Author: Bob Buskirk
The P193 is a VERY large case. The actual dimensions of the case are 20.25″ (H) x 8.1″ (W) x 23.25″ (D). I’m not sure why Antec is still calling this case a Mid Tower, but oh well. The P193 has an all black design with a silver aluminum door that gives the P193 a very sleek look.
Starting at the front of the case you can see it is designed much like the P183. There are really cool accents on the door as well. On the side of the front of the case you have all of your connections as well as a lock for the door. The front panel connections include eSATA, 2x USB 2.0, and audio.
The front door easily opens up and its dual-hinge design allows you to fold it back flush with the side panel of the case. I’ve seen so many case doors get broken off because someone bumps into them. With the dual-hinge design the door is out of the way. When you open the door up you can see all of your drive bays. At the top you have 4 5.25-inch drive bays and at the bottom there is a single 3.5-inch drive bay.
You will also notice 2 large spots that are in front of where your intake would be. These are actually doors. Press them in to unlock them and they will open up. Each door as well as all the bezel covers have dust filters on them to help keep dust out of your case.
Moving alone to the side of the case, it is pretty plain except for a large object that comes out of the side of the case. This is actually a design that incorporates the side panel’s 200mm fan. Antec has moved the fan to the outside of the case to make more room inside for larger heatsinks. There is also a very larger fan filter that can be easily removed for easy cleaning.
The back of the case is pretty simple, but you can see that the P193 has a removable power supply bracket that when removed allows you to install one of Antec’s CP-Series power supplies like the CP-850 that we recently reviewed. There are 2 large holes on the back of the case for water cooling tubes. At the top there is a 120mm exhaust fan. Also towards the top there are fan controls for the rear fan and the 2 fans on the top of the case.
The 2 fans on top of the case are 140mm fans and have honeycomb mesh on top of them. Also the side panels have thumbscrews on the which is a plus!