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Old March 15, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Default Antec reveal the P190 and its a monster!: Hexus

Hexus will soon be reviewing this case and the p182 -- This one is quite large and has 140mm fans, TWO PSU's, and pre-prepared watercooling holes in the back- and many other pretty neat features- still resembles the p180 though.

"Fresh on the heels of our coverage of the new P182 we bring you its bigger brother. The P190 is the same height as the P182 but slightly wider and much deeper, featuring a re-designed power chamber containing the two power supplies included as standard. These are 650W and 550W watt units. "

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Old March 15, 2007, 10:01 PM
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That's a pretty nice case, but when I saw the two PSU's I was like
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Old March 15, 2007, 10:09 PM
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It's risky selling the psu's with a higher end case, cuz if they suck or they're not modular, they're going to lose alot of customers- they're aiming for a pretty desciminating crowd. I'd love to try one though.
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Old March 15, 2007, 10:25 PM
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Antec 900 and Antec 180s are my two most hated cases.

The layout in them is just atrocious for cable management and airflow.
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I don't know why people think that more airflow is better. These cases with massive 220mm side fans always make me laugh.
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2 Psus that comes with the case ? eh ? What is that ? I want to buy a case not a Psu (Uhh...i mean PSUs) lol Anyways, i didn't liked the design of the P180 so this one isn't for me thats for sure.
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Cable management is fine in the p180 if you know how to do it- and in that price range, there's nothing wrong with it- it's no lian li or stacker, but it's also half the price.
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I hated the Antec P180 so much, it's the current crap case sitting on my desk. Can't wait to get rid of it, hate it so much. So seeing them reuse that horrible design of the P180 just makes me wonder if they ever looked at all the problems with the P180.
Will be happy when the Silverstone TJ09 arrives from DirectCanada.
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What do you recommend for a case in the 120-150 price range- and what do you own?
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What do you recommend for a case in the 120-150 price range- and what do you own?
Antec cases I've owned are the Sonata, P180, old Soho Tower, and a Thermaltake Tsunami. I love the Sonata, and the Sonata II fixes the only thing I hated about the Sonata, those side holes. But then the Sonata I use in the bedroom, because it's quiet, it's not a good high-end gaming case.

I think that the Antec Nine-Hundred seems to be a good value case, for the price, and would do great as a gaming case.

But really for high-end cases, you are looking at Silverstone, Lian-Li, and CoolerMaster Stacker cases. Thermaltake makes some good cases, especially for water cooling, and I'd also recommend the new Gigabyte case, which has a lot of good features.

But the Antec P180, and the P190 from the looks of it, just suck. The P180 has some good features, but the front door sucks, the side panels don't fit the best, and it's rather cramped inside for it's size. Not to mention the stupid partition between the PSU and the mobo area. But it's just a really cramped case, not enough room. I doubt an 8800 GTX would fit properly inside.
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