Antec P9 Windowed Mid-Tower Chassis Review




/ 3 years ago

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A Closer Look – Exterior


On the left side, we’ve got the “it’s in the name of the product” feature, that huge side panel window, giving us a great view of the chassis interior, and something that’ll give you a great way to show off your new hardware.

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Tucked into the left side of the front panel, you’ll also notice two pull-tabs, allowing you to remove and maintain the main dust filters for the front panel.

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The right side panel is just a solid panel cut from thick steel, and both side panels are held in place with a pair of thumbscrews at the back, for quick and easy access to the interior.

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The front panel is nice and bold, with an almost monolithic vibe going on. There are three 5.25″ drive bays with pop-out covers, and edge ventilation for the front fan/radiator mounts.

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Around the back, you’ll find a 120mm fan mount with a fan pre-installed, eight ventilated expansion slot covers, as well as the PSU cut out; all pretty standard stuff, but everything you’ll need.

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The main I/O panel is packed with features, offering up two separate fan controllers with a stop function, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, the usual power buttons, and HD audio jacks. What I do like is that all the ports have protective caps on, keeping the appearance nice and uniform, as well as free from debris.

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The top panel is quite interesting too, as from stock it’s actually closed up pretty tight for maximum noise dampening, which is ideal if you’re not using the top fan/radiator mounts.

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The top panel can be easily removed to be cleaned.

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Below that, you’ll find three removable panels covering the fan/radiator mounts.

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On the flipside of each panel, a thick layer of noise dampening materials helps keep the noise down even further and if you’re only installing a 240/280mm radiator, you can keep the smaller sections in place to plug the remaining hole.

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With everything removed, you can easily access the top panel mounts, where you’ll find room for 120/240/280/360mm radiators.

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On the base, you’ll find more dust filters, with one for the PSU air intake, as well as for the optional 120mm fan mount.

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