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  • 49% (59)
    Antec P180
  • 50% (61)
    Thermaltake Armor
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post #1 of 39
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Alright, here we go with a thread that should be lots of fun. i'm going to make it a nice and simple poll. two options. Thermaltake Armor (any version) or the Antec P180. that's it. this is mainly for SAxSnIpEz and the other guy wondering which case to get who hasn't even replied once in his own thread. so simple- choose, 180 or armor.
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post #2 of 39
Antec Nine Hundred!!!!!!!


make it a OpTioN.
    
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post #3 of 39
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by OpTioN
Antec Nine Hundred!!!!!!!


make it a OpTioN.
lol, not out long enough and barely available. and i said nice and simple.
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post #4 of 39
I choose the Antec P180.. because Chozart has it.
    
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post #5 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by OpTioN
I choose the Antec P180.. because Chozart has it.
lol
I second (or third?) this because I hate the Armor's little door things, The p180 is simple, strong and sexy.
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post #6 of 39
I bought the P180 but it is rather plain on the outside. No windows, no lights to speak of. Yet what the P180 lacks for sexiness on the outside it does make up for on the inside - grommets, slideable HD cases, separate thermal chamber for PSU & Harddrives, 3 120mm quiet fans, 3 layered side doors to keep your rig quiet.

If you're looking for quiet, I don't think the P180 can be beat unless you buy a sonata II and spend another $60 to get the sound dampening kit. Also having the PSU at the bottom of your rig instead of next to your CPU at the top I think is a good idea - as long as you have it sealed off with the separate thermal chamber which the P180 design does.

But you know - those pictures of water cooled towers with fancy lighting really adds atmosphere to a rig - and you do miss that with the P180 and it does count for something. P180 is like buying a Volvo you know is going to be a solid durable car but it ain't no Mustang.
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post #7 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamenta
P180 is like buying a Volvo you know is going to be a solid durable car but it ain't no Mustang.
Volvo has a racing line This is why you mod your P180, because no one will guess that your Volvo will pwn.

I wanna see a soccer mom in that.


Back to topic, the P180 owns.
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post #8 of 39
hee hee.
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post #9 of 39
P180 is the best case I've worked with ever, hands down. And I've worked with dozens of cases.
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post #10 of 39
I have a P180 and o couldnt be happier. The thing is a BEAST I tell you and could crush most small countries under it's weight... but it is ultra silent, well engineered and most of all grown up! There arent a lot of fancy flashing of glowing pieces on it and I like it that way!. Besides, its nice to be able to sleep in the same room with a running computer!

The Expansion bays are nice too. With the rubber gromits for the hard drive bays you get no unusual vibrations. the 5.25" bays have quick remove prongs!

By each fan slot on the front of the case there is a removable dust filter..

*Air flow is optimized and the case maintains a constant pressure that is more than sufficient to cool all the parts inside*

Anyway you get my point....
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