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Thermaltake VB1000SWS Soprano vs Thermaltake VA3000BNA Tsunami

Discussion in 'Case Central' started by INFECTION, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    hey guys which is better and would you go for and are they any good ?

    thanks
    INFECTION
     
  2. Messiah Khan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    *Awaits the anti Thermaltake brigade*
     
  3. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    hmmmm by the sounds of that then there not good or do people just hate them ?
     
  4. alexakasloth

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 13 Aug 2004

    Posts: 7,620

    Location: Sussex

    There are people who say that they think the build is quite 'shoddy'. I haven't used their cases but their fans are quite terrible.
     
  5. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    I would go for a Lian Li PC-7SE :)
     
  6. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    hmmmm kool what cases do u guys have any pics ?
     
  7. KizZ

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Aug 2005

    Posts: 5,235

    Location: Lincoln

    Antec Super Lanboy :)

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  8. INFECTION

    Hitman

    Joined: 21 Sep 2005

    Posts: 527

    Location: Leeds

    oooo nice :)
     
  9. RandomTom

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    It's all personal preference to you basically, in the past thermaltake have been the sort of poorly built copies such like as own brand beans, when everyone knows heinz are the best! now they're trying to re-advertise their market with all these new cases which are better quality (like branston beans) yet still don't quite reach the standard of the best cases.

    If you prefer flashy cases then go for a good un out of that range, another pointer: make sure you get one with 2x120mm fans - it'll really help cooling and noise. If you like style and something that will fit in then a Lian Li is for you - the pc7-se fits into the price bracket near enough. :)

    (oh btw, heinz = lian li imo)
     
    Last edited: 28 Jan 2006
  10. Jonny ///M

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 10,126

    I ordered the tsunami yesterday despite the negative opinions people have of TT here.I asked another forum and people recomended it and i like the look so just went with it.Anything is better than this £35 steel rattly pile of...i have sitting here justnow.
     
  11. Sandmaster500

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,116

    Location: Leeds/Oxford

    Worth considering the Coolermaster Centurion 530 if you don't want to spend too much, got mine for about £40 and OCUK had it for £35 the other week. The TTs do look good, with the Tsunami soming out on top of the two you spec'd as it has a metal door which is a big plus.
    If you like the styling it has got to be the Lian Li's though!
     
  12. FTM

    Soldato

    Joined: 10 Dec 2003

    Posts: 6,085

    Location: South Shields

    I have a black tsunami dream and its pretty good..very light

    I wouldnt be standing on it to reach high places mind...my previous dragon case felt like it would survive a bomb blast..the tsunami dream wont....but thats aluminium for you

    side panel looks nice and the 2 120mm fans give a good flow of air...

    nice rubber gromits for the drive cages as well..no vibration

    good room behind the drive cages as well for stashing cables


    paintwise it is very good..an brillaint mirror like finish

    I like mine a lot
     
  13. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    The v1000+ im sure i could sit on it just fine, and it instills the same confidence my Cheiffy did before it.

    Just depends what quality the aluminium build is really ;)

    But all in all Tt are not bad now, got MUCH better over the last year or so. Just still they are a little bit behind the top, but there prices reflect this. BUT just for the love of god dont spend over £115 on them, as past that point build really should be a priority, and Tt just carry on piling on features, which are in the most part, cheap and pointless.
     
  14. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,183

    Location: In a house

    Im thinking of getting the Thermaltake VB1000SWS Soprano, the windowed version, it looks great, and £50 seems a cracking price for it. :)

    Be better than the pile of got at the minute. :p
     
    Last edited: 15 Feb 2006
  15. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    £58 for a PC7+ though.

    It really is a no brainer to me on that one, as the Soprano is not up to the standard Thermaltake are working to generally now, and is more akin to there old days.