Antec P120 Crystal Mid-Tower Chassis Review (Page 5)

| Dec 2, 2019 at 10:50 am CST
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: AntecModel: P120 Crystal

Inside the P120 Crystal Continued


Here is the cable management side panel removed from the chassis. We flipped the filter over on the panel to show it along with the airflow opening we showed previously. You can also see the two slots used to retain the panel on the chassis at the top and bottom edge.

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Here is the cable management are of the P120 Crystal chassis. The cables out of the box are well managed and run through a cable management hole. They are retained there for users to decide how to run them during the build process. The lower area of the motherboard tray shows two 2.5" SSD trays in place for mounting SSD's. The CPU backplate cutout is massive and more than capable of handling any cooler we have seen. To the left or front of the chassis, we get a rear view of the vertical cooling mounting.

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Here we see the dual thumbscrews for each of the 3.5" trays. These must be removed to remove the trays or to install an HDD for use.

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After removing the thumbscrews, we remove the tray to show you the mounting for the drive along with the tabs used to fix this tray to the chassis and the other tray. There are also four screw holes in place on the floor of the tray, which can be used to mount an SSD into the tray.

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The PSU area is seen here, and it is relatively standard, albeit it is at the top of the chassis. There are raised metal pads for the PSU to rest on; unfortunately, no rubber foam strips on the humps to allow the PSU to rest without scratching are found here. The fan opening enables the PSU to act as an exhaust fan for the chassis when your PSU fan is on, in case you have one with ECO or Zero RPM Fan Mode.

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The cabling for the front panel is as below:

  • Power and Reset switch connectors
  • SATA power connector (for lighted ring around Type-A Ports)
  • 20-pin USB 3.0 (USB 3.2 Gen 1) header for twin Type-A Ports
  • HD Audio connector

As we see here, the power and reset switch connectors are present, but no inclusion of power or HDD LEDs. The power can be indicated by the surrounds of the USB Type-A ports up top on the I/O, which illuminates when the SATA power connector is fed.

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