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Antec Sonata II Piano 450w owners...

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by Albaba, 7 Mar 2006.

  1. Albaba

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Oct 2004

    Posts: 337

    I placed an order with OcUK 2 weeks ago and it included the arctic cooling silentium T2, they are having bother getting these in stock and i just wanna get the new machine built!

    So im thinkin of swapping the T2 for a Sonata II. Just wondered what those of you who have bought this case think of it? Mainly i am concerned about the noise level of the PSU and case fans as the system i am building is gonna be as quiet as poss. Ive got a Zalman for the Cpu and one for the Gpu..

    Anyhow opinions please! :)

    Albaba
     
  2. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,775

    Location: Brighton

    2 of my friends have them, excellent cases/PSUs but just don't use them with an Epox board they have some problems.
     
  3. grahamjenks

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Oct 2005

    Posts: 605

    I have the sonata II - the psu will not be any problem for noise at all. Was just testing last night to isolate where my noise was coming from and with just psu it was silent from more than a foot away.

    I have a zalman on my cpu running the suppiled fan controller at lowest speed. Plus the supplied 120mm case fan running on the low setting at the rear (there is low med high via a little dongle switch) - and then a asaka amber 120mm fan by the hdd and zalman on my gpu both runnnig from a 5v rail.

    With these 4 fans running (all at low speeds) the loudest thing seems to be the hard disk!

    I just installed the ducting pipe thing last night and these seems to have damped any fan noise there was.

    I've not overclocked but it even with all fans fairly low it keeps cool enough.

    Certainly an excellent case for quietness - although working on it with the ducting installed is impossible almost - that'd be my only complaint though!
     
  4. Albaba

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Oct 2004

    Posts: 337

    Great thanks alot, sounds like just the ticket :)

    Albaba