Antec P110 Luce Case Review

On the test bench today we have the Antec P110 Luce, a full-featured, mid-tower chassis with a tempered-glass side panel. This chassis is constructed of steel, aluminum, and plastic and is painted black inside and out. The case measures 230 x 489 x 518mm (W x D x H) and weighs just under 26lbs.

Specifications

The rear portion of the top of the case is covered by a plastic mesh filter with magnets embedded in each corner. Directly under the filter is a mesh area that has mounting locations for two 120mm/140mm fans.

The front of the chassis consists of a large plastic panel with a .8mm brushed-aluminum cover. There are vertical air intake vents on either side of the front fascia. Aside from the lighted Antec logo in the upper left hand corner, the front panel is featureless and lacks any 5.25" drive bay openings. The front panel is tool-less and is attached to the chassis via metal push pins. Removing the panel for maintenance or component installation is a simple matter of pulling the lower edge out and away from the chassis. The front panel requires very little effort to remove. Care must be taken when lifting or moving your system to prevent the panel from popping off.

The tempered-glass side panel, held in place by rubber-coated locating pins and thumbscrews, measures 451 x 489mm and covers the entire side of the case. Oddly enough, the metal panel on the opposite side of the chassis also features locating pins and thumbscrews, almost as if this chassis could be fitted with a tempered-glass side panel on this side as well. 

The bottom of the case has a large filtered hole for power supply ventilation and four large plastic feet. The rear of the chassis is home to ten expansion card slots (8 horizontal, two vertical), motherboard I/O area, and an opening for a bottom-mounted PSU.

The screw holes for the rear-mounted 120mm exhaust fan are slotted, allowing you to slide the fan up or down. This is especially useful when making room for other components or for fine tuning the airflow in your system.

The Antec P110 Luce features a robust filtration system that is easy to use and maintain. Every intake fan mounting location is equipped with a removable nylon fan filter. The filter on the top and front attach to the chassis via built-in magnets. The large filter on the bottom of the chassis slides in and out on rails. Kudos to Antec for making the bottom filter removable from the side of the chassis so maintenance doesn't require you to move your entire system to gain access to the filter.

Inside one of the empty 3.5" drive bays you will find a small white box containing various screws, Velcro cable straps, and an installation guide.

The interior of the P110 Luce is roomy for a mid-tower ATX chassis. This can be attributed in large part to the lack internal drive bay racks in the main component compartment. This chassis can accommodate up to ATX motherboards. The eight expansion slots make it possible to install up to three graphics cards in SLI and/or CrossFire.

The chassis also features two expansion slots for vertically mounting a dual-slot GPU, though no PCI-e riser cable is included. Although this case supports graphics cards up to 390mm, cards of this length can prevent the installation of all-in-one coolers and fans in the front of the chassis.

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