Antec P183 Reviewgotdamojo06 - September 23, 2009
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Are you currently in the market for a new case? Well with every case purchase, you are going to be comparing the price of the case to the performance and seeing what kind of features you are going to be able to get with that case, not to mention the overall look of the case. It seems that the compartments inside of the case known as "cooling chambers" seems to be the "coolest" feature that you can find inside of a case out on the current market. Antec has taken that concept and used it inside of their new P183 case in their Performance One lineup. The whole concept behind the cooling chambers is that you are going to be able to split up the components inside of your case to help keep the temperature of these components lower without worrying about heat from other parts heating them up. I have never had the opportunity to test a case that used this feature, so I am excited to see not only how it performs, but how it looks and how easy it is to install the hardware inside. So without any more delay, it's time to take a look at the new Antec P183 computer case.
When you first take a look at the packaging that the case comes inside, you are going to see how nice and clean it looks; it has a certain professional right down to the point look to it with a brilliant color scheme of black and yellow to attract your attention. The front of the package shows a nice picture of the Antec P183 case with the Antec logo and "Believe it." slogan printed below it in the upper left hand corner. In the lower left hand corner, you are going to see the model number, P183, with the simple description, "Advanced Mid Tower Case" printed just below. There is a yellow bar next to that separating the Performance One slogan "Pure Performance" which is going to sum up in two words what you should expect. When you take a look at the back of the package, you are going to find a whole list of specifications and features in three different languages to help describe and sell the case. The lower right hand corner is where you are going to see all of the different ratings that the case has received. The two sides of the case are going to help describe the case even more, the first side has a picture of the front of the case showing you how clean and organized it is, above that the Pure Performance slogan is explained. The other side is going to show a picture of the Antec P183 without its side panel on, allowing you to see the two different chambers inside of the case. There are a few of the features of the case listed above the image.
When you go to pull the Antec P183 out of its packaging, you are going to see that Antec has covered the case up quite well to help protect it during the shipping process. Not only do they have the molded styrofoam in front and the back of the case to keep it from getting any large dents or scratches from being shipped, they also have a piece of cardboard around the center of the case to keep any more minor scratches or dents from occuring. Once you get the outer protection off of the case, you are going to see that Antec has gone even further with the protection of their case, as they have placed sticky clear plastic wrap on the case to keep anything from scratching the paint off.
Now that we know how the Antec P183 is packaged, it's time to take a nice close look at the actual build of the case and see what she is made of.