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Antec Solo II

Metku Mods
9 January 2012
  • Conclusion: As I've said in many previous reviews, silence is very close to my heart, so it's always interesting to see and hear the new "quiet" cases. Antec also has a long history on this area with their Performance One- and Sonata-series of cases, and the Solo II sure keeps up their reputation. The case combines stylish looks with clever layout, easy installation and of course quiet operation.
  • Pros: Easy access to HDDs, Really quiet fan, Room for all sizes of graphic cards
  • Cons: No dust filter for PSU intake, Cooling...
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Antec Solo II Case Review

16 December 2011
  • Conclusion: The Solo II is a very nice, solid case which manages to keep the hardware inside quite quiet. It feels like a quality unit and has pleasing aesthetics. It is, however, rather expensive for a mid-tower case. It does look and feel like a high-end case, and manages to fulfill its promises of quiet computing, but I can’t help but feel that it’s priced too high.
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Overall 7

Antec Solo II Mid Tower Case Review

17 November 2011
  • Summary: Conclusion Overall, Antec has done a great job at redesigning the Solo for the Solo II. It offers some of the same features that many loved in the original while making it more modern and useful for today’s case standards. There is certainly a lot in the case that I like, such as the high quality material and construction of the case, the hard drive tray system, sleek and quiet design and the included rear 120mm fan with switch.
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Overall 6

Antec Solo II Case Video Review

9 November 2011
  • Summary: The Antec Solo 2 Case is a elegant looking case with lots of great features. It's all black, lots of drive bays, fans, tool-less design, hole on motherboard tray, cable management holes and more. It also has acoustic dampending material, which is excellent for quiet computer builds.
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Overall 6


8 November 2011
  • Conclusion: Users who value a quiet computing experience will enjoy what the SOLO II has to offer, but keep expectations in check and be prepared to make compromises.
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Expert Review

24 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Antec Solo II is well balanced case for homeuser. It has enough space for both larger graphics cards and fanslots are well placed. Cooling with stock fans is more than enough for your everyday computer, but high end users might want to add an extra fan or two. For those who seek ultimate silence, the case offers antivibration hard disk installation with suspension mount cables.
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Antec SOLO II Mid Tower Case Review

Hi Tech Legion
19 October 2011
  • Summary: The Antec SOLO II has excellent noise level dampening control. The fan controller can be fine tuned to suit any user's needs. The Antec SOLO II is as quiet as they come. The new Antec TrueQuiet fan remains silent even on the highest setting and it requires a closer inspection to discern between the fan speed changes. Adding two more TrueQuiet fans for intake will significantly improve thermal performance without a noticeable noise penalty.
  • Pros: Excellent noise level dampening, Fits long graphics cards including the AMD Radeon HD6990, Excellent build and attractive minimalistic design, 120mm TrueQuiet Fan pre-installed, Front dust fan filters, Good cable management, Two USB 3.0 front panel port, Tool-less Installation for tray/suspension mounting system, Conveniently large cutout for CPU coolers
  • Cons: Has room for only three maximum 2.5"/3.5" drives  plus dedicated 2.5" mounting area, Suspension mount limits HDD mounting to two drives
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Overall 8
Value for money 7
Performance 9
Construction 8
Functionality 9
Appearance 10

Antec Solo-II Computer Case Enclosure

Benchmark Reviews
12 September 2011
  • Conclusion: When it comes to sound, the Solo II only slightly better than it's predecessor the Solo. A 120 mm True Quiet exhaust fan helps to keep noise down and temperatures lower. The build goes slower than other mid-sized towers due the layout, but the layout allows just enough room for performance components. Due to the small-footprint and the capacity for high power parts the interior runs hot.
  • Pros: Room for large video cards, True Quiet 120 mm exhaust fan, Silicone noise-damping feet, Sound damping panels, Multiple quiet-mounting options for hard drives, USB 3.0 on front panel, Small footprint
  • Cons: Low clearance under motherboard tray, Suspended hard drive can dislodge, Very little damping in front panel, On the expensive side, Drive cage difficult to access
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Expert Review

Silent PC
8 September 2011
  • Summary: The original Antec Solo was a landmark in quiet computing, and remains a very nice case, even today, six years after its launch. The Solo II brings many expected upgrades like a motherboard tray cutout, USB 3.0 (with a proper internal 20-pin header) and just enough design tweaks to retain the heart and soul of the original while making it competitive with today's offerings.
  • Pros: Very quiet, Excellent thermal performance, Excellent stock fan, Hard drive suspension system, Proper internal USB 3.0 cable, Supports long graphics cards
  • Cons: Only one fan included, Only two sets of hard drive suspenders, Questionable power/reset buttons, Glossy finish attracts fingerprints, Could use better cable management, Expensive
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Antec Sonata Series Solo II Mid Tower Case Review

Legit Reviews
6 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Antec is a company that is known to just about any level of enthusiast. They have been cranking out cases since 1986 for all style tastes. Seems as of late that Antec was focusing on the gamer side of things with the Lanboy Air , Dark Fleet series, and Gamer case lines. Not everyone likes that style of case, preferring a classier look. For those users Antec has the Performance and Sonata series.
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