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Old 11-02-2007, 01:52 PM   #1
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Title: Antec Sonata III 500 Case
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"Sonata III 500 is a mainstream high-quality mid-tower case from Antec, coming with a 500 W power supply (Antec EarthWatts 500), a three-speed 120-mm fan on the rear and a very beautiful black finishin..."

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Old 06-26-2008, 10:43 AM   #2
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Default Antec Sonata 500 review

Thanx for good info and full-sized pix. Was looking for a mid-sized case for a general-purpose home machine, and your review was the final nudge in purchasing the Antec. Opted for an additional front 12cm fan.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:59 AM   #3
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Hello,

I personally like this case, it provides a good cost/benefit for average users.

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:54 AM   #4
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so has anyone actually used this case?
many of the reviewers on newegg say there is an electrical short on the front panel.
they say whenever they plug in a usb device or even sometimes just touch the front, the pc will reset
I've also heard that this case now comes with the AE500D power supply, not the AE500 power supply
the AE500 is the one made by seasonic, the new EA500D is made by Delta, but hasn't been reviewed as extensively as the EA500

I'm thinking about getting it because it can be picked up at JR music for $99
http://www.jr.com/sonata-iii-desktop.../pe/ANT_15137/

but they also have the Antec 96580 NSK6580 Super Mid Tower Case for $109
http://www.jr.com/antec/pe/ANT_96580/
smaller power supply, but still adequate for my needs, seems to have a much bigger interior

anybody have any comments?
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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Hello,

That is the case I am currently using on my desktop since nov/2007. I had no problems with it and no short-circuit problems as described.

The power supply that came with this case I reviewed separatedly, so you can take a look on it by yourself:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/526

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Old 12-23-2010, 03:05 AM   #6
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I'm fairly pissed because i have made two accounts today to just find out what key i need to open the side panel and which whoever wrote the article didn't mention.I need a picture of it or something,my "Sonata "Silent" not so silent anymore really needs a cleanup,

thank you

Yes it's not your fault i'm pissed i know and...Ahh sorry but i really would appreciate some help...
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:31 AM   #7
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You shouldn't need any key at all, unless of course you locked the case yourself.
Just pull the latch straight out. The manual couldn't be clearer.

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I am sorry,i believe i didn't get the users manual.Well ok i did but it said nothing bout...I didn't get it...How to install grapics card?I'm from Europe,Finland to be more precise.Thanks though

EDIT:A latch...a handle...a...whatever...Thanks...-.-"

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Just pull the latch:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/fullimage.php?image=8055

The latch has a lock. If yours is locked, just use the key that comes with the product.

As for the manual, it is linked on the message above from Olle P.
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