’s the 200mm fan which pushes the air out.
On the underbelly of the case is where it has the mesh for the PSU’s fans and 4x case feet secured with plastic push pins to secure them.
The case feet are plastic. P280 had a white silicone base but then P280 was designed to dampen noise and vibration. Regardless, plastic push pins are something I don’t really prefer. In situations with a fully loaded rig in such case and if you’re moving it a bit while without lifting the case and if the standoff breaks- whoops! I would prefer if the metal screw was secured against the case- with a small nut secured from the inside to hold it in its place- something like many case manufacturers do- and something that you get in aftermarket modding retail stores.
The sliding air filter for the power supply is on the base, but the frame can be pulled out from the sidepanel section and unlike most cases where you pull it from the rear panel.