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Antec Sonata Elite
7.4 out of 10

Antec Sonata Elite

Elegantly Silent The Sonata Elite expands Antec’s original Read more

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Expert Review

Techware Labs
18 July 2010
  • Summary: The case overall is unimpressive, even for the price. Though I am a fan of simpler designs this case just doesn’t add any features. The main flaws are lack of venting, irremovable right side panel, awkward to open left side panel, hard to open front side panel, only 1 fan to move the air out of the...
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Overall 6

Antec Sonata IV

PC Magazine
5 August 2009
  • Conclusion: The Sonata IV marks the latest in Antec's line of subdued all-purpose cases. It's well constructed, but so bereft of bells and whistles it's almost best suited to beginning builders.
  • Pros: Tidy interior. Large power supply included. Front panel USB 3.0 port.
  • Cons: No frills, inside or out. Cramped interior. No spaces for additional fans. Can't house longest video cards.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
20 July 2009
  • Summary: The Sonata Elite retains the stylish appearance and solid construction of the Sonata III. However, many of the things Antec changed hasn't necessary made the Elite better. Moving the vents to the right side of the case might actually have made ventilation worse, making it harder for airflow to reach...
  • Pros: Stylish appearance, Good damping against noise and vibration, Low, smooth baseline noise, Very sturdy construction/design
  • Cons: Ventilation could be better, Only 3 external drive bays, Side filter holes too large, Power supply inaccessible after motherboard installation, Fairly ineffective side blower fan
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Overall 4

Antec Sonata Elite Case Video Review

11 June 2009
  • Summary: The Antec Sonata Elite Case is a perfect option for an affordable quiet computer build. It comes with acoustic material on the left, right and top panels. It's a mid-tower case so there's a fair amount of room to work and has three 5.25" drive bays and four 3.5" drive bays.
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Antec Sonata Elite

Metku Mods
23 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall the Sonata Elite is very close to the Sonata 3. There are some changes in the layout and some new features and they all seem to take the model to the right direction. Sonata is advertised as a quiet case and I think now it can really stand for the marketing speech with its new sound...
  • Pros: Sound dampening material, All changes went to the right direction
  • Cons: -
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Review – Antec Sonata Elite – Part 2

20 January 2009
  • Excerpt: Following on from part one of our review of the Antec Sonata Elite PC case, I have now had time to build a PC with this case and test it out for a few days. I am more of a hobbyist PC builder …
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Review – Antec Sonata Elite – Part 1

13 January 2009
  • Excerpt: We featured the Antec Sonata Elite PC case on the site when it was announced back in December, we have been lucky enough to get our hands on one to review. The Antec Sonata Elite is designed to be …
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Antec Sonata Elite

PC Authority
6 August 2009
  • Summary: Antec's "Elegantly Silent" Sonata Elite - where'd the PSU go?
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Overall 6

Antec Sonata Elite

21 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Prawie 500 zł za obudowę, którą możemy wykorzystać tylko do budowy komputera do pracy to trochę za dużo, bo w podobnej cenie dostępne są i inne udane obudowy tego producenta jak np. oferujący świetne możliwości chłodzenia Antec Nine Hundred i wyciszona obudowa Performance One P180.
  • Pros: Ciekawy wygląd, Trwała konstrukcja, Elementy wyciszające
  • Cons: Wysoka cena, Niska skuteczność schładzania
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Overall 9

Antec Sonata Elite – Schwarz und edel?

Technic 3D
15 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Mit dem Sonata Elite hat Antec ein gutes und äußerst leises Gehäuse auf den Markt gebracht. Während dem gesamten Testzeitraum war ein sehr angenehmes arbeiten mit dem Gehäuse möglich. Die Verarbeitung ist gut und kann für ein Gehäuse dieser Preisklasse überzeugen.
  • Pros: Verarbeitung/Materialwahl, Anti-Vibration/Schalldämmung/Leise, Staubschutzfilter
  • Cons: Front-Tür hakelig, Montagesystem
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