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Thermaltake New Soprano VO9000 Mid-Tower Case Review

Manufacturer: Thermaltake

A Detailed Look - At the Inside

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Each HDD tray is designed to mount either a 3.5” or 2.5” HDD/SSD.

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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.
 

December 27, 2012 | 11:19 AM - Posted by MarkT (not verified)

I totally see why this didn't get a gold award they were soooo close...it looks like a really nice case that could replace my 600t especially for that price but the drive bay/tray thing is more of a downgrade situation.

The case is very appealing and I'd recommend for anybody whom the drive bay situation would not be an issue

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