Thermaltake Urban T81 Case Review
OverviewHardware: Cases & PSU
WHAT WE LIKED:Price, Spacious, Modular HDD cage, Large Window, Solid Door to cover bays, Huge included fans, Water Cooling Support, Cable Management
WHAT WE DISLIKED:no noise dampening material
Thermaltake shook up the market a few years ago with the release of the Level 10 chassis. It took everything we knew about what a computer case was supposed to look like, and tossed it out a window. It won Thermaltake (sometimes referred to as TT) many accolades and awards for design and innovation. The down side to this was the Level 10 set a high level of expectation that Thermaltake could not live up too with follow up cases. It is hard to please everyone and even harder to please the most hard core enthusiast as they set the tone for what makes for a great case.
When faced with such a monumental task as this, it is good to take a step back and reset. The Urban series of chassis is exactly that, a reset of Thermaltake’s design team. The days of boisterous designs are being replaced with sleeker lines and more modern curves. This is an effort to attract gamers, water cooling and overclocking enthusiasts with this new Urban series of chassis. The flagship model, the Urban T81, will be put to the test in this review. We will attempt a build that should please all three segments.
The brand personality of Unique, Aggressive, Vivid, and Stylish makes Thermaltake an expert in creating Exciting things and Fascinating environment for gamers and enthusiasts, also Keep them Constantly High physically and mentally. Moreover, Thermaltake Technology get close to consumers and observe lead users’ behavior and requirement, to design aesthetic and high quality products which will greatly improve system performance and bring the user to the up most potential. With innovative design and unique style, Thermaltake products spread rapidly among the enthusiasts in DIY market and soon become the number one choice for PC DIY enthusiasts worldwide.
|Case Type||Full Towe|
|Dimension (H x W x D)||585 x 235 x 602 mm (23 x 9.3 x 23.7 inch)|
|Net Weight||13.8 Kg / 30.4 lb|
|Side Panel||Transparent Window|
|Color||Exterior & Interior : Black|
|Cooling System||Front (intake) :200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) x 2 Rear (exhaust) :140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA) Top (exhaust) : 200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA)|
|Drive Bays||-Accessible : 2 x 5.25″,1 x 3.5″ (Converted from one 5.25″ drive bay) -Hidden : 8 x 3.5″ or 8 x 2.5″|
|Motherboards||9.6″ x 9.6″ (Micro ATX), 12″ x 9.6” (ATX), 12″ x 13″ (Extend ATX)|
|I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2,USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio x 1, Fan Speed Control|
|PSU||Standard PS2 PSU (optional)|
|LCS Upgradable||Supports 1/2”, 3/8”, 1/4” water tube|
|Fan Support||Front: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm Top: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm|
|Radiator Support||Front: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm Top: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm|
|Other||CPU cooler height limitation: 180mm VGA length limitation: 360mm(with HDD rack) 400mm(without HDD rack)|