ATX Case Final Thoughts
The overall system build using the P100 went very smoothly with absolutely no surprises. Antec has obviously considered low acoustic output as a priority in the design of this case, as the most noticeable feature of the enclosure is the extensive use of acoustic padding.
There’s plenty of room inside the enclosure for even the largest dual fan CPU water cooling system. Provisions are available for an external water loop through the back of the enclosure.
Antec P100 Conclusion
The Antec P100 is a stylish enclosure with well thought out locations for the USB power and audio outputs.
The extra acoustic padding lends a bit of weight to the P100, and this contributes to the overall impression of a fairly high-end enclosure. It is unfortunate that the front door of the P100 feels so flimsy, and it wouldn’t take much of a drop to completely shatter this component of the enclosure.
Building a system using the P100 is a pleasure due to the well thought out interior and the attention paid to extras such as extra-large feedthrough’s for wires and well-designed hard drive mounting hardware.
Available now for $89.99 (Amazon | Newegg), the Antec P100 represents very good value for a cost conscious ATX computer enclosure. The inclusion of generous acoustic padding and dust filtration adds to the overall value of the case.
The P100 turns out to be a great computer enclosure option for a completely new build or as a replacement case for an aging system.
+ Elegant Design and Styling
+ Lots of room inside a well designed interior
+ Intelligent hard drive mounting system
+ Plenty of acoustic foam for noise reduction
+ Excellent dust management
– Inexpensive front door
– An extra intake fan may be needed for thermal management