Thread: sonata or lanboy?
October 1st, 2003, 10:45 PM #1
sonata or lanboy?
Its almost my birthday, and my old fong kai case is goin to replaced for somethin a lil smaller and lighter, cuz it was pretty big... i have been doin a lil shoppin around and i have come across 2 cases that seem extremely grand...
1) Antec Sonata (is it silent?)- this has 2x 120mm fans, which is great cfm for low noise, but no side window
2) Antec LanBoy- it has a window, 2x 80mm fans (perferably for leds), and its aluminum
both are about the same price, but i was wonderin if yall could tell me which is actually the better case? i got a sweet psu that handles what i got right now, which will do for a while, but like i said, any input on which to get would be greatly appreciated!
October 2nd, 2003, 12:12 AM #2
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i have the sonata its quite and nice but only comes with 1 120mm the 2nd is optional have to buy it seperate. I wish it was bigger than it is but other than that its pretty cool.
October 2nd, 2003, 12:47 AM #3
I have the Lanboy case...it's light, but solidly built. There's plenty of room on the inside for moving around...has a removable drive cage...great power supply (Antec Blue)...and it comes with a handy carrying strap so you can take it with you. Overall, I really like the case...I don't think you'd be dissappointed. The Sonata is a good case as well...very similar...but I like the window and the carrying strap that the Lanboy offers.
October 5th, 2003, 01:16 AM #4
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Id go for the Lanboy myself, its a great all in one case (my performance II is to heavy to lug around so I'm gonna build a Mini PC around a T-Bred 2700+ and a Raddy 9500 Pro) If I built with the ultra-lite Lanboy to begin with I coulda saved $300 bucks, So, go Lanboy, and good choice on going with Antec, they make the best all-around cases and the only guys that comes in at a close 2nd is Enermax, acctually heres an enermax to check out.
Thats a sweet case, and almost bought it.
October 5th, 2003, 10:30 AM #5
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welly welly , ho ho ho, bo bo bo
October 8th, 2003, 05:07 AM #6
I have the Sonata and its a nice case, quiet, but I scarped the Antec fan that comes with it and replaced it with two Enermax speed control. More CFM for same noise. The sonata has alot of room in it for its class if you need more you should consider getting a full tower.
The one thing I do not like about the Sonata is the placement of the intake fan. It may move air into the case but it does less then what i desire for cooling the drive, since the fan is behind deeper inside the case.
As for the Lanboy, my friend bought one and I put his system together. I must say, that for the price I am less then impressed. It is great if you need to lug it around, but if you don't I feel that it is to flimsy and has less room inside then the Sonata.
Also you should look into the Antec SLK3700AMB, it has the same amount of sapce inside as the Sonata and is almost the same, with the differance of the HDD positiing, and it fixes the intake fan issue that I have with the Sonata. So if you like the PS you got right now (the SLK one is nice, but one can do alot better) and do not mind not having a nice black finish you should take a look into it.-=Marcin=-
June 3rd, 2004, 05:24 AM #7
i av got a lanboy and luv it. like sum1 said there is plenty of room inside althought removing the PSU is a bit tight (u need to take out the cd drive). they are good for moddin and v light. i carnt really say much about the Sonata so this is a bit bias
June 3rd, 2004, 05:53 AM #8
Yeah, I've got a LANBoy as well, and I love it too. Don't know anything about the Sonata.
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