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post #1 of 12
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Other than the glossy finish and the steel vs. aluminium construction is there any difference between the two?

Also, is the steel THAT much heavier?

I just ordered my Tsunami, but i wouldnt mind saving 35 bucks for the exact same thing thats just a little bit heavier...
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post #2 of 12
I have no experience with the Soprano, but you have made a fantastic choice with the Tsunami Dream. I could not be happier with my choice of case.
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post #3 of 12
Build quality...the soprano is less build quality, the Tsunami is made of like...aluminum compared to plastic
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post #4 of 12
I love my Soprano case, only thing I hate is no removable HD cage...that means some GFX cards will not fit! (especially with multiple HDs)
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kopi View Post
Build quality...the soprano is less build quality, the Tsunami is made of like...aluminum compared to plastic
only the front cover on the Soprano is plastic. You'd have to be pretty pissed off to break it(I know from experience)
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post #6 of 12
also the front panel looks a little different. Have u consider the Soprano DX? I think it's somewhere between a Soprano and a Tsunami Dream
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post #7 of 12
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Actually last night i stumbled upon a thread talking about how everybody and their mom has the antec 900, so i checked it out....

and i REALLY like it...so i looked at it and its only like 20 bucks more than the tsunami with 2 times the airflow...

So now the question is, keep the tsunami, or send it back for a soprano (cheaper, but basically the same as the tsunami), or send it back for the 900 (a little more expensive but has better airflow)?

What do you guys think?
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post #8 of 12
Won't it cost money to send it back? However increased airflow is one of the best ways to improve your overclock. Is there a significant noise increase with the Antec 900?
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by priapus View Post
Won't it cost money to send it back? However increased airflow is one of the best ways to improve your overclock. Is there a significant noise increase with the Antec 900?
After using the Tsunami for a day, i think i will just keep it. Its layed out really nicely and the only complaints i have so far is:

No holes in mobo tray for cable management (few do).

The screwless system for the peripherals is quite a PIA. I had the hardest time getting my video card in....

That and i found out that the egg charges a 15% restocking fee, so that would up the price about 20 more dollars if i were to send this back and get one of the others.

Thanks for the help guys!
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post #10 of 12
Good move, and you can take those little plastic things out and just use screws pretty easy for putting in your graphics card, wireless card etc.
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