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Antec Sonata II Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 450W Air Duct 120MM Fan

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15422
   Shipping Weight:   25.00 lbs
   Part #: SONATA II
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Features    [ Edit | History ]
Features:

LifeStyle Sonata II combines the classic style and silent performance of the original Sonata with an upgraded SmartPower2.0 450 power supply and innovative new cooling design for handling the latest, fastest technologies.

Quick Specs:
Package Contents
  • LifeStyle Sonata II System Cabinet
  • 450 Watt single fan SmartPower 2.0
  • Power cord
  • Set of screws and motherboard standoffs
  • Installation manual
Motherboard Supported ATX
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Weight (Approximate) 20.72 lb 25 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Mini-tower
Height 16.8"
Width 8.1"
Depth 18.3"
Number of Fans Supported 4
Number of Fans Installed 1
Number of External 3.5" Bays 2
Number of External 5.25" Bays 3
Number of Internal 3.5" Bays 4
Power Supply Wattage 450 W
Number of Total Expansion Bays 9
Number of Total Expansion Slots 7
Total Number of USB Ports 1
Total Number of FireWire Ports 1
ProductId10490826


Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
Bays  
     Number of External 3.5" Bays: 2
     Number of External 5.25" Bays: 3
     Number of Internal 3.5" Bays: 4
     Number of Total Expansion Bays: 9
General Information  
     Brand Name: Antec
     Manufacturer: Antec, Inc
     Manufacturer Part Number: SONATA II
     Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.antec.com
     Product Line: LifeStyle
     Product Name: LifeStyle Sonata II Chassis
     Product Type: Computer Case
I/O Expansions  
     Number of Total Expansion Slots: 7
Interfaces/Ports  
     Front FireWire: Yes
     Front USB: Yes
     Total Number of FireWire Ports: 1
     Total Number of USB Ports: 1
Miscellaneous  
     Additional Information:
  • Advanced Chassis Air Duct to cool the latest CPU and graphics cards on the market
  • Improved overall air intake for better and quieter cooling
  • Internal drive trays with rubber grommets
  • Individual drive trays
  • Double hinge door design: allows the door to open up to 270º
  • Made with 0.8mm SECC Steel
  • Mother board size: 12" width x 9.6"lenght

     Package Contents:
  • LifeStyle Sonata II System Cabinet
  • 450 Watt single fan SmartPower 2.0
  • Power cord
  • Set of screws and motherboard standoffs
  • Installation manual

Physical Characteristics  
     Color: Black
     Depth: 18.3" (463.6 mm)
     Form Factor: Mini-tower
     Height: 16.8" (425.5 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 9.40 kg
11.34 kg
     Width: 8.1" (206.5 mm)
Power Description  
     Power Supply Wattage: 450 W
Technical Information  
     Motherboard Supported: ATX
     Number of Fans Installed: 1
     Number of Fans Supported: 4
Warranty  
     Limited Warranty: 3 Year

Customer Reviews of (Antec SONATA II)

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Torley
08/03/07
Experience: 18 Months
Pros
Was pretty affordable when I got it — even cheaper now, includes decent power supply, pretty quiet
Cons
I haven't looked closely inside but something broke with the sound connectors in front, and sometimes it only plays the right channel unless I wiggle my finger in there; also a strange oddity where if I plug and replug a USB device in front, it won't recognize (or power) it until I restart. Not sure if this is the Sonata's fault but it's very irritating.
Summary
I've actually had this for more like ~1.5 years but the form wouldn't let me put that in years, so I went with "18 months".

I haven't had many computer cases, but this has been a fairly good performer throughout its run. Now that I'm getting a new computer from NCIX with a Sonata III, I may be more bold to get inside the case.

I like the sleek black design, and it's pretty quiet (I acquired it after reading numerous reviews), but it sits under my desk; I bet I'd notice the noise and heat more if it was at chest level.

Overall, I've felt this to be a good case for my trusty computer, housing the components pretty well. I haven't really made use of the drive bays or expansion slots a whole lot, but I do use the front USB jacks (can never have too many USB jacks). See weaknesses for cons I've noticed.

Edward_W
07/26/07
Experience: 9 Months
Pros
Sleek, quiet, decent stock PSU
Cons
inside space, front LEDs BRIGHT at night
Summary
Overall really good case, however, I tend to doubt the usefulness of that air guide contraption. I seems to make take up a lot of already scarce real estate inside the case. And the LEDs on the front easily illuminate a dark room. It can be easily unpluged, though.

In my opinion you're better off checking out the Sonata III.

Kirby_C
07/23/07
Experience: 6 Months
Pros
Good PSU, good looks. Decent ventilation, quiet.
Cons
High gloss attracts fingerprints!!!! (no biggy)
Summary
I have used a few of these and tehy are a great deal, especially when on sale. Antec builds a great case.

Chase_K
06/26/07
Experience: 1 Years
Pros
Quiet and has lots of room for upgrades
Cons
Door can break off
Summary
Very sleek looking a quiet. Lots of room to upgrade inside. The front ports are a nice feature. The lights are a bit bright if this is in your bed room however and I broke my door off and can't fix that now.

Pat_D
06/14/07
Experience: 60 Days
Pros
Front port access
Cons
Stupid door
Summary
The front port access to this case is very good but I would recommend a similar case without the stupid door. Generally a good value for the price however but if you switch media etc on regular basis then this will become very annoying.

Ha_P
06/13/07
Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
Great case!
Cons
None
Summary
Great product. Work well, easy to install. This is another recommended buy that everyone should buy. One of the better product. This is a great product.

Josh_R
06/11/07
Experience: 50 Days
 Verified Owner
Pros
Pretty much everything. Good solid case with a great finish. Decent amount of room to work in and pretty solid power supply. Definitely affordable.
Cons
None really. Haven't run into anything yet that would cause me to rage and punt it through a window. Power supply is pretty good for the price you pay for the whole thing/
Summary
Pretty much said it all before. Good looking good functioning case. Great for a starter system or a whatever else you could need it for. Bright blue LEDs upfront are a nice touch with a "chrome" door to hide the USB other ports up front. Would recommend.

Cr@zYCoW
06/07/07
Experience: 18 Months
Pros
Inexpensive for what you get (Antec)
Perfect for a simple user
Cons
ps failed after a year
ps really close to cpu, i have to remove it to remove my heatsick
AirDuck completly useless
Scratchable
Summary
First of all i was like: HO COOL AN AIRDUCK! it will help so much!.. well in fact cpu is cooler without the airduck.
I was forced to remove it anyway to place my Big Typhoon.. but it was without any tears. PS seem good and quiet, but fail after short time. PS not good for overclocking, volt. was unstable.

Air Flow is not beter than average.

I would not recommend this case to a pc enthousiast, however it can be a pretty good combinason for an average user who want a nice looking brand case. It is not too loud.

Hog1
06/03/07
Experience: 2 Years
Pros
-excellent value
-silent
-good power supply
-pano finish
Cons
-cooling is average
Summary
This case is doing its job perfectly. It comes with a good Antec smartpower 450W power supply which is enough for normal usage (no SLI, high end or OC). The case is fairly silent. The 120 mm has a switch for choosing 3 different speeds. At low the fan is barely noticeable. The hard drives cages has rubber on it to absorb the HD vibrations which is nice. Cooling is average, but gets the job done. I'd recommend adding another 120mm fan in front.

This review was modfied by poster @ 06-03-07 06:24 AM

Pierre-david_O
06/02/07
Experience: 3 Months
 Verified Owner
Pros
-Small form factor
-PSU included
Cons
-Not as silencious as P18X series
-SmartPower start/stop can be annoying
-Duct intake in the back not much of a good idea.
Summary
The sonata II is a nice entry-level case for those that do not want to buy one of the P18X series, the small form-factor and light weight of the case makes it quite interesting for gamers that tend to LAN a lot, but it isn't that silencious compared to P18X as the case is only made of a single metallic layer wich doesn't dampen the sound that much.
The SmartPower is a good stable power supply, but its sound can be annoying when starting/stopping, especially over long periods of time.
The duct is a good idea but the intake on the back of the case makes it suck a bit of the exhausted heat (plus a 120mm fan would have been a better idea).
The front filter is a nice idea, eventhough it isn't really easily reachable.

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Messages about Antec Sonata II Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 450W Air Duct 120MM Fan

SP-450 Power Supply Failures in the Sonata II (Brian M- Jan 29, 09, 90 Replies) Read this message
Front 120mm fan (jLightning- May 26, 07, 6 Replies) Read this message
anyone had a mobo die because of the PSU (George_K- Mar 08, 07, 3 Replies) Read this message
Where the F is the front case fan (Ryan_H- Feb 18, 07, 6 Replies) Read this message
Mounting Fans in the Sonata II (BlackAura- Feb 14, 07, 3 Replies) Read this message
sonata p/s fan question (simon_k- Feb 06, 07, 5 Replies) Read this message
fan type (Jorden_F- Feb 06, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
EATX?? (Arafeiro- Feb 05, 07, 5 Replies) Read this message
Antec Sonata II ACAG adjustment (Selina_S- Jan 29, 07, 2 Replies) Read this message
Modded Sonata II (BoombasticSloth- Jan 16, 07, 33 Replies) Read this message
Is power supply strong enough? (The Hach- Jan 12, 07, 5 Replies) Read this message
2 q's: Case molex connections + Fan "pins" (Daniel_V- Jan 09, 07, 4 Replies) Read this message
Does anyone have the link to the rebate form? (dustin_y- Jan 05, 07, 1 Replies) Read this message
This PSU with X1950 Pro (Mark_W- Dec 28, 06, 15 Replies) Read this message
this sucks (Ajay- Dec 27, 06, 19 Replies) Read this message

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URL: http://www.boxgods.com/dept/hardware/index.php?Action=Article&ID=179
Comment: Lot of details
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.thinkcomputers.org/beta/home.php?x=reviews&id=252
Comment: 8 pages, 9 / 10
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.cluboverclocker.com/reviews/cases/antec/sonataii/index.htm
Comment: For overclocker
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.hardwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/23/
Comment: Short review
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=351
Comment: 7 pages
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/rev_sonata2/
Comment: 9.4 / 10
Posted by: Patrice_S @03/08/07
URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article.php?aid=217
Comment:
Posted by: Pinball @07/19/05
URL: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1834322,00.asp
Comment: ExtremeTech review of the Antec Sonata II.
Posted by: Pointblank! @07/06/05
URL: http://www.d-silence.com/headlines/Antec%20Sonata%20II/21304
Comment: Digital Silence review of the Antec Sonata II.
Posted by: Pointblank! @07/01/05
URL: http://www.futurelooks.com/?m=show&id=156
Comment: The highly anticipated update of Antec's Sonata has arrived and promises to be even better than it's predecessor. Can the Sonata II improve upon the award winning Sonata I's style and quiet performance? Lets find out with Futurelooks' WORLD EXCLUSIVE first review of the case.
Posted by: FirewireX @06/27/05
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