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This case has a pretty funky design, is it hard to install stuff into? Also, is it really that much quieter than other cases? How hard hard is it to plug power cables in with the PSU on the bottem? and finally, is it worth the money?
 

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I've got one and I like it. I use a modular PSU so I don't have a problem with the extra cables. But there are a couple of things you need to consider:
1. make sure your PSU has long cables. Since the PSU sits at the bottom of the case the cables have a long ways to go to get to the MB.
2. Lots of people have problems with the front door being warped so it won't shut right. Antec knows about this and if yours is this way they will either show you how to fix it or send you a new door.
3. It runs really quiet when you turn the fans on low. With the fans on medium it's not super quiet but it's still pretty quiet. My DFI MB has a loud chipset fan that I can still hear that over anything.
4. Its takes time to set everything up with the PSU being at the bottom of the case but that's nothing new if you like the inside of your case to be nice and neat.

Other than that I can recommend this case. i really like the way it looks
 

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This case has a pretty funky design, is it hard to install stuff into? Also, is it really that much quieter than other cases? How hard hard is it to plug power cables in with the PSU on the bottem? and finally, is it worth the money?

Ive had two at my work and both have been rmaed for the plastics breaking easily while trying to open the side. The inside isn't that bad but for the money I think its kinda cheap. To much plastic for me.
 

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The side panel's connections definitely need more reinforcement, if not the move to metal. They sure don't hold up. Mine haven't broke yet, but it's waiting to happen.
 

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The side panel's connections definitely need more reinforcement, if not the move to metal. They sure don't hold up. Mine haven't broke yet, but it's waiting to happen.

ya i forgot about that. one of mine broke off. it was mosly my fault i couldnt get the door open and i was getting mad so i kinda forced it open and one of the plastic things broke off. ive learned you have to talk nice the the case and then it will open up for you
 

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Hmm, that issues is giving me some second thoughts. The case I have now is too big for me (although its an awsome case), and is really noisy being made out of light weight thin alumnium. Anyway, my brother needs his own pc, and i would give him that case, and i would get a new one. I really like the antec, but that problems deters me a bit. Does anybody know any other good cases for around that same price?
 

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The Thermaltake Tsunami is about that price... $105 at NewEgg. Thermaltake makes great, sturdy cases, and they look good and stay cool. The Tsunami's got 2 12cm fans included.
 

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Sorry for the dub post, but do you guys regret getting the Antec p180?

Should I go with the one I posted right above?
 

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I love the layout, but the space around and near the motherboard is just too small for a watercooler such as myself. I couldn't mount the 120mm fan on the bottom because my Powerstream got in the way, that would've been nicer if it had been spaced further apart...I'll be publishing a P180 review shortly, so stay tuned!
 

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the P180 is a big heavy case. my doors aren't warped like what others have experienced.

Pros for me:
inside layout
outer design isn't flashy
different thermal zones for PSU and Mobo
rubber grommets for HDs
two easy to reach air filters
noise dampening panels + choice components = a quiet machine

Cons:
big and heavy

i don't regret getting the case. my advise for you is to get an extension for the 4pin 12v here. i have mine setup so that i don't have any wires running across the middle of my mother board. if you use a fan controller, get some extensions for those too so you can tuck those out of the way.

here's an example of a crazy clean wire job with a P180. this guy did a sweet job with his case.

 
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