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    Antec P182/P182SE

    What do people think of these beasties? Who will be stocking the SE? Overclockers have it, does anyone else?

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    Until they fix the problems with too little space for the PSU and cables I'm not tempted. Apart from that, excellent

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    I do like my P180b though, for what that's worth...

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    I've modded my P180 as well

    Ebuyer also have the P182SE, it's not OCUK exclusive as they orginally claimed

    I'm not happy that Antec are charging more for the P182 than the P180. I mean after all you get less case for the money - they've cut bits out so why should they be charging more

    Still a nice case though.

    I'm thinking of moving over to one of these cases - 2 x 220mm fans on the side. I believe you don't need any other fans.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+Case+-+Retail - Black

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+Case+-+Retail - Silver

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Until they fix the problems with too little space for the PSU and cables I'm not tempted. Apart from that, excellent
    I have a 180b and don't have a problem with PSU or cable space, but the 182 enables PSU cables to be routed across the bottom of case and behind motherboard to ease this problem, so I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amjedm View Post
    I'm not happy that Antec are charging more for the P182 than the P180. I mean after all you get less case for the money - they've cut bits out so why should they be charging more
    What have they cut out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    What have they cut out?
    In the motherboard tray at the top there are two rectangle holes to feed the 12v cable through.

    PSU section the've cut a bit out so it's possible to route cables behind the motherboard tray.

    Pic shows the motherboard cut outs

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowIm...+Case+-+Retail

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    ... so this is a case where less is more! LOL

    If they have to put in additional cut-outs (and I think there are more changes than just that, subtle and minor they may be)... then there are additional manufacturing processes that cost more.....

    However I would have expected the 182 to be the current 180 price and the 180 to drop (if they are keeping it on as a product).

    I read a few posts a couple of weeks ago where people had ordered a 180 and got a 182 delivered in a 180 box (same price).
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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    ... so this is a case where less is more! LOL

    If they have to put in additional cut-outs (and I think there are more changes than just that, subtle and minor they may be)... then there are additional manufacturing processes that cost more.....

    However I would have expected the 182 to be the current 180 price and the 180 to drop (if they are keeping it on as a product).

    I read a few posts a couple of weeks ago where people had ordered a 180 and got a 182 delivered in a 180 box (same price).

    I was expecting the P182 to be the same price as the P180 as well

    Some ordered from Scan and ended up with the P182 - lucky.

    Me - no way was I going to pay that much for the P182, so did my own mods

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