Antec Performance P120 Crystal Review

Antec performance P120 Crystal Review

Introduction

Antec appears to have something of a Jekyll and Hyde design team.  By that I mean they’re either producing quite tame, vanilla and gentlemanly cases, such as various generations of the classic Sonata and all of its spin offs, or they’re letting the monster off the leash with cases such as the Skeleton, and the current Torque and Striker cases.  I grant you that there are a few cases in the middle ground, but these are manly ‘normal’ chassis’ with added plastic trim and a some RGB LED fans, not that there’s anything wrong with this, and it’s a practice undertaken by practically every other case manufacturer in the market.  We also appreciate that cases making extensive use of tempered glass have been around for quite a while now which begs the question as to how the P120 Crystal varies.  What does it bring to the party that the other glass paneled cases don’t?  At first view the Technical Specifications don’t seem that out of the ordinary, but look at them closely and you’ll see something of an anomaly.  Found it yet???

 

Technical Specifications

Dimensions  476x234x485mm  (LxWxH)
Material  Steel Chassis, Tempered glass panels
Weight

 10.4kg

Motherboard  M-ATX, ITX ATX, E-ATX
5.25″  0
3.5″/2.5″  2×3.5″, with additional 2.5″ underslung
Dedicated 2.5″  2 
Front I/O  2x white LED USB3.0, HD Audio in/Out
Expansion Slots  7 3 vertical
Air Cooling

 Front: None

 Roof:  None

 Side:  Up to 3x120mm or 2x140mm 1xHDD bracket needs to be removed for 3x120mm

 Rear: 1×120/140 

 Base: 3×120/140

Water Cooling

 Front:  None

 Roof:   None

 Rear: 1x120mm

 Base: Up to 360mm (max 28mm thick)

 Side:  Up to 360mm (all HD brackets need to be removed)

Max CPU Cooler Height  185mm
Max GPU Length  450mm 
Max PSU Length  394mm