Antec Two Hundred Mid Tower Case Review

Installation
Installation is rather simple for the Antec Two Hundred, but it could have been easier if some tool-free devices were implemented into this case. The power supply fits right into place on the bottom of the case. Like I mentioned before, Antec has already installed the standard six motherboard standoffs which I believe are used for most all motherboards.

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When installing the motherboard, make sure that you use the right screws because they aren’t obviously labeled like some other cases. It’s not fun trying to remove a motherboard with a set of screws that won’t come out of the standoffs.  The CPU cooler back plate on the opposing side of the case leaves plenty of room for installation and removal of CPU coolers.

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To install an expansion card in the case you have to remove the correct bay cover, which brings me bake to the old days where you have to snap the plate off. It probably would have been a nice addition if Antec included real covers, rather than punch outs which can only be removed and can’t be reinstalled.

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To install the 5.25” drives you need to remove the front panel so that you can remove the bay covers. Like most cases the top metal cover is removed, but this still requires you to remove the front panel plastic cover.  Removing the front panel also reveals the hot-swappable 3.5” bay and two 120mm fan slots with fan grills, which seem very bulky.

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Then all you have to do is slide the drive into position and secure it to the case with up to four screws on either side, depending on your drive. Like I mentioned before this case doesn’t really include any helpful additions for installation; maybe I’m just spoiled or used to cases that have these equipped.  I think Antec could afford a couple extra pennies to have these in this case, not having them makes the case seem outdated; after all it is 2010 now.

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Installing the hard drive is just as easy as installing four screws to secure it into position.  Unfortunately no hard drive rails are included.

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Here’s how it looks once everything is installed.

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