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Antec Minuet350 Piano Black Steel MicroATX Slim Case Computer Case 350W 80PLUS Certified Power Supply

  • Steel MicroATX Slim Case
  • USB 2.0 / Audio / e-SATA Front Ports
  • 350W 80PLUS Certified Power Supply
  • 1 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • George K.
  • 4/8/2014 5:42:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsaddressing other reviews

Pros: supplemental review

Cons: wish front panel was black

Other Thoughts: After reading some reviews I noticed the following comparison saying that this is the same as the Rosewill R379-M. It is not. The biggest difference is this one has a 80+ efficiency 350 watt max power supply and the Rosewill has a standard 300 watt power supply. A high efficiency Antec power supply is going to last longer then a generic power supply. Mine is going on 5 years now no hiccups and voltages still perfect.- it also runs cooler than a standard power supply since its high efficiency. In this form factor if you want longevity and you value your components, it's worth the extra $$ for the better power supply.

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  • George K.
  • 4/7/2014 10:03:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat HTPC case

Pros: fairly cheap, easy to work on, very good power supply

Cons: would be nice if it came in all black

Other Thoughts: I bought this a few years ago, and recently decided to update it with a more current MB and processor. I went with an A8-6600K. I have an SSD 240 GB in this 8GB of RAM and it totally rocks and is almost completely silent. I saw people complain that no USB 2.0 on the front- who cares? I attach the external drives on the back anyway. The front I may transfer an occasional file off of a usb drive, but 2.0 is fine for that. The power supply is plenty, because with this APU I don't need a videocard. I have used this non stop with a e4500 processor since 2009, and it still works great with the new processor. I use windows mediacenter and have the HD homerun network 3 cable tuner. I use an external USB 3.0 2 Tb drive for the DVR storage. So easy to install stuff. I also have a blu-ray drive installed. This case by far is the best bang for the buck, dependable and perfect sizing.

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  • chris l.
  • 11/23/2013 10:25:10 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSlick looking case

Pros: Easy to install. Plenty of room in this case for video cards and accessories.

Cons: Somewhat underpowered power supply if you want many accessories.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/6/2013 11:40:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent! but you may need...

Pros: Easy to work with, plenty of room inside, no sharp edges. See "Other Thoughts" below - you may need an adapter.

Cons: Could use addt'l fan... you might be able to rig one onto the top cover if you're using a stock cpu cooler - there is enough clearance for a 120mm but the grate will be somewhat restrictive. Also, lacks a vent on GPU side of the case.

Other Thoughts: You may need one of these: Link Depot Model POW-ADT-4P8 4-pin to 8-pin Adapter Cable N82E16812189527 as the power supply does not come with the 8-pin motherboard connector, only the 4-pin.

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  • Nicholas M.
  • 2/19/2013 7:42:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill going with no issues

Pros: Compact case that is surprisingly flexible.

Cons: Power supply capacity is a limitation on overhaul.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case almost 4 years ago when I was building a compact home office PC. I wanted something small and sturdy because I move a lot... and it has held up very well! In fact, I just gutted the original build and put in a new lower-end i5. The only hitch is that the PSU in my version has just 2 SATA connectors. That might have changed, but beware. The fan was a little noisy at first, but it either quieted down or I acclimated. Might be too distracting for a HTPC.

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 1/25/2013 12:43:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Thought that I would update my previous review.

Cons: Alot
(see my previous review)

Other Thoughts: So since newegg wouldnt swap cases for something else I had to forge ahead and use these for a customer's build. I did find out why as soon as you put the harddrive in it will not close all the way. I originally thought it was hitting the front panel usb 3.0 ports. I thought that because these were just recently outfitted with usb 3 instead of usb 2.0. I figured that they just swapped out connectors without testing the fit. I thought that might be why there are ome good reviews here on newegg. I was dry fitting the hard drive and bent back the mounts when I noticed that on the side of the hard drive there were scratches right in the middle and that the perforations were different there vs the rest on that side. I looked closer and noticed that that the screw holding the front face on is made to fit through the perforation. which is just bad design. because it will hit the harddrive. So I unscrewed it and used nippers to cut the plastic way until the cage would fit. I still had to slot the holes and move the dvd drive up a few mm so it would sit flusth with the front. and drill mounting holes so the card reader would fit. Overall I would expect this from a 30 dollar case not a 100 case. Which is why I bought the 100 case. I contacted Antec by phone to be told that I need to sign up on the internet first an create a trouble tickit. 3 business days later i recieved a message back. He wanted to stating he needed a copy of my reciept. I sent a screenshot back and told him of the design flaw and due to the slow responce I was forced to modify the case and void the warrenty. 3 days later I recieved a responce that he was happy i solved the problem and that he didnt know how i was trying to mount the drive but it was obviously wrong. You can only mount the thing one way to make the holes line up. Anyway hope everything lasts now that the warranty is null and void.

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 1/15/2013 11:18:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute junk

Pros: None

Cons: Wow where to begin. Oh I know new eggs replacement policy on this item is. Not refundable. So I can swap it out for the same pile of junk.

1. Screw holes for DVD drive rant aligned properly so the DVD drive sits back about an 1/8th of an inch. So a big ol gap all the way around.
2. If you install a 3.5inch drive the case won't close properly major flaw. (I wonder if they actually put a system in this thing for quality control.
3. No side holes to mount anything all bottom mount. So can't install a card reader. (One of the only reasons I bought this case external 3.5 bay.


Just sucks I have a customer that ordered two builds I decided to use these cases and am now out 250 bucks and will have to order two different cases in. Negating any profit at all and actually costing me money.

Antec should be ashamed of themselves.

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  • Eric J.
  • 8/19/2012 1:00:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsexact same as rosewill and other cases less than half this price

Pros: nice shiny paint

Cons: - design
- quality
- attention to detail

For starters, the holes on the 3.5" slot don't line up, so my card reader is either 1/4" inside the case, or sticks out 1/4".
Once you actually get the components in there, the case doesn't really close anymore, because that removable cage thing won't seat properly, and there's nothing to lock it in place!
The mobo cables are pinched between this stupid removable cage thing and the video card, and they're too short to route another way.
Other cables, like the front USB cables, are way too long for some reason!

In general the whole thing feels cheap and poorly designed. This is not a $100 case!

Other Thoughts: The last time I bought Antec was about 10yrs ago. I was really impressed, and I was expecting to be impressed again. That's not what happened. As I got into it I kept thinking: "this isn't like Antec at all!" Well folks, that's because it's NOT.

If you look closely at other cases on newegg, such as the Rosewill R379-M, you can see they are the exact same case. Antec just bought this design, slapped some "piano black" on it, and now they're trying to charge over $100.

If you want this case, buy any of the sub-$50 ones that are available. If you want a nice case, look elsewhere.

Antec: Your business is basically putting paint on stamped metal. The only thing that separates you from the $20 case crowd is(was) your design, build quality, attention to detail. From my perspective, you've gone from making top-notch cases to being a rip-off artist. How is this case any different from the dude selling "BOSE" speakers out of his van in the parking lot?

This is my last Antec

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  • Zachary M.
  • 8/18/2012 1:59:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSome design issues...

Pros: Small, good air circulation, fan pushes a surprising amount of air, USB 3.0 ports up front along with headphone and mic jacks, looks great

Cons: The internal 3.5 drive bay is positioned under the 5.25 and 3.5 bays that are used for the disk drive and whatever else you want you computer to have, such as a card reader. The unusually large USB 3.0 cable makes it impossible to place a typical 3.5in hard drive in the internal space and reposition the drive tray so that you can shut the case properly. As a result, I had to take out the card reader I was intending to put in, and place the hard drive in the other slot.

This 3.5 slot, which was supposed to be used for the card reader, assumes that the device you're putting in there will have screws on the bottom. This made it impossible to secure my card reader in the first place, as it could only be secured from the sides.

Fan is a bit noisy, but it's not annoying.

Other Thoughts: This case isn't bad, but it does have some design problems. I got this to build a replacement PC for my mom, and the machine itself works great. Good airflow, great performance, but due to design issues with the case, not all the features I wanted to implement made it in, such as the card reader. Thankfully that can be solved by buying an external one that can sit on top.

The case is great if you're strapped for space. It's actually a bit smaller than what I was expecting.

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  • William K.
  • 1/22/2012 5:10:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Roomy case for micro ATX board. Removable hard drive/CD-DVD cage. Nice desktop configuration and size.

Cons: Power supply defective; did not turn on fans, only mv level on CPU connections. Only enough power to light motherboard light.

Other Thoughts: Returned to NewEgg.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,

I apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact us at VIP@Antec.com and we'd be happy to get you a replacement power supply for your Minuet350 case.

Chris
Antec Customer Support

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