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    Antec P182

    Just started my build with this case and its freakin sweet!!

    Build quality is amazing compared to my akasa eclipse.

    Bit fiddly to get the PSU in but after that it's plain sailing. If any of you have one and have messy cables..shame on you..it's effortless!

    Just though't i'd share.

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    describe the quality my man....i love good engineering

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    ohhh...and work hard Akasa Eclipse is a favourite of mine

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    It's like a nice heavy BMW door compared to a mark 1 feista..best way to describe it I suppose.

    Everything fits together so smoothly but seamlessly. all you molex and sata cables fit behind the motherboard tray and come back in perfectly positioned holes..just lovely.

    The ATX risers are already in which is nice.

    The hard drive bays with rubber gromits are lovely...there just isn't anything not to like...except i've just noticed that the second power cable is only just long enough to reach so that might be tricky.

    It's just so easy to work on.

    Dont get me wrong the eclise is amazing to work inside with all the room it has..but that it's the only plus compared to this as far as I can tell.

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    Antec p180/182 + Corsair PSU + Arctic pro cooler = A very quiet combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    all you molex and sata cables fit behind the motherboard tray and come back in perfectly positioned holes..just lovely.


    The hard drive bays with rubber gromits are lovely...there just isn't anything not to like...
    i'm getting moist......more pls

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    Is it as good as my tj-09?

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    Is that the windowed 1?
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    My modded P180 can easily beat the P182 (goes and hides)

    1. Cut out rear fan grill
    2. Grills at front - both upper HD tray and lower HD tray partially cut away - superior cooling for hard disks
    3. Cut outs in the lower PSU/HD compartment and near the upper hard disk cage - make cable routing easier

    Beat that!

    At the moment I prefer my modded Eclipse (rear and front fan grills cut) to the P180. May change my mind though

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    My hands are scratched and cut from failed attempts at fitting the scythe ninja with the motherboard in..

    DO NOT bother trying it's impossible unless you have triple jointed fingers.

    Apart from that quite a pleasent build

    It's super quiet on low settings..plenty enough for it's end user.

    Just having to run an old 6600GT at the moment as the 8500 hasn't turned up as yet.
    Last edited by staffsMike; 31-05-2007 at 10:02 PM.

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    Its absolute ****e for watercooling, stick a Rad, any rad, on the outside of the back 120 fan and you wont be able to close the case.

    Gotta ****ing dremmel mine now...
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    I wouldn't use this thing for water cooling. Bit too cramped.

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    Well even if you wanted too you couldnt mount a rad outside, it's even more annoying as they give you pre-cut holes to do so !
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    My hands are scratched and cut from failed attempts at fitting the scythe ninja with the motherboard in..

    DO NOT bother trying it's impossible unless you have triple jointed fingers.

    Apart from that quite a pleasent build

    It's super quiet on low settings..plenty enough for it's end user.

    Just having to run an old 6600GT at the moment as the 8500 hasn't turned up as yet.
    I've done it plenty of times. Removing the SN is quite easy as it is possible to undo each clip with a light flick of only one finger.

    Installing it is more difficult as there is not enough room to press the clips directly, but once alligned each clip could be forced down by using something thin enough to fit between the diagonal gaps. I used the rubber end of a regular pencil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel.phillips View Post
    Its absolute ****e for watercooling, stick a Rad, any rad, on the outside of the back 120 fan and you wont be able to close the case.

    Gotta ****ing dremmel mine now...
    Do you know if the fan placement is exactly the same as on the P180?
    I'm using a MCR120 radiator at the moment, albeit with a shroud, and there's absolutely no problem with getting the door off and on?

    EDIT: I see that the fan is moved more towards the case side on the P182, which is a bit nasty. I can see your problem!
    I'm probably going to be mounting a triple radiator to the top of my P180...I suppose it's possible to do the same and let the rad overhang the back of the case on the P182 if you'll be using a dual rad or more, but I agree, it doesn't seem to be particularly ideal!
    Last edited by FatalSaviour; 01-06-2007 at 05:00 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvclub View Post
    I've done it plenty of times. Removing the SN is quite easy as it is possible to undo each clip with a light flick of only one finger.

    Installing it is more difficult as there is not enough room to press the clips directly, but once alligned each clip could be forced down by using something thin enough to fit between the diagonal gaps. I used the rubber end of a regular pencil.
    i tried that with a screw driver stabbed through a rubber lol ..no luck

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