Antec Solo ii alternative ?

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davemuk
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Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by davemuk » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:00 am

It's seems the UKs supply of Antec Solo ii is non existent and only available overseas (mostly in the US). Is there any info on a replacement from Antec or is the Solo line going the way of the Dodo ?

IF there's no Solo, what else would be a good alternative for a midi sized case. I curently have the original Solo but that's going to the kids(in the same room) so I'm used to very quiet levels (especially hate whinning disk noise), is there an equal alternative to Solo ii levels of noise suppression ?

I have considered mini atx but I'm not sure of it's cooling effectiveness with the following components.

500w fanless psu
Haswell quad core cpu
AMD 7870 or 270x
Optical drive
SSD + 3TB HD drive
Front and rear 12cm (or larger if they will fit) case fans

Any opinions are most welcome :)

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Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:35 am

Fractal Design's Define R4 or Define Mini.

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Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by davemuk » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:18 am

CA_Steve wrote:Fractal Design's Define R4 or Define Mini.
I've leaning towards the R4, my brother is getting one soon so I'll be able to have a hands on listening test first.

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Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:35 am

It's always a good thing to use your brother as a guinea pig. :)

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Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by roadie » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:55 am

Ordering from Amazon Germany is pretty painless and they have the Solo II.

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Re: Antec Solo ii alternative ?

Post by davemuk » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:00 am

roadie wrote:Ordering from Amazon Germany is pretty painless and they have the Solo II.
Managed to grab a solo ii from amazon uk via a trader who is based in Germany. Case arrived promptly and in tack.

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