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Review: Antec Sonata III PC system case

by Matt Davey on 30 October 2007, 08:39

Tags: Sonata III, Antec, PC

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Introduction and specifications

The first two cases in the Antec Sonata series had three major selling points - low noise, compact dimensions and a smart, shiny black exterior. As a result, they built up a loyal following, not just from self-builders but also system integrators.

Antec Sonata III 500

Unsurprisingly, the third model in this series - the Sonata III 500 - is a small mini-tower, so we were keen to see how much extra it provided. We were also curious to know how well it fared when housing our recently-introduced chassis-testing kit, consisting of some of the very latest hardware on the market.


Dimensions 463(d) x 206(w) x 425(h) mm
Material Steel (0.8mm cold-rolled)/plastic
Weight 9.1kg
5.25in external Three
3.5in external Two
3.5in internal Four
Expansion slots Seven
System fans One 120mm unit (one more an optional extra)
Water-cooling preparation No
ATI R600/nVidia G80 compatibility Yes/Yes
Model variants One
Manufacturer code Sonata III 500 UK