December 13th, 2011

Antec SOLO II

Antec Solo II

Introduction

I’ve been reviewing quite a few Antec products recently and they’ve all turned up pretty well so far. The last of my Antec product reviews is the Solo II case, the prequel of which has ended up as one of the most oft reviewed ones on the site.

This new edition updates the original design with a few extra features, while maintaing the parts that made it a good buy. At least that’s the plan anyway. Let’s see if Antec followed through.

Specifications

Dual-layer 1.0 mm SECC / polycarbonate top & side panels
Elegant aesthetics:
- Anodized aluminium 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 cut out 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)

Box and Bundle

The case arrives in this professional looking, colourful box. The case is supported by two pieces of foam at the top and at the bottom. The case appeared to be very secure and safe in the box.

Antec Solo II

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The rear shows the case in more detail and outlines all of the main points and specifications.

Antec Solo II

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Included with the case is a bag of screws and a manual.

The hard disk mounts are made of very soft silicone and metal and are mounted with screws that are only partially threaded to ensure they do not squeeze the silicone too much. They are really well made, much nicer than the plastic ones that come with most cases.

Antec Solo II

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The mount fitted with a 3.5” Seagate drive.

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