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Antec-sonata-iii-500.735608
7.7 out of 10

Antec Sonata III 500

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Overall 4
4.0

Antec Product Support (?)

Mike H, Amazon
26 March 2013
  • Summary: The case arrived missing drive bay covers and the rack of mounting rails. The front USB 3.0 ports do not work as 3.0 and must be converted to 2.0. This converter cable was not included. You must customer support to get cable. After 45 minutes waiting on the phone Alex answers. After explaining the issue and waiting another 10 minutes he informs me that he can do nothing and to fill out an on-line support form and someone will get back to me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Grounding Issue

omuomu, Amazon
2 January 2013
  • Summary: Mine had a grounding issue which apparently has been solved. I contacted Antec- they sent me the middle piece (formerly chrome, now black), no instructions, no information. Ridiculous. I bought a NZXT, problem solved.
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Overall 4
4.0

Good case but BIG problem could damage system

S. Roberts, Amazon
9 September 2010
  • Summary: There is a very big and annoying problem with this product. It does not adequately discharge static electricity. If it has been running for a while and you, or your pet, brushes up against the metalic insert on the front of the panel, you can discharge your energy and crash the system. This happens all the time for me when inserting a USB drive. Antec is aware of the problem, here is their response: Comment: 1.
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Overall 4
4.0

Antec Sonata III 500 Black Computer Case

Laraine, pricebat.ca
25 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Eye-catching exterior. Challenging drive trays with silicone grommets for isolating drive vibration.Antec Consumer Service has historically been really responsive. In general, Antec appears to strive for excellent and very good design.Unfortunately in this instance, I really feel they fell short. 1. The intake air filter is accessible only from the bottom - you have to tip the case on its side to remove it for inspection and cleaning. 2.
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Overall 4
4.0

Antec Sonata III 500 Black Computer Case

Magar, pricebat.ca
22 December 2012
  • Excerpt: comes with a Antec EarthWatts EA-500D Green 500W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Licensed Active PFC Energy Provide.i gave only two eggs because this isnt a critique just for the power supply,that would get four-five. front panel static dischargeheatdustthe 1 optional fan placementflimsy doorits uglier in individualcost - yes even at this cost you are not finding a deal.the power provide retails for ๕ and the situation is nowhere close to being worth the difference...
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Overall 4
4.0

Antec Sonata III 500 Black Computer Case

Zelig, pricebat.ca
14 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Pros are SIDEWAYS Tough DRIVE BAYS and SCREWS TO HOLD IN PCI CARDS. I wish all cases had been made this way. The front of this case is very flimsy and the locking front door is flimsy and useless. The case has a plastic screen to filter out dust, but it has a large gap in between it and the case so air will just go around it. Also the whole upper area of the case where the DVD drives go will also let in air once again making the filter useless.
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Overall 4
4.0

Antec Sonata III 500 Black Computer Case

Gili, pricebat.ca
26 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Genuinely nice seeking case. Easy access to internals. screwless mounts for HD's and cards. Good filter on the front air inlet. About six months soon after getting the case, i noticed that it would reboot if I touched the front usb ports. I unplugged the cable connecting those ports to the board, and the similar thing kept happening. I lived with it a while, just avoiding the front ports, but I would accidentally brush against the ports each and every now and then.
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Overall 4
4.0

Feature-rich but poor design

Nick Finch, Amazon
25 August 2008
  • Summary: The Sonata III looks quite refined in piano black but it is really just a gloss-painted steel tower case with a plastic front. It is very cramped inside and large parts of it are rivetted together, making access from the front panel and the second side panel impossible. The case has been designed from a security point of view rather than a silence point of view, which isn't really what the name 'Sonata' suggests.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Dustin home
13 March 2010
  • Summary: Nja, vet inte om det var värt pengarna ja la ut faktiskt. RIKTIGT krånglig installation av hårddisken (man skruvar i hårddiskarna från undersidan, istället från sidan). Visst, riktigt robust och snyggt chassi, men jag vet inte om det var värt pengarna, som sagt. Nätagget fungerar bra, dock.
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Overall 3
3.0

Ganska dålig

PaiSan, Prisjakt
21 January 2009
  • Summary: Hade det inte varit för PSU'n som ingår så hade jag känt mig rejält blåst. Denna burk är verkligen en skranglig plåtlåda, sidopanelen skakar ordentligt ifall man inte fäster den ordentligt med skruvarna, diskarna låter även fast den har dämpare. DVD-spelaren skakar hela burken så det låter som grus i en kakburk.
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