Why oh why would you metallicize plastic?http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129024
Cons: Horrible static discharge problem. Search the internet for Antec Sonata Static problem. If
I touch the front of the case without discharging myself, or my dog comes close to the
case, the screen will go blank or blue and it will sometimes restart.
Other Thoughts: This problem is confirmed by Antec and I would not recommend buying until it
is fixed. From Antec support:
1. We are working on this problem with a high priority, and have already tested
multiple proposed fixes. Unfortunately, the problem is turning out to be more difficult than
anticipated. The case is currently being tested in a special ESD lab.
2. The metallicized plastic IS grounded. That fact is one of the reasons this problem is proving
so difficult to pin down.
3. We cannot refund monies that were not paid to us, but if a customer needs help returning
product to a distributor we can usually help arrange that if the distributor is being
4. We actually expect an answer fairly soon, and as soon as we can we will be making it available
to customers encountering this problem. We definitely apologize for the inconvenience, but
Antec is well known for the quality of its customer service and for the way we stand behind
granted, it is a damn nice case, it's actually the one iXsystems uses for their FreeBSD Workstationhttp://www.ixsystems.com/apollo
, but still...