Specifications, Availability and Pricing
Antec again chooses SECC steel to build the majority of the Two Hundred except for the plastic front bezel. The almost seventeen pounds of steel is painted externally in a matte black finish while the inside is left unpainted. This mid tower houses a total of up to ten drives, three of which are optical and the other seven are for 3.5" hard drives. One of those drives actually slides through the front panel into a hot swappable bay for easy transferring or repairing of a buddies or clients hard drive. In the rear the Two Hundred sports seven expansion slots and can hold cards up to 11.5" without needing to mod the interior for clearance.
Cooling of your m-ITX, m-ATX or ATX motherboard and its components is handled with two fans that are shipped inside. One of those is a 140mm, TwoCool, or switchable powered fan. The rear is where you will find a TwoCool fan in the 120mm variety. Antec does leave room for three additional 120mm fans of your choice. Two 120mm fans can be added behind the front bezel with relative ease. The other 120mm fan position is in the side panel. If lighting isn't your thing, Antec ships the Two Hundred with non LED versions of the TwoCool fans, so if you don't buy LED fans the chassis has no lighting to speak of.
The Two Hundred was announced some six months ago and has had plenty of time to build stock on shelves both online and in the box stores. Searching the internet proves this to be true, with ten pages of links to the Two hundred. When I mentioned budget minded, I wasn't kidding in the slightest. The Two Hundred is currently listing at Newegg for $49.95 with only another $15 worth of shipping to get this chassis to your door.
Be careful on your searches; there are two versions of the Two Hundred now. There is the non-descript Two Hundred we are looking at here and an "S" version. From what I can tell the difference is the color of the mesh in the front panel.