Tuesday, December 16th 2008

Antec Introduces Next Chapter in Quiet, Elegant Computing with Sonata Elite Chassis

Antec, the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, has announced that it is launching the Sonata Elite, the latest addition to Antec's Sonata Family line of quiet PC cases. Introducing a distinct air flow design and sleek new aesthetics, the Sonata Elite offers new improvements while maintaining the original features preferred by quiet-conscious consumers.


Continuing with the Sonata Family's core Quiet Computing technologies, the Sonata Elite includes sound-deadening, two-layer (steel with polycarbonate) side and top panels, while the dedicated hard drive compartments feature soft silicone grommets to reduce vibration and decrease system-generated noise.

For system cooling, the Sonata Elite comes equipped with an innovative side air intake vent that creates a smooth airstream to flow naturally over the hard drive bays to the rear of the case. A quiet 120mm TriCoolâ„¢ rear exhaust fan and 120mm rear slot exhaust blower provide additional cooling, with three-speed controls to balance between minimum noise and maximum cooling. The Sonata Elite also includes built-in washable air filters to prevent dust build-up and promote airflow.

Designed with system builders and PC enthusiasts in mind, the Sonata Elite includes seven expansion slots, three external 5.25" drive bays, four internal 3.5" drive bays and an adapter for additional 3.5" devices. The Sonata Elite does not include a power supply, allowing builders flexibility with their power supply customization. For easy access to I/O ports, the Sonata Elite features front-mounted USB, eSATA and HD audio ports. The case supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards.

"Antec set the standard in quiet computing with the original Sonata design," said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. "The Sonata Elite's cutting edge features meet and surpass the needs of silent PC enthusiasts by offering improved quiet technologies, advanced airflow and an exciting new take on the Sonata Family legacy."

The Sonata Elite is available for an estimated price of $119.00 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors. The Sonata Elite is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year Warranty. For additional product information and full technical specifications, please visit: http://www.antec.com.Source: Antec
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5 Comments on Antec Introduces Next Chapter in Quiet, Elegant Computing with Sonata Elite Chassis

#1
Haytch
Ive seen uglier cases. This is like an elegantly ugly case. They almost got the hdd rack right, it just needs a 180 Degree turn to avoid ugly cable management.

I like the colour.
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#2
eidairaman1
Howabout a Full Tower EATX Case that isnt the 1200 (looks very unstable because its not long as it is Tall, Supports more than the 7 Standard PCI Slots, and doesnt use a Drive Slot system that goes all the way down the front of the case (1200/900 look tacky in that sense along with other cases like that)
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EaGle1337
by: eidairaman1
Howabout a Full Tower EATX Case that isnt the 1200 (looks very unstable because its not long as it is Tall, Supports more than the 7 Standard PCI Slots, and doesnt use a Drive Slot system that goes all the way down the front of the case (1200/900 look tacky in that sense along with other cases like that)
the 1200 is fine.. but wow is this sonata ugly.
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
by: EaGle1337
the 1200 is fine.. but wow is this sonata ugly.
Agreed. The 1200 is just perfect and hella stable. Im using it right now.
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#5
Polarman
Looks exactly like the Sonata 3 case with a stupid side vent thingy like the Sonata 2 had that everybody hated.
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