Antec has released a new silent case, the Sonata Elite. The new model in the Sonata series is a bit taller than its predecessors and doesn't ship with a power supply. The Antec Sonata Elite is made from steel and the side and top panels feature an extra polycarbonate layer to deaden noise. The case features three 5.25" drive bays, four HDD bays, seven expansion slots, one 120mm rear TriCool fan and a 120mm exhaust blower.
The Sonata Elite expands Antec’s original Sonata design with even more silence and elegance. With 7 drive bays, 7 expansion slots, and 0.8mm cold rolled steel construction, the Sonata Elite has ample size and durability, while the vibration-reducing silicone grommets ensure the quietest possible operation. Side intake vent draws in air over the hard drives and into the case, while a quiet 120mm TriCool™ exhaust fan and 120mm rear slot exhaust blower form the optimum balance between silent operation and cooling power. The Sonata Elite also features convenient front mounted USB, eSATA, and HD audio ports. These cutting edge features combined with Sonata’s Quiet Computing™ reputation make this case a truly quiet legend.
The Antec Sonata Elite case has a MSRP of $119. Here are the specifications:
7 drive bays
- External 3 x 5.25"
- Internal 4 x 3.5"
- Included 5.25" to 3.5" adapter for external 3.5" device
Two layer, steel with polycarbonate, side and top panels to
7 expansion slots
Advanced cooling system:
- 1 rear (standard) 120mm TriCool™ 3-speed switch control exhaust fan
- 1 slot 120mm exhaust blower with 3-speed switch
Built-in washable air filter
Front mounted I/O ports
- 2 x USB 2.0
- 1 x eSATA
- Audio In and Out (AC’97 and HDA compatible)
0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability
Motherboard: Mini-ITX, microATX, StandardATX
No power supply included
- 18.9" (H) x 8.1" (W) x 17.3" (D)
- 48.1cm (H) x 20.5cm (W) x 44cm (D)
- 19.9" (H) x 10.5" (W) x 21.4" (D)
- 50.5 cm (H) x 26.7 cm (W) x 54.3 cm (D)
- Net: 21.6 lbs /9.8 kg
- Gross: 25.6 lbs /11.6 kg