Antec P82 Flow Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2 - Physical Look - Outside

The Antec P82 Flow is on the smaller end of mid-tower cases. Like the name implies, the P82 Flow focuses mainly on airflow and performance. The front of the case has plenty of room on the right side, top, and bottom to take in fresh air to flow through to the rest of the computer. The left side panel is a well-built tempered glass panel that is easy to see through to display the components inside your system. With the added additions of a hook design, the panel is capable of sitting in position without having been screwed in on the back of the case. The right side panel is quite generic, as it is merely a metal panel to cover up the cables, which is a good choice that I will talk about later into the review. The P82 Flow measurements come in at a depth of 454mm, height of 480mm, and width of 215mm. The weight of this case at 17 pounds is pretty average given its size and choice of tempered glass. I like the seamless design of the P82 Flow. The case is nice and angular with very little branding that would fit in just fine with an office or professional setup.

The I/O panel can be found on the left side of the Antec P82 Flow near the front panel. Because of the placement of the front panel I/O, some airflow will be sacrificed, but it will not be noticeable enough to matter. The generally aesthetic of the placement of the I/O works well in setups like mine, where the PC rests on the right side of the desk, which grants easy access. I personally do like this type of design, but I could understand it being problematic for other PC placements. Starting on the top, we have the power button, which is slightly bigger than the other buttons. Next, we have a smaller button being the reset switch. Moving on, we have two USB 3.1 Type-A connectors followed by the 3.5mm audio and microphone jacks with inscriptions below each of them.

The back of the Antec P82 Flow is standard to any mid-tower ATX case. At the top, we have the motherboard cut out alongside a 140mm fan that is already mounted. Underneath, we have seven horizontal expansion slots that you can break off. Fortunately, this case comes with three additional brackets to replace the ones you break off. There is a lock on the expansion slots that you will need to remove with two screws before getting access to these slots. There is no support for vertical GPU mounting. The back panel is a black in color and helps hide the cable management perfectly. Although you will not be able to see the cable management, it is best you will still care about it, which I will talk about later into the review.

The bottom of the Antec P82 Flow has four large feet. When moving the case around, I found the case to be very sturdy despite have no components inside adding weight to it. These feet leave a small bit of clearance and will suffice for PSU airflow. The feet stuck exceptionally well; doing its job just fine. There is a single dust filter for the PSU near the back end of the case designed for the PSU. I am really impressed with the quality of the filter. The filter is very easy to remove as you can simply just pull a tab on the back without having to flip over the case. 

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion