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The front panel features HD audio, USB and eSATA ports. The power
and reset buttons are hidden behind the plastic door. The door, unlike
previous models actually requires some force to pull open, perhaps to
prevent/slow it from becoming too loose over time. There are only three
external bays, all 5.25" in size, though a 3.5" device can
be installed with the included adapter
A 120 mm TriCool fan is installed by default in the rear exhaust fan
placement its three-speed switch is located at the rear of the
case. To the right of the expansion slots is a small vent designed as
an exhaust for the included side blower fan, though it can also act
as a source of intake if the optional fan is not utilized.
Like older members of the Sonata family, the Sonata Elite has a sleek
glossy black finish, though the enamor fades with time as incidental
contact will inevitably leave it riddled with smudges and fingerprints.
The right side panel features the case's main intake ventilation:
two large openings behind the hard drive compartment protected by a
While this may undoubtedly keep hard drives running fairly cool,
the filter's holes are a little too large it will have difficulty
keeping out average-sized dust particles.
The case is equipped with the same silicone rubber feet featured in other Antec cases. As you may have
noticed, there is no ventilation under the front panel either. The only
intakes are on the right side panel and at the rear.
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