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Phyre
12-27-06, 10:34 AM
I'm somewhat confused on something with the newer cases from Antec that are out there. I'm currently looking at either the Nine Hundred, P180B, or the Performance TX1050B.

With the power supplies having fans on the bottom to bring air into the PSU, how would this affect the mounting in the Nine Hundred or P180B cases? Does the power supply just get inverted or mount as usual?

I'll be getting either the Enermax Galaxy 1000W or 850W. This makes me want to lean to the Nine Hundred or the P180B since the TX1050B comes with a power supply.

Thanks,
Phyre

Roadhog
12-27-06, 11:16 AM
P180B!!! That power supply might be a tight fit though. But you can always remove the bottom divider.

Rytr
12-27-06, 11:24 AM
I also have wondered about the mounting of the PSU in these cases. I assume it is mounted normal, not inverted, and there is sufficient room for drawing air. I like the idea of locating the PSU in the bottom of the case as it should run cooler.

Roadhog
12-27-06, 11:26 AM
I also have wondered about the mounting of the PSU in these cases. I assume it is mounted normal, not inverted, and there is sufficient room for drawing air. I like the idea of locating the PSU in the bottom of the case as it should run cooler.

you mount it with the fan pointing down I think. I'm not sure because my PSU has front/rear fans.

nippyjun
12-27-06, 11:33 AM
Check out the Antec P160 too.

Rytr
12-27-06, 11:38 AM
The P160 has been a favorite of mine for some time now. Excellent for someone who is constantly changing and swapping out stuff, like me.(xmasgrin) But the P180 and the new Lian Li's are getting my attention.

Phyre
12-27-06, 06:09 PM
I found some pictures from reviews that showed some close-ups of the inside of the P180B case. It's actually raised from the floor about an inch. So, it looks like you'd mount it normally.

Phyre

sirplayalot
12-27-06, 10:11 PM
I've got the Nine Hundred and I like it a lot. :)

john19055
12-28-06, 10:34 AM
I love this P180 case ,everthing install good ,orcourse I don't have the GTX,but I like how it is divided ,I can put all my harddrives in the bottom and take the middle cage out so the 120mm fan blows on my video cards,I just wished they had the black one when I bought mine.