- By Shi Xiao Min @Nov 06, 2013
Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance characteristic of Antec's Performance One series. This advanced enclosure comes equipped with features that will maximize your PC experience, from Quiet Computing panels & HDD drive bays, to grommet-lined cable routing holes with ample space behind the motherboard tray. The P280 accommodates motherboards up to XL-ATX and includes nine expansion slots to support up to four 13.0" / 330 mm graphics cards. And with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easy-access front & bottom PSU intake air filters, two front panel USB 3.0 ports and an affordable price, you get an elite enclosure that will last you for builds to come.
QUIET COMPUTINGThe Antec P280’s dual-layer 0.8 mm SECC / polycarbonate side panels absorb noise for exceptional sound dampening. And the 6x 3.5” / 2.5” drive bays eliminate vibration noise by using tray mounts with the preinstalled silicone grommets.
SPACIOUS ROOM FOR 11 DRIVE BAYS AND MULTIPLE GPUSThe Antec P280 provides a total of 11 drive bays, including 2x dedicated 2.5" SSD drive bay, 3x 5.25" tool-less drive bays and 6x 3.5’’ /2.5” tool-less drive bays. 9x expansion slots support multiple graphics cards setup (maximum video card size: 13"/330mm).
ADVANCED COOLING SYSTEMThe Antec P280 is preinstalled with 1x rear 120mm TwoCool exhaust fan and 2x top 120 mm TwoCool exhaust fans, while including mounts for supporting four more optional fans in strategic positions to keep all your components cool.
CABLE MANAGEMENTThe Antec P280 features grommet-lined cable routing holes with 30mm of space behind the motherboard tray to achieve a neat inner look and better airflow. In addition, the fan power hub allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex for improved cable management.
DISTINCTIVE FRONT PANEL WITH USB 3.0Triple-layer (aluminum, plastic, foam) front bezel with double-hinged door opens up to 270°. Front-mounted I/O panel offers convenient access to 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 and Audio In & Out ports.
AIR FILTERSThe built-in PSU intake & front air filters protect against dust and dirt buildup.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Nov 06, 2013
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Antec's engineers made an awful lot of changes when they designed the P280, and it's fantastic to see the kind of innovation here that I used to expect fairly regularly from them. They took a lot of the best ideas from existing designs and applied some of their own, and the result is an encl
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Case was fine, but I was not satisfied with Antec support. They sent me a replacement kit labeled P280 (despite the fact that I had given them the exact length of the proper screws), then told me that it was working as designed. If I knew that would be their response, I wouldn't have bothered.
Anybody want two sets of wrong-sized screws?
I wanted a quiet case.. for obvious reasons.. when you are watching a movie and don't have your surround sound on.. you still want to hear the movie and not the sound of fans.. this does the job.
While I am quite happy with the case and the boxing day deal of 79.99 got me to finally build my new gaming comp, the case is really big. It may hold everything, but it takes up a large part of my desk and the fact that the 3 stock fans are quite loud even when set to low. Cable management and space is quite nice, but just make sure your psu cables are long enough to take advantage of this. My cheap antec 650w cant route through the back and plug in so that was a bummer. Fan filters were a nice last touch, but I would recommend buying new fans if you want to have a silent case.
I've been very happy with this case so far. Lots of space for fans, includes 3 exhaust fans. This leads to my complaint, there's a great front filter; however, the negative air pressure in the case leads to dust getting in from every vent, even the non-filtered ones. The other complaint is that the hard drive mounts are plastic and not as durable as the steel design from Fractal. Overall, great case, not the quietest case out there, but does a good job to prevent vibration noise, and cooling is great as long as you think about fan speed and placement.
I bought this case from another retailler as the price was better at that time, but i can say, this case is simply awesome, great silent operation, easy to clean the filters, no trouble getting my rig in and the front audio port is simply awesome, great shielding as i use Siberia V2 for gaming and HD555 for music/films and my previous case was doing some interference noise form front ports and this one doesn't, so just a perfect product Could come with a window but it's on the Antec to do list so ;)
Just got this case today and started to install all my components into it. This case has tonnes of room to store cables in behind the service panel. When both panels are removed the case weighs almost nothing and its so easy to turn and move when installing the Mobo and PSU. Lots of room behind the folding door for HDD fans, and good clearance.
This case is amazing. I have been a long time user of Antec cases, and this one doesnt disappoint. The added fans are a must for high end gaming parts, and its very quiet even with all the fans on high. I love the fan adjustments on the back. The harddrive bays are well designed, with rubber gromets for reduced vibration. I have used 3 of these cases now and I will keep using them. At a sale price of 90 bucks its a steal in my opinion.
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