|Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Austin Downing|
|Saturday, 24 March 2012|
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Closer Look: Interior
The beautiful simplicity of the Antec P280 continues even after it is opened up. Antec made sure to add everything an enthusiast could want in a case and nothing more.
Inside of the P280 it is apparent that Antec has paid great attention to what users want in their cases. They use a beautiful matte black finish that sadly may never be seen since the dual layer sides used have no windows on them. To help with keep users system cool Antec utilizes a bottom mounted PSU that intakes fresh air through a filtered opening in the bottom of the case.
Behind the motherboard tray Antec was able to fit 1.18" of space between the tray and the outer panel allowing for all of the cables in the system to be stored behind the tray and out of the way of airflow. Antec also included an extra-large CPU cutout making for easy installation of the many large tower coolers on the market.
Antec included six 3.5"/2.5" drive bays but an interesting fact is that they included two dedicated bays for the 2.5" drive bays allowing for users to have a RAID 0 SSD boot array, and still have six drive bays open for a RAID5 array should they need large amounts of storage.
The three 5.25" drives bays use a tool less mechanism to lock each item into place. Each mechanism is based on a spring-loaded lever in which a user will pull on one end while installing their drives and once they let go it will lock the drives in place. This allows for easy installation, and removal of 5.25" drive from the Antec P280 system.