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How Good Are The Antec P180 and P182

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I can't remember which, but I think the Antec P180 is on sale at my local Microcenter. Is the case worth $70? Unfortunately, I missed out on the Cooler Master 690 for $20. Is the Antec still a good case?
post #2 of 11
yes it is it's alot strudier than the 690 as well. i've ripped mines apart by the rivets and it's still standing.
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I have the p180 I paid like $120 for it in 2005. Cable management is a nightmare (even with a modular PSU) in the p180 due to the separate compartments for PSU + HDD. The space for the wires is very small IMO. For my next computer I am getting the CM690 for $80. I would get the CM 690 or Antec 900 if I were you.
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I have the p180 I paid like $120 for it in 2005. Cable management is a nightmare (even with a modular PSU) in the p180 due to the separate compartments for PSU + HDD. The space for the wires is very small IMO. For my next computer I am getting the CM690 for $80. I would get the CM 690 or Antec 900 if I were you.
The new P180/182's have fixed that problem. They've been out for almost a year now
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post #5 of 11
you'll always be able to find them on sale.
ultra solid cases, modified easily, quieter then most cases
and DAAAAAAMN sexy.
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I have one from a few years ago, and it is a nightmare, other than its sturdy build (ie its massively heavy), and some neat features, I can't see a reason to buy one.

If you are looking for a case on a budget look to some of the Coolermaster stacker series (like the CM 690). Or for a bit more, Thermaltake Armor, CoolerMaster Cosmos, or something like that.
    
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I have one from a few years ago, and it is a nightmare, other than its sturdy build (ie its massively heavy), and some neat features, I can't see a reason to buy one.

If you are looking for a case on a budget look to some of the Coolermaster stacker series (like the CM 690). Or for a bit more, Thermaltake Armor, CoolerMaster Cosmos, or something like that.
Because you have the old one The new ones feel/work like a whole different beast.
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I have a gun metal P182 and I love it. Super solid and was able to do everything I planned. Room for fans and great airflow, good cable management and a great look.
    
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The new P180/182's have fixed that problem. They've been out for almost a year now
I disagree I honestly don't like mine it's a bit to cramped and i think it just needs more space. I mean the two compartments seperate the case into two diffrent zones but it doesn't give you enough room to work. I would suggest going for a Lian Li PC-7b
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I disagree I honestly don't like mine it's a bit to cramped and i think it just needs more space. I mean the two compartments seperate the case into two diffrent zones but it doesn't give you enough room to work. I would suggest going for a Lian Li PC-7b
Might just be personal opinion here but I find the P180/182's quiet roomy
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