Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget

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The assembly process is uncomplicated as all the components install using typical methods. The interior isn't as spacious as most ATX towers though due to the non-removable drive cage that occupies the front third of the case.

Four bolts are used to secure 3.5 inch drives to the provided the trays.

The bolts are actually longer than necessary, so while the drive is effectively isolated from the tray, it's not fully secured. The tray produces a satisfying snapping sound when locked into place but you can wiggle it a bit from side to side.

Our test system fully assembled. As the GPU is the focus of our cooling efforts the front fan has been moved up in position to blow over the video card. Our SSHD is placed away from the path of the intake fan in the lowest bay which should be the coolest location in the case without direct airflow. According to my measurements, the drive cage limits video card length to 32.3 cm (12.7 in) or 31.5 cm (12.4 in) if the card is more than 13.3 cm (5.2 in) wide at the tail-end.

CPU heatsink height clearance is approximately 16.9 cm if you don't mind the 3 mm thick foam on the side panel being compressed.

The cables at the back are easily tidied up.

There's a generous 29 mm of space available so you can bundle thicker cables without any problems.

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