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Antec P380 Full-Tower Case Review

By Jason Maxfield

Manufacturer: Antec, Inc.
Product Name: P380
Model Number: P380
UPC: 0761345838009
Price As Tested: $160 (Amazon | B&H | NewEgg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Antec.

I have the privilege of reviewing the Antec P380, part of their Performance One Series of computer cases. The Antec P380 is able to accommodate large SSI CEB and E-ATX motherboards, which makes the Antec P380 ideal for those looking to build a workstation PC, or a power-house SLI / Crossfire gaming rig.

In this article for Benchmark Reviews, I’ll be testing the Antec P380 full-tower ‘Performance’ computer case. The aesthetics of Antec’s P380 are a bit different than other cases, utilizing aluminum plates on the front and top of the chassis to give the P380 a very stylish look. The Antec P380 features a versatile front USB hub that can be mounted to face either the right or left side of the chassis, allowing users the freedom to place the P380 however they want. The power and reset buttons of the Antec P380 have thoughtfully been set to both sides of the chassis recessed behind the front aluminum plate, making it easy to turn on your computer from either side of the case.

Antec-P380-Case-Perspective

For those not familiar with Antec, they have been in business since 1986, and make a variety of computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and DIY markets. I have personally owned the Sonata and 900 Gaming series cases, and have been happy with the quality and longevity of their products. My 900 series case is still in use on a secondary computer.

Features & Specifications

 

Model P380
UPC 0-761345-83800-9
Case Type: Full-Tower
8 Drive bays: 1 x Slim optical drive bay
8 x 3.5”/2.5” tool-less HDD bays
Motherboards: SSI CEB, E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX
Expansion Slots: 9 x Expansion Slots
Maximum graphics card size: 465mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 180mm
Cooling System: 3 x 120mm/2 x 140mm top exhaust fan mount(2 x 140mm FDB fan pre-installed)
3 x 120mm/2 x 140mm front intake fan mount
1 x 120 mm rear exhaust fan mount(1 x 120mm FDB fan pre-installed)
Liquid Cooling Solution: 1 x 360mm radiator / 1 x 240mm radiator at front
1 x 360mm radiator /1 x 240mm radiator on the top
Front I/O Ports: 2 x USB3.0; 2 x USB2.0; Audio In/Out
Unit Dimensions: 555mm(H) x 223.6mm(W) x 557mm(D)
21.85”(H) x 8.80”(W) x 21.92”(D)

Product specifications taken from Antec’s website.

Next up, we have the overview of the Antec P380.


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