Summary: The case is described to have a front eSata port, what I got from Amazon didn't. Only has the two front USB ports. I didn't realize of it untilI I had build the unit and thrown away the packaging, otherwise I would've returned it. The manual (pg. 5) also states the case comes with the optional front fan, it didn't. I might have gotten a knock off, or Amazon/Antec are misrepresenting.
Summary: This case was recommended to me by a guy much geekier than me. It is absolutely solid. I purchased it to build a Digital Audio Workstation, an application which requires blinding speed and dead quiet. The case provided the latter by virtue of heavy materials and a very quiet power supply fan. I had no idea that the case also included a case fan -- don't know how quiet that is, since I replaced it with a radiator-style CPU cooling system with fan.
Summary: While I spent weeks getting working parts for my computer,The Ante Sonata III case was the one item I was keeping no matter what else went wrong. Easy to mount hard drive bays, durable, and all the mounting holes were drilled in all the right places. The Cover on the case is easy to put on and take off. All the cables reached were they were suppose to reach. Wow, if I ever need to buy another case I hope they still make them like this.
Summary: The case is easy to install your stuff in. Plenty of room to get things in. Very quiet unit, especially if you stuff it with an SSD Hard Drive and an ASUS "Silent" Video Card. I have bought 3 of these. (guess that says it all) Built my Brother's new Computer in this one to match the other Sonata case we got for his old computer. This one came with a power supply that we needed for a new build. The other one came without a PS since we already had it.
Summary: It must be real or Antec wouldn't be addressing it but I have had my case for at least 3 years and have never run across that issue. This is by far my most favorite case ever. I do a lot of audio and home studio recording and the fact that I have to strain to hear anything and that it has never even blinked when I demand power has made me a believer!
Summary: I have three Antec cases. A Sonata, Sonata II and now Sonata III. I really like Antec products. However, this case does not come with a front eSATA port as indicated in the description and photo so I am a bit disappointed.
Summary: I've had nothing but fun with this case since getting it. The inside is clean and simple. The outside has a beautiful black polish. Overall, a very handsome case with a lot of room inside that make it fun to work with.
Summary: The case did not have crome front band as displayed in the add and did not have the Sata port as shown. Kind of misleading but I really do not have to have all of that. Just would have been nice to get what was shown.