Thermaltake New Soprano Case ReviewTue, Dec 04, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Externals Features: Thermaltake New Soprano
The front of the New Soprano is simple. A stylish wavy front door made from aluminum and anodized black. This gives the case an overall clean appearance.
With the front door opened you get access to 4 external 5.25” bays and a single external 3.25” bay. There’s also a removable intake fan filter that’s easily accessible as well that hides the 200mm blue LED intake fan. The only problem I noticed here is that the door blocks access to the right side tab for the bay covers. You can still just use the left tab to pop the covers out but it’s a little more difficult this way.
The left and right sides of the case feature straight, plain black side panels that are attached with a pair of black thumbscrews.
The left side panel has a piece of thick dense foam to help reduce noise as much as possible. The left side panel also has a piece of dense foam but it’s not as thick as the left side, presumably as it sits behind the motherboard tray.
The top of the case features reset and power buttons and a red HDD indicator LED on the left side as well as a pair of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and headphone and mic jack, on the front. In the center is a SATA docking station that will accept either 3.5” or 2.5” drives.
The bottom of the case features a removable filter that not only filters the PSU intake but also the intake spot in front of the PSU should you decide to install a fan there. The case feet are round and stylish with a silver trim ring.
The rear of the case includes a 120mm rubber-mounted exhaust fan rated for 1000RPM and 16dBA, 3 water cooling grommets, 7 expansion slots with a retainer plate and a small clip for routing your USB cables through to secure your devices at LAN parties.