Antec Performance One P380 Review – A glorified P280




In Summary
Antec has released the long-awaited successor to the P280. The characteristic door of the Performance One series is gone and in its place is an aluminum front come. As a result, external bays, such as a fan controller or card reader, not to use. Well you will pay a hefty premium for the P380, which hypodermic actually almost identical to the much cheaper P280. However, the cooling options are improved, but the supplied cooling does not perform better than those in the P280. The housing is fairly quiet, but that plus the high price does not justify.

Pretty quiet
Advanced cooling options
Expensive for a P280 with aluminum
Empty space in 5.25 “-drivebays
No central fan controller
Tweakers zegt: voldoende
Price at time of publication: € 180, –
Tested version: Antec P380
Antec has its Performance One series to a reputation. The now already about ten years ago launched P180, the progenitor of the Performance One series, was a big step above the dull gray middle. 2005 was also the year in which the transfer of power from top to bottom are sensational.

Antec Performance One P380 The P180 has been in recent years with varying success followed by include the P182, P190, P183 and P193, and recently by the P280 and P100. The newest housing in the Performance One series, the P380, was already in the summer of 2014 during the Computex show, but we still had to wait eight months until the housing was actually available.

Meanwhile, the latest full-tower case from Antec available. The Performance One P380 must combine low noise with high-end components. In the large housing fit EATX boards, water cooled, many fans and quite a few drives. There’s a high price opposite, much more than any other Performance One housing has ever taken. Time to find out what you buy for that money.


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