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Antec P280 Case - Good for a build?

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June 10, 2012 12:44:58 AM


I've read a lot of stellar reviews about this case, especially if you like the clean look, i.e. door to conceal drives, no windows, etc.

But at the same time, I've read a few reviews that say there are cooling problems and wire issues with this case, too?

I'm looking to put a P8Z77-Pro here with an i5/Cooler Master with room to grow?

Comments? Can anyone recommend an alternative, or is this a good buy?

June 10, 2012 1:57:11 AM


Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I have seen that review. Others, however, have said there are ventilation issues with the case because it doesn't have spacing for side fans.

The other cases I've looked at have these spacing for side fans, but there a bit too flashy. I'm moving up from an Antec Sonata III so the P280 looks great and seems very well ventilated, to be honest.

The other case I'm considering is Antec Eleven Hundred, but it's a little too flashy, me thinks. :) 

Not sure though. Thoughts?
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June 10, 2012 2:32:57 AM

p280 has pretty good airflow. the 1100 uses the same shell as the p280 only that it has a window and certain 200mm fans. you will not really see temperature differences between the 2 cases. this makes the silence from the p280 a bonus
June 20, 2012 12:00:30 AM

Best answer selected by dw2012.