Antec Sonata Elite

  • Antec Sonata Elite
82
Based on 8 scores, 26 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    2
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Sturdy, Quiet, Compact.
  • Stylish appearance, Good damping against noise and vibration, Low, smooth baseline noise, Very sturdy construction/designCONS, Ventilation could be better, Only 3 external drive bays, Side filter holes too large, Power supply inaccessible after motherboar
  • Quiet, Price, Style.

Cons:

  • Not a whole lot of room to work with inside
  • Ventilation could be better, Only 3 external drive bays, Side filter holes too large, Power supply inaccessible after motherboard installation, Fairly ineffective side blower fan

Expert reviews and ratings

By ThinkComputers on 90

The Antec Sonata Elite is a powerful case with some unique features. While Antec is known for their gaming cases, the Sonata Elite really isnt for the average gamer. There isnt a lot of room inside for larger cards nor is there enough...

By Extreme Overclocking on

The Antec Sonata Elite case was an almost perfectly designed silent chassis. With the exception of the drive rails the whole build went extremely smooth. Antec is always striving to improve their already great quality line of cases; the Sonata Elite...

By 3dGameMan on

Video Review: The Antec Sonata Elite Case is a perfect option for an affordable quiet computer build. It comes with acoustic material on the left, right and top panels. It's a mid-tower case so there's a fair amount of room to work and has three...

By Hardware Secrets on

Antec Sonata Elite is a mid-tower case targeted to the user that wants a good-quality mid-tower target to silence. Here is a summary of what we found about this product. Strong PointsBig air intake on the right panel for the hard disk drives.Blower...

By Pureoverclock on

When examining (or shopping for) computer enclosures, there are basically three things to look for: aesthetics, wire management, functionality. These are the three main components that need to be looked at when choosing a home for all that expensive...

By Tech Olive on 70

Going into this review, I knew the that Sonata Elite was not a gaming case, but rather a case for the basic or workstation PC users that still prefer a good looking, stylish and silent alternative to the beige box. I decided the best way...

By SilentPC Review on

The Sonata Elite retains the stylish appearance and solid construction of the Sonata III. However, many of the things Antec changed hasnt necessary made the Elite better. Moving the vents to the right side of the case might actually have made...

By Swedish Tech Report on

I am loving this case and I think that it is one that I plan on sticking with for a long time forward. It is simple yet elegant and has all the features that I need inside of my computer. I like that it looks so small but yet carries so many features...

By Hi Tech Legion on

If you are like a lot of us, you want a nice main stream system that will be quiet enough to fit in in the living room and looks good enough the wife will not object, then this is the case for you. The case has an elegant appearance and delivers on...

By Metku.net on

Overall the Sonata Elite is very close to the Sonata 3. There are some changes in the layout and some new features and they all seem to take the model to the right direction. Sonata is advertised as a quiet case and I think now it can really stand...

By Overclockers Club on

Antecs Sonata Elite was truly a pleasure to review; the design of the whole chassis is well thought out and works like it should. The AQ3 warranty backs up this statement, putting Antec on the spot if something should somehow go afoul. The included...

By Vortez on

My opinion of the Sonata Elite is very high. The good design ideas and construction of this case are clearly evident. Antec have focused their efforts in supplying us with a case that dampens out the noises and droning of components from within the...

By Computer Shopper on 83

Stylish, compact, and quiet, the Sonata Elite is an upscale case that can accommodate high-end components....

International Review By Technic3D on 86

Mit dem Sonata Elite hat Antec ein gutes und uerst leises Gehuse auf den Markt gebracht. Whrend dem gesamten Testzeitraum war ein sehr angenehmes arbeiten mit dem Gehuse mglich. Die Verarbeitung ist gut und...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 68

Antec Sonata Elite kabinettet har i sandhed vret et af de mere stille kabinetter, som jeg har arbejdet med igennem tiden. Det stjreducerende materiale p indersiderne, af kabinettet, hjlper til at minimere den...

International Review By Clube do Hardware on

O Antec Sonata Elite um gabinete torre-mdia voltado para o usurio que quer um gabinete torre-mdia silencioso e de boa qualidade. Aqui est um resumo do que achamos deste produto.Pontos FortesGrande entrada de ar no painel...

International Review By GinjFo on 75

Le boitier Sonata Elite fait partie de la gamme silence du constructeur Antec. Il est conu autour de la philosophie Quiet Computing , cest--dire quil propose plusieurs fonctions uniques comme des...

International Review By Hardware.Info on

De fabrikanten van behuizingen introduceren aan de lopende band interessante nieuwe modellen. Ook de afgelopen tijd bereikten heel wat modellen ons lab. Nu maken we de balans op: wat vinden we van de nieuwe kasten en welke moet je cht op je short...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Disons le tout de suite, le Sonata-Elite ne nous a pas vraiment convaincu, surtout en raison de sa conception qui date un peu, et qui na pas t remise aux gouts du jour. Lalimentation se place dans le haut, et le tournevis est indispensable....

International Review By Traficantes de Hardware on 90

La Antec Sonata Elite nos deja una buena impresin, es una semi-torre que admite prcticamente cualquier tipo de hardware. Su fabricacin en acero templado en fro de 0,8mm le brinda gran robustez y una vida til ms larga,...