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Hardware Antec P190

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 18 Jun 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    very well made.... yet very expensive.
     
  3. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Nice review, I've always used Antec cases and this just fortifies why. Not sure about the price though :eek:

    (BTW The link on page 2 for image 2 goes here, it should be to here instead; there are errors like this on other pages as well)
     
  4. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Picture links all double checked and fixed - I was missing the B on one or two of the imgurl= links. Cheers for the heads up.
     
  5. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Perhaps I'm just missing something, but is there any reason that a case should cost over $350? My motherboard and processor together didn't cost that much! Given the performance issues raised in the review, I get the feeling that Antec are trying sell this case on name alone.

    Make it big and beefy, tell people it will support two power supplies for that ultimate hardcore gaming experience, and I suppose people will buy it just so they can say, "Oh yeah, well I have the uber-Antec, with gold accents! So there." Yeah, and I bet your amplifier goes to eleven, as well.

    Sure, they might have the Hummer equivalent of a case; however, I'd rather spend a fraction of that and just put some thought into a simpler, more elegant setup.

    -monkey
     
  6. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    Well I'd assume the price comes from the 2 psu's included in the case...
     
  7. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    Honestly please, £235 for a case made from thin steel
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Why not just make ten have the same power as eleven? ;)
     
  9. Tim S

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    It's actually quite thick steel. ;)
     
  10. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    considering a decent PSU will run you £100, this case makes for good value in a rather perverse way.
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It's actually two layers of quite thick steel. Which is why we could barely lift the thing.
     
  12. ./^\.Ace./^\.

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    I like that it holds up to 2 PSU's in it :clap: now you can have one for the PC and one for the cooling system :rock: Unless you later get some next-gen PCI-E2 Video cards and need a ton of wattage :D
     
  13. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    my case cost £15 and has two layers, plastic and sheet steel. ^ ^

    infact my entire computer is probobly worth less than that case...
     
  14. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Ok, fair enough that it comes packaged with two power supplies, and that it's manufactured with two layers of thick steel.

    I still can't help but wonder. This isn't holding up any walls in the house; two layers of thick steel is plain overkill for a computer case. I believe Antec could make this same case with aluminum, and I would eat my shoes if somebody actually lost his computer bacause the case fell apart.

    I understand the importance of certain aspects of case construction: sharp edges, ease of access, tooless design, etc. But I don't think it's really fair to heap praise on a case for its double-layer, all steel construction. Ghetto-mods have shown us that a cardboard box can house the same computer just as well.

    I submit that a $30, aluminum, off-brand case will hold up to the extreme physical rigors of computing just as well.

    And I still question the necessity of two power supplies. If your cooling loop requires its own PSU, then it's either terribly inefficient or you're cooling too many components.

    -monkey
     
  15. Nature

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    That case is uglier than two pints of ugly.
     
  16. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    your girlfriend has 84 pairs of trainers?

    she's either a hip-hop superstar or a chav.... nice case though
     
  17. Tim S

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    :hehe:
     
  18. Tulatin

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    the case includes dual PSUs, which are pictured to be used. Where's the review on them?
     
  19. completemadness

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    Nice review, how does this thing compare to a lian-li case then (which usually seem to be held up as some of the best cases around) ?
     
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  20. Tim S

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    We don't have a load tester sitting in our offices unfortunately, but if the case stays with us, we'll have a look at those next time we head up to test some more units.
     
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