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.
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.
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.
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.
Gebruikersreview - Antec Sonata SOLO II review door temporum
26 December 2012
Excerpt: Ik heb me al langere tijd geërgerd aan het irritante geluid, dat mijn voorgaande PC maakte, maar ja, je gaat een PC alleen vervangen als daar een bijzondere reden voor is. Die reden kwam er door de noodzaak van een permanent videocamera-systeem. Ik heb daartoe mijn oude PC ingezet, die vervolgens in een aparte ruimte geplaatst is. Meest bepalend voor de keuze van de behuizing was dus de eis dat de PC zo stil mogelijk uitgevoerd diende te worden.