SOURCE: Antec

April 11, 2007 09:00 ET

Antec Introduces the New Standard in Performance Cases

P182 Delivers Performance PC Case With Innovative Cooling Methods and Upgraded Design

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2007 -- Antec, Inc., the leading global brand of high-performance computer components for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has released the newest addition to its Performance One line of cases, the P182. Improving on Antec's best-selling P180, the upgraded P182 model has a smooth gun metal black finish and more innovative cooling features for the ultimate in performance cases.

To better support water cooling enthusiasts, the case is fitted with grommeted water pipe holes for externally mounted water-cooling radiators. Three TriCool 120mm fans are provided to keep the system running cool and quiet, and an optional middle fan can be positioned to cool VGA cards. In addition, an external fan control for the top and rear fan has been added for easy access to adjust the fan speeds within P182.

For the complete do-it-yourself experience, P182 has been created for builders to develop a truly unique computer. P182's new gun metal black color gives the case a contemporary look, while practical elements like enhanced cable management and easier cable routing improve cooling and increase visual appeal. The case features a separate chamber for the power supply of the system builder's choice, and eleven drive bays support a wide variety of drives. The double-hinged door opens at 270 degrees for easy access to internal components, while the case is fitted for up to standard ATX motherboards.

P182 includes silent computer features as well, so that even with the fans running at higher speeds the case allows for near-silent operation. The three-layer side panels and front door made of aluminum and plastic reduce system-generated noise and make it one of the quietest cases available. The separate chamber for the power supply also aids in reducing system noise, by keeping the power supply cooler and enabling the power supply fan to run at a lower speed.

"As part of Antec's ongoing practice of listening to our customers it became apparent that the P180 could be improved upon. With the feedback we were given we were able to offer these improvements quickly and at no change in price," said Scott Richards, senior vice president for Antec. "P182 continues Antec's commitment to silent computing and to our customers, by providing improved cooling features and making it easier to use liquid cooling systems. This makes the P182 the new standard in performance cases."

P182 is available from major retailers, e-tailers and distributors for approximately $169 and is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec

Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in these categories and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a large range of cases, such as its technically advanced Performance One Series, cost-effective New Solution Series and server grade cases designed for the needs of all workstation and server markets. The company's rack mount cases meet all the requirements of the competitive ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec's products also include front line power supplies such as its TruePower Trio series, EarthWatts, its most environmentally friendly power supply to date, and NeoPower for stable and reliable quiet computing. Furthermore, Antec offers a computing accessories line comprising many original products, including its patented LED Fans.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The company's products are sold in more than 30 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

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