Date: November 17th, 2005
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Antec
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Antec lists the P160 as a “super mid-tower” chassis, but it's only slightly smaller than what some other manufactures call full tower. At any rate, it's a large, aluminum case with plenty of drive bays, a removable motherboard tray and an impressive array of very nice features listed below. (Specifications and features are from Antec's website.)
- Stylish, durable 1.2mm anodized aluminum
- Swiveling front control panel
- Swivels up to 45 degrees.
- Connectors: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire, i.Link) and 2 x audio jacks.
- LED temperature display with two built-in sensors
- Windowed side panel
- Removable motherboard tray.
- Accommodates any ATX12V power supply
- 10 drive bays
- Color-coordinated CD-ROM & floppy drive covers
a. 4 external 5.25"
b. 2 external 3.5"
c. 4 internal 3.5"
- Rubber mounting grommets in hard drive trays
- Cooling capacity:
a: 1 x 120mm low speed fan
b: 1 x 120mm fan mount
- Fan Specs:
- Built-in washable air filter
- Removable Side Panel
- Fits motherboards up to Standard ATX
It's been my experience that the packaging Antec ships its cases in is second to none in terms of protection. The packaging for the P160 is no exception. The box looked like the P160 had a, shall we say, interesting trip to my house from Antec. In spite of the less than gentle handling the package clearly received, the case arrived in perfect condition.
Upon opening the carton, the first thing revealed is a zip-bag containing the user's manual and some pin diagrams that will come in very handy later. Notice the double corrugation construction of the box.
The case itself is shipped in a plastic bag and sandwiched between two foam blocks. This is standard fare for case shipping these days.