Finding the right chassis for a system build is like setting up the foundation before building out the design of your computer and working your craftsmanship into the intricate details of component selection and configuration. Start with a good foundation that caters to your build requirements and you're bound to have a better overall end result when you hit the power switch to boot up for the first time. And though the average enthusiast might choose a larger full tower case with real estate to spare, for many there is also beauty in smaller, more space-efficient designs. We've covered our share of monster "gaming cases" here at HotHardware but we felt it was high time to look at something a bit more diminutive.
Thus, we reached out to Antec to provide us with their smaller-sized version of their P180, titled not surprisingly, the Mini-P180. The Performance One series of cases has met with many favorable reviews, and combined with our own experience with their gaming cases, the Three Hundred and Nine Hundred, we figured that Antec could come through again.