Taking a page from Apple's iPad marketing team, Thermaltake newest iteration of its once popular Soprano case isn't being called the Soprano II, but is dubbed "New Soprano." It looks very similar to the old Soprano, though slightly refined (aesthetically) and updated for today's hardware with USB 3.0 support, a top-mounted hot swappable drive docking station, and other amenities.
Thermaltake said it was going for a plain yet sophisticated look, fusing conventional PC design with a contemporary flair. The curvacious aluminum front bezel swings open to reveal four 5.25-inch drive bays and a single 3.5-inch drive bay. Inside are five more 3.5-inch bays that also support 2.5-inch HDDs/SSDs. There are seven expansion slots, cutouts for cable management, an all-black interior, and sound-dampening foam to keep the noise level down.
Cooling chores are handled by a front-mounted 200mm blue LED fan (included), bottom mounted 120mm intake fan (optional), and rear-mounted 120mm exhaust fan (optional). Thermaltake will also sell a liquid cooled version.
The new Soprano will be available in white or black, though when or for how much is not yet known.