Thermaltake New Soprano Case Review

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Installing a system into the Thermaltake New Soprano

Here are the parts that make up our Intel Core i5-3570 based test system:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

Pricing

Processor

Intel Core i5-3570 (1155)

 

Motherboard

Biostar TZ77XE4

 

Memory

Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600 8GB

 

Video Card

XFX Radeon HD 6870

 

Hard Drive

Kingston 90GB SSD/WD 160GB

 

Power Supply

Ultra X3 800W

 

Thermaltake New Soprano PC Case

Installing a system into the Thermaltake New Soprano was quick and painless. Cable management was easy thanks to the large solid grommets that provide a plethora of cable routing options. Another nice thing is the grommets fit snugly into the chassis and don’t pull out when you start pulling cables through.

Thermaltake New Soprano PC Case

The tool-free mechanisms in the 5.25” bays worked flawlessly every time. This system BY FAR is THE BEST tool-free system I’ve used in any chassis to date. It’s not over-complicated and it just works, period.

Thermaltake New Soprano PC Case

The e-SATA hot swap dock on the top of the case works very well. The drives – both 2.5” and 3.5” – sit snugly into the holder and don’t feel flimsy at all.

Thermaltake New Soprano PC Case

Thermaltake New Soprano PC Case

The New Soprano’s power button is surrounded by a ring that lights up blue for the power status. The blue is bright enough to see but not so bright that it’s overwhelming at night. The downside is that it’s on the top of the case so if you intend on having it on your desk chances are you won’t see it anyways. The intake fan also emits a soft blue glow that’s only visible from under the chassis with the door closed.

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