I'm planning to buy a new case and just want to know what u think about these 2. Antec P182 and Silverstone KL-02B.
My system is not a high-end one (Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750, 2666 MHz (8 x 333), Corsair Dominator CM2X2048-8500C5D, Gigabyte GV-R485MC-1GH (Ati Radeon 4850 with passive cooling) plus 2 HDDs and 1 DVD writer).
I can comment on the Antec 182p since I own one but not the other.
** The cooling isn't bad. The antec 900 and 1200 are better choices for raw cooling power but the antec 182p can keep a pretty solid rig fairly cool. The front intake fan(s) isn't as blocked as it may look.
**The seperated compartments for psu/motherboard and the ability to hide cords behind the motherboard tray. This truely does make a huge difference in a case if you keep your cables clean (i'm a neat freak sorry).
**This case also does a nice job of damping the sound from fan's and hard drives by using the various speed option fans and rubber screw washers.
**The Case has a very attractive and proffessional look and feel (no led's so good for offices or bedrooms).
**Not a single sharp edge (for those of you who have bled like me on sharp edged cases you know what i mean).
**Has water cooling option
**Cooling isn't as good as the 900 or 1200 but on the same fact isn't too bad.
**Lower case fan needs to be removed for some rigs depending on your psu size.
**If you have a 10.5" vidoe card the top hard drive cage might get in the way, or be a tight fit meaning you'll most likely need to install your hard drives in the lower bay.
For the price this is pretty nice case and i'd rate it as one of the better cases i've owned. Ussualy is with a combo deal for an Antec PSU which is nice.