Thermaltake Soprano Dx CaseFormer staff writer - June 17, 2007
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From the moment this case arrived I was impressed. Thermaltake spent a lot of money on the box to not only draw the consumer's attention, but to inform them as well. The case itself is very attractive and stylish. It is also made of quality components for giving the consumer a long time of enjoyment. Actually using the case was a complete joy. It was easy to use and very convenient with its tool-less mounting methods. I also enjoyed the long LED and switch cables coming from the front of the case, as it made connecting the wires quite easy. With the motherboard installed in the case, there is still a good bit of room, which makes it easier for someone with large hands to reach things inside the case.
Since I don't have to share my PC or live where anyone has access to it but myself, I have never had a need to lock my rig shut. I can, however, see where this feature could come in very handy. Whether it is at work, college, or at home, you will rest easy knowing your information is yours alone and no one is doing anything illegal on your PC without your consent. And with the chassis intrusion switch, you will know if someone has opened the side panel if, by chance, you did not lock it.
The thermal performance of the case was as good as the case I reviewed earlier. I was impressed at how cool the CPU would run even overclocked and running two instances of Prime95. With all the room inside the case, and the large fans bringing fresh air in and pushing the hot air out, I think there is room to push the envelope and add hotter components to this case. I have no problem recommending this case to anyone looking to build a system for their personal enjoyment. It has a nice feature set, is easy to work with, cools well, and looks very nice.
- Solid Construction
- Lockable for Security
- Rubber Mount HDD Bay
- Toolless 5.25 and 3.5 Bays
- eSATA and USB 2.0 ports in easy reach
- Adjustable Feet
- Windowed Side Panel
- Lots of Room Inside
- Large Cooling Fans
- The Finish Shows Fingerprints Easily