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Hardware Antec P193 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 16 Jun 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Andersen1337

    Andersen1337 New Member

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    The sidepanel makes it REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ugly, and for that price the interior should be coated black.
     
  3. Guest-16

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    I agree :yawn:

    Looks are subjective though and as much as I hate its vile presence, I can't deny it's a cool runner.

    I owned a P190 for about a year before it just fell apart and was too thin for tall CPU heatsinks - never again will I use an Antec. It was a shame, the 190 looked great.
     
  4. iggy

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    not even if its really really good?

    this confuses me. its not pretty but on the other hand its not pretty either?
     
  5. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    this confuses me... does this case weights a sixth of the weight of the tintanic (viva wolframalpha!)? and the side panel takes 3/4 of that?
    i do have a p182 and the sidepanels are heavy. i admit this case is somewhat bigger. it just don't look THAT much bigger.
    or is this some imperial/bit-tech weight system that i never heard of?
     
  6. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    a 10 for build quality? hmmm....i could see a 9. maybe more likely an 8. but 10 is a little...eh... anyway, i'll stick to my p182b...
     
  7. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    why the p190 when the p182b was so good? freebie?
     
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    That makes the HAF look nice...

    Just EUUGH..
     
  9. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    i recently built a system into one of these for a friend, although i'll agree its not the most attractive P1XX it certainly does the job cooling wise.

    unfortunately he bought a psu with fairly short cables (hiper 580W) and now the inside of the case looks a mess with stretched cables everywhere.
     
  10. Guest-16

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    Maybe :worried:

    I use a Lian now :)
     
  11. Fredrics

    Fredrics Hmm...

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    That fan does ruin the whole look of the case, what is it with antec and sticky outy bits (p182)

    Will you be reviewing the P183 as well?
     
  12. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    lol

    nice too...
     
  13. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Nothing can make a HAF look nice IMO, unless it's the mini version but then it is still only borderline tollerable.
     
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    Proof read needed. Still, at least it's not another review with the word 'underwhelming' being used. There seems to be some sort of bet going on relating to the number of times that word finds its way into Custom PC reviews. :)
     
  15. FeRaL

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    Blah...
     
  16. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    Eh you have to be joking right? You spend much of the review talking about the somewhat ugly design, then describe it's elegance?

    It's a nice case but horribly ugly when compared to any of the Silverstone cases.

    Build quality cannot possibly be a 10 either beacuse that would make it perfect! There are many area's for improvement that I can see. When are they going to drop those cheap ass keyring handles on the drive bay's?
     
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  17. Andersen1337

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    Think someone in the designdepartment have been watching too much Star Trek.
     
  18. shaffaaf27

    shaffaaf27 The budget builder

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    in the test setup you said you were putting the components into the lian-li PC-P50.

    this is one o the worst reviews i have seen from bit tech, its liek its been written by CPC
     
  19. wafflesomd

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    They just like seeing how many fans they can put on cases don't they.
     
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    Finally there's more room for the motherboard, so installing sata-hdd's looks better.

    I still have problem with the following:

    -dedicated 3.5" diskette-tray???
    -grey-interior
    -minimalist-design is not minimalist.
    -too many 5.25" drivebays, useless unless you put a fan there, wich should have mounting brackets as standard.
    -minor point: it weighs more than a horse.
     
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