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Antec P193 Review

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Andersen1337 16th June 2009, 13:33 Quote
The sidepanel makes it REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ugly, and for that price the interior should be coated black.
Bindibadgi 16th June 2009, 13:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andersen1337
The sidepanel makes it REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ugly, and for that price the interior should be coated black.

I agree

Looks are subjective though and as much as I hate its vile presence, I can't deny it's a cool runner.

I owned a P190 for about a year before it just fell apart and was too thin for tall CPU heatsinks - never again will I use an Antec. It was a shame, the 190 looked great.
iggy 16th June 2009, 13:41 Quote
not even if its really really good?
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On a personal note, I wouldn’t say it was prettiest part of a case but I wouldn’t be too thrilled to wake up with it lying next to me in bed either.

this confuses me. its not pretty but on the other hand its not pretty either?
alpaca 16th June 2009, 13:49 Quote
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The side panel that holds the fan mount weighs in at 3.3kg alone, contributing to the overall weight of around 4,389 metric tonnes.

this confuses me... does this case weights a sixth of the weight of the tintanic (viva wolframalpha!)? and the side panel takes 3/4 of that?
i do have a p182 and the sidepanels are heavy. i admit this case is somewhat bigger. it just don't look THAT much bigger.
or is this some imperial/bit-tech weight system that i never heard of?
trig 16th June 2009, 14:08 Quote
a 10 for build quality? hmmm....i could see a 9. maybe more likely an 8. but 10 is a little...eh... anyway, i'll stick to my p182b...
trig 16th June 2009, 14:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
I owned a P190 for about a year before it just fell apart and was too thin for tall CPU heatsinks - never again will I use an Antec. It was a shame, the 190 looked great.
why the p190 when the p182b was so good? freebie?
Mankz 16th June 2009, 14:33 Quote
That makes the HAF look nice...

Just EUUGH..
[PUNK] crompers 16th June 2009, 14:44 Quote
i recently built a system into one of these for a friend, although i'll agree its not the most attractive P1XX it certainly does the job cooling wise.

unfortunately he bought a psu with fairly short cables (hiper 580W) and now the inside of the case looks a mess with stretched cables everywhere.
Bindibadgi 16th June 2009, 14:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by trig
why the p190 when the p182b was so good? freebie?

Maybe

I use a Lian now :)
Fredrics 16th June 2009, 15:08 Quote
That fan does ruin the whole look of the case, what is it with antec and sticky outy bits (p182)

Will you be reviewing the P183 as well?
trig 16th June 2009, 15:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Maybe

I use a Lian now :)

lol

nice too...
The boy 4rm oz 16th June 2009, 17:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
That makes the HAF look nice...

Just EUUGH..

Nothing can make a HAF look nice IMO, unless it's the mini version but then it is still only borderline tollerable.
scrimple3D 16th June 2009, 18:02 Quote
Proof read needed. Still, at least it's not another review with the word 'underwhelming' being used. There seems to be some sort of bet going on relating to the number of times that word finds its way into Custom PC reviews. :-)
FeRaL 16th June 2009, 18:23 Quote
Blah...
zr_ox 16th June 2009, 18:41 Quote
[QUOTE=]The P193 poses a cheaper but similarly elegant design to the Silverstone TJ07 if you can get over the big side panel fan stuck on the side[/QUOTE]

Eh you have to be joking right? You spend much of the review talking about the somewhat ugly design, then describe it's elegance?

It's a nice case but horribly ugly when compared to any of the Silverstone cases.

Build quality cannot possibly be a 10 either beacuse that would make it perfect! There are many area's for improvement that I can see. When are they going to drop those cheap ass keyring handles on the drive bay's?
Andersen1337 16th June 2009, 19:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fredrics
That fan does ruin the whole look of the case, what is it with antec and sticky outy bits (p182)

Think someone in the designdepartment have been watching too much Star Trek.
shaffaaf27 16th June 2009, 19:25 Quote
in the test setup you said you were putting the components into the lian-li PC-P50.

this is one o the worst reviews i have seen from bit tech, its liek its been written by CPC
wafflesomd 16th June 2009, 19:46 Quote
They just like seeing how many fans they can put on cases don't they.
stoff3r 16th June 2009, 19:58 Quote
Finally there's more room for the motherboard, so installing sata-hdd's looks better.

I still have problem with the following:

-dedicated 3.5" diskette-tray???
-grey-interior
-minimalist-design is not minimalist.
-too many 5.25" drivebays, useless unless you put a fan there, wich should have mounting brackets as standard.
-minor point: it weighs more than a horse.
Jipa 16th June 2009, 20:51 Quote
I'm still mad at Antec for messing up the P180-series with the stupid 183... And for the sake of all that's holy and right, stop making fugly bits that stick out of the case!!! Christ that side fan mount is hideous.
Journeyer 16th June 2009, 21:44 Quote
Ugly case, but thorough review as always.
One thing irks me though; last page: "Turning the fans down barely effected the temperatures"

Surely that should be 'affected', right? ;)
Elton 16th June 2009, 23:06 Quote
Where's the P183 review?

And What's with the lack of review quality?
Krikkit 16th June 2009, 23:13 Quote
Spoilt with a horrid sidepanel tbh. I don't mind the HAF - that's a case which isn't subtle and delicate. The P182 was the ultimate expression of this kind of design imo. Lovely. :D
j1o2h3n4 17th June 2009, 02:53 Quote
I've heard that this case cant' fit, and wont' fit coolers like thermalright ultra-120, Noctua NH-U12P, Cooler Master V8, Prolimatech Megahalems and so on (coz of the coolers height). I would really like this to be not true, but....to close the side panel they hv to resort to modding it. Please proof i'm wrong, otherwise you are warned.
[USRF]Obiwan 17th June 2009, 10:55 Quote
You just can't compare a TJ07 to this brick! Its like comparing a Lamborghini to a Citroen 2cv. What where you thinking???
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