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Antec SOLO
7.5 out of 10

Antec SOLO

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Overall 10
10

Superb Case

JOHN L., Newegg
19 March 2014
  • Summary: It's an Antec product. They build some fine stuff and this is one of those.
  • Pros: The way a case should be built. Quality. Ease of swapping peripherals. Sturdy build. The only case I know that comes close to this one are the Enlight cases, which these days are gonzo. The Antec Solo is perfect. Money well spent. Antec builds some great products, and this is one of those.
  • Cons: doesn't brew coffee well, just yet. I'm working on that though;)
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Overall 6
6.0

Video card doesn't fit

Gary R., Newegg
5 January 2013
  • Pros: Nice and quiet.
  • Cons: Video card had interference. It was about 10" of clearance and needed 10 3/4" to clear fan housing. ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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Overall 8
8.0

Antec Solo

Richard C., Newegg
27 June 2012
  • Pros: I dearly love this enclosure. It is the second one I have bought for the most recent computer I have built. The quality is excellent . . . except for . . . .
  • Cons: As a couple other reviewers have mentioned, the power pushbutton switch is beyond hinkey! As I was building the machine, the physical switch became erratic. Thankfully, Antec sent a new switch assembly promptly . . . BUT the dang thing isn't as easy to install as one might think. I have not had a...
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Overall 6
6.0

Review after 3 years of use

Alireza A., Newegg
20 May 2012
  • Summary: overall good case, not perfect, but I've yet to see anyone match the sturdiness and quietness of this case.
  • Pros: very quiet, elegant design, roomy to work in with no sharp edges, and very, very sturdy, great ventilation, overall attention to quality and detail are great.
  • Cons: can't fault the case for not having USB 3.0 since it was designed in 2008, but would be nice for Antec to update. otherwise, the front power and reset buttons didn't seem to last too long for me and broke after about 2 years, but since it was under warranty, Antec replaced the front panel (albeit...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case - needs USB 3.0 to be great

John S., Newegg
18 January 2012
  • Summary: The tri-cool fan that comes with is quiet and works well.
  • Pros: This is a solid, easy to work on case. I like it a LOT more than the Solo II. The four hard drive capacity makes it a business case. The reduced size may not fit your over-sized video card, et regular sized cards fit fine.
  • Cons: How can they sell this case in 2012 and NOT include USB 3.0? -also- I've reglued the "on" switch twice. Because it has broken twice. Antec support has promised to replace, but never sent the replacement parts after promising they would.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice case, but...

DANIEL K., Newegg
18 December 2011
  • Pros: Solid, quiet case. Moderately easy routing for cables.
  • Cons: Silicone feet fall off.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Lee J., Newegg
7 December 2011
  • Summary: Han shot first.
  • Pros: Attractive Panels are solid and well constructed Spacious Good selection of front ports Fairly quiet
  • Cons: Reset button suddenly snapped off after a few months (really irritating to happen after a BSOD, which was unrelated to the case) Rear fan bearing started rattling at medium and high RPM settings after a year Front double doors to reach the 3.5" drive bays are very awkward Ventilation is poor
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Overall 6
6.0

Good case but ...

Gordon I., Newegg
3 December 2011
  • Summary: My only valid complaint is with the front bezel. It will discolor after use, fingerprints seem to 'smudge' it and they don't go away with a simple cleaning. And you will need to handle the bezel, it must be removed to clean the fan filter. Also, the power/reset buttons suck.
  • Pros: I have owned this case for over 3 years. I like the subdued look. Not a gamer case, but suitable for a high end install. My configuration is an ATX board, AMD 955BE cpu, Antec TP 650 power supply, 8GB ram, 9800 GT video, SB PCI card, 2 sata HD, sata DVD burner, 3.5" card reader. I have 2 x 90mm f...
  • Cons: Front bexel is CHEAP (see more on this below). Need alot of zip ties to rought cables.
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Overall 4
4.0

Can not replace power supply easily

Roger H., Newegg
23 November 2011
  • Summary: I have replaced 5-10 power supplies over the years and this is the first time I have ever encountered this issue.
  • Pros: I loved this case for 3 years. Solid, nice looking.
  • Cons: My power supply blew out today. I will have to remove the motherboard or take off the CPU heatsink in order to remove the power supply.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good case with some drawbacks

Andrew C., Newegg
15 November 2011
  • Pros: Beautiful yet simple look to the case. I really like the case outer design of this case.and how it doesn't look like a typical case. Quiet and keeps my stuff cool. Easy to clean the dust out because of the removable filter behind the front panel. Quality - somewhat heavy.. but thick panels keeps ...
  • Cons: Top heavy.. PSU mounts to the top. I think having a PSU being on the bottom is a much better design in terms of weight distribution and cooling. I dont think its possible to fit in one of the largest video cards into this case without slight modification- this is the biggest drawback for me. The ...
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