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Antec Unveils New Sonata IV Enclosure

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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.

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The case looks like a fridge :)
 
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#4
Ascetically i think it looks like a crap ass no name case very unimpressed.
 
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#5
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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did you seriously just copy and paste that from what they forwarded to you?
 
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$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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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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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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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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"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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Is it just me or has the entire Sonata series been stuck in time for years at this point?
 
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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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Dam Hyundai's lol
 

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what a POS FOR 200 BUCKS
 
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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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$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
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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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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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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I'm not in the market for a case anyway, just saying that this doesn't look a bad one.
 
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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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#22
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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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.