A Look Inside
As we get inside the case we can see Antec has stuck by their dual-chamber internal design. This design keeps components separated which allows for better cooling and airflow. Antec gives you routing holes to get all of your cables from your power supply to your components.
At the bottom of the case you have the power supply placement. Already install is a bracket that allows you to install normal power supplies, but if you remove it you can install Antec’s larger CP-Series power supplies. There is a riser that keeps your power supply off the ground, but I would have liked to see some type of ventilation on the bottom of the case. Also Antec has removed the fan in the bottom chamber to make room for longer power supplies. Moving up into the main chamber we can see the 2 120mm Antec TriCool fans.
Antec gives you room for 6 hard drives in the P183. Each hard drive cage is removable by just removing a simple thumbscrew and pulling it out. The bottom hard drive cage holds 4 hard drives and they are installed vertically. The top hard drive cage hold 2 drives and has trays that pull out for easy hard drive installation. Also on the top hard drive cage there is a small accessories box where you could put extra screws.
When you remove each hard drive cage you can see there is room for a 120mm fan. I would have liked to see at least one intake fan included. It is nice that that you are able to move the hard drive cages to get to the fan placements though.
The top part of the cases houses the 4 5.25-inch bays. This is the basic Antec design we have seen for the past few years now. Also inside the case we found a box of accessories that included mounting screws, drive rails, and cable ties.