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Antec-sonata-iii.3010182
8.0 out of 10

Antec Sonata III

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

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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. Can't return for a credit, as I have to return the complete case, which I can't do, as it is working well now. Expected much better quality from Antec.
  • 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). It would not work with my brand new APC XS 1000. Must consumer battery backups output a stepped sine wave when on battery. This PSU has an active PFC circuit to achieve high efficiency.
  • Pros: PSU is quiet, good power
  • Cons: Not compatible with most consumer uninterruptable power supplies.
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Overall 2
2.0

Silencieux au repos !!

jebrisetou, rue-hardware.com
8 August 2009
  • Summary: Je ne suis pas satisfait de ce boitier: Il est trop court de ce fait, avec ma 4870 je n'ai pas pu mettre de ventilateur derrière les diques durs... Dès que je joue l'alimentation devient très bruyante !!! En effet en plein charge vous avez le droit à une vraie turbine ...... Une réputation usurpée , un prix excessif pour les performances d'un no name.... Me voila obligé de réinvestir dans un boitier et une alimentation....
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Overall 2
2.0

franchement decu

green8, rue-hardware.com
11 August 2008
  • Summary: acheté il y a 4 jours et sitot installé, sitot en panne. en fait, l'alim s'arrete a peine le bouton appuyé. puis cela fonctionne mais s'arrete de nouveau si on deplace a peine l'ordi. puis refuse de repartir....bref, j'ai tout défait et tout remonté avec le même resultat. j'ai donc enlevé l'alim pour la remplacer avec une Viper, et là, tout fonctionne. j'ai une carte ASUS et il semble que certaines personnes aient connu le meme souci que moi. bref ANTEC+ ASUS = probleme.
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