ANTEC P280 Boxshot

Antec P280 Super Mid Tower Chassis Review

  1. Introduction
  2. Packaging and Specification
  3. External Impressions Part 1
  4. External Impression Part 2
  5. Internal Impressions Part 1
  6. Internal Impressions Part 2
  7. Test Bench and Installation Experience
  8. Conclusion

Antec is a company that makes PC cases, power supplies, CPU Coolers and Thermal pastes, fans and other accessories- pretty much what a lot of companies do- and maybe even more. At this time of age, people need good hardware and many manufacturers good stuff for your money’s worth. Hardware with an added advantage, however, is first defines as first preference, followed by rest as an alternate- or something that’s chosen for a specific purpose- or simply fanboyism.

In one corner we have those who look out for smaller size desktop, however, it goes without saying that one ignores that for specific purposes, you need a lot of storage space and something large enough to enclosure high-performance hardware. Companies concentrate on having best cases with good enough fans, good amount of cable management and features. P280 under Performance One Series- covers all that- also has 0.8mm polycarbonate on both the sidepanels to dampen the noise coming from the system.

  1. theres also another flaw in the push pins. You push the pin in to remove in, but when you have to put it back in, you’ll need to remove the rubber base and push it from inside. gum on the feet will eventually wear out. why not just using the usual screw, washer and nut method? the case looks plain but its awesome. a poor man’s lian li super mid tower….

  2. i am very tempted to buy this case, but does have an option like Lian Li where you can change the top/front panel like how lian li has? Antec should update this case with 4x USB 3.0 ports on the front, followed by 2x 140mm fan mount on the top.

    can you suggest me any cases around $130?? i live in south airport line, Texas.

    1. Did you check out SilverStone Temjin SST-TJ04B-E and Corsair 650D? Prices for cases in Amazon seem to have magically got a $10-$15 on its own so do check out the reviews on other sites.

      I am afraid I can’t say about these cases. 1 because I dont silverstone for reviewing and Corsair is blacklisted as they’ve asked me to do favourable review of a particular product to which I refused to do so and series of situation escalated that the communication is terminated. besides I doubt the cases I’ve mentioned support xl-atx form factor.

      That’s why I gave Antec P280 an award, despite being an older case. If they update it with a 140mm mount with a 120mm optional mount on the top panel, this will be great.

      If you need more help, you’ll have to mention the system configuration.

      1. oh wow! never thought a brand like corsair would do that…

        but I wanted with xl-atx since I am planning for dual GPU setup and
        haswell. i dont want to spend a lot of money on a case so p280 made
        sense. do you think thinking of grabbing 800D makes more sense?

        1. depending on your system configuration. this supports eatx formfactor officially, but I think you could squeeze in a board with xl-atx formfactor but i’ll need to confirm it. but if it works out and you can afford it, yeah.

          personal preference is solid steel. you can take a look at cm storm stryker/trooper as well if you’re still sticking with xl-atx formfactor type, plus you’re getting a lot for your money’s worth.

          This is the review link of the CM Storm trooper. Stryker is the white version of the case

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