Antec P101 Silent Mid-Tower Case Review – No Glass or RGB Here!




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Exterior

At first glance, there’s not really a lot to look at here. It’s a very bold and dark grey/black rectangle. The left side panel is just a solid slab of steel, with no standout features. However, if you look VERY closely, you’ll see a tiny little Antec logo on the rear foot, ooof!

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There’s also a small Antec logo on the front, but otherwise, branding is kept minimal here.

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One more subtle detail are these air intakes, which are finished in white. You can’t see them from ever angle, but they’re really funky and I quite like them.

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There are three of them, lining up with all the interior fans. It’s actually a hinged panel too, with a magnetic lock, so just give it a pull and you can open it up.

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Behind the panel, you’ll a high-quality dust filter, which is very snug fitting so pesky dust shouldn’t be able to slip past it.

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It’s easily removed for cleaning, so you can hoover it out or even wash it.

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Airflow comes from three Antec 120mm white bladed fans. They’re really nice quality too, and should give you all the airflow you’ll ever need!

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Worried about noise? Much of this case has sound dampening pre-applied, including a nice thick layer in the front panel door.

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On the top, there are no additional fan mounts, it’s closed up pretty tight here. That’s a good thing, as much of what you hear from your PC escapes from top-mounted ventilation. There is more noise dampening material at the top of the case too.

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Towards the front, you’ll find the power and reset buttons. However, there’s also a three-way switch here, allowing you to control the system fan speed. Should you need silence or full throttle cooling performance, you can have either at the flick of a switch.

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On the other side, there are four USB ports and audio jacks. I quite like that white outline too, which I think is LED-lit, but we’ll see when the power is turned on.

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Unsurprisingly, the right side panel is another blank panel.

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Towards the rear, you’ll find a 120/140mm fan mount with elongated screw holes for easy height adjustment.

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I like that this case is understated, but sneaks in some subtle hints of fun such as these two-tone expansion slot covers.

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The PSU mount is at the bottom, and uses a removable rear bracket for an easier installation process.

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