Antec Solo II Case Review

Most computer enthusiasts would remember the Antec Solo case; a product released nearly 7 years ago which featured a very subtle, Spartan appearance combined with almost every noise suppression system available at the time. The first version of the Solo was not very fancy but it certainly was a very effective case, which is why it took Antec over 6 years to replace the design. Today we are going to have a look at the successor of the original Solo, the Solo II, which also emphasizes on quiet computing. Let us see if it is a worthy replacement of the much renowned case it supersedes.

Most computer enthusiasts would remember the Antec Solo case; a product released nearly 7 years ago which featured a very subtle, Spartan appearance combined with almost every noise suppression system available at the time. The first version of the Solo was not very fancy but it certainly was a very effective case, which is why it took Antec over 6 years to replace the design. Today we are going to have a look at the successor of the original Solo, the Solo II, which also emphasizes on quiet computing. Let us see if it is a worthy replacement of the much renowned case it supersedes.

Manufacturer features and specifications

  • Dual-layer 1.0 mm SECC / polycarbonate top & side panels
  • Elegant aesthetics:

    • Anodized aluminum front bezel
    • Piano black exterior finish
    • Stylish matte black interior
  • Dual hard drive mounting system :

    • 3 x 3.5" / 2.5" using tray mounts with preinstalled silicone grommets OR
    • 2 x 3.5" with suspension mount cables
  • 2 x external 5.25"
  • 1 x internal 2.5" (dedicated)
  • Front-accessible flip-down drive cage
  • Removable PSU support beam
  • Top vent with fine mesh for optimal PSU air intake
  • Removable, washable front fan filters
  • Cooling system:

    • 1 rear 120 mm TrueQuiet™ fan with preinstalled silicone grommets and 2-speed switch
    • 2 front 120 mm fan mounts (optional)
  • Enlarged CPU cutout for easy installation of CPU coolers
  • Front Ports:

    • 2 x USB 3.0
    • 2 x USB 2.0
    • Audio In/Out
  • 7 expansion slots
  • Maximum graphics card size: 15,0" / 381 mm
  • Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
  • No power supply included
  • Unit Dimensions:

    • 440 mm (H) x 205 mm (W) x 470 mm (D)
    • (17,3" (H) x 8,1" (W) x 18,5" (D))
  • Package Dimensions:

    • 503 (H) mm x 275 mm (W) x 550 mm (D)
    • (19,8" (H) x 10,8" (W) x 21,7" (D))
  • Net Weight: 9,1 kg (20,2 lbs)
  • Gross Weight: 10,7 kg (23,6 lbs)