Antec Performance One P280 Review & Specs

Antec Performance One P280 Black ATX Mid Tower

Antec Performance One P280 Black ATX Mid Tower

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  • Sophisticated and cutting-edge, the P280 emphasizes the ease of use, quiet technology and unparalleled performance characteristic of Antec's Performance One series. This advanced enclosure comes equipped with features that will maximize your PC experience, from Quiet Computing™ panels & HDD drive bays, to grommet-lined cable routing holes with ample space behind the motherboard tray. The P280 accommodates motherboards up to XL-ATX and includes nine expansion slots to support up to four 13.0" / 330 mm graphics cards. And with convenient tool-less optical drive bays, easy-access front & bottom PSU intake air filters, two front panel USB 3.0 ports and an affordable price, you get an elite enclosure that will last you for builds to come.

Specifications Overview

Model P280
Release Date December 2011

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Black
Includes Power Supply
External 5.25" Drive Bays 3
External 3.5" Drive Bays 0
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 6
Motherboard Compatibility ATX, Micro ATX, Mini ITX
Front Panel USB Ports
Dimensions 561mm x 231mm x 525mm
Max VGA length allowance 330mm
Expansion Slots 9


  • Silent
  • Solid construction
  • A lot of space for big CPU coolers and long graphic cards
  • Removable dust filter
  • Access to CPU backplate


  • Front panel doesn't look so solid
Model P280
Case Type Super Mid Tower
Color(s) Black with gunmetal anodized aluminum front door
Cooling System

• 2 x 120 mm top TwoCool™ exhaust fans
• 1 x 120 mm rear TwoCool™ exhaust fan
• 2 x 120 mm internal intake fans (optional)
• 2 x 120 mm front intake fans (optional)
• Fan power hub allows you to connect four 3-pin fans to a single Molex for improved cable management

Drive Bays • 3 x 5.25” tool-less drive bays
• 2 x 2.5” drive bays (dedicated)
• 6 x 3.5” / 2.5” drive trays
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 with internal motherboard connector
2 x USB 2.0
Audio In/Out
Expansion Slots /
video card size
• 9 expansion slots
• Maximum video card size: 13” / 330 mm
Maximum CPU Cooler Height 6.7" / 170 mm
PSU No power supply included
Motherboard Support XL-ATX [13.6” x 10.3” (345 mm x 262 mm)], Standard ATX, microATX, Mini-ITX
CPU Cutout Enlarged CPU cutout
Cable Management 30 mm of cable routing space behind motherboard tray
Side panel features None

• Unit Dimensions:
- 526 mm (H) x 231 mm (W) x 562 mm (D)
-20.7” (H) x 9.1” (W) x 22.1” (D)
• Package Dimensions:
-575 mm (H) x 290 mm (W) x 630 mm (D)
-22.6” (H) x 11.4” (W) x 24.8” (D)


Weight • Net Weight: 22.3 lbs / 10.2 kg
• Gross Weight: 26.5 lbs / 12.0 kg
UPC 0-761345-82000-4

Critic Reviews


Antec has shown once again with the P280 that it is still possible to engineer a unique chassis at an excellent price point without having to resort to generic tooling or crazy designs. The P280 looks simple, but offers an excellent and solid feature...


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From afar, there’s little to distinguish the Antec P280 from such long-in-the-tooth predecessors as Antec’s P183. The steel side panels are all black, without mounting holes for additional fans or windows to provide a look inside. There’s no LED glow,...


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