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Item#: N82E16811129155
Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W SmartPower 2.0 Power Supply
  • Steel ATX Mid Tower
  • USB, Audio, 1394 Front Ports
  • 450Watt SmartPower 2.0
  • ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply 1 120mm Fans

Pros:

Elegant case, not tacky like many other custom cases out there. Plenty of space for 4 HDs, floppy, zip, and 3 CDs - room to add stuff as I outgrow current storage. Relatively quiet (depends on internal components) and built solid with easy access.

Cons:

Power supply died after 3 months, even hooked to a high-end AVR supply. No more Antec power for me. Bought this for the case not the power, though.
Ducting works very well with stock AMD cooler systems, but poor fit with 120mm CPU cooling fans. Ducting doesn't account for heat rising, forces hot air off the CPU *down* which reduces efficiency especially if using a psupply with 120mm fan. Top ventilation would be nice.

Other Thoughts:

Glossy black is stylish, but shows dust/fingerprints easy. Blue lights on front are subtle but give high-tech feel. Excellent case for a grownup who wants a nice looking machine in their office.

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