Antec also showed us its Solo II case at the show. A pretty standard looking chassis the Solo II is designed to be a good balance of functionality and performance. There's one fixed internal 2.5" drive mount, and the three tool-less 3.5" bays can accept either 2.5" or 3.5" drives.

You can also ditch the drive carriers and use the case's two suspension mounts instead.

Antec was pretty proud of the Solo II's large cutout for the CPU area, a design choice mirrored in the P280 we covered earlier.

Check out the gallery below for more pics.

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  • Exodite - Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - link

    It's the same chassis, only with USB 3.0 ports in the front panel and what looks like a better fan.

    Also, it would actually fit my graphics card.
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  • voidi - Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - link

    I agree, this looks very promising, precisely because it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel, or in this case, the Solo.

    The key features which made the original case so amazing for the price are still there, all the necessary upgrades like USB 3.0 and adjusting for the ever-growing size of modern video cards werde made. If they managed to improve the fan as well, this is just the icing on the cake.

    As of now, this looks like it has everything I want, for an affordable price, and that makes it the only one on the market right now.
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  • tomoyo - Saturday, June 11, 2011 - link

    We've had a discussion about it on spcr too.
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php...
    Overall very disappointing since the Solo was my favorite case. This goes backwards in some ways, fails to fix a number of things, and only has very minor improvements. Who ever thought that reducing the number of hard drive bays was a good idea? Let alone not fixing the terrible power button.
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