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'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.
Quiet, good lines and a good price with a power supply
1 May 2013
Summary: This was a pleasant find when looking for a simple case which would house a quiet PC. When paired with a fairly nice power supply it works wonders for a non powerhouse computer build. This was purchased for a small server type PC build. The look of the computer was not a real issue, however this case really has a nice finish. The lines look clean and has adequate build quality. The look makes me a little sad the case is not in a more visible location.
Summary: The case is wonderfully quiet and has some nice features. Disks or on slide-in carriers. Be careful to save the extra screws for mounting the disks on the carriers. Front panel USB can be connected to USB3 or USB2.