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Antec Two Hundred Surfaces

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  1. btarunr

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    Antec is ready with another "Hundred" series PC case, this time a new entry-level model that squats below the Three Hundred. The Antec Two Hundred is a standard ATX case, with the basic Hundred series design as far as placement of fans goes. The front air-intake grill sports a polygonal design. The 3.5-inch HDD/FDD external drive bay provides hot-swap capability. Including this, there are six 3.5-inch bays in all, below three 5.25-inch bays. The PSU bay is below the motherboard tray, which provides a gap for some basic cable-management. The motherboard tray further features a gap behind the CPU socket area, which allows users to manage CPU coolers with back-plates or bolt-through kits better. There is provision for five fans, that include the bundled 140 mm top fan, a 120 mm rear exhaust fan, along with two 120 mm intakes in the front, and one 120 mm side. The case will make it deeper into the value-mainstream, with an estimated price tag of US $59.

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    Source: Hexus.net
     
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    Not too crazy bout the front of the case, but for $59, can't go wrong.
    Seems to be a good, cheap case
     
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    Um, that case looks REALLY cheap, like bas...

    I dunno maybe if you can buy them in bulk for $30 a pop..
     
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    Why do they keep putting the PSU on the bottom. I don't get it. That just makes cable management harder..
     
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    And wastes a perfectly good fan that could be used for cooling.
     
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    So its not top end heavy, less chance of idiots tipping it over?;)
     
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    Although that seems to be a common statement, if you are running at a computer to knock it over the psu location isn't going the change the fact...

    Any tower is not going to be one of those accidentally bumped it and it fell over cases, if something happens to the point your computer will fall over, odds are the psu in the bottom isn't going to save it.
     
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    Dont put it past IDIOTS, i used that word with reason. :laugh:
     
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    I think they should have had an Antec 302 (like the antec 902) just made the WM and the back panel holes and kept the 300 look. this case looks too cheap and cost about the same as the 300

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    after looking again
    it looks like the 300 but with a new front and 2 extra holes...
     
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    at that price should be THE bargain
     
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    That case looks so cheap, I'm kind of disappointed in Antec, I don't believe they are going to have a good year especially looking at the other case they are looking at putting out.
     
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    The antec 300 doesn't come with the two front fans and a side fan though, so a justifiable 5 dollar difference.

    People who buy Antec 300's like mine are looking for a sturdy, cheap case. It's got plenty of room, but is relatively low profile, and is built like a rock.
     
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    I like it. A cheap case that will fit any monster video card unless you have the full compliment of hard drives.
     
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    hey hey look at they stole from cooler master
     
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    There are a couple of cases out there that are better at that price point . Won`t buy this for sure ...
     
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    Looking at this case - id still go for the Antec 300 Or cooler master Centurion 590, I prefer the Antec but after I built a rig for a friend with a CM Centurion 590 that case really isnt too bad if u can ignore 1 or 2 fairly big issues

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    issues like why it comes with just 1 hard drive caddy/led fan at the front instead of 2 or 3 when in the pictures it clearly shows its using 3.
     
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    Find a picture of that case with 3 of the 4 in 3 modules, along with the optional clear side panel. I bet it would look nice.

    As for a "Two Hundred". Not interested. Once you go low enough number-wise, you should appeal to the mATX crowd.
     
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    Antec puts out on first date?

    I see why people don't like this. It's like a batman/spiderman kind of look with really cheap materials.
     
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    They should've just added the new features (HSF opening, and hot swap capability) to the existing 300 and called it 300 II. That front is just ugly.
     
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    Again, they should have just shrunken the already fantastic 300.
     
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    If they're going to put the PSU on the bottom, they need to have an opening in the floor like the CM case so the PSU fan has air to suck in. I don't like to have my PSU fan facing up. I cut a hole in the bottom of my 900 to get past this.
     
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    Here are a few points to ponder:

    • The 120mm rear and a 140mm top case fans will exhaust a lot more air than a power supply's fan.

    • With the power supply at the bottom, its fan has to cool only the power supply's components. If the power supply is at the top, it inhales hot air from the computer's other components. This makes the power supply warmer, which reduces its efficiency (probably not by a lot, but it's worth mentioning).

    • In a power supply with a big fan (120-140mm), the fan is mounted on the underside of the unit. This allows a pocket of hot air that is the height of the power supply to form in the top of the case. If your optical drive is mounted in the top bay, it will bake in the heat (speaking from experience). Moving the power supply to the bottom of the case (and installing a top exhaust fan) eliminates this problem.

    • If you had children under the age of 5 in your house, you wouldn't ask about the odds of your case getting tipped over. At one time, manufacturers put fold-out feet on their tower cases, but that isn't common anymore. As far as I'm concerned, the more weight that I can put in the bottom of the case, the better.
     
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    Some cases do have a grill on the bottom of the case for the power supply's fan. However, you really need a dust filter for that location. With the PSU fan facing up, dust isn't such a problem.
     
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    Remember kids, edit is your friend.

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