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Antec Introduces Whisper Quiet Advanced Case to its Sonata Line

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any side panel padding?
Judging from the pics on Newegg, it doesn't appear so. You could always add your own tho. Dynamat = teh quiet. Or you could look at their Solo case, it has the padding, iirc.
 

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Well expect a review hier on TPU very soon ;)
 
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I don't like how like it looks. Too shiny I guess.
 
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Yeah, i'm not a fan of the "piano" gloss finish or whatever they call it.
 

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No, it was actually referred to as something like a "grand piano black polish" or something like that on other cases I've seen before. Either way, I don't like it that much. Especially if you're working with it a lot or your have to move it between home and college, you have to clean it more because fingerprints or smudges show up real easy.
 

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No, it was actually referred to as something like a "grand piano black polish" or something like that on other cases I've seen before.
It was a joke. I was referring to how easily they get fingerprints on them. lol
 

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Very nice case, but the lack of a front mounted fan and only the 120mm rear exhaust fan kind of cautions me. For the price, Id expect it to come with at least two fans. Still looks nice. Something Id be looking to build in .
 

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I don't like the shiny-ness. I like the looks, but its a bugger to remove your fingerprints when you've just eaten something sticky like caramel.
 
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I don't like the shiny-ness. I like the looks, but its a bugger to remove your fingerprints when you've just eaten something sticky like caramel.
Touch the faucet before the case. ;)
 
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That would be a good idea before you touch... well, just about anything.
 
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u can only remove the left panel but... STUFF THE CABLES BEHIND THE 5'25 BAY!!! :) People go its gonna be a messy case but I say, improvise!

i realize why the left panel can only be removed; the right panel is redundant and can cause reasonance.
 
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#15
"new"? we've had these cases for a few weeks now...and we NEVER have any in stock.

i like the esata port :p

its a lot like the Sonata II, just with an eSATA port and bigger sound dampening things for the hard drives, and a better power supply...
 
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Antec charges wayyy too much for their cases. (Except maybe the P180).