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 Post subject: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:43 pm 
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Antec has shown the new improved P180, the P182 @ this year's CES. The improvements include two fan speed "controllers" on the back (for the rear and top TriCool I reckon), an improved cable management and two orifices for WC tubing (see pic). Oh and it's black :P

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The fan speed "controllers"
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For Watercooling
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It should be the same price as the P180.

Source: Matbe

P.S.: They also showed a special edition of the P182... mirror.

All black
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Shiny!
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LOL. I was waiting for you to post this thread. :)

Don't forget the Sonata III seen here and here 8).


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Goldmember wrote:
LOL. I was waiting for you to post this thread. :)

Don't forget the Sonata III seen here and here 8).


You were? :o

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Yes, I wanted to give you the honor or honour. :wink:

Anyway, the Sonata III looks lean and mean. Metal hinged door, front e-sata, front HD Audio, and a Earthwatts 500. The case is still too small for me though.

The P182 also has a P150/Solo type motherboard tray in addition to everything you already mentioned.


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:D

Damn! I always forget The Tech Lounge! :x They also have good coverage on these events (esp. with Antec products).

You already posted the link, so, again:
http://www.thetechlounge.com/article/35 ... ct+Lineup/

More pics and more info!

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Thanks for sharing!

I'm not a big fan of the mirror finish, but the black frame is pretty sweet! 8)

Good call by Antec on the fan controller switch. I wouldn't have spent $18 on a Rheobus if I had that.

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Screw the mirrors, I want it in all black! :mrgreen:


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Big dissapointment: the top fan remained. IMO if Antec would have replaced it with a 200 mm (very low speed) blower fan - exhausting to the back of the case, and placed damping material between the blower and the top of the case, the result would be a much better product.


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I am really liking that Sonata 3! Does anyone have an idea on the price those things will be shipping at? Retail & Discount outlets?

I might just put off a couple builds I was planning if I can pick one of those up for less than $200 US.


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Meato wrote:
I am really liking that Sonata 3! Does anyone have an idea on the price those things will be shipping at? Retail & Discount outlets?


Retail price should be +/- the same as the Sonata II.

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I like the front on the Sonata, but it's just a new bezel and a new PSU... same sideways drive sleds and all.

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Sonata is here ;)

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As someone who just ordered a P150 over a P180, the P182 - that's it??

Give me Silver or White over the black.

Because of the height, I would have liked the top fan eliminated, perhaps a second fan going out back.

Get rid of the door, please! and maybe a wee bit wider.

Perhaps some temperature sensors ala P160, an optional window, also ala P160W.

And fan controls on the front.


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Goldmember wrote:
The P182 also has a P150/Solo type motherboard tray in addition to everything you already mentioned.


Did I miss something? Last time I checked, the P150/SOLO didn't have a motherboard tray. My SOLO certainly doesn't. The Antec site doesn't mention anything about a motherboard tray.

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ok so when can i buy the Shiny P182!!!!


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Meato wrote:
I might just put off a couple builds I was planning if I can pick one of those up for less than $200 US.

The Sonata II retails for $99 and has been as low as $49 after rebate with the P180 as low as $69 after rebate. So the fact that Antec is keeping the MSRPs the same for the Sonata III and P182 is GREAT. More value for consumers! So keep your eyes peeled and your credit card ready. 8)

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Did I miss something? Last time I checked, the P150/SOLO didn't have a motherboard tray. My SOLO certainly doesn't. The Antec site doesn't mention anything about a motherboard tray.

Aloha Bra! My Solo has a motherboard tray. It's just not removable. :wink: According to the techlounge link, Antec moved the motherboard tray to the left a little in order to stash some cables, like our beloved P150s and Solos. They even have some cable ties attached to the tray.

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ok so when can i buy the Shiny P182!!!!

Haha. It's just a prototype. E-mail Antec and let them know if you want to see it produced.

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Getting metal polished until it looks like a mirror is very, very time consuming (at least, done by hand). It will be a lot more expensive I'm afraid.


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Just a couple of days ago i was thinking of polishing my P180, and paint the insides black. After seeing that i am not sure if i like it or not, the uneven surface makes for an "interesting" distortion.

If it ever comes into production it will be expensive, yes. Antec would also most likely get a lot of complaints because people get fingerprints on it.. :roll:


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I'll take the black insides but you can keep that mirror finish. I like that almost enough to consider painting my internals. But without a window, who would know.

The downside to a black internals is seeing what your doing in low light. My mobo, psu, cables, and video card are all black and it's tough to see what you're doing when you're under the desk with the side off the case.

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We have a "SPCR Does CES" article in the works, so I won't say too much so as to not steal all of its thunder, but let me correct a couple of things mentioned above:

- The 182 is not black. It's a titanium-gunmetal kind of color. It didn't photograph well in the lighting at Antec's Bellagio suite. Our pics didn't turn out any better than ones Techlounge or Matbe took, unfortunately.

- In addition to moving the mobo tray about 1cm further away from the back panel, they've added pass-thru's for the wiring near the optical bays and the mobo. Very handy.

- The 182 SE is probably not destined for retail sale. It's the Antec equivalent of a concept car. But if you like it, let Antec know. If there's enough public interest expressed they will make it available via retail. If it does become available, look for it to cost ~$50 more than the normal 182. The exterior is polished stainless steel with automotive clearcoat. The black interior is probably "The Next Big Thing" in high-end cases. Once you see it the "generic gray" case interior looks cheap by comparison. I'm surprised that so few other companies have done it. I'd bet that you'll start seeing it more often, particularly on windowed cases.

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Rusty075 wrote:
- The 182 is not black. It's a titanium-gunmetal kind of color. It didn't photograph well in the lighting at Antec's Bellagio suite. Our pics didn't turn out any better than ones Techlounge or Matbe took, unfortunately.


Damn dem lightning! :lol:

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I'm anxious to do my first build, and the P182 is the case I now want. (I was leaning toward the P180 up until now).

Any clues as to when it will be in production?


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Some more pics...

It's not black...
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Another inside shot
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Cable management
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I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned the cable management of the P182. That is exactly what i wished for when i got my P180. A lot of people commented on cable management being a big issue on the P180, and it sounds like the Antec people were listening..... BRAVO Antec !


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JohnFL wrote:
I'm surprised more people haven't mentioned the cable management of the P182.


rpsgc wrote:
(...)an improved cable management(...)

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Hmm I really like the color, gun metal is a nice color IMO. I do hope that the all black interior is available at the retail level also.

Anyways I was about to purchase a P180B to replace my old P180 for my gaming PC rebuild looks like I am going to have to hold off until the P182 comes out.


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Rusty075 wrote:
We have a "SPCR Does CES" article in the works, so I won't say too much so as to not steal all of its thunder, but let me correct a couple of things mentioned above...


Have Antec revised the door mounting method for the P182 and P190 as I notice the P190 door interior shown in the photos doesn't employ those fragile little plastic hooks?


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would this be the "gun metal" color?
http://www.outdoorlighting.com/cart/images/images_big/GM.jpg


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Have any of you seen or heard anything about a release date for this case? I'm getting ready to build a new pc, and I'd hate to have bought a P180 and seeing this released the day after.

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Here's another vote for black interiors... but no windows! Are you listening, Antec? :wink:

The mirrored finish doesn't do it for me. I like the gunmetal color, but black is good, as well. Heck, I'd like an all-black case. No visible gray/silver.

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