Summary: This is my 4th Antec case. This one has lining inside. I have another Antec case with lining. That one also has resonating noise problems. So I suggest people avoid the Antec cases with linings.
Pros: simple and neat.
Cons: noisy. I wanted quiet computers. First build one with Sonata Proto. But the front drive covers do not fit well. They could barely stay on. So I bought this SOLO II for the 2nd build. But this one is noisy. I think the case resonates with my fans and makes a humming noise. It's not loud, but it ge...
USB 3.0 front panel connectors not working and crappy customer support
28 March 2015
Summary: Other than the USB 3.0 front panel ports not working, this is a really nice case. I called Antec customer service and was left on hold for 3 hours and I finally gave up and hung up. Then I filled out a trouble ticket on the Antec customer support webpage but haven't heard back from Antec.
This is a nice quiet case with plenty of room to work with
Beau Steward, Amazon
23 March 2015
Summary: This is a nice quiet case with plenty of room to work with. I definitely liked the cable management available in the case, allowing me to make the cleanest interior I have done in a computer build.
Pros: Great looking case that gives me just what I need without any unnecessary frills.
Cons: My experience is almost identical to other recent reviews with regard to the side panels. The thin, sound dampening polycarbonate layer arrived almost completely off on both sides. I pressed them back on, but they peeled off again. Two of the drive brackets had gotten loose during shipping and we...
Summary: This would have been a 4 star product until I dealt with their support. While I haven't had to fight with them I have had to keep after them to make sure this eventually gets resolved. I would not expect this build quality from a case that will run you nearly $130 once it's all said and done.
Pros: Nice finish, clean design.
Cons: The product quality seems like it's on par for a $60 case. The drive bay inserts that you see on the side of the case (4 little oval plastic pieces) are very flimsy. I removed them all and 1 of them had a clip snap off. The other 3 had visible white stress marks on the plastic and you can tell th...
Summary: I had a few minor issues such as the sound dampening on both case panels being curled up. I also had some broken drive bay inserts. I contacted support and 4 weeks later I had 2 new side panels. There wasn't much padding in the package so both side panels were damaged.
Summary: I really like the design of this case and hope Antec can bring their QA back.
Pros: Very good design.
Cons: Quality control is very much missing at Antec. The computer case was shipped without the rear fan. Two the side rails were out of the holder on the bottom of the case, one was hidden behind the back panel. One of the header pins (power) was out of the connector.
Great case if you want something relatively plain and dead quiet
6 February 2015
Summary: This case is great. I have two of them. The understated look is great and it's very very quiet. I replaced the fans with some PWM fans and run them off of a Y-adapter on the aux CPU header of my ASUS Z87 motherboard. The stock fans were quiet but just ran at a constant speed.