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Antec P100 Review - Interior

Antec P100 Review - Interior

The interior is a fairly no-frills affair but certainly up to standard for an enthusiast case at this price. There are plenty of grommet-covered cable routeing holes and a large gap above the motherboard tray to make passing the 8-pin EPS12V connector round behind the tray an easy operation. The CPU area cut out is oversized to make swapping out or installing new coolers a simple task too. the no-fuss attitude is most evident with the 3.5in/2.5in bays. These are fixed and riveted in place so there's no removing them to make way for water-cooling radiators or what have you.

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It's been a while since we've seen a case with such a rigid layout but equally, if you just want to build a neat and tidy PC in as little time and with as little fuss as possible, the P100 will likely appeal to you, especially as there's no side window option either - windows and sound-proofing don't mix.

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The rear panel sports seven expansion slots and also two water-cooling grommets. These amount to being one of the only concessions to liquid cooling fans as the front of the case is pretty water cooling-unfriendly. Most single 120mm-fan all-in-one-liquid coolers should fit in the rear fan mount, though, and while much of the roof is covered in foam there are dual 120mm/140mm fan mounts. The case is fairly narrow so you're probably limited to half-height radiators and single rows of fans, but at least the option's there.

Each of the stock fans does have a modicum of manual fan control by way of a two-way switch. These are more of a set and forget feature though as you'll need to dig around inside the case to change them, unlike previous Antec cases where the switches have been mounted on the exterior of the case for quick fine tuning. Even so, at least you have two fan speed options to play with and once you've decided on which one suits you, you can tuck them away and forget about them.

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All of the drive bays are tool-free, with the 3.5in/2.5in bays offering sturdy plastic trays with large white anti-vibration mounts for hard disks, which is a nice touch. Despite the drive bays spanning the front of the case, there's still room for graphics cards up to 317mm in length - more than enough for reference design AMD R9 290X's and Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti's - even PNY's giant GTX 780 XLR8 OC 3GB fits so you'll only need to worry if your aftermarket cooler is particularly gargantuan.