A Detailed Look (Cont’d)
Moving around to the rear of the case we see a pretty typical ATX layout. Below the Neo HE 430W power supply is a 120mm Antec TriCool, 3-speed case fan. With all the attention given to vibration-free mounting the HDDs, I was surprised to see the same care was not given to the TriCool fan.
Looking at the bottom of the case, we see four soft silicone rubber feet for additional vibration isolation.
Both of the removable side panels and top are lined with black sound-deadening material to help reduce transmitted noise.
With the side covers removed we can get a good look inside the case. The left side panel uses two captive thumb screws to hold it in position while the right side panel uses two standard machine screws. The layout is a standard ATX format with all the drive bays located down the front and the power supply at the top-rear.
The Antec P150 is smaller than most typical mid-tower enclosures, both in height and depth. It will accommodate a full size ATX motherboard but working inside the case can be a little tight.
Cable management is good inside the P150 thanks to the included cable organizers and extra cables can be tucked out of the way behind the right side of the lower HDD drive bays. All of the I/O cables and control wiring come with clearly labeled connectors to assist in attaching them to the motherboard headers and are a good length for the case.
I test mounted a full size ATX motherboard without problems but as you can see there isn’t much extra room to work. The motherboard and AGP/PCI cards lined up perfectly in their respective openings. The P150 uses standard machine screws to secure expansion cards in their slots.