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News Antec shows off P280 prototype

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Claave, 3 Jun 2011.

  1. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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  2. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Do want.
     
  3. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Shame there's no built in mounts for 2.5" SSD's.
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Antec - the story of the company who screwed up their own core business with bad decisions.

    Seriously. This is not Performance One series case. This is P-LanBoy. With this design change, it will be just one another case from some case manufacturer.
     
  5. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Expand. What are you talking about?!
     
  6. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Really? Just use an adaptor, like everyone else does. What is the advantage of a dedicated 2.5" mount in a full sized case? OK in a SFF case I can see the benefit, but there's not exactly a shortage of space in this thing!
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    It's a bit more 'random angles' than the old P180, though. :(

    The P180 wasn't 'triple layer' in a lot of places, either. The bottom was bare metal, the top was metal with a bit of plastic stuck on it with what amounted to Copydex, and the front was the traditional bare metal with plastic moulding popped on.

    Having said that, if it fits the hardware I want inside it, keeps all the bits cool and is quiet while doing that, I'll be tempted.
     
  8. Cobalt

    Cobalt New Member

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    That looks sweet. If it follows on the pedigree of the P180 then this will probably house my sandy bridge system (damned rent getting in the way so far lol). Hopefully I'll have my new job by then.
     
  9. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Expand ? What ?

    1) NSK, ISK, Fusion, Skeleton, x Hundred series is OK for what it is. Some older cases are OK too.
    2) P183 is a screwed up version of P182, because of those front openings. But it sort of acceptable.
    3) When i first saw P193 my first reaction was "what the hell are they drinking, this is not a race car which needs extra wings". Yes, i talk about that thing on the side.
    4) Sonata IV and Elite. Seriously ? The holes on the sides are horrible.
    5) Lanboy Air is again in the "what the hell are they drinking" category. My feelings are best described by this Mod Men episode :
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d55Qsxcogb8#t=0m52s
    6) Dark Fleet - the only expression which can describe this series is "WTF".

    In my opinion the last good ATX/mATX cases released by Antec were P182, Solo and Fusion Remote/Max. Since then, it's going downhill.

    Or you mean the "P-Lanboy" comment ? Perfomance One series cases are quality products. Plastic hard drive holders ? Plastic and screwless 5,25" device mount ?
    What is the point of having sound insulated side panels and front door, when you let all the noise escape through top fan mounts ? The difference between sound going out at back and at top is extreme.
    PS: I hope the orange stuff is just because it's prototype.
     
  10. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    Gross.

    Fractal Design Cheesecake!
     
  11. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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    Actually, i think there's provision for two at the top of the hdd caddies. Take a look on hexus, they've a quick video peek of this case.
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    agree!

    This is no successor to P1, this is a successor to Lanboy with covered up parts.

    Isolated areas, and ability to use super long graphics cards (600T approach when not isolated bays).
     
  13. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    The price seems good, but to me it just looks like another R3. We'll see.
     
  14. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    You DO know that, if anything, the R3 is a P18x rip-off?

    That being said, the P280 looks just that bit too plasticky, although it's still better looking than most cases out there. What irks me are the new drive bays. I really liked the removable compartments in the P18x.

    I'm wondering how the SPCR crowd will take to this updated version, though.
     
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  15. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    I kinda like it!

    I wouldn't normally dig it, but this looks kinda nice. Will keep my eyes on that one.
     
  16. jrs77

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    I'd take a Fractal Define R3 instead.

    However, Antec has still some good cases, like the ISK-100 or 300 for example, which is nice for low power miniITX-systems and the Antec Threehundred is still a real good budget-case at $50.
     
  17. Technobod

    Technobod Finally bought a desktop :D

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    Can't really say I'm loving the orange bits on the fan mounts, It just looks funny when they've bothered to colour match the interior but there isn't anything else orange...
     
  18. Pieface

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    I know it's off topic, but I can't get onto the forums o_O I asked on Twitter to no avail. Can anyone tell me whats going on through this article, or through twitter at @dominicpybus

    It just won't load the content, either on Safari or Firefox.

    EDIT: I write this post, then suddenly I can get on easily..
     
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  19. leslie

    leslie Just me!

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    Just re-release the P182 (matx tower edition as well?).
    That was such a great case.
    Make the frame aluminum and you have pure heaven (it was awfully heavy).

    I agree though, they have sort of lost their way. This looks more like a fusion of the 1200, and P183. While I have a 300, I don't like the 1200 and it's ilk. I want clean lines on a case, not this angular stuff with fans showing all over or those stupid orange clips. I get it, it's tooless, but seriously, some of this stuff is going too far. Screws are good! Besides, it's not like I swap fans daily or anything so who cares if I have to undo a screw or 4 to change one.
     
  20. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    IIRC the founder of SPCR was heavily involved in the design of the P180, wonder if this one went through the same process.
     
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