- By Shi Xiao Min @Nov 08, 2013
Antec's thoughtfully designed case brings you library-quiet performance and unique style with its striking, contemporary exterior. The interior comes standard with a rear 120 mm TriCool fan with three-speed control, and space for an optional front 120 mm fan. A built-in, washable air filter helps to keep your system free of dust. The door opens 225 degrees for easy access to two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA connector, and high-definition audio jacks.
You'l have all the room you need to build your dream system in this case, with bays for three external 5.25" drives, two external 3.5" drives, and four internal 3.5" drives in individual trays, all insulated from the vibrations of your hard drive by silicon grommets. There’s space for an ATX motherboard up to 12"(W)x 9.6"(L), seven expansion slots, and rubber-grommeted mounts on the rear of the case for an optional external liquid-cooling system.
It's all powered by a 500W EarthWatts PSU, so you'll never lack power for all your peripherals. This stylish case has everything you need to build your ideal system!
ULTRA-COOL AND QUIET SYSTEMThe Antec Sonata III features a 120mm Tricool rear fan (standard), with three-speed control and improved overall air intake, for better and quieter cooling.
GREAT EXPANDABILITY WITH 9 DRIVE BAYSFeaturing three external 5.25" drive bays, and six 3.5" drive bays (two external and four internal), the Antec Sonata III provides great expandability.
CONVENIENT FRONT I/O PANELThe Antec Sonata III features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 3.0 ports, one e-SATA port, and two audio ports.
BUILT-IN ANTEC EA-500 500W PSUThe Antec Sonata III is equipped with a powerful Antec Earthwatts EA-500 500W power supply unit to feed energy-consumptive systems, making every computer component run robustly.
80 PLUS CERTIFIEDThe Antec Earthwatts EA-500 with 80 PLUS certified power supply provides high power efficiency of at least 80% at any load between 20% and 100%, saving your money on your electric bill, reducing heat in your computer's system, and prolonging its life.
- by Shi Xiao Min @Nov 08, 2013
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SONATA III 500
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SONATA III 500 Chassis
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Improved overall air intake for better and quieter cooling
Built-in washable air filter keeps harmful dust out of your case
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bought this case with the 500w psu about 3 years ago on christmas sale at around $80. It works just fine. The lock function of the side panel and the front panel can be useful if you need it. There is only one case fan at the back, which works quiet so far in 3 years. One weakness is that you cannot do much case management with this case. But for a case bought 3 years ago at this price? I can live with it.
At 100$ this would be a no brainer for most of the builds I make for myself and my friends, but because the price keeps jumping back up I sometimes have to chose another case and it's a shame because this one is silent, it's well built and it looks nice!
This is a nice, silent case. I love the cable routing and the drive bays. Cons: There is no provision from front USB3.0, I don't like the SSD mount, and the main case fan is not thermally controlled. It also irritates me that the power button is behind a door.
Simple case, elegant when the front is closed, but an unfinished interior by the optical drives gives a feeling of cheapness. I trust Antec power supplies, so the fact that this includes a 500w unit, even if not used with this case is a good positive.
Bought this for a budget desktop build because it came with a power supply. For the price I paid, it is a very good price especially since the power supply is decent enough to run low to mid tier setup.
I've got a power meter hooked up to my PC right now. With Prime95 and Furmark running I'm hitting about 450 watts. The air coming out of the power supply is still nice and cool, and the small fan is quieter than the case fan at the back.
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