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Post by stopthekilling77 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:28 am

alright people! i've been looking around for a good, cool-running case that's sturdy and quiet. i've gone through quite a few of the cases in the shopping section, looking for anything that had 2x 120mm fans OR MORE! and i did especially like the reviews on "The Antec P150 Quiet PC Case" and "Antec P180 Advanced Super Mid-Tower"

now i realize i can't just go and buy any old case and shove any old equipment in it :lol: so i pose my question: with the ASUS 650i motherboard and :possibly: a higher end NVIDIA geforce (the 7900gtx 512 is a little pricey but i might spring for it) video card, would i be safe in purchasing this case? any other suggestions? i've got another thread under the General Computer area called 'continuing my newbie thread...' that i'm going to post the specs for my POSSIBLE build if you wanted reference. thanks!
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Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
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someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:52 am

The P180 is a pretty nice case and should fit your needs prett well, that is if you're looking for a quiet case. The air flow is a bit restrictive through the front grill IMHO, but that can be easily fixed.

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Post by HONkUS » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:06 pm

8800 GTS are around 359 now just FYI but if you do go for one go with the p180 and not the p150 as it does not fit in the p150

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:56 pm

yeah might want to skip the P150 - http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=7942

unless you have a dremel tool!

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Post by Pengwin » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:11 pm

check out the NZXT Zero, great case

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Post by HONkUS » Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:39 pm

I read a couple reviews on this one today and the two sites I read about it on both liked it if your into flashy looking cases. It even has a support bracket for over sized cards.

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Post by tomato » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:31 am

That sucks for me if I ever decide to upgrade to an 8800 series card... my case is the Antec P150 :( But I still love it :P

So, with that in mind stopthekilling77, I would recommend the Antec P180. It's a really great looking case!
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Post by werty316 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:26 pm

Go with the P180 without a doubt.
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Post by Pengwin » Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:48 pm

HONkUS wrote:I read a couple reviews on this one today and the two sites I read about it on both liked it if your into flashy looking cases. It even has a support bracket for over sized cards.
no offense, but its hideous.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:02 pm

Pengwin wrote:
no offense, but its hideous.
To eaches own as they say, if you like the way it looks, go for it............... :axe:

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Post by HONkUS » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:37 am

no offense, but its hideous.
I never said I liked it I just happened to read a couple of reviews of it the other day and figured id throw it in.

Also no offense but looks are a matter of opinion and arent fact. You may think it looks hideous but In Win would not have made it if they didnt expect people to buy it. Its all a matter of opinion.

Still atleast its not a Vento :lol:

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Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:52 am

i have the p180. I love it. currently i have 4 - 120 fans in it (one back, one top, one front, one on PSU. it looks clean sitting there. i love the drive rails for the opticals and the harddrives. It also has storage space inside in the front - i store my floppy drive, some cables, screws, screw drivers, and some other random stuff in it.

of you plan on moving it often, I DO NOT reccomend. it is heavy empty, and it is really heavy full.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:56 am

P180's are heavy, that's for sure............ :shock: mine is about twice as heavy empty as my huge U2-UFO................. 8)

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Post by Gamble » Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:08 pm

I know I have said this a million times....but the Armor Jr. is a mid-tower with fans in front and back, an 80mm blowing on the CPU/VGA, and room on top that I might make my own blowhole, not to mention your PSU fan, heat sink fan, and fans on cards....Come to think of it my case is gonna be moving about 300cfm haha.
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purchased the 180

Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:24 am

allllllrighhhht! one step closer to building my-huge-step-up machine.
thanks for all the feedback, i'm sure i made a good decision!
MSI 970A-G43
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE @ 3.5 GHz
10 GB DDR3 1333 CAS-7
GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB
2TB Seagate HDD, 1TB WD HDD for backups,
Antec P-180B, Antec 450W PSU
ASUS 27" LED LCD Monitor
someday I will get a real GPU and some SSD's... :goodman:

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Post by Inshali » Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:39 am

if your thinking of the p180 heres a link to dicounted ones

http://www.antec.com/us/pro_b_stock.php

about 75$ us

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