Antec P183 Mid-Tower Case

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Test Rig:

Processor Intel C2Q Q9450 Quad Core 2.66GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte S-Series GA-73PVM-S2H
Graphics Card XFX 8600GT
Memory Corsair XMS2 PC6400 (2x 1GB)
Hard Drive Hitachi HDT7250 (250GB)
OS Windows XP Pro 32bit
PSU NOX Apex 700W

Installation for most cases is normally pretty similar except sometimes for the drives, so this is where we will start. For the P183, a rail system is used where two rails are attached to each side of the chosen drive allowing it to slot into place. The rails themselves are black and constructed from hard plastic – being slightly picky, it would have been better to have used rubber as this would soak up any vibrations and some people believe it also prolongs the life of the drives.

After attaching rails to the ODD, the front panel needs to be removed allowing the drive to slot in.

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The hard drive is slightly different as the rails come pre-attached to a metal tray. The hard drive is then attached with screws through the plastic mounts.

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The rest of the installation is almost identical to every other case and simply involves screwing the boards and PSU into place and finally connecting everything up.

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