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Antec-solo-ii.32995941
8.9 out of 10

Antec SOLO II

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case

Richard M., Newegg
7 May 2014
  • Summary: Monster space for massively long video cards . Removing the two speed fan for PWM, Fixed DVD with black tape. Moved SSD drive to regular drive bay to reduce unnecessary wiring. Over all it has the right features in the front of the case and looks nice. Minor flaws.
  • Pros: Front loading for 3 HD's 3.5/2.5 rubber mounted, two 5.25 drive bays, Power supply on top. Two optional 120mm fan at front with filters, wire management space behind mainboard and next to drive bay. No sharp case edges, complete with mounting hardware. Front 3.0 USB with audio. Nice glossy black finish.
  • Cons: Two speed 3pin 120mm fan in rear with micro switch in the back. Side mounted "special" SSD mount. Looks fine until you try to wire to it, couldn't daisy chain SATA power to it, power supply wires to short. Had to run another cable to power it and have multiple extra plugs doing nothing. CD/DVD bay slightly wider than standard, 2mm gap on both sides of DVD drive makes it look odd. reduced it with a few layers of black tape stuck to DVD drive.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great 'Sleeper' Case

Gordon I., Newegg
24 August 2013
  • Summary: I fitted the 2 front fan bays with Antec truequiet 120s, and the rear with an Enermax magma. Lots of airflow, low noise. This case keeps the CPU and video card fan noise to a minimum. Installed an FX 8350, Asus EVO 2 MB, 16GB DDR3 ram, HX750, 9800GT, SB Audigy, SDD, 2 hard drives and a DVD burner. Stock cooler on CPU and video card. Temps are fine, noise level is low.
  • Pros: Extremely well built. Great size, a true mid tower. Perfect to build a monster that looks like a sleeper.
  • Cons: Pricey, but got this at a local B&M for 60 clams. Fingerprint magnet. Front bezel is hard to clean (took an egg off for this). Clean cable management is tricky, but possible.
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Overall 8
8.0

quiet, some minor flaws

Anonymous "Anonymous", Amazon
30 May 2013
  • Summary: This case does what it says and is good for a midsize quiet computer build. However it is tough to work on and not flawless. There is a vent on top for the power supply that is not silenced in any way, so using any power supply with a fan that spins constantly will not do. Likewise space on the inside is very tight and some of the vital areas are difficult to access.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Quality

David D., Newegg
2 December 2012
  • Summary: This is a solid option if you want a straight-forward case and don't expect to need to get inside often. No cable routing behind MB. Will want to install fans on the front if you are going to use high-end graphics cards.
  • Pros: Decent construction quality. Flexible enough if you only need a small number of drives. The back fan exhaust mount fit a Corsair H80 with push/pull easily.
  • Cons: The power button rattles when the air flow picks up from the front fans. There are two plastic bits stuck together, and the middle one rattles around inside. I removed the center piece to stop the noise and I can still operate the button but it is awkward. It is difficult to work in this case as there isn't alot of room. The power supply is directly adjacent to the MB and plugging in power/fan connections with a large heat sink installed is difficult. The dedicated SS...
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Overall 8
8.0

Revised Review (1 Egg Guy)

Anthony A., Newegg
20 October 2012
  • Summary: Had originally given one egg due to receiving a defective case. Called newegg directly and they were very helpful, immediately emailing me a shipping label for an RMA. Took off one egg for the inconvenience. But still a great case.
  • Pros: Very well built. All specs as advertised. Manual does a great job of mapping out every nuance of the case. One of the few cases on the market that gives a classy elegance to the design, unlike so many of the pseudo-futuristic cases that seem to flood the market today. My next high end build will probably use this case again.
  • Cons: Dedicated SSD slot is not SATA left angle friendly. Not really a big deal but that's what my MOB came with, plan ahead.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not Perfected, but Silence Well Done

Bar81, Amazon
20 July 2012
  • Summary: Being in the market for a new system, I was looking for a smaller case to move to from my current Antec P180, while retaining a quiet rig. The Antec SOLO II seemed to be what I was looking for - a smaller case that retained the solid Antec build quality without needless windows and fan cutouts that would weaken the case and make it susceptible to vibration.
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Overall 8
8.0

No regrets after 2 months

ignatz, Amazon
8 May 2012
  • Summary: I bought this on a whim for $58 (108 less 50 immediate discount for signing up for an Amazon/Chase Visa credit card). My previous case was perfectly serviceable, but I wanted something slightly smaller and as quiet as possible. I was not disappointed, although I would not have bought it at the full price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Quiet Good Design

philip a., Newegg
22 March 2012
  • Summary: This case has side panels taht can be removed. I added 2 finger adjustable screws to one panel. The other panel had them built in. (one reason for 4 stars) The front panel can't be opened without opening a side panel. This is good for security as the side panel can be locked. It is bad if you want hdd access. Or you want to clean the air filters. Newegg posts a lot of videos on how to build a pc gave me the courage to build this very quiet fast pc.
  • Pros: Quiet Case With The Correct Parts. I have built my first pc using this case. I have played around with many macs and decided I need a custom very quiet pc. What is in this machine. An Intel I5-2500k cpu overclocked to 4.2GHz An Intel Extreme Mobo An Intel Series 520 180gb ssd A western digital 2tb hdd green. 4 x 4gb sticks of kingston hyperx 1600Mhz ram A samsung blu ray optical drive A card reader from aft pro-55u A seasonic x660 power supply A cooler master 212evo c...
  • Cons: The rubber Straps to air mount some of your hdds Are not the best idea. The rubber feet doe not allow you to slide the case and if you are not carefull you can pull a foot loose. I would have preferred felt pads for feet to be able to slide this around on my wooden floors. I have both 5.25 optical bays in use so it is tight. I could have used a third optical bay for fan control panel but no biggie. this is a 4.5 star product. you can put only 3 hdds in and 1 2.5 inch ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good case

Ang L., Newegg
11 March 2012
  • Summary: I not a big fan of piano black. I prefer dark smooth black.
  • Pros: This case is very well designed. It comes with all the good ideals. This is one of a few cases with solid side panels and 4 front USB ports w/2 USB 3.0.
  • Cons: It does not make my PC as quiet as I expected. You need to make all components quiet to make your PC quiet, not just the case.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

BernardP, NCIX.com
1 March 2012
  • Summary: I wanted a smaller ATX case, especially in depth, because of space limitations in my home office. The Solo II fits the bill. With a depth (lenght)of 470 mm (18.5 inches), the Solo II has the minimum dimension to ensure the HDD cage is not overhanging above the motherboard. This makes all connections easier. The dedicated SSD emplacement is harder to use than it seems, as it is close to the front panel wiring.
  • Pros: Sturdy and quiet, not too deep. Classic looks. Front USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectors for motherboard header.
  • Cons: The dedicated SSD emplacement is harder to use than it seems. No filter for top-mounted PSU air intake. PSU should be at the bottom.
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