Antec Two HundredJun 29th, 2010 | By Chris
Let’s start off by having a look at the side panels. The left side sports a drill pattern for a 120mm fan (not included), and the right side is a flat, black panel; Nothing special there.
On the top we find ourselves a 120mm, placed behind a smooth fan mesh.
Now for the face of the unit! Typically, the front portion of a chassis contains the majority of features, and this is also true for the Two Hundred. On the top, we have the Reset Button, two USB ports, two 3.5 jacks for microphone and headphone, and the Power Button. While both buttons feel slightly wobbly to the touch, they push in nicely and give a solid click. Moving down from there, we have three bays for 5.25″ drive. Right below that is something unexpected – a 3.5″ SATA hot-swap bay. Most cases don’t even contain this feature, and if they do, they are sitting at a much higher price point and are far from the “budget” status. As for the rest of the bottom half of the chassis, we are greeted by a mesh and plastic covering. Behind the mesh are drill patterns to install dual 120mm fans.
We can see by the back of the chassis that the power supply unit will be bottom mounted. Beyond that, there isn’t anything else extravagant here, other than the dual switch at the top to adjust the top and rear fans from LOW to HIGH.
The bottom of the chassis is non-painted, and has four hard plastic feet. Being that the power supply is bottom mounted, it’ll be difficult for the unit to get a fresh intake of air as there is no intake mesh. We’ll see how it works out once we get inside.
The Two Hundred is still coming off as a budget chassis, as intended. Let’s have a look inside and see if the trend continues.