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Thermaltake Launches the Urban S31 Case

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The Urban S31 mid-tower is designed to offer a "simple and elegant aesthetic" and is intended for users who "look for everything but a flamboyant appearance."

The Thermaltake Urban S31 mid-tower chassis is built from SECC with a brushed aluminum finish, supports a maximum of ATX-sized motherboards, and will be offered both with and without a windowed side-panel. The latter option is advertised as offering better acoustic dampening for a quieter operation. 

Thermaltake ships the chassis with two 120 mm 1,000 RPM cooling fans with dust filters that are rated to produce a maximum of 16 dBA, and the Urban S31 has support for an additional four 120 mm fans, grommets for water cooling and computability with CPU coolers of up to 155 mm in height.

Finally, the case has space for graphics cards of up to 410 mm in length, three 5.25" drive bays, six 3.5" / 2.5" drives and an additional 3.5" or 2.5" drive via the case's top-mounted "hot-swap" docking station. The front panel I/O further includes two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports and the standard HD audio connectors.

The Thermaltake Urban S31 is expected to retail with a recommended price of €95 ($124).

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    UVB076 , March 30, 2013 6:15 PM
    WOW! It has COMPUTABILITY for CPU coolers up to 155mm!
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    wildkitten , March 30, 2013 6:25 PM
    I really like that top, built-in dock for extrernal drives. A nice feature to have without needing to worry about hooking up to a USB/eSATA port and using another power outlet.
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    A Bad Day , March 30, 2013 6:34 PM
    Um, aren't vertical-mounted hard drives are more susceptible to motor burnout?
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    runswindows95 , March 30, 2013 6:49 PM
    A Bad DayUm, aren't vertical-mounted hard drives are more susceptible to motor burnout?


    The docks are mostly for data transfers and/or recovery. Not designed for long-term usage.
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    osamabinrobot , March 30, 2013 7:02 PM
    thats a real good looking case
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    JJ1217 , March 30, 2013 8:07 PM
    Man if that case has a window similar to the one on the 600T, I'd buy it instantly.
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    Devoteicon , March 30, 2013 8:16 PM
    Man, did anyone else think that was a vertically mounted optical drive on top? I've couldn't of been the only one...
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    acerace , March 30, 2013 8:21 PM
    This case is prettier than any Fractal Design's cases. Seems like Thermaltake knows what the consumers want.
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    loops , March 30, 2013 8:54 PM
    slow clap....

    i'd bite
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    unksol , March 30, 2013 9:35 PM
    They are really asking way too much for a case with only 120MM fan mounts, and only 2 fans included. It looks much better than their usual stuff.... But for $124 there are a lot better cases.

    I guess maybe if you knew you were putting in a top mounted radiator as shown it might have a niche.
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    edogawa , March 30, 2013 10:43 PM
    I am really liking the hard drive idea, and exterior look.
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    edogawa , March 30, 2013 10:44 PM
    I am really liking the hard drive idea, and exterior look.
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    beoza , March 31, 2013 1:59 AM
    This is a rather nice looking case. Clean lines, nothing over the top. If the front light has the ability to turn it on and off with a button that would make this case even better. For now I'll stick with my CM 690 II Advanced I got on the 1st of this month. I'll definitely be looking into this one though.
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    falchard , March 31, 2013 10:55 AM
    I was going to make fun of it for being another black box, but this one looks good with the brushed aluminum.
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    cliffro , April 1, 2013 9:14 AM
    unksolThey are really asking way too much for a case with only 120MM fan mounts, and only 2 fans included. It looks much better than their usual stuff.... But for $124 there are a lot better cases.I guess maybe if you knew you were putting in a top mounted radiator as shown it might have a niche.


    It looks like THG got it wrong......Found this pic of this and the other 3 cases in the line
    http://content.hwigroup.net/images/news/thermaltake_urban_series_02.jpg
    http://content.hwigroup.net/images/news/thermaltake_urban_series_03.jpg

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    DevilKhan , April 3, 2013 5:48 AM
    I'll buy this urban s31 instead of the fractal design R4, both gread cases but it wins for the room inside the case for water cooler and also I'll wins for having a hot swapable drive. the s71 has more room (limited room) but this has 6x 3.5", but I'm iffy about the lenght of the GFX cards.
    in s31 you simply remove 3x bays, but kinda want to have them all as plan to have 4 x SSDs and the rest 4x HDDs.
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    Furry_VintageGamer , November 3, 2013 12:30 PM
    I have this case and love it.