Summary: I bought this case on the 28th of Dec 2013. When it arrived on my door step the box was damaged (not the best sign). When I opened the box it looked okay but when I took it out I heard rattling from within (great). So I discovered upon further inspection that a mere two pegs that held the front panel in survived shipping, the rest were what was rattling around inside the case shattered beyond belief.
Pros: Lots of room to work with Nice cable management Clean look Cheap
Cons: Plastic front panel Not much protection/padding in the box The only space for a liquid cooler is on the rear exhaust mount (eg. H80) and the back of the hard drive cage (eg H100) Cheap, I guess u get what you pay for :P
Summary: Maybe the fan is defective? Great case otherwise.
Pros: Looks great. Easy to work in. Plenty of room. Appears to have good air flow with added fans.
Cons: 200MM fan is noisy. Sounds like a loud optic drive ALL OF THE TIME. At first - i thought I could live with it but it's driving me crazy. I wanted a quite system - and have one except for the fan.
Pros: I had The Antec Sonata III before, and I quite enjoyed it and trusted Antec from there. I hesitated on the Sonata IV because it only had 1 USB 3.0 in the front panel and the included power supply's' wattage was too low for my upgrade.
Cons: The USBs 3.0 sometimes causes a "over charge detected. System will shut down in 15 seconds." Front audio ports barely hold the plugs. My headphones sometimes sends sound to one side if unplugged and re-plugged. (I checked that it wasn't the headphone's nor the motherboad's problem)
Summary: It's big not an issue for me but something to note. I called Antec about the fan they told me create a ticket online. I created a ticket and have yet to hear back from them but it's only been a couple of days. I do think this is a good case with some design flaws (fan and filter).
Pros: Nice Black outside and inside as well. Feels like it's solidly build. The cable management is great (provided you buy a power supply that has long enough cables) I used CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W worked great. After finishing the build it looks very clean.
Cons: The fan on the top of case sounds like the bearings are bad right out of the box. It sounds crunchy for lack of a better word. I added 2 fans in the front of the case (my Antec 900 came with these fans the 1100 doesn't). After putting the front panel back on the case I heard a noise. The noise was the filter being pulled in by the fan and hitting the fan. After looking at this filter the way they designed it IMO should have been the other way around to stop it from pu...
Summary: If there were no issues with the case, and I hadn't had to deal with customer support, I would have given the case 5 eggs. So if there is an issue, I would just go ahead and send back to Newegg.
Pros: Big Case, lots of room for extra fans, drives, etc. The hard drive bays are easy to use.
Cons: Defective front port assembly upon arrival. Instead of trying to send the entire product back to Newegg, I was hoping to simply have the front port replaced by Antec. However, after emailing their customer support over 2 WEEKS AGO, I have yet to hear anything from them. Furthermore, I tried following up with them on a phone call today and sat on hold for half an hour as "queue position 1" and in the two calls I made, I never spoke to anyone, but was instead hung up on...
Pros: -Good quality materials, the finish is great too. -Great cable MGMT options. -Great air flow.
Cons: - Top 200m fan rattles, sometimes to the point where i fear that it may break. Also the rear 120m fan fluctuates in rpm's, some times barely spinning at all. -Front drive bay panels break off too easily and cannot be re-attached. -My model did not ship with an intronction manual, luckely found a pdf version online.
Summary: I'm not sure why this fan is broken, I'm pretty sure they test these things before they box them up...
Pros: Excellent solution for just about everything you could want. Water cooling? No prob. Ease of access to everything in the case? No prob as well. Want your friends to be jealous of your new case? Got that covered as well.
Cons: The huge fan on top is horribly loud. I think its broken.... If not then this is a horrible case lol.