Thermaltake New Soprano VO9000 Mid-Tower Case Review
A Detailed Look - At the Inside
Looking into the case from the left side reveals a typical ATX mid-tower case layout with the power supply located at the bottom instead of up top.
The top section of the enclosure is dominated by the motherboard area, which features a large cutout opening behind the CPU area for easy access to mount CPU coolers. The Soprano can accommodate large, tower-style CPU coolers up to ~175mm (6.8”) high. There are four large openings around the motherboard and power supply area trimmed in plastic for neatly routing cables and wires.
In the upper right are four 5.25” drive bays, which include very easy to use, tool-less drive locking mechanisms. Below them are two 3.5" drive bays, the top one is external and the bottom one internal… sort of. The internal 3.5" drive bay has a tool-less plastic tray, which slides out the front. To use it however, you have to un-screw and remove the front 200mm fan. Unless you are desperate for one more 3.5" drive bay, I'm guessing this will largely go unused.
Looking down towards the lower-front of the New Soprano case reveals four 3.5"/2.5" HDD slide-out trays. The plastic trays themselves are tool-less but the drives are secured in the trays with screws (special shoulder screws for 3.5" drives and tiny machine screws for 2.5" drives).
Each HDD tray is designed to mount either a 3.5” or 2.5” HDD/SSD.
Removing the left side panel provides access to the areas behind the motherboard and beside all the drive cages, which offers a lot of options for neatly routing and concealing cables.