Antec Two HundredJun 29th, 2010 | By Chris
As always, there is always a small bag of extra necessary accessories. Included with the Two Hundred is an installation manual, pin diagrams for front panel connections, a small bag of screws, and two zip ties for tidy cable management.
It takes two thumbscrews to remove before you can take slide off the side panel. Taking a look inside, we get an overall glimpse of the unpainted interior of the Two Hundred. One major thing to note right now is the punched out back panel behind the motherboard, making for easy aftermarket CPU cooler installations.
First off, let’s check out the back of the interior. Below the black 120mm fan, we have the standard seven I/O backplates.
Focusing the attention to the bottom of the unit, we see the mounting area for a power supply. As some of you might notice, there is no intake vent for the PSU; the unit will have to be placed upside-down. This is a great hindrance on cooling, which will substantially heat up the PSU, especially if you’re pushing a lot of watts.
Facing towards the front, we see six trays for the installation of 3.5″ hard drives. Looking closely, you might notice the two 120mm fan drill patterns and dust filters. Right above that, we have the 3.5″ hot swap bay (which has no included cables), and three 5.25″ bays above that.
A lone 140mm fan accommodates the top of the chassis, greatly assisting in the air outtake around the CPU area.
The front I/O connections are nothing unusual. Here we have the standard panel connections (HDD LED, Power LED, etc), one double USB header, and the HD Audio/AC’97 header.
The Two Hundred is coming off as very basic, but that’s what is intended, being targeted for budget users. We will soon see if performance is hindered by this.