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The SOLO is a mid-tower computer case from Antec.

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Pros

only case to include professional-quality hard disk suspension - ideal for silent PC enthusiasts

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affordable price

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includes high end features such as dust filters, sound dampening, etc...

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front bezel is removed easily for access to dust filters, drive bays

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quality steel tool-less construction

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includes quality 3-speed Tri-cool fan

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Cons

minimal interior space - 10.5 inch video cards may be a difficult fit

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heavy compared to aluminum cases

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no front case cover/door

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somewhat unintuitive to build with - taking off the front case bezel specifically

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poor PSU placement (on the top)

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does not come with a PSU

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The SOLO is a mid-tower computer case from Antec. Part of the Sonata family, the SOLO attempts to bring quality computer cases to the masses. Representing one of the best price:performance ratios of whole Antec line-up, the SOLO contains a great deal of advanced features in an inexpensive package, such as dust filters, advanced cable management, hard disk suspension and sound dampening. An extremely popular case for fans of silent computing, the inclusion of hard disk suspension is an added bonus never seen before on non-customized cases. Similar to the rest of Antec's lineup, the SOLO comes with a 120mm Antec TriCool fan for those uninterested in purchasing fans seperately.

Features
  • Included power supply: none
  • External Drive Bays: 4 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5"
  • Internal Drive Bays: 4 x 3.5" (tray mount) OR 3 x 3.5" (Suspension Mount)
  • Front ports: 2 x USB2, 1 x IEEE 1394, Audio In/Out
  • Supported Motherboards: up to standard ATX
  • Material: Steel
  • Dimentions: 17" (H) x 8.1" (W) x 18.5" (D)
  • Weight: 20.3 lbs
Post Review
Yale
01/01/2011 01:58

I've been working with an Antec SOLO recently, and having experience with a P182 and P192 I have to say that despite being slightly less intuitive in terms of how to access certain things (eg/ you must pop the front cover off to get full access to the drive bays - who knew?) the design is just phenomenal. The whole thing is built well, is quiet and it just fits together brilliantly - like some kind of transformer. The only major drawback is the fact that the PSU is in the top, however for a simple build this seems easier. Leaves a ton of room in the bottom.

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