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I was looking at the p180b and i couldn't make from the pictures if there was a removable mobo tray in there. Not a huge deal if it's not, i can make it so. But what about space behind the tray and the side panel. It's where most of my cables will go but again i can't make out if there is any space at all behind there. Owners of the case, can you give me a heads up on this? Thanks in advance!
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No removable mobo tray. Lemme check on that space behind the mobo....

EDIT: Yes there is space behind there, there is a mobo tray that is raised up but it is not removable, I have just enough space to squeeze my index finger behind the mobo tray thing so you could hide some cables back there, to be honest the design of the case overall is a nightmare for cable management so don't even bother, there isn't any window anyways.

Let me get some pics for you.

EDIT:: IMG_1 shows very unclearly what I'm talking about, the red arrow points to the gap where cables can be hidden, that blue Asus branded IDE cable is infact back there. IMG_2 shows a nice place I found to stuff cables, its a 3.5in bay between the top and bottom front 120mm intakes and almost all my PSU spare cables are in there

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I had the case, but I dumped it for my Lian-Li PC-v1200, as the Antec has NO cable managment alowances WHAT SO EVER. The bottom hard drive bay is so cramped, it is almost imposible to plug anything in. I tried using my two Raptors with two EIDE drives, and it took me more then 5 mins and a bloody hand to get the EIDE drives plugged in. Also, the PSU cables come up through the middle of the case floor, right in the center of the motherboard, so I ended up with all my cables streched across the corner of my motherboard, looking like crap, and making it imposible to remove my motherboard or even get to the clear CMOS jumper.

In short, I would stay away from this case. If you want a quiet case, get the P150 from Antec or the PC-v101 from Lian-Li.
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Here's some pic's from the side of my p180. Setup is not the easiest thing in the world, but I think in the end its worth it to keep the PSU and HD's away from the hottest parts (mobo/cpu/vid cards). Really love the case, great airflow when you pluck in an xtra fan or two in the front. Keeps things cool and very quiet. As for the space behind the tray and the side, there isn't much for cables really. The side panels are kinda thick for the sound dampening.

http://www.geocities.com/veera420/PCsidefull.JPG
http://www.geocities.com/veera420/PCsideaction.JPG
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thanks for all help guys. and for the pics as well. just saved me from a hellish nightmare.
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