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Antec Two Hundred Mid Tower Chassis - The Build and Finished Product

Today Chad looks at the little brother in Antecs popular Gaming series of xx Hundred chassis' to see if it can maintain a good package for your bucks.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 15, 2010 5:45 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%      Manufacturer: Antec

The Build and Finished Product

 

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Even though this chassis doesn't have much in the way of motherboard tray wire management, it makes up for that fact in the large cavity for wiring. Just make sure you have a PSU with a long 8-pin motherboard connection, or have an extension handy; there aren't too many ways of hiding it here.

 

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This cavity is about 2.5" deep and runs up the bottom two thirds of the chassis. My Silverstone power supply has quite a few extra leads and this space was very easy to use and offered more than enough room to hide my wiring concerns.

 

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The rear of the chassis fills out nicely. One thing I didn't care for is once the expansion slot covers are removed, there is no way to remount them later.

 

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The build went like clockwork. I had no issues with my m-ATX motherboard, or even hiding a few wires behind the motherboard. You can see even with the 9800GTX+ installed there is still a bit of room left over for even larger graphics solutions.

 

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Looks really familiar, doesn't it? Cases with no window have a tendency to do this with the components installed.

 

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One last shot of the Two Hundred head on. I have installed the optical drive loosely because I didn't want to mount it. And to show off how it works, I used the hot swap SATA bay to run the PC off of. Now I just have to power it up and see how the air flow and temperatures go.

 

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