Antec P183 v3
The inside of each side panel is pretty bland, with just a large plastic insert. However, each panel is thick and packed with a dense material to help reduce noise outputs from the case. If you give them a tap its a very short, dull sound that follows.
Here the P183 shows its age a bit, not having a coloured (even if it’s just black) interior. It’s also quite small in comparison to some of the other cases we’ve been looking at.
One of the more noticable features about this case is that it has a separate PSU area that helps isolate the thermals of thet installed unit.
For routing cables into the case you have these little holes in the dividing wall. These can be opened and closed by utilising the big plastic slider.
At the front end in each of the drive cages you have these small trays with silicon spacers pre-attached.
However if you don’t want either of these you can simply remove them by unscrewing the thumbscrew and sliding them free.
The otherside gives a different take on things. There’s not quite as many cable holes as you’d find on some cases, but the visible-from-the-other-side plastic slider allows for plenty of cables to be routed that way.
You may also notice the large cut out section for CPU cooler back plate replacement. This does weaken the motherboard tray a little, but it’s not of too much concern.
There’s also several cable ties to make tidying them away that bit easier.