Antec Announces the P280 Performance Computer Chassis James White November 22, 2011 Press Release Antec is looking to bring back an old favorite with some updates. Last week they announced the release of the new P series case in the P280. I guess it was a good time to switch gears since the last few press releases have all been about motherboards and RAM for the Intel X79. Antec has decided to bring back the sleek, aluminum paneled look of the Performance Series. First and foremost is the P Series is always about quiet PCs. The P280 has sound dampening material, silicone grommets, and a triple layered from door. Then we move to the air filter covered fan mounts, support XL-ATX motherboards, tool-less optical drive bays, and plenty of cable management. The P280 even has fan hubs to minimize wiring mess and easy installation/remove of a fan. The Antec P280 chassis has an MSRP of $139.95 (€ 139) which makes it a very attractive option in the $100 to $200 price range. This may be the case you are looking for to last you for the next half a decade. [hide-this-part morelink=”Full Press Release”] Antec, Inc. is proud to announce the P280, the newest member of the award-winning Performance One Series. The P280 reflects the sophisticated appearance and Quiet Computing™ engineering of its Performance One predecessors, while offering a new set of features at an attractive price for users building with current- and next-gen hardware. Continuing the legacy of Performance One enclosures, the P280 integrates quiet technologies such as sound-dampening steel / polycarbonate side panels, a triple-layer front door and hard drive trays with pre-installed vibration-reducing silicone grommets. Its understated aesthetics will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts who prefer a stylish, functional appearance. Every feature in the P280, from the enlarged internal layout to the air filters & fan mounts, is included to accommodate high-end systems. Supporting up to XL-ATX sized motherboards and four-way GPU configurations, it offers a new level of expandability in the Performance One series. Understanding the importance of convenience and ease-of-use, the P280 includes tool-less optical drive bays, 3.5” drive trays that are also compatible with 2.5” drives, 30 mm of cable routing space behind the motherboard tray and six total cable routing holes, four of which are grommet-lined. The front & PSU intake filters can be removed without taking off the side panel or tipping the case. “Performance One has always had a special place in the hearts and minds of our customers,” said Mafalda Cogliani, Global Marketing Director at Antec. “With convenience & ease-of-use coupled with an attractive price point, we expect P280 to introduce customers new and old to the next generation of Performance One.” The P280 reaches store shelves and online retail outlets in late November for North America and early December for Europe with a MSRP of $139.95 and € 139, respectively. [/hide-this-part] Share This With The World!