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Antec Sonata III
7.6 out of 10

Antec Sonata III

The Antec Sonata III 500 Super Mini Tower combines style, silenc Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Antec Sonata III

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Overall 2
2.0

Included PSU blew up after three days.

Jerry J., Newegg
13 April 2014
  • Summary: I would not, obviously, purchase again. Too bad it is too much of a hassle to return it. Purchased a new PSU (from another vender) and it is on its way.
  • Pros: I like the case. I bought it because I was building a quiet rig. It only has one case fan and is very quiet. The size is perfect.
  • Cons: The PSU literally blew up after three days. It sounded like a firecracker. The version of the case I received is a dated version of this very dated case. It lacks some features that can be had in a newer Sonata III.
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Overall 2
2.0

Antec Sonata III Computer Case

Mark B., Newegg
30 January 2014
  • Summary: This my third build in 20 years. Thought I had messed up on the cable & wire connections. Took it to Data Doctors. They replaced the Power Supply with OCZ Power Supply. $150.00 Computer is working very well, now.
  • Pros: This was my third Sonata III case.
  • Cons: Power Supply was D.O.A. Expected much better quality from Antec.
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Overall 2
2.0

Front panel short problem

James K., Newegg
12 March 2012
  • Pros: Quiet and easy to build case.
  • Cons: Touching the front panel audio jack causes a short and system shut down. This problem apparently has existed for several years, as evidenced by posts describing the problem. Hard to believe Antec has not corrected this issue. Unacceptable.
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Overall 2
2.0

PSU issue - Sonata III

David C., Newegg
19 October 2011
  • Summary: This is a follow-up to my 7/8/2011 review where I gave this case a 3 out of 5 rating. It is now a 1 because of a power supply issue. The Antec Earthwatts EA-500D power supply in this case is not compatible with many consumer grade battery backups (UPS's).
  • Pros: PSU is quiet, good power
  • Cons: Not compatible with most consumer uninterruptable power supplies.
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