Antec P183 Advanced Super Mid Tower

Founded in 1986, Antec have grown into one of the best known manufacturers of PC upgrades, enclosures and components. Based in Fremont, California with offices around the globe, Antec have been working on becoming the market leader in providing efficient, quiet and reliable products.  Today for your visual pleasure, I have the privilege of taking a look at one of their latest products – the Antec P183, successor to the P182, which was reviewed by Graham Newton and received the OC3D Recommendation back in 2007. Will the new Antec P183 live upto the family name?
I have shamelessly lifted these specifications and features directly from the Antec site, hey its not as if I could make them up.
• Dual chamber design isolates heat and noise: the power supply resides in a separate chamber to isolate heat and reduce system noise

• No power supply included

• Power supply option: comes with a power supply mounting adapter to mount either a standard size power supply or Antecs exclusive CP Series power supply

• Innovative three-layer, sound-deadening side panels and front door (aluminium, plastic, aluminium) dampen noise and ensure Quiet Computing™

• 11 drive bays
– External 4 x 5.25″; 1 x 3.5″
– Internal 6 x 3.5″ for HDD

• Cooling system:
– 1 rear (standard) 120mm x 25mm TriCoolâ„¢ fan
– 1 top (standard) 120mm x 25mm TriCoolâ„¢ fan
– 1 lower front chamber – 120mm fan (optional)
– 1 upper front chamber – 120mm fan (optional)
– 1 middle chamber – 120mm fan (optional)

• Cable organisers behind motherboard tray minimise cable clutter

• Front-mounted ports provide convenient connections:
– 2 x USB 2.0
– 1 x eSATA
– Audio In and Out (HDA and ACÂ’97 compatible)

• Double hinged door opens up to 270?/li>

• 7 expansion slots

• 0.8mm cold rolled steel chassis for durability

• Compatible Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX

• Case dimensions:
– 20.25″(H) x 8.1″(W) x 19.9″(D)
– 514 mm (H) x 205 mm (W) x 507 mm (D)
• Net weight: 30.9 lbs / 14 kg

Let’s take a look at the packaging shall we……