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Conclusions

Antec got nearly everything right with the P110 Luce. The brushed-aluminum front panel and tempered-glass side panel lend an air of class to this enclosure, and features like dust filters on every intake cement the P110 Luce's premium billing. Antec's pre-installed 120-mm fans are of high quality, and the case has plenty of mounting options for liquid-cooling hardware for those who want to explore it.

Outside of getting the basics right, Antec throws in some nice features like a pre-installed RGB LED controller and an integrated graphics-card support bracket. The case also includes an unusual front-panel HDMI pass-through for VR headsets, and it's got enough USB ports alongside the front-panel HDMI port to make plug-and-play Oculus Rift support a reality.

Antec P110 Luce
May 2018

The P110 Luce's extensive internal options for hiding stray cabling and potentially unsightly storage devices make clean builds simple, too. I'd have appreciated it if the RGB LED controller was smarter or more configurable, or that it at least controlled both the front-panel logo and the logo on the PSU shroud. As it stands, the white LED Antec logo on the PSU shroud can't be synchronized with other lighting in a system.

Although the P110 Luce's cooling performance isn't anything exceptional, it didn't cause any of the components in our test system to reach alarming levels, either. Laudably, its noise levels under load are among the lowest we've seen among the recent cases we've tested. That's a fine balance of performance we expect a lot of builders will be happy with.

At about $91 on Amazon or as little as $84 through Newegg's marketplace right now, the P110 Luce offers a classy, high-performance and well-put-together package for not a lot of cash. Builders who want a case capable of putting a clean face on any build would do well to check out the P110 Luce, and I'm happy to call it a TR Editor's Choice.

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