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Antec Sonata Proto Mid Tower Chassis (Page 4)

By: Chad Sebring from Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 85%Manufacturer: Antec

The Antec Sonata Proto Mid Tower Case


One thing not mentioned in any detail is the security of this chassis. The front is separated into two halves. The top is a lockable cover to protect your optical and possibly floppy drives from "sticky fingers". The bottom half is used to hold the front I/O panel and the sides are well vented to allow for a good amount of air to be drawn in.


The front I/O comes with two USB 2.0 connections on the left, power and HDD activity lights, then there are the 3.5mm jacks for audio.


There is no window in the Proto. What you will find is a handle that offers another lock to protect the rest of your system as well. This is perfect for a LAN option, or even if you live in a dorm with many people in and out. At least they have to take the whole thing if they want in.


Around the back you see the metal as it will be on the inside, to show the paint doesn't go all the way around. All the basics are here; power supply hole at the top, rear I/O area, 120mm exhaust fan and seven expansion slots next to a ventilated area. Notice that there are only two thumbscrews! The left panel, as seen here, is riveted to the rest of the chassis and does not come off.


Not much to see here but a solid steel panel painted just like the rest of the exterior.


Under the chassis you will find basically a completely flat floor. Worth mentioning are the adhesive rubber feet attached to keep the chassis in place and not damaging your desktop or hardwood floor.

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