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Antec Mini P180 Black MATX Case £59.99 at ebuyer

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8y, 3m agoFound 8 years, 3 months ago
got one of these myself based on the great reviews hope it helps somebody

Usually 79.99 inc VAT, for a short time you can buy the excellent new Mini P180 Case from Antec for only 59.99 inc VAT. That's a 20 pound saving. Don't miss out, offer is for this week only!!

Good things come in small packages - Antec Mini P180

The reliability, performance, and versatility of the Antec Performance One series is now available in a stylishly small enclosure, perfect for gamers on the move. The Antec Mini P180 boasts a heat-reducing dual chamber design with room for your microATX motherboard, power supply, and up to 5 hard drives. Sound-deadening multi-layer side panels and silicone grommets ensure quiet computing, while 120 mm and 200 mm fans provide optimal cooling. Top it off with a sleek interior black finish and front USB, audio, and eSATA ports, and you wont believe the quality weve fit into this petite portable case.

Specifications - Antec Mini P180
Unique upper and lower chamber structure: the power supply resides in a separate chamber to isolate heat from the system and lower system noise.
Stylish black interior
No power supply included with the Antec Mini P180
To optimize the performance of your Antec Mini P180, your choice of power supply is crucial. Antec strongly recommends choosing from our NeoPower or TruePower series.
Configurable to accomodate graphics cards with full length PCBs
8 Drive Bays
External 3 x 5.25; 1 x 3.5
Internal 5 x 3.5 for HDD
Cable organization for added convenience and better airflow
Innovative three-layer side panel (aluminium, plastic, aluminium) dampens system generated noise, making the Antec Mini P180 one of the quietest cases available
Cooling System:
1 rear (standard) 120mm x 25mm TriCool Fan
1 top (standard) 200mm x 25mm TriCool fan
2 front chamber (optional) 120mm Fan
Exterior speed control switches
Motherboard: up to microATX
4 Expansion Slots
Double hinge door designed to open up to 270º
Front ports:
2 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA
Audio In and Out (AC 97 and HDA)
0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis
Unit dimensions:
17.1"(H) x 8.3"(W) x 17.2"(D)
43,5cm(H) x 21,2cm(W) x 43,6cm(D)
Package dimensions:
20"(H) x 11.1"(W) x 20.3"(D)
51,0cm(H) x 28,3cm(W) x 51,5cm(D)
Weight:
Net: 20.9 lbs / 9,5 kg
Gross: 24.4 lbs / 11,1 kg
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1 Like #1
Fantastic case, especially interesting if you are interested in building a quiet PC.

Although it will only take a Micro-ATX (mATX) Motherboard it is around the size of a regular midi ATX case because it has a separate internal compartment for the PSU to keep the heat zoned.

Silent PC Review review it here

(The forum member mentioned in the postscript on page 7 was me :p)
#2
I am looking for a small PC case, as small as possible.

Could u give any advice? Thanks!
#3
Several issues I have with this case, that make it not worth getting imho, are:

Marks very easily.
Inside is very tight fit, specially for high end components.
The dual chambers do nothing for heat control.
Front door is very flimsy and the hinges are poor quality..
Noise dampening is NOT as good as expressed in reviews.

So poorly let down by this case i went and bought another to replace it..
#4
matureking
I am looking for a small PC case, as small as possible.

Could u give any advice? Thanks!


Shuttle??
#5
matureking;2826554
I am looking for a small PC case, as small as possible.

Could u give any advice? Thanks!


This case isn't that small. It's certainly not as small as you'd expect from an mATX standard case.
#6
Seems pretty cold for me. Maybe a hot deal as far as Antec P180 cases go, but with the general drive of all hardware towards lower power consumption and lower heat output, I'm not seeing why a cooler case is really of any importance. And £60 for a mini-ATX case with no PSU is just criminal, no matter how much marketing lies they use to justify it. £20 might be nearer the mark.
#7
wozza2k
Shuttle??


Thanks, but even Shuttle is a little bit bigger for me..
Any smaller ones?:oops:
#8
pimpMe;2826597
Several issues I have with this case, that make it not worth getting imho, are:

Marks very easily.
Inside is very tight fit, specially for high end components.
The dual chambers do nothing for heat control.
Front door is very flimsy and the hinges are poor quality..
Noise dampening is NOT as good as expressed in reviews.

So poorly let down by this case i went and bought another to replace it..


I disagree that the dual chambers do nothing for heat control. I'm heavily into PC silencing and run a completely passive system (even the PSU) in this cases bigger brother, the P180. I don't have a very powerful system, but I was/am unable to run it passively in other cases.

As for case dampening, this is only a last stop measure against PC noise and isn't very effective on its own. It can't make noisy components quiet but it will make quiet components even quieter. It also has better construction than other cases so vibrations from HDs aren't amplified and it has an effective HD mouting system for reducing HD noise.

It won't work miracles but if you want to build a very quiet system this or one of its bigger brothers is the case to do it in.
#9
matureking;2826628
Thanks, but even Shuttle is a little bit bigger for me..
Any smaller ones?:oops:


You could look at Mini ITX systems and there will be an influx of small systems with Intel's Atom platform. They won't be outrageously powerful, though.
#10
dxx;2826616
Seems pretty cold for me. Maybe a hot deal as far as Antec P180 cases go, but with the general drive of all hardware towards lower power consumption and lower heat output, I'm not seeing why a cooler case is really of any importance.


Lower heat = lower fan rpm needed = less noise. Whether you're into silent pcs or have a gaming setup, that's good. For the average user, a bit pointless yes.

Also, if you have multiple hard disks the case's setup is ideal to keep them cool, and thus avoid data loss.


These and the full size model have been regarded as the best case on the market for several years now, it's not without reason.
#11
Not worth 60 quid in the slightest voted cold
#12
scousethief
Not worth 60 quid in the slightest voted cold



maybe not to you ,this is an enthusiast case built solid to last and built to be quiet and cool. if you want low quality cheap flimsy \noisy chinese junk you can get them for £20 or so , but WITH THIS your paying more for one of the best cases around, besides where can you find this case cheaper?
#13
nice case
how hard would it be to transfer all of my dell inspiron 530 components into this case??
1 Like #14
craigthaagensen
besides where can you find this case cheaper?

Which is usually the main criteria for voting on a deal as opposed to ‘I don’t have use for this so I’ll vote it cold’.
1 Like #15
zeshan95
how hard would it be to transfer all of my dell inspiron 530 components into this case??

There could be issues with the length of the power supply cables. If you measure them first you can read reviews of the case and see if they mention what lengths are needed. Apart from that from what I’ve seen the Inspiron seems fairly standard in terms of following the ATX spec.
#16
Decent mATX mobo's are few and far between!!
If it had been ATX compatible it would be an o.k bargain but as it only takes mATX I personally don't see it as a great bargain!

Also making a PC very quiet is easy and cheap even on a average £20-£30 PC case!!
banned 1 Like #17
I did a review of this case not all that long ago! Take a look:

http://www.custompc.co.uk/reviews/604662/antec-mini-p180.html

My biggest problem was that it was way too expensive so its good to see one here! :D
#18
I’m sitting on the fence with this as I have varied experiences:
On the one hand I personally use an Antec P182 with a Silverstone fanless power supply, ultra quiet Nexus and Silverstone fans and a Ninja CPU cooler and I can run a 3GHz Intel quad core in it at a sound level that’s very hard to hear even at 2 in the morning with all cores at 100% load.
Yet I bought my parents a couple of Dell Vostro 400 systems and after swapping out the CPU and case fans and adding a Zalman fanmate to the CPU fan they are usually very quiet. Occasionally though the Samsung HDD in one of them does make a rattling sound during boot up which is down to the case. I could re-house the HDD and make it silent for a lot less than it would cost to buy a new case though.
I still like the sound of this case but from what I’ve seen it retails at just over £60 at a lot of places so it’s only the free postage that makes it a good deal. Seems warm to me.
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scousethief
sorry am i not entitled to my opinion ? oh yes ,i am entitled to my own opinion . voted cold


craigthaagensen
yes your opinion is noted and disregarded. thanks for stopping by dont let the door hit you on the way out.


scousethief
Awwww diddums didnt i vote hot for you on your overpriced case ? awwww poor baby

voted cold a 20 quid cheap chinese imported case can be made as silent and cool as any other case out there, add in a good psu and this takes the price to well over 100 quid if you think thats a good deal , well frankly you deserve to be ripped off.

p.s thanks for the attitude id take some time away from redtube or pornhub and grow up a bit , itll do your rsi some good.


craigthaagensen
my attitude! take a look at youself ,a lot of hostility for nothing. fair enough you wrote you thought it was cold, but your initial post wasnt all that usefull was it "Not worth 60 quid in the slightest voted cold" you could have atleast bothered to write why you thought that, regarding your latest post I wont enter into name calling etc its childish and simply pathetic.


scarlettchanel
i think a man whos been a computer techie for years would know what he's talking about, and if you look at other peoples comments you'll see that its a great case at a great price. Its a good deal because thats the cheapest you can get it.
Do you vote other great deals cold just because you dont like it?? :roll:
Oh and he doesnt need to grow up, he has a wife, a house and a life... and he's one hell of a man too.


PoisonJam
Utter trash. I've been silencing PCs for years - I've built an installed them for recording studios - and cheap cases will always rattle and hum no matter how much acoustic dampening material you apply (and this buying would cost you a packet, too).

Add all the dampening material and custom ducting you want and you still won't match this case.

Besides this I think you're really missing the point and have skewed logic. This is a hot deal because you can't buy it cheaper elsewhere. People want to buy this case and they'll be grateful for it. Just because it's not in your price bracket for a case (because you obviously like cheap and nasty) does not make it a cold deal.


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TRY to keep it civilised Guys, there's no need for this.
[admin]#20
Ok, I did warn you not to continue this argument.
Deleting posts now, any further argumentative comments will result in infractions being issued and the thread being locked.
#21
Firstly i was responding to you comments and nothing more

secondly voted cold if you want a quiet pc google it rather than paying 60 quid for something that will still be as noisy as most other cases , it is afterall the components that make 99% of the noise , dont believe me >? buy a decent fan and controller your pc will be near silent

thirdly i apologise to the op and the mod i didnt want this conversation to go this way , if we were in a pub we would be having a debate a pint and a laugh unfortunately it has gone another way, not because of myself but becasue of the attitude i received because I and some others deemed this not to be that great of a deal , and i still stand by my initial reply.

and last mines a Fosters :) ( 3 cases for 20 quid at asda come on we'll get lashed )
#22
good to see the majority of people think the deal is hot, shame about the bad attitude of certain individuals, but theres always one i guess.
#23
scousethief;2830047
Firstly i was responding to you comments and nothing more

secondly voted cold if you want a quiet pc google it rather than paying 60 quid for something that will still be as noisy as most other cases , it is afterall the components that make 99% of the noise , dont believe me >? buy a decent fan and controller your pc will be near silent

thirdly i apologise to the op and the mod i didnt want this conversation to go this way , if we were in a pub we would be having a debate a pint and a laugh unfortunately it has gone another way, not because of myself but becasue of the attitude i received because I and some others deemed this not to be that great of a deal , and i still stand by my initial reply.

and last mines a Fosters :) ( 3 cases for 20 quid at asda come on we'll get lashed )

Yes the components make a PC loud or quiet to a certain extent. With the stock fans and stock Intel cooler my P180 was pretty loud, when I got a decent CPU cooler and Nexus fans it was quiet. But the wifes PC has a cheaper Antec case and nearly identical components and it's pretty noisy compared to mine even though mine has a "noisy" 36gb raptor and hers has a quiet 250gb hard drive I can hear her hard drive chugging because the case has no soundproofing and because it's thin gauge steel the case vibrates as well and yes everything is done up nice and tightly :)

An added bonus of the P180 be it mini or the normal size one is that because you have the HDD's in the PSU tunnel they are kept nice and chilly. I lost 3 hard drives in Australia in an Antec case that wasn't as well designed and was extremely noisy. Now it's not such an issue here but you can run fans just that bit faster in a quiet case without the thing sounding like a jet fighter taking off.

Fair enough if this is not for you but the P180 series are excellent cases. The average Joe won't see the point of spending an extra 40-50 pounds on a nice case but believe me if they actually got the chance to see the difference it makes a lot of people would probably splash out on what is also quite a nice looking case in addition to being bloody quiet and cool. It's the same with everything..... the average joe doesn't see the need for nice pots and pans but if they knew that it heated their food more evenly and didn't burn it as easily they'd consider changing.
#24
arfster
Lower heat = lower fan rpm needed = less noise. Whether you're into silent pcs or have a gaming setup, that's good. For the average user, a bit pointless yes.

Also, if you have multiple hard disks the case's setup is ideal to keep them cool, and thus avoid data loss.


These and the full size model have been regarded as the best case on the market for several years now, it's not without reason.


But then, there's two flaws with that argument. First, is that there's no actual evidence that this case is any better at keeping a system cool than a £20 case, besides the company's own write-up of it. Second, cooling really doesn't seem to be much of an issue these days anyway. Combine a Samsung F1 (mine measures around 30c, some 10c lower than my Seagate 7200.10s), a 45nm Core2Duo chip (my E7200 barely even heats beyond ambient temperature) and stick with onboard grapics or a with one of the lower-end models of the newer lines of cards, and you'll find yourself with a decidedly cool system even without having to blow £40 over the odds on a case. It's all just marketing FUD, honestly.
#25
craigthaagensen
maybe not to you ,this is an enthusiast case built solid to last and built to be quiet and cool. if you want low quality cheap flimsy \noisy chinese junk you can get them for £20 or so , but WITH THIS your paying more for one of the best cases around, besides where can you find this case cheaper?


Don't Antec manufacture their cases in China? And, no, cases priced lower than this are not junk. You'd know this if you had any sort of build experience.
#26
dxx
Don't Antec manufacture their cases in China? And, no, cases priced lower than this are not junk. You'd know this if you had any sort of build experience.


they are however not the same quality as this case, yeh i would agree a £20 job can be fine for basic light use, but if your an enthusiast running high end gear there is a difference with a high end case like this just like theres a difference between a cheap £10 psu and a decent branded one.
#27
dxx;2830178
But then, there's two flaws with that argument. First, is that there's no actual evidence that this case is any better at keeping a system cool than a £20 case, besides the company's own write-up of it. Second, cooling really doesn't seem to be much of an issue these days anyway. Combine a Samsung F1 (mine measures around 30c, some 10c lower than my Seagate 7200.10s), a 45nm Core2Duo chip (my E7200 barely even heats beyond ambient temperature) and stick with onboard grapics or a with one of the lower-end models of the newer lines of cards, and you'll find yourself with a decidedly cool system even without having to blow £40 over the odds on a case. It's all just marketing FUD, honestly.

An e7200 barely heating beyond ambient eh? :) Sounds like you're using your motherboard monitoring software or speedfan. This will never give you an accurate idea of temperature. As an example I have an E8400 with a Thermalright Ultra-120 extreme with a Nexus 120mm fan on it and it's running @ 33 & 34 in a room that has an ambient temp of 23. Just downloaded the joke that is speedfan and it says my CPU is running @ 24 degrees.
#28
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!!! hehehehe only joking of course

to sustain the ego of the op oh yes this is the best buy this century

to all of the normal people on here who read this buy some acoustic dampening material and swap out your fans for quality ones ( in truth youll put the same fans in this case and get the same noise output) it will cost you less in the long run.

For the record my case was 30 or 40 quid ( cant remember which i buy som many for others )
comes with

4 dvd bays 2 installed
5 hdd bays 4 installed
2 floppy bays none
1x120mm fan
2x80mm fans for the front hdd bay
a 500 watt generic psu that came with it
the front panel protecting the dvd burners opens 180 degrees which is enough
has 2 vents on the front were the hdd fans are
some nice leds :) in blue

and is pretty much silent upto the point i am constantly turning it off by the power button becasue its that quiet i dont realise its on, and no im not being funny. Oh and it was bought from overclockers.

*****
#29
[quote=scousethief;2830306]FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT !!!! hehehehe only joking of course

to sustain the ego of the op oh yes this is the best buy this century

to all of the normal people on here who read this buy some acoustic dampening material and swap out your fans for quality ones ( in truth youll put the same fans in this case and get the same noise output) it will cost you less in the long run.

For the record my case was 30 or 40 quid ( cant remember which i buy som many for others )
comes with

4 dvd bays 2 installed
5 hdd bays 4 installed
2 floppy bays none
1x120mm fan
2x80mm fans for the front hdd bay
a 500 watt generic psu that came with it
the front panel protecting the dvd burners opens 180 degrees which is enough
has 2 vents on the front were the hdd fans are
some nice leds :) in blue

and is pretty much silent upto the point i am constantly turning it off by the power button becasue its that quiet i dont realise its on, and no im not being funny. Oh and it was bought from overclockers.

***
You're talking about an ATX case. There is no way you're going to get 4 DVD bays and 5 HDD bays in a mATX case. They're different beasts. My P180 is a midi case and it will hold the same amount of stuff as yours will. This is a mATX case and will it's sound deadening and the separation of the PSU and main chamber it WILL run cooler and the fans won't need to spin up as often. That's the fact of the matter. Fair enough a 60 quid case which then needs you to buy a PSU as well isn't for everyone but this is a good price for a quality case which will do a good job.
#30
External 3 x 5.25; 1 x 3.5 theyre dvd bays
Internal 5 x 3.5 for HDD theyre hdd bays

holds one less than my full size case although i dont use all of mine so what i have would fit in this case.

and the choice of psu is your own as its not included and therefore should not be judged upon.
#31
matureking
I am looking for a small PC case, as small as possible.

Could u give any advice? Thanks!


I think a shuttle is about as small as you can get and still use standard components. You other options would be to go lower processing with mini-ITX or embedded-type systems (like the viglin posted recently or a fit-PC) or buy an all-in-one either fitted to the back of a monitor or a dell studio/mac mini style of PC.

dxx
Second, cooling really doesn't seem to be much of an issue these days anyway. Combine a Samsung F1 (mine measures around 30c, some 10c lower than my Seagate 7200.10s), a 45nm Core2Duo chip (my E7200 barely even heats beyond ambient temperature) and stick with onboard grapics or a with one of the lower-end models of the newer lines of cards, and you'll find yourself with a decidedly cool system even without having to blow £40 over the odds on a case. It's all just marketing FUD, honestly.


Well the samsung is known to misreport it's temperature via smart a couple of degrees lower than it's genuine temperture. Anyway, just because your PC is fairly low power it doesn't mean that all PCs are, The popular Q6600 gets pretty toasty when overclocked and by all reports the current Radeon 4000 series cards maintain a very high temperature with their stock cooler. There's still plenty of reasons for cool cases to exist even for people not buying £300 components.

dxx
Don't Antec manufacture their cases in China? And, no, cases priced lower than this are not junk. You'd know this if you had any sort of build experience.


£20 cases can be junk, but they're not all.
#32
scousethief;2830385
External 3 x 5.25; 1 x 3.5 theyre dvd bays
Internal 5 x 3.5 for HDD theyre hdd bays

holds one less than my full size case although i dont use all of mine so what i have would fit in this case.

and the choice of psu is your own as its not included and therefore should not be judged upon.

Of course. But I'm just pointing out that the number of drive bays isn't the same. Then there's the number of expansion slots as well. Personally the P180 mini is not for me either due to the lack of expansion slots, the fact that it'll be even more cramped than my full size P180 and the fact that there really aren't any gaming mATX cases but it'd be an awesome case for the wifes PC in our bedroom which is annoyingly loud when the hard drive gets going.
#33
I'd always want to choose my own (quiet) PSU anyway :)

A fan in a generic PSU, plus several case fans and and few HDs like most systems have will be a lot louder than my system with... 0 fans period and a Samsung F1 suspended in elastic with acoustic dampening on the HD cage... (I used to use a Samsung M60 2.5" drive but I got fed up of the lower performance).

Which brings me to my next point. Quiet is a subjective term. I found a single 120mm Nexus fan at 7V "too noisy", never mind a system or two mentioned in this thread. But I do work on my PC in the dead of night when ambient noise is much lower than during the day and it's also in my AV room with sofabed that I sometimes sleep on with the PC running tasks.

This isn't a case for eveyone, but that doesn't mean these people need vote cold :thumbsup: This price is good for those that do want this case, making it a hot deal. :)
#34
i think me craigthaagensen and 306maxi need to grab a few crates and come stay in your av room for the weekend Poisonjam lol :):)
#35
scousethief;2830559
i think me craigthaagensen and 306maxi need to grab a few crates and come stay in your av room for the weekend Poisonjam lol :):)

You wouldn't like me. I don't drink and haven't done so for over 4 years. A dry Australia..... no one believes me!

My PC isn't silent but it is very quiet and the noise it does make itsn't irritating especially when compared with the very metallic sound my wifes PC makes. I can hear it but the only thing I can hear is the air moving, I can't actually hear the fans as such in terms of the bearings making any noise like the standard fans did.
#36
£60 with no PSU is definitely standard price for this box as I nearly bought one before last Xmas as I did a lot of research. In the end I bought a Coolermaster one instead with Aluminium finish as it is the same colour as dust, also for £60! The piano black is really quite unsightly and difficult to keep clean... not very compatible normally with the wife!
#37
splender
The piano black is really quite unsightly and difficult to keep clean... not very compatible normally with the wife!

But is she ATX compatible? I have a black P182 and it does show the dust rather badly.
1 Like #38
oh dear somebody got suspended :)
#39
I almost purchased this case for my home server setup, but instead opted for the Lian Li V600, simply due to it being small and having plenty of drive bays for a raid disk caddy.

Anyway, this price is a good deal, it is closer to £70 elsewhere (or more, before VAT) at reputable places:

http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=antec+mini+p180&oe=utf-8&scoring=p

Heat and rep added - ignore the naysayers.
#40
dxx;2830178
But then, there's two flaws with that argument. First, is that there's no actual evidence that this case is any better at keeping a system cool than a £20 case, besides the company's own write-up of it.


There are plenty reviews out there that provide the proof. Or ask anyone who has one :-)



Second, cooling really doesn't seem to be much of an issue these days anyway.

Well, like I said, that's not the target audience. Try putting 5 hard disks, an overclocked quadcore, a DVB-S tuner and a higher end graphics card into a normal case. The fans will go up to vacuum cleaner noise, and the components will all overheat. In a P180/2, the lower chamber means the hard disks don't contribute to the case heat at all, and you can use a silent psu.


Go have a read of reviews and forums on silentpcreview for a better idea.

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