SOURCE: Antec

June 21, 2005 11:00 ET

Antec Revolutionizes High-Performance Computing With P180 Enclosure

Expands Performance One Series of Cases to Provide the Ultimate Solution of Cooling, Power, and Silence

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- Antec, Inc., the leading manufacturer of computer hardware and accessories for the upgrade and build your own (BYO) markets, has launched P180, its latest Performance One series case for the gaming and high-end computing market.

P180 was designed from the ground up to provide the highest level of cooling, silence and stability to today's high-end PC users. The case features a breakthrough design with dual chambers to isolate the power supply and CPU in separate cooling zones for improved airflow and lowered system noise. Unique sound-deadening three-layer side panels minimize noise in even the loudest high-performance systems.

The innovative chassis accommodates up to Standard ATX motherboards, and features a highly configurable cooling system including three of Antec's 120mm speed-adjustable TriCool fans, an additional front 120mm fan mount and an adjustable VGA air duct with another 120mm fan mount for better cooling to the graphics card. Silicon grommets in all hard drive cages reduce hard drive vibrations, and a double-hinged front door opens to 270 degrees for easy access to internal components.

Eleven drive bays are provided for maximum expandability. There are seven expansion slots, two convenient front-mounted USB 2.0 ports, FireWire and audio connectors for easy multimedia connections. A built-in washable air filter keeps clean air flowing through the case.

"Antec prides itself on its commitment to silence, cooling, and reliability in all of its products," said Scott Richards, Antec worldwide vice president of sales and marketing. "With the P180, our goal was to create a case that addressed the most demanding needs of today's high-power gamers, of quiet computing enthusiasts, and of PC users of every sort in between. The result is a truly revolutionary case worthy of inclusion in a new category we call the Advanced Super Mid Tower."

The P180 is available for an estimated street price of $159 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. It is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec

Founded in 1986, Antec, Inc. is the leading global brand of high-performance computer components and accessories for the PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) markets. Having pioneered this fast-growing category in the retail sector, the company has achieved a worldwide market-leading position. Antec has achieved equal success in the distribution channel, meeting demands from quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's enclosure technology line-up includes a wide variety of cases, such as its quiet and stylish LifeStyle series, enhanced Performance Plus Series and cost-effective Solution Series. The company's solid rack mount cases address the demanding ISP, telecom and networking markets. Antec also offers cutting-edge power supplies, such as the award-winning quiet TruePower range and the famous SmartPower. Additionally, the company's computing accessories line is made up of a variety of innovative products, including Antec's 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. For more information on Antec, please visit www.antec.com.

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