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Antec Announces SOLO II Enclosure

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Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, announced today the SOLO II enclosure, which offers a new set of Quiet Computing and high performance features for enthusiasts and specialty users.

The SOLO II is smaller than a mid-tower but as expandable as larger, higher priced enclosures, making it a versatile case for home and corporate settings. With sturdy construction and elegant finishing, the SOLO II functions quietly and gracefully for whatever it houses.

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An Antec case with tool-less features...wow, never thought I'd see them do that.

Listing for gaming enclosure with classic top mounted PSU and no extra exhaust or intakes other than the front? Pass.
 
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Nice, the first Solo was my favorite case. This looks nice too.

This case is built very well and is very very quite. Heavy too..
 

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PSU, why you no at bottom?
 
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Placing the PSU at the bottom of the case is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.
Some want PC for gaming not a vacuum cleaner.
 
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That's why dust filter were invented...
 

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Placing the PSU at the bottom of the case is the dumbest thing I have ever seen.
Some want PC for gaming not a vacuum cleaner.
psu sucks in and puts it out. have you even seen a PSU?
 
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Yeah put it below so it has better cooling from outside then choke it with a filter.
 
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i give up. :/

why dont you guys just let your PSU choke on the hot air then.
 

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Ok can we all unbunch our panties a bit?

Both top mounted and bottom mounted PSU installations have both Pro's and Con's. While I prefer a bottom mount, as I run a lot of hot components, my case sits atop a desk so the dust is less of an issue for those who have to set it on the floor.

On the other hand, top mounting is good if the inside case temps are already fine, and again you will get dust, but not as much as a bottom mounted one.

Neither way is correct, it's a preference issue to each individual setup. I didnt even get into side mounted ones in SFF that are installed to actually help cool the CPU by drawing off the heat from passive coolers!
 
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What I want to know is why there is a mesh opening at the top where the PSU is... (you can see it on the box and the video at 0:28)...
 
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What I want to know is why there is a mesh opening at the top where the PSU is... (you can see it on the box and the video at 0:28)...
mount the psu upside so it sucks in cool air from the outside
 
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I would guess this is more for people who want a quiet / silent computer than a gaming case, as it lack a lot of cooling and looks plain as all get out.
 

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The SOLO II is now available for an estimated MSRP of 119,00 EURO through major retailers, e-tailers & distributors and is backed by an Antec's Quality 3 Year limited warranty on parts and labor.
119 Euro is like $169.99 USD. Wow that is super expensive for a mini-mid tower. 1mm SECC steel and polycarbonate must really add up. This is more than you can buy a full tower for.
 
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I used to have one of the original Solo cases and they actually used to cool very well... And very quietly. The quietness allowed for bigger fans in the case, and ultimately led to the same *percieved* cooling/DB as my old coolermaster centurion 5.