- Brand Name: Antec
- Model Number: SOLO
- Item Package Quantity: 1
- Color: One Color
- Width: 20.00 inches
Antec LifeStyle Solo ATX Quiet ATX Mini-Tower Case (Piano Black)
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- 8 drive bays: four external 5.25", four internal 3.5"
- Accommodates any ATX12V or ATX12V v2.0 form factor power supply
- Tray mount or suspension mount for best possible quiet operation
- Dual-layer sound deadening panels and a suspension system makes hard drive noise a thing of the past
- Fits Micro ATX (9.6-by-9.6-inch) and Standard ATX (12-by-9.6-inch) motherboards
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Designed to fit micro and standard ATX motherboards, the Solo accommodates any ATX12V or ATX12V v 2.0 form factor power supply, making it an extremely versatile solution. The case includes a total of eight drive bays (or seven drive bays with suspension mount of the HDD), including four 5.25-inch external bays (one with 5.25-inch to 3.5-inch adapter), and four 3.5-inch tray mount internal bays (or three 3.5-inch suspension mount bays for HDD). The case's enhanced cooling system comprises one rear 120-millimeter TriCool fan with three-speed switch control, and two front fan mounts for optional 92-millimeter fans to cool the HDD. Front-mounted ports provide convenient connections: two USB 2.0, one IEEE 1394 (FireWire, i.Link), and audio in/out.
Other features include:
- Piano-black finishing
- Dual-layer steel and plastic sound-deadening panels
- Cable organizer behind drive bay to minimize cable clutter
- Built-in washable air filter
LifeStyle Solo tower case, set of screws and motherboard standoffs, and installation manual.
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Case Dimensions: 17.5"(H) x 8.1"(W) x 18.5"(D)
Drive Bays: 8
- Front Accessible: 3x5.25", 1x3.5"
- Internal: 4x3.5" or 3x3.5" with HDD suspension
Expansion Slots: 7
- 1 rear (standard) 120mm TriCool Fan with 3-speed switch control
- 2 front 92mm fan mounts (fans not included)
Main Board Size: 12"(W)x9.6"(L)
Weight (net/gross): 25.3/30.3 lbs, 11.5/15.7 K
Motherboards: Standard ATX (web site says also microATX)
- Internal mounts with rubber grommets
- Optional HDD suspension system
- Poly carbonate side panels to reduce noise
- Advanced cable management system
- Front USB/FireWire Ports
- 1 Tower Case
- 1 set of screws and motherboard standoffs
- 1 Installation manual
I've provided Amazon with a link to Antec's product brochure, but it hasn't shown up yet. Go to the Antec site (obvious URL) and navigate through Products -> Enclosures -> LifeStyle Series -> Solo for more information.
In a nutshell, this is a very nice, black, heavy, steel (not aluminum) mini-tower case designed specifically for quiet operation. Some of the highlights are 1) the sound deadening insulation on the side panels, 2) an included drive suspension system for decoupling the hard drive from the chasis, 3) a 120mm low RPM exhaust fan, and 4) the ability to add your own, quiet, efficient power supply (I'll be adding a Seasonic S12-430).Read more ›
It was shipped in a large cardboard box with packing paper stuffed between it and the retail box. The manual can be found inside the upper case holder.
After taking off the plastic, a stunningly beautiful case is revealed.
The case has thumbscrews for the left side panel that do not disconnect from the panel. This way you can't lose them. The right side panel is held by regular screws. I first found the loose drive rails and took them out of the case. I installed the power supply. You have to hold the PSU in place and screw at the same time; because there is very little metal to hold the it in place. I screwed in 5 more motherboard mounts for my standard ATX MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum (I already had the CPU and cooler installed). Then, I dropped the motherboard down onto the mounts. It was a very tight fit to drop it down. You cannot fit both hands on either side and drop it down. I had to turn the board diagonal to fit it down there and even hold it by the CPU heatsink for a second. No damage though.
I then hooked up all the case cables for the front. They were excessively long; however this came in useful for me with the audio and firewire cables for which the ports are at the rear of the motherboard. The cable management hooks were an incredibly useful feature.
I then installed the optical and floppy drive. The front bezel can be removed by pushing the 3 black tabs through the left side towards you and swinging the front bezel towards the right side of the case. Then lift up and it comes off its hinges.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A Grade: near flawless construction quality. A+ for the case, C for the push button switches which are flimsy and failure prone. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Gavin
We have two of these cases right next to each other and they are as silent as claimed when paired with a quiet fan - plus they look nice. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Ken Johnson
I own 5 of these good-looking cases. They are great for building near-silent computers.
They are easy to install into - plenty room in all the right places. Read more
I purchased this basic "Piano Black" case to build an Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3. Read morePublished on February 6, 2012 by Howard B. Evans Jr.
Bought this about two years ago for my kids computer build. This case is rock solid, sturdy, a bit on the heavy side, but what do you expect with steel construction. Read morePublished on October 12, 2011 by Snow Man
I have had this case for about a year and half. Has solid construction and is built tough. Doesn't have flimsy covers or parts. Easily can install HDD and CD Drives. Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by Vbone
This is a well-designed and contructed case. I've built two PCs using this case. It's quiet, with double wall sides, silicon hard drive mounts, wiring clips to hold wires out of... Read morePublished on July 18, 2011 by Charred Water
This is the standard-bearer ATX case for those who build quiet PCs. I have two. The first was originally called the P150, and it shipped with a white finish and a power supply. Read morePublished on June 12, 2010 by D. Alexander
This is one of the best cases I have every had the pleasure of using. All components that I installed within the case had no issues finding screw holes or other misalignment... Read morePublished on May 9, 2010 by F. Weller