Antec's newly minted P9 Window mid-tower case provides an unobstructed view of its interior through a large side-panel window, as its name suggests. Visible on the inside are cooling vents on the top, bottom, front, and back and tool-less expansion trays, bays, and slots. Not so obvious are the mounts for fans or radiators and hidden cable routing areas behind the motherboard tray.
The P9 Window has two removable 3.5" HDD cages that are stacked atop each other beneath the case's three 5.25" drive bays. Each cage has four combo 2.5" or 3.5" drive trays, and the cages can be independently removed or adjusted to support liquid coolers. When the cages are removed, the P9 Window supports graphics cards up to 16.9" (430 mm) in length. Antec provides two 2.5" storage mounting points behind the motherboard tray for folks who can live without mechanical storage. For cooling, three 120-mm or two 140-mm fans can fit at the top of the case, while another 120-mm fan can fit on a bottom mount. Those mounts augment the two front and one rear 120-mm fans that Antec includes. In addition to the tool-less cages, the case has three 5.25" bays and eight PCI expansion slots that are also tool-less. Hidden inside the 5.25" bay is a bonus 3.5" HDD mount.
The P9 Window's cable management features could help builders create a clean and uncluttered interior view. The case includes black cable ties, cable-safe routing holes, and extra space behind the motherboard for routing hidden cables. For that dust-free interior, the case also features washable filters for the front fan and PSU air intakes. The front I/O ports include two fan controls, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, microphone input, audio output, and power and reset buttons.
Here are the P9 Window's specifications in convenient tabular form:
|Antec P9 Window|
|Case type||ATX mid-tower|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||8.3" x 18.3" x 18.5" (210 x 465 x 470 mm)|
|Supported motherboards||Mini-ITX, microATX, ATX|
|2.5"/3.5" combo bays||8|
|2.5" SSD||2 (behind motherboard)|
|5.25" drive bays||3
1 internal 3.5"
2 x 120 mm (front)
|Optional Fan mounts||
2 x 140 mm or 3 x 120 mm (top)
|Radiator mounts||1 x 360 mm (top)
1 x 240 mm (front with all drive cages removed)
|Front panel I/O||
2x Fan Controls
|Max. graphics card length||16.9" (430 mm) with drive cages removed|
The P9 Window isn't available yet, but Antec suggests a $109 price tag whenever it hits store shelves.