Friday, January 14th 2011

Antec Unveils New Sonata IV Enclosure

In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the new mid-tower Sonata IV – the latest elegantly-silent addition to Antec’s critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing enclosures.

Re-designed from the ground-up, the Sonata IV builds on the Sonata legacy of Quiet Computing by combining the features and performance that enthusiasts demand with the highest standard of build quality. The Sonata IV is crafted to accommodate future component upgrades, with a USB 3.0 front panel port for faster data transmission and redesigned front bezel intake to maximize natural case airflow. This enclosure is also the first Sonata model to include an 80 PLUS certified 620W power supply with whisper-quiet 120 mm double ball bearing low-noise fan, giving users a near-silent, functional solution for the home, office or corporate workspace.

The Sonata IV features one rear 120 mm TriCool 3-speed switch control exhaust fan for flexible control of fan speeds to balance cooling and quiet performance, and a built-in washable air filter for quick and easy cleaning. With eight drive bays (three external 5.25” drive bays, four internal 3.5” drive bays, and one internal 2.5” drive bay,) that utilize a hard drive bay rail system with vibration-absorbing silicone grommets, the Sonata IV boasts flexibility for a wide-range of builds and assures quiet performance.



“The original Sonata was the first ever chassis / power supply combination designed from the ground-up as a ‘Quiet Computing’ solution. The market response has been outstanding as it and its successors have repeatedly garnered top reviews and sales records,” said Scott Richards, senior vice president of Antec. “The Sonata IV is a re-design that takes every attribute to a new level commensurate with today’s Quiet Computing needs, and offers PC enthusiasts and system integrators the top-notch solution they’ve come to expect from Antec’s Sonata line.”

This Sonata IV supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards, and is backed by Antec’s Quality 3-Year (AQ3) Limited Warranty on parts and labor. The Sonata IV is available now for an estimated price of $199.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors.

For more information, visit the product page.
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22 Comments on Antec Unveils New Sonata IV Enclosure

#2
MicroUnC
by: Aleksander Dishnica
The case looks like a fridge :)
The question is....

Is it functions like one:)
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#3
Batou1986
Ascetically i think it looks like a crap ass no name case very unimpressed.
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#4
Widjaja
This does not look good unlike the last sonata which was not so fridge like.

Can't complain about the layout inside the case though.
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#5
Reefer86
did you seriously just copy and paste that from what they forwarded to you?
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#6
Patches O'Houlihan
$199.99 is just way too high of an asking price for what you get. With that PSU being included, I say no more than $89.99
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#7
Phxprovost
Xtreme Refugee
so they took a ~$30 mid tower, stuck a psu in it and now we have a $200 tower? yea ok :laugh:
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#8
Eternalchaos
thats a crazy price, for $40 less I could get a Coolmaster CM690-II lite Case with a 750watt psu bundle or a scout+650w psu
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#9
Aleksander
Maybe it has the water button inside the fridge so you can get a water glass when you get angry :D
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#10
SirMango
"Re-designed from the ground-up"

Sure. Looks just like the older Sonata Elite with a few minor tweaks. Still a boring case and a terrible buy at its price.
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#11
[Ion]
WCG Team Assistant
Is it just me or has the entire Sonata series been stuck in time for years at this point?
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#12
hellrazor
Maybe it's for the old skoolers that are too busy looking at their monitor to care about what the case looks like?

That said, it's expensive as hell.
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#15
mlee49
A) It's not pure white
B) It has no Apple logo anywhere


sorry, will not sell just because Thermaltake released the Level-10 for $800 and someone has to buy it.
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#16
TheLaughingMan
[quote="Patches O'Houlihan, post: 2158418"]$199.99 is just way too high of an asking price for what you get. With that PSU being included, I say no more than $89.99[/quote]You do realize a PSU of that quality by itself will be $90. That means the case is around $90 to $100 which is the same price point of previous version.

If nothing else, it will drive the price of older version of the Sonata down a peg or two.
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#17
blibba
Sorry to dissapoint all, but this looks to me like a damn fine case, and I like the looks to. Layout is awesome, nice minimalist appearance, decent quality, decent bundled PSU, no LL price tag.
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#18
SirMango
by: blibba
Sorry to dissapoint all, but this looks to me like a damn fine case, and I like the looks to. Layout is awesome, nice minimalist appearance, decent quality, decent bundled PSU, no LL price tag.
If you like the case for its appearance, I'd suggest you take a look at the Sonata Proto. It's based on the older Sonata III and it does not come with a power supply. You might find it a cheaper alternative than the Sonata IV.

It goes for about $60 here in Canada. The top-mounted power supply and no motherboard tray cutouts for cable routing are two reasons why I wouldn't buy it though.
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#19
blibba
I'm not in the market for a case anyway, just saying that this doesn't look a bad one.
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#20
Patches O'Houlihan
by: TheLaughingMan
You do realize a PSU of that quality by itself will be $90. That means the case is around $90 to $100 which is the same price point of previous version.

If nothing else, it will drive the price of older version of the Sonata down a peg or two.
Maybe they should throw in the case for free with the purchase of the PSU, just sayin'.
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#21
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I guess some tradeoffs are bound to happen for quiet computing. This would be an awesome office case. I wish they included some type of cable routing management. As it stands, it has the tie down sections but thats about it...
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#22
SirMango
by: WarEagleAU
I guess some tradeoffs are bound to happen for quiet computing. This would be an awesome office case. I wish they included some type of cable routing management. As it stands, it has the tie down sections but thats about it...
I find Antec tries to do too hard to quiet down their Sonata line of cases. Fractal Design has a much simpler design on their Define R3 case. The latter comes to about the same price as the Sonata IV (excluding the PSU), but Fractal Design's case has so much more features and I'm pretty sure it does a better job at dampening noise.
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