Author: Bob Buskirk
A Look Inside
Getting inside the P193 is very easy, just remove the 2 thumbscrews and slide the side panel off. Before we get into the case let’s take a look at the side panel. The first thing you will notice is probably the large fan; it also has a fan control on it. Both side panels of the case have a dual-layer design, steel and polycarbonate which help damped noise.
OK so now looking inside we can see the internal design of the P193 is much like other cases in the Performance One Series. This case has a dual-chamber design which isolates the power supply from the rest of the components; this keeps things cool and reduces noise. Starting at the bottom of the case, this is where your power supply is mounted. There is more than enough room for large, longer power supplies and remember this case also supports Antec’s CP-Series power supplies. There is a bracket that lifts the power supply off the ground a little bit so the bottom fan has good air circulation. There is no vent below the bracket, which would have been nice to see.
Right above the power supply you will notice 2 thumbscrews holding a piece of metal in place. This can actually be removed for easier cable routing when installing your system then secured back into place.
For storage you have first a bottom hard drive cage that will fit 4 hard drives. There is a small thumbscrew that holds it in place, but simply remove it and slide the cage out for easy hard drive installation. When you remove the hard drive cage you will see a spot for a 120mm intake fan.
Moving up there is another hard drive cage that can hold 2 hard drives in slide out trays. This cage can also be removed in the same fashion as the other hard drive cage, just remove the thumbscrew and slide it out. One cool thing about this hard drive cage is that on the opposite side there is a small box that you can put extra screws in. Once again there is another spot for a 120mm intake fan.
Moving along to the other side of the case you can see where water cooling would go into the case if you decided to install it. There is a 120mm rear exhaust fan and 2 140mm fans on the top of the case. As I said before each is controlled by the controls on the back of the case.
At the top of the case there is room for 4 5.25-inch devices. Also included with the case is mounting screws, PCI card holders, drive rails, and instructions.