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    Would anyone recommend this case? I really would like it, it looks fantastic. I like how much space its got, and the ventilation and the noise canceling panels.

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    One of the my rig is housing by this case, let me give you quick summary about it;
    Pro:
    • Good quality
    • Quite case
    • 2 Removeable HDD craddles with sound damper grommets
    • Washable Intake Front fan filters
    • 3 x 120mm adjustable fan (3 speeds, low-med-high)
    • Aluminum side panels and front door
    Cons:
    • Steel chassis (little heavy)
    • Hard to routing cables, especially if you use the bottom HDD craddle. The mid fan getting in the way.
    • A little cramp if you have a lot of the componments installed. Not really good case for water cooling.
    • Fans kinda loud in high mode
    • Only suitable for standard PSU and Video card (GTX is barely fit but not the Ultra), especially if you use the upper HDD craddle.
    Over all it is a good case and decent cost too. It's extremely quite if you can keep all fans at slow speed. Due to it's size you might find it is hard to work with if you play around with the hardware a lot. This is one of the reason Antec came out the P190 big brother, this one have more room to work with but it's cost more though.

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    Ah I could see that fan getting in the way, I had a look at the P190, and it costs a lot, and I actually prefer the 182 styling. Since I don't really need the upper hard drive storage, as I only have 3 drives, I can keep them in the bottom, so that wouldn't be a problem for me. Watercooling, not something I'm going to be doing anytime soon, so that only leaves me with the HDD cabling, and from pictures, it looks like it could be a problem, but I only have S-ATA drives, so I wont be messing with the big, bulky IDE Ribbons. I am not bothered about weight or anything also. So all together, is this case is recommended?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    it looks like it could be a problem, but I only have S-ATA drives, so I wont be messing with the big, bulky IDE Ribbons. I am not bothered about weight or anything also. So all together, is this case is recommended?
    I'm just want you to aware the flaws of this case before I give you my verdict.

    Ok, even with the SATA cables you still have a hard time to fish them to the opening above the middle fan then down to the harddrives, if you use the bottom HDD craddle. And if you use the upper HDD craddle then it might interference with a long video card (over 10" long). You actually can install an addition intake fans (for video card) in the front or right after the craddle (fan clips included). Oh, I forgot to mention the 3 fans came with case won't work if you install directly to 3-pin connections on the MOBO. I had to connect it directly to 4-pin molex PSU.

    Well anyway, for the value, all the features and the built quality. Yes I would recommend it for the standard setup.....not to many drives, not for long video cards. The lesser cables that you can manage the better to work with. The bottom line of the big flaw is it's hard to routing the cables, just be patient when you fishing the cables. Everything else I'm happy with the case though. I rated this case 7/10.

    Hey, I'm just spoiled from using high end quality case (TJ09) = $$$$

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    Is it me, or have Newegg got rid of the Antec P182 right after I said I was going to get it?

    Thanks for your help Denton, its much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Is it me, or have Newegg got rid of the Antec P182 right after I said I was going to get it?

    Thanks for your help Denton, its much appreciated.
    You're welcome.
    Out of stock? Which one are you going to get, the mirror one or regular one?
    Ncix still have both models in stock (check USA site) and I think they are cheaper than at Newegg
    Ncix - $171 182SE and $132 182B
    Newegg - $199 182SE

    By the way Ncix will do price match for you if you can find it's cheaper else where.

    The mirror model is to hard to keep the finger prints off it though, but the black one doesn't show that much.

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    Regular one, definately. One of my biggest 'annoyances' is fingerprints. Ill have a look at Ncix

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