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Antec

June 03, 2009 08:00 ET

Antec Expands Gaming Line With New Two Hundred Case

Latest Gaming Case From Antec Establishes New Features, Style and Affordability

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - June 3, 2009) - Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the Two Hundred, the latest addition to Antec's line of gaming cases. The Two Hundred is designed to offer gamers greater value, combining efficient cooling, performance and quiet features with an affordable price.

The Two Hundred introduces several new features, including the front-loaded hot swap 3.5" SATA hard drive caddy which allows users to access and swap their SATA HDDs quickly and easily from their front panel. The Two Hundred is the first case by Antec to include this as a built-in feature. The Two Hundred also utilizes a CPU cutout for installation of after-market CPU coolers, and a cable management compartment for tidier routing. The black exterior and new five-point pattern on the front door give the Two Hundred a unique aesthetic.

The Two Hundred utilizes numerous cooling and airflow features, such as a bottom-mounted power supply to isolate heat and noise, and a perforated front bezel to maximize air intake. The Two Hundred's cooling system is efficient and quiet, with a top special 140mm TwoCool™ two-speed exhaust fan and a rear 120mm TwoCool™ two-speed fan. Additionally, up to three optional 120mm cooling fans can be added to cool hard drives and graphics cards. The Two Hundred is designed to handle the latest cooling demands of gamers, professional users and system builders.

Additional features include seven expansion slots and ten drive bays (six internal 3.5" HDD bays, three external 5.25" HDD bays, and the built-in hot swap 3.5" HDD caddy) for flexibility. The Two Hundred offers convenient features like top-mounted I/O ports for easy access, and washable front air filters for quick cleaning. Furthermore, the Two Hundred's 0.6mm SECC steel frame ensures a durable chassis.

"For many gamers, the cost of building a quality system has become overwhelming," said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. "The Two Hundred is designed to offer users an affordable gaming case that still delivers the innovative, performance-minded features they've come to expect from Antec gaming cases."

The Two Hundred is available now for an estimated price of $59.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The Two Hundred is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Limited Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit www.antec.com.

About Antec, Inc.

Antec, Inc. is the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets. Founded in 1986, Antec is recognized as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its position as a worldwide market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products. Antec has also achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators.

Antec's offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, economical New Solution Series and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market. Antec's products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium Signature Series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gamer enclosure, the Nine Hundred. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, China and Taiwan. The company's products are sold in more than 40 countries throughout the world. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.

As part of its commitment to the gaming industry, Antec is a member of the non-profit PC Gaming Alliance, with Senior Vice President Scott Richards sitting on the board of directors.

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