Antec was once one of the greatest PC case manufacturers in the world, but by 2021, they will no longer be at the forefront of the case industry. They still exist, but instead of focusing on high-quality, silent-focused cases, the company seems to have lost what it was trying to accomplish to some extent.
But not the P82 Silent-this new case may not be a premium product, but it is a case that focuses on acoustics with a pleasantly simple design.Is it good enough for us Best PC case List? Read on for details, but if you are after a quiet, unfancy build and don’t want to spend more than $60, then the P82 is hard to beat.
|Types of||Central Tower ATX|
|Motherboard support||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX (280 mm)|
|Dimensions (height x width x depth)||18.8 x 8.5 x 17.9 inches (480 x 215 x 454 mm)|
|Maximum GPU length||15.1 inches (380 mm)|
|CPU heat sink height||6.9 inches (178 mm)|
|Maximum power length||8.3 inches (220 mm)|
|Internal bracket||2x 3.5 inches|
|2x 2.5 inches|
|Expansion slot||7 times|
|Front input/output||2 x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio/microphone combo|
|Front fan||2x 120 mm (up to 2x 140 mm, 3x 120 mm)|
|Rear fan||1x 120mm (maximum 1x 120mm)|
|Top fans||not any|
|Bottom fan||not any|
|damping||Yes it is|
Touring the exterior of the chassis, nothing exciting really happened. The case is covered in painted steel, and no tempered glass can be found anywhere. There are also no RGB or any other fancy design elements.
The most aggressive element is at the top of the chassis, where you can find the air intake grille, which extends down to the right and bottom of the front panel. In addition, please note that there is no top exhaust device, as this will cause noise leakage. The front panel is also closed on the left side, again shielding users from noise.
The front IO is located on the left side of the front panel, placed along the black trim of the piano, with two USB 3.0 ports and independent headphone and microphone jacks. There is no USB Type-C here, but it does not matter, because in this case the price is less than $70. Below the IO, you will find the controls of a three-speed fan controller, although it has to be said that its action is very awkward-heavy and very cheap.
Turning to the inside of the case, you will again find that there is almost nothing worthy of being called otu. There is space for an ATX board, a large graphics card, and a large power supply and some drivers on the back.
There is not a lot of space for cable management, nor a lot of cutouts for cable connection points-but this obviously applies to simpler systems, so you might not care.
What I am happy to see here is the sound insulation pad on the side panel. It is not the thickest or heaviest, but if the damping performance is good, it should be enough to absorb some high-frequency noise. P10 flux What to go for. Similarly, the era of heavy Antec’Performance’ series chassis with three-layer side panels is over.
For cooling, Antec provides three 120mm fans-two in the front and one in the exhaust. A magnetic air filter is also provided, although it seems to be restrictive, so I am curious what the cooling performance will look like. Especially the closed front panel. You will not be able to install a heat sink on the top of this case, but you can install up to a 360 mm thin unit on the front.