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This content was originally featured on Amdmb.com and has been converted to PC Perspective's website. Some color changes and flaws may appear.

In continuation of the series of innovative and interesting computer enclosures, I bring you the review of the Antec Performance Plus Series 1080B SOHO File Server. This case has plenty of cooling features along with some other rather unique features even some of which you don’t have to purchase this case to enjoy. With 3 stock fans including 1 80mm side blow hole, and the option to add two more front fans, even the hardest driven server will stay well cooled.

The PP1080B as I call it is a roomy case with plenty of room for CDRs and hard drives with a total of 10 bays. With that much room, this Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Server Case has plenty of space to offer you. Here are the specs for the PP1080B from the Antec website:





Antec PLUS1080/1080B


Case Type

SOHO File Server


Case Dimensions

20.6" x 8.1" x 18.6"

(H) x (W) x (D)


Drive Bays


- Front Accessible

- Internal

10

4 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"

4 x 3.5"


Expansion Slots

7 Full Length


Cooling System

5 x 80mm fans

- 1 front (Optional)

- 2 rear (Standard)

- 1 HDD (Optional)

- 1 Side Panel (Standard)


Power Supply

430W

TruePower

ATX12V

True430


Material

1.0mm SECC


Net Weight

Gross Weight

31.7 lbs.

33.7 lbs.


Motherboards

Fits standard ATX / Xeon (PIII Core) / Pentium 4


Special Features

2 front USB ports

1 front IEEE1394 (Firewire) port

Swing-out side panel with handle

Quick-release drive bays with release lever

Snap-in fan mounts

Large front panel vent with washable air filter


Package Includes

1 Tower Case

1 430 Watt ATX TruePower (True 430) - installed

1 power cord

case fans

1 set of screws and motherboard standoffs

1 complete set of drive rails ( 6 rails )

1 Installation manual


As with every case I reviewed, the specs found on the web were slightly less then perfectly accurate although Antec’s website specs are the closest I have seen. The only thing that is slightly off is the drive rails. There are 4 pairs of rails for a total of 8 rails, one for each side of the 4 external 5¼" drive bays. Close, but no cigar. With that being said, it’s time for the graphical part of this review.

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