Thermaltake Soprano (VB1000SWS) and Thermaltake Tsunami Dream (VA3000BNA)
I am going to deal with these two products in one stroke since they are in fact identical inside. Besides, we have already reviewed Thermaltake Tsunami before, so if you are looking for in-depth coverage of this particular case model you are welcome to check our article called Thermaltake Tsunami Dream PC Case Review .
The two cases we are looking at today only differ in color, the shape of the front door, the material of the case and the configuration of the cages for 3.5” devices. As for the case material, the Soprano is made of traditional steel, while the Tsunami Dream is made of noble aluminum. The boxes containing these cases are the same size, differing in the pictures:
The boxes are both handy enough. Their handles don’t try to live apart from the rest of the box, so you shouldn’t have any problems transporting your purchase home. You receive the same accessories with either product: a user’s manual, a set of keys, a napkin to clean the lacquered panels, fasteners, and special locks and rails for your disk drives.
The front doors of these two models seem to be identical at first sight:
But the Tsunami Dream’s front door is made of a thick milled aluminum plate with blue LED highlighting, while the Soprano’s front is made of rather fragile plastic. They also differ in the shape of the wave and the texture: the Tsunami Dream has a matte coating that doesn’t quite match the other, lacquered panels. The Soprano’s nacreous front, on the contrary, is a good match to the side panels of the same color.
Both system cases are equipped with preinstalled feet which can be set in any position by the user.
To gain access to the external 5.25” and 3.5” devices you should open the front door: