A Detailed Look at the Outside
The two most obvious changes to the P193 enclosure are the added depth and the large side intake fan has been moved outside to make more room inside for large CPU coolers. The side fan housing and front door both incorporate brushed aluminum panels, which really give this enclosure a classy look.
Both side panels are removable and constructed with two layers of material for sound dampening (steel and polycarbonate). The side panels are secured with thumbscrews.
The large front door has a nice feel to it and opens up to 270° so you can easily work on the front of the case without the door getting in the way. There are four exposed 5.25” bays on top and one exposed 3.5” bay located between the two lower HDD cage air inlet grills. The grills can be removed to access dust filters on the inside for cleaning.
The I/O panel is not covered when the door is closed, which is a nice feature IMHO. All of the usual ports are included with the exception of an IEEE 1394 Firewire port.
• Key lock
• (2) USB 2.0
• Microphone jack
• Headphone jack
You have to open the front door to access the main power On-Off and Reset buttons. This provides a little added security as the front door can be locked if desired.
Moving around to the backside of the case you can see that it is a pretty typical ATX layout that includes a single 120mm exhaust fan. Two ports are provided for use with an external water cooling system if desired. The power supply is located at the bottom of the enclosure and is designed to accommodate a standard ATX style PSU or one of Antec’s proprietary CP style power supplies. The included adapter plate makes this transition possible.
(Antec CP-1000 PSU installed)
The top of the case is plain except for the two 140mm exhaust fans located towards the rear of the enclosure.
Turning the case upside down reveals four silicone rubber feet.