Summary: Enclosure and matched power supply are just what I wanted for quiet home office operation. Some of the plastic front filler panels near the DVD reader mounting were a little funky in the way they snapped in place, but otherwise no issues. Very quiet IF you have a quiet CPU fan and quiet video card fan.
Summary: What can I say, this is the case I always come back to. I have built computers with the Sonata I, Sonata II, and the Sonata III and I have loved everyone of them. The case is beautiful and the inside is functional and is quiet by design. The shiny black can be a little annoying because of fingerprints, I would prefer a matte black but it does look good when it's all shiny and clean.
Summary: This case works great! My processor runs 15-20 C cooler with this case than it did with my old case. I don't see what many people are saying about the fan being loud on High. I have it on High and can only hear it if I turn off all my other electronics. The removable air filter is nice, the case and power supply are both of very high quality, and the HDD mounting is awesome.
Summary: I have three of these now, purchased over a period of 5 years, and won't buy any other case. I've tried others trying to save a few bucks, but I keep coming back to the Sonata. Here's why: -It's VERY quiet -Easy to pack everything in, without the case having to be massively huge -Great appearance, especially if you'd prefer a PC case that doesn't grab attention with interior lights or windows -Quality 500W power supply comes with is more than enough for many, and it's...
Summary: I am a first-time builder, and the machine I was previously using was housed in a Sonata III case. Since that case worked well in my old XP box, I decided to buy a new Sonata III case for my Windows 7 machine. The new one is every bit as good as the old one. The case comes with a 500-watt power supply and cooling fan pre-installed, and there's lots of room to work inside. My full ATX motherboard went in without any problems.
Summary: I got this product for my recent computer build, and so far it works really well. I really like the simple design. I have seen some crazy towers that look like they are about to launch into space - thats not what i was looking for. The 500W power supply that is built in is also really nice and one less thing you have to worry about. I was able to install my mobo, cd/dvd drive, and all of the other hardware necessary to build my computer with ease.
Quiet, sleek, cool operation and reasonable room to work
Joe in Los Angeles, Amazon
2 February 2011
Summary: I built one system with this and then bought another to build one for my son. It is billed as a mid-range case, I'm not sure what else they add to the high end. Plenty of drive bays, good room to work inside. It comes with a 500W power supply which turns out to be a bit high for the system I built but I only determined that afterwards by measuring the draw. I can easily think of things to add to use up the excess. Plenty of connectors on the supply.
Summary: It's a great mid tower case, sleek looking, has pretty much everything a normal user would want. You have the option of installing an additional case fan by the hard drives but it's not going to fit if you use a full length video card. I can't comment on the quietness of the case because I still have the cover off (still working on my computer).
Summary: This is a very good case. It has plenty of room even if you have an ATX motherboard. The tool-less system for the hard drives and optical drives is of a high quality. Cable management isn't as good as it could be, even with zip ties my case looks a little cluttered. This isn't a big enough problem to take off a star though.