Antec releases a budget oriented silent PC enclosure, which still looks pretty sweet!
Antec has announced a new enclosure that is meant to offer a very high price-to-feature ratio. The Antec P100 enclosure looks a lot like Antec's high-end P280 case, and that is not by coincidence. The case features room for up to ATX size motherboards and graphics cards up to 317 mm in length. The case can also house up to two optical drives as well as seven 2.5" / 3.5" drives.
Antec has built the case for silence, which is a key characteristic of the Performance One series of enclosures. It has accomplished this by making high-density side panels without any openings, as well as a front door with foam padding inside, which can open up to 270 degrees. The case comes with two 120 mm fans preinstalled, but offers room for three more. Included as well are dust filters for the front intake and PSU intake ventilation holes.
Front I/O is handled by the fairly standard pair of USB 2.0 ports, pair of USB 3.0 ports as well as HD audio connectivity.
There was no word on what the enclosure would cost, but given the feature set, we can realistically expect a noteworthy lower price than the P280 enclosure, which already offers good value for the money.