Inside The Antec Sonata Proto Mid Tower Case
Inside of the door handle you can get a better idea of how it works. The handle needs pushed towards the front of the chassis to release, or pictured here, to the left. Simply turning the tumbler on the outside will drop the plastic lock on the left down to the right, effectively making the handle unusable.
Getting the door off gives us the first look inside of the Proto. The steel in here is coated in a chemical primer just like the back. Barely visible, behind the hard drive trays, the hardware box ids tucked for travel.
Since the rear panel is not removable, Antec thought this through and offset the drive cages. This will allow for wiring to be placed or hidden behind them. The three bays up top use tool-less rails, the floppy drive bays use a removable tray and the hard drive rack uses removable sleds. All of this makes assembly go real fast.
The motherboard tray is drilled to accommodate m-ITX, m-ATX and ATX motherboards. While they are not marked for specific boards, the risers are pretty self explanatory as to where they go.
I hid the wiring on the fan behind the case, but with this TwoCool fan, you will find a 4-pin Molex connector for power and another lead with a two position switch. The expansion slots at the bottom are all separated and not attached; simply remove the screw and the covers come right out.
The included, front I/O wiring is plenty long and will make getting them placed correctly and hidden with little effort, just a bit of thought and creativity.
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