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Antec P182SE Special Edition Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Antec

Introduction and Features



Antec is a well respected name among PC enthusiasts and their line of PC enclosures, power supplies, and PC accessories is one of the most complete in the industry.  Antec’s Performance One series of seven advanced mid-tower enclosures now includes the P182SE.  The Special Edition adds a mirror-finished stainless steel front and side panels along with a custom black interior and LED snake light to Antec’s popular P182 enclosure.  The P182SE is divided into two sections for better thermal management.  The lower chamber houses the power supply and one HDD cage while the upper main chamber houses the motherboard, optical drive bays and second HDD cage.  The P182SE comes with three 120mm Tri-Cool fans pre-installed (with locations for two more if desired) and 11 drive bays.  The P182SE is beautiful to behold and is sure to add a touch of class and elegance to your next build.  Talk about tradin’ up for something shiny... :)

Here is what Antec has to say about their P182SE Special Edition enclosure:

“If you are looking for a case that stands out from all the others, look no further than the P182SE.  It’s got the solid design and the same great features that made the original P180 famous, but with more innovations such as an external fan control for the top and rear fan, ports for externally mounted liquid-cooling radiators and an eye catching exclusive stainless steel exterior with a stylish black interior.”

Antec P182SE Special Edition Key Features:

•    Unique mirror-finished stainless steel side panels and front door

•    Dual chamber structure for better thermal management

•    Special three-layer panel construction helps dampen noise

•    0.8mm Cold rolled steel chassis for durability

•    Internal snake-light for use when working inside the case

•    Custom black-finish interior

•    External fan control on rear panel (for two rear fans in upper chamber)

•    Rear ports for external liquid-cooling tubes

•    Front mounted ports provide convenient connections:

         o    (2) USB 2.0

         o    IEEE 1394 Firewire

         o    Audio In/Out (HAD & AC’97)

•    Cable organizer behind motherboard tray helps minimize cable clutter

•    Antec AQ3 3-Year warranty

If you would like to see how the features of the P182SE compare to a number of Antec’s other cases, checkout this case comparison matrix available from Antec’s website.

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