Your Soprano is exactly the same size as the tsunami, the only differences are: your case is about 3.4Kg heavier than the tsunami, your front door is made form plastic whilst the Tsunami is fully aluminium including front door, the tsunami has its rear fan equipped with blue LED's, and there are two on the front door!
Have a look for yourself (Soprano: http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase...s.htm#logoInfo
You say: 'anyway your gonna want like three cathode tubes or alot of lighted fans'. Has your mind changed after reading the above (since your case and the one I have ordered are the same size)?
I can only fit three fans on the case one which comes with blue LED's. As for cathodes, are they not 30.5cm? Your case and my case both have the following dimesions: 495 x 210x 478 mm (H*W*D). Will they fit in this case?
Since I do not have any more money to spend I will be using the supplied heatsink and fan and under the heatsink where the heatsink touches the CPU is a removable plastic under which is the thermal conductor so can I still buy the artic silver 5 thermal gel nad use it on this heatsink? Of course once I have enough money I will buy water cooling.
Once I have built the computer (when the parts arrive!) I will be using a ATI Radeon 9200SE PCI 128DDR, because I bought this to use in my old Dell Dimension (565Mhz Intel Celeron, 64MB SDRAM upgraded to 320Mb, 4Mb onboard graphics, Liteon CD drive upgraded to Sony DVD (reader not writer), and motherboard with 2 memory slots, and I cant remeber exactly but 4-5 PCI slots, NO AGP) so because there is no AGP I had to buy a PCI graphics card. It never worked.
It is a interesting problem which goes like this:
When I put the card in the monitor looked like it had very high contrast, I installed all the drivers supplied and restarted. No difference. I tried adjusting the refresh rate contrast, brightness, colour (gamma etc) and every other thing imaginable but I cannot explain it it was just in high contrast. I still think that it is because of the motherboard but I do not know.
I phoned my 20 year old cousin who has now moved to America and has got a PHD in one of the computing fields. I followed his every instruction but even he could not figure it out. Then I tried phoning Dell, they said EXACTLY the same thing as my cousin but I thought it doesnt matter I will try it again', but it did not work, and phoning them costs £1+ a minute and I was on the phone for about 15-30minutes!!!!!!! I tried it again once or twice but then suddenly when I try putting the card in, the main dell screen at startup comes (in high contrast) then when it boots into Windows XP the screen becomes black, but I can tell it is still loading because the music you hear when XP comes to the desktop plays. A very mind baffling problem. (The Dimension used to run 98 but I got more memory and installed XP).
I am just hoping it will work on the system I am going to build.
You forgot to answer some of the questions:
my friend tells me that if I decide to put cold cathodes in it, I should put a red and blue one in so that when I get the graphics card the blue and red light will split where the graphics card is placed, and until then the lights will have a very nice blend. Is this a good idea, or can anyone suggest otherwise?
Can someone also show me pictures of a case with red and blue cathodes placed in it?
Apparently the brightness of the cathode depends on the company, is Akasa good or if not please tell me of other companies.
Also I am going to cable sleeve but if I get the blue and red cathodes which colour cable sleeving should I get (UV reactive)?