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Antec P190 PC Case Review -


Product: Antec P190 PC Case
Date: October 15, 2007
Author: Bob Buskirk
Edited By: Ashley Donaldson
Provided By: Antec
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
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Installation & Usage

To start off our installation I installed the motherboard first. As I said there was more than enough room inside so fitting it in was no problem at all. Then I installed the CPU cooler and video card. We are using an ASUS EAX1950 Pro video card and as you can see there is still a lot of room left for longer video cards. Not to mention a lot of room to work inside of the case.

Next was our hard drive. I decided to install it in the top hard drive cage. This cage has 2 hard drive drawers that slide out. All you have to do is place your hard drive on one, screw it in and slide it back in. It can't be much easier than that!

Optical drive installation is also very easy. Just screw on the rails on each side of the drive and slide it in. It will lock perfectly into place.

Once we had everything installed and hooked up you can see had have a little bit of a wire mess. I really wish Antec would have sleeved the internal fans. It would have made cable management a lot easier. But overall you are left with a lot of space inside of the P190.

Once everything was up and running the first thing that I noticed was that the case was quiet considering all the fans that were inside. I tested all three fan settings and with everything on high it is a bit loud, but nothing unbearable. I really liked how I was able to switch the fan speeds of the top and exhaust fans via the switches in the back. I wish Antec would have built a switch into the side panel so I could do the same with the big 200mm fan.

One thing that you have to keep in mind with this case is how big and heavy it is. Without hardware it is over 40lbs, add some hardware and your close to 50lbs! That's a lot when you are going to LAN parties. I wonder if Antec will ever come out with an aluminum case?

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