Thermaltake Soprano Dx CaseFormer staff writer - June 17, 2007
Price: $115.99 USD
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Do you consider yourself a PC enthusiast? Do you take pride in building your own rig and making it look as good as possible? Many of the boutique shops have been making unique style cases for a while now. Most of these are of a color other than the beige of the first PCs. I think these PC cases are a whole lot nicer looking and many come with a window on the side. Through this window you can view all your precious hardware within the case. This becomes even more important to the enthusiasts who have the UV sensitive motherboards and exotic cooling methods on their CPUs. Today I will be taking a look at a case made by Thermaltake Technology, the Soprano DX. With its 140mm front and 120mm rear fans, e-SATA connector, windowed side panel, and sexy lines, this looks to be an outstanding product from Thermaltake. I am anxious to see more of this case. Let us take a look together.
Thermaltake Technology was founded in 1999. When users are thinking about thermal management for their PC (CPU coolers), the user should be thinking Thermaltake as it is the world leader in supplying these solutions. Thermaltake also makes high-end power supplies and thermally efficient chassis. The company is headquartered in Taiwan, but has branches in China, Europe, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and in Los Angeles, California.
The package that this case came in was a heavy cardboard box. It had pictures on it showcasing the case, along with descriptions of a bunch of its features. This was the actual shipping box. It seems like Thermaltake wants to do some advertising while the case is in transit, which I think is pretty smart of them.
On one side there was a list of specifications and the top of the box had a handle incorporated into it. It was a nice feature as this was a pretty heavy box.
When I opened the box, I saw that the case inside was well protected. There were Styrofoam protective caps on either end of the case, as well as it being covered with a protective bag. The bag was made of some sort of fabric material. I can’t describe it, but it was clearly designed to protect the mirror finish of the case.