Antec P280 Reviews

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Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

★★★★★ 4.6
Verdict: For many enthusiasts want a quiet system, with room to spare, and a beautiful exterior the Antec P280 is exactly what they are looking for. The Antec P280 is a "Super Mid Tower" designed as an addition to venerable Performance One series.
Pros: 
  • Sleek design
  • Triple layer front helps prevent internal system noise from escaping
  • Solid construction will allow for years of faithful service
  • Large amounts of space for almost any combination of hardware
  • Nine expansion slots allow for users to effectively use a 3-way SLI or CFX setup
Cons: 
  • 1-year warrenty
  • Very heavy
  • Door could get in the way if the 5.25" drive bays a frequently used
9 years ago

Antec Performance One P280 enclosure review (6)

★★★★★
Verdict: Computer enthusiasts have been building their own PCs for almost as long as personal computers have been around. The attraction of building your own PC is a simple one, in general you can build a more powerful PC when you are prepared to build it yourself than you could when buying a prebuilt PC for...
Pros: 
  • Sleek minimalistic looks that just ooze quality
  • Excellent cable management
  • Excellent and easy to maintain air filter arrangement
  • Excellent noise and vibration dampening performance
  • Tool-less 5.25" drive bays makes for easy fitting and removal of optical drives
  • 6x 2.5"/3.5" drive trays with...
Cons: 
  • Power supply is not included
8 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Antec P280 is a minimalist, beautifully designed case for low-noise computing. The workmanship, cable routing, and design details add up to a very good value for the money.
Pros: 
  • Built-in sound-deadening material
  • Very spacious interior
  • Understated design
Cons: 
  • 2.5-inch drives stick out farther than expected inside chassis
  • No front-panel eSATA port
9 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★ 4.6
Verdict: Antec aims to deliver a functional, good looking chassis at an interesting price point with the P280. As part of the Performance One line-up, you can expect the ability to fill the chassis with high-end components like an XL-ATX motherboard and long graphics cards.
Pros: 
  • Silent operation
  • Three TwoCool fans included
  • Built-in fan controller
  • Nine motherboard expansion slots
  • Two special 2.5 inch HDD bays
  • Seven HDD tray with excellent anti-vibration measures
  • ODD locks hold well
  • 30 mm space behind mainboard tray
  • Massive opening to access the CPU cooler backplate,...
Cons: 
  • Front plastic quality a bit too soft
  • Only 120 mm fans in the ceiling - 140 mm or larger would easily fit
  • Sound dampening may not be very effective
  • No real manual
  • Silver screws instead of black ones
9 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★
Verdict: November 21, 2011 by Lawrence Lee Product Antec P280 ATX Tower Case Manufacturer Antec MSRP US$139 The P280 is a new member of the Antec Performance One series, with the distinctive aluminum finish on the front panel / door that's been a hallmark of the P180 series.
Pros: 
  • Good performance with both low and high configurations
  • Stock fans have improved acoustics
  • fan speed switches
  • Spacious
  • plenty of clearance for heatsinks
  • video cards
  • etc
  • Great cable management
  • Front USB 3.0 with internal header
  • Solid construction
  • Dampened side panels
Cons: 
  • Top mounted fans unusually loud
  • particularly at the center
  • Possible issues with side panel fit
  • Inconvenient fan hub location
9 years ago

Antec P280 Case Video Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The Antec P280 Case is the perfect option for a quiet computer build. With acoustic dampening material inside, this case will reduce any computer noise to a minimum. The overall design, build quality and styling is great and it's not going to break the bank.
9 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: The P280 isn't quite a showstopper, but it's a very well-rounded chassis that touts high-end features and low-noise operation in a simple, sophisticated frame.
9 years ago

Antec's P280 enclosure

★★★★★
Verdict: There is a lot to like about the Antec P280. Sure, she's a little chunkier than her predecessor, but the added internal space can be put to good use housing everything from quad-GPU monsters to ironic mini-ITX builds.
9 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★
Verdict: Our time with the P280 leaves me with mixed emotions. I'm excited to see Antec stepping up again with new designs. They improved on the original P series design with lots of features that bring it in line with what all manufactures are including in their cases now.
9 years ago

Antec P280 Case Review

★★★★★
Verdict: The air filter for the power supply fan is accessible from the left side of the case, which makes it easier for you to clean this filter. On competing products, this filter is removed either from the rear or the bottom of the case, which means you have to move or lift your case.
9 years ago

Adequate Case, Overpriced

★★★★★ 2.0
Verdict: I bought this case in 2012, iirc. At the time it was a pretty good case, but it has not aged well at all compared to other offerings out there. Other brands have popped up and become popular such as NZXT and Fractal that offer a **much** better value at lower price points.
Pros: 
  • Large grommets and backside opening for cable routing
  • Uniform coloring (all black)
  • Easily accessible/removable filters for cleaning
  • Dedicated slots for two SSDs Good space for HDDs USB 3.0 ports Strong magnet to hold the front cover
Cons: 
  • Somewhat cheap construction
  • Coming from the P182 this case felt and is definitely cheaper in design and construction than what Antec used to make
  • Case feet are cheaply made and can easily fall off or break
  • Front door feels cheap.
6 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Really nice case I got on bundle sale. My third Antec case. Always happy with Antec quality. Usually build in small cases so is nice to have so much space in this one. Have filters for air into case and for the power supply mounted on bottom of case. Has padded side panel to reduce noise.
Pros: 
  • Built Solid
Cons: 
  • Had no top exhaust fan spots
7 years ago

I purchased this as a gift & when it arrived ...

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: I purchased this as a gift & when it arrived the product head several dents in it. The product was also missing parts or not properly installed. I honestly wouldn't even give a 1 star review
5 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★ 4.5
Verdict: The Antec P280 provides loads of features for a price that won't bust your wallet.
Pros: 
  • Great design
  • sleek looks
  • quiet
  • LEDs that are not super bright
  • tons of room behind the motherboard tray
  • space for E-ATX boards with 9 expansion slots
  • room for 2x SSDs AND 6x HDDs
  • space for up to 7 120mm fans
  • room for a 2x120 radiator
  • rubber case feet
  • vibration dampers for HDDs
  • unique SSD...
Cons: 
  • Could use an extra cable routing hole near the bottom of the motherboard area
  • cable routing grommets still pop out of the tray
  • why are the power LED wires shorter than the rest? Knockouts?
8 years ago

Antec P280 Case Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: 5 Flares 5 Flares × Today we are looking at the latest offering in the Antec Performance One lineup … the P280 chassis. We have reviewed many Antec cases in the past and have generally been impressed with their combination of cooling efficiency, build quality and wide ranging component support.
9 years ago

Great case, very practical

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: The Case was good...... big with lots of room for air circulation and cable management. Love the window, looks great at night with LED looking out. Only negative which is a preference thing is that, I would have wanted a bit whiter/glossy even to get some finger prints on this bad boy.
8 years ago

Quiet and Spacious

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: Excellant, sturdy Antec quality throughout.
Pros: 
  • Quiet
  • Roomy
  • Good cable managment
  • Accepts long graphics cards
  • Great air flow
  • Includes 3 TwoQuiet fans with place for 4 more
  • Two in front of drive cage and two behind drive cage.
8 years ago

Review: Antec P280

★★★★★ 2.5
Verdict: Antec's P series of cases have always combined a certain muscular roominess, aimed at pleasing PC enthusiasts who want to pack ALL OF THE THINGS into their systems, with the simple, restrained design of folks who don't necessary want be seen as enthusiasts who want to pack ALL OF THE THINGS into...
8 years ago

Nice basic case

★★★★★ 3.0
Verdict: Had one for a couple of years, nothing bad to say really. Kept my 4.4GHz 2700K (with a True Spirit 140) and 7970GHz cool, loads of room for everything, quiet, and despite my initial skepticism concerning the fan layout, it worked just fine. CPU maintained a 65C under max load stress tests with ease.
6 years ago

Awesome Case

★★★★★ 5.0
Verdict: All in i really like this case. Its plain and quiet so you don't have to listen to it while you are watching movies. There is good room for cable management, however there could be one more access hole over the psu. I like the tooless design.
Pros: 
  • Quiet -Seems to keep things cool -Stealthy
Cons: 
  • -Some of the cords for the case could be longer -i don't like the fan controller on the back
8 years ago

Antec P280 Review: When Enthusiasts Are Engineers

★★★★★
Verdict: It was probably unreasonable to expect better thermals out of the Antec P280. The enclosure isn't a homerun, at least not in its stock configuration, but it's most definitely a strong base hit.
9 years ago

Antec Performance One P280 Midtower Case Review

★★★★★
Verdict: No matter the age or skill level there is a handful of brand names that any user that has built a system will know. Fairly high on that list, if not top, would be Antec . Antec has been making cases since 1986 and since has had several cases that are very popular, like the Gaming series Ninehundred.
9 years ago

Antec P280 Performance One PC Case

★★★★★
Verdict: And with that being said today we will be talking a long hard look at the newest member to the family, the P280. The new P280 retains some of the sleek designs we come to love in the older models but once you really get inside the case you can see the many differences in them.
7 years ago

Antec Performance One P280 Super Mid Tower PC Case Review

★★★★★
Verdict: On a day just like today 10 months ago we launched this entirely new project and since in such a short time we've managed to make gigantic steps i just wanted to thank all of you our readers for your continuous support.
Pros: 
  • - Build Quality
  • - Design (For Some
  • - Spacious Interior (XL-ATX Mainboards
  • - Airflow Levels (7x120mm Fans
  • - Rear Speed Fan Controller
  • - Noise Dampening Material (Side Panels & Front Door
  • - Room For Up To 330mm Long Graphics Cards
  • - 9 PCI Expansion Slots
  • - Front Door
  • - Price (For Some
Cons: 
  • - No Forward Fan Included
  • - No Side Fan (Unlike The P193
8 years ago

Antec P280 Super Mid Tower Case

★★★★★
Verdict: has a heritage of building well designed products that actually perform - everything from power supplies to fans to cases. Their newest chassis creation, the Antec P280 Super Mid Tower Performance One Series Case, certainly doesn't disappoint.
Pros: 
  • » Whisper quiet at load
  • dead silent at idle
  • » Solid
  • sturdy construction
  • » Tons of space for expansion
  • » Supports the newest XL-ATX motherboards and video cards up to 13" in length
Cons: 
  • » Slightly heavier than other cases
  • » Priced in the mid to higher end for mid-tower cases
9 years ago

Antec P280 Performance One Case

★★★★★
Verdict: The P280 supports boards up to the XL-ATX form factor thanks to the large size and 9 expansion slots. For this installation we used the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme motherboard. This P67 motherboard had no trouble fitting into the case with room to spare (and the color scheme looks pretty good in there...
Pros: 
  • XL-ATX support
  • 9 expansion slots
  • Noise dampening surfaces
  • Lots of internal space
  • Double hinged door
Cons: 
  • Left hinged door
  • Heavy for its class
9 years ago

Slightly underwhelmed

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: I purchased this case as it met all my requirements and several online reviewers also confirmed what I was after. The case itself it great to build with. Lot's of room and reasonably high quality build as you'd expect from Antec. However, the front ports are not up to the job.
5 years ago

Antec P280 Review

★★★★ 4.0
Verdict: We're in two minds when it comes to the Antec P280. On one hand, it's a wonderful case to build a system into, with the superb build quality we've come to expect from Antec. There are plenty of excellent design decisions on display, from the pair of externally removable dust filters to the return of...
9 years ago

Antec P280

★★★★★
Pros: 
  • XL-ATX support 9 expansion slots Noise dampening surfaces Lots of internal space Double hinged door
Cons: 
  • Left hinged door Heavy for its class
9 years ago

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