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Thermaltake Reveals Urban T21 and Urban T31 Cases

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The latest additions to the Thermaltake Urban Series are two simple, yet effective and stylish mid-tower cases.

The first offering, the Urban T21, is constructed of brushed metal with a black coat on both the interior and exterior. The front door hides 3x 5.25-inch, 5x 3.5-inch and 1x 2.5-inch tool-free drive bays as well as a 120 mm intake fan. Above the front door are the media I/O ports which include 2x 3.0 USB ports and audio jacks. Moving on to the cooling design, the Urban T21 is equipped with two pre-installed fans, one front intake and one rear exhaust. Optionally, users can choose to add a 1x 120 mm side fan, 1x 120 mm bottom fan and 1x 120 mm top fan.

Next up is the Urban T31, and unlike the Urban T21, it is available in an optional windowless model. As one would expect given the name, the Urban T31 provides some improvements over the T21. The T31 expands media I/O by adding 2x USB 2.0, and the top of the case is equipped with a 2.5/3.5-inch HDD hot swap dock. The Urban T31 steps up the cooling as well, allowing room for 2x front and top 120 mm fans. With all this cooling potential, Thermaltake padded the Urban T31 with sound-dampening foam to reduce fan noise.

The Thermaltake Urban T21 is priced at $69.99, while the Urban T31 is priced at $89.99 (non-window) and $99.99 (windowed). For more product information, visit the Urban T21 product page and Urban T31 product page.

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    Yuka , November 8, 2013 1:33 PM
    I like them a lot. I wonder if it would work for a full tower design. That simplicity I mean.

    I'd like more front USB ports though. I already have 4, but having 4 USB2 and other 4 USB3 would be amazing.

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    anchyi_wei , November 8, 2013 1:48 PM
    for pc's to survice, manufacturers REALLY need to begin designing some new styles. this squarish look is very old and outdated. this thing looks like every other pc case out there.......the mac pro's design has me thinking about buying my first mac.
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    clonazepam , November 8, 2013 3:29 PM
    They're designed the way they are to be affordable, and fit into an ecosystem designed around these size specifications. I'm looking at my desk right now, and many others like it, designed for cases of a certain LxWxH. How dumb would it look to have a desk provide a space for the computer case, yet have it be empty, with your oddly shaped case somewhere else, like off to the side or on the floor?
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    s3anister , November 8, 2013 5:47 PM
    That T21 looks a heck of a lot like my Fractal Define XL R2.
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    mortsmi7 , November 9, 2013 12:13 AM
    Those spaces in a computer desk are a great place to hide a trash can or if it's enclosed you can also murder a computer, no one will ever know.
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    SchizoFrog , November 9, 2013 3:52 AM
    This is Thermaltake right, so in the end it will all come down to the reviews to find out what the build quality is like, I doubt they will be any better than their usual standards and that isn't very high when we come to cases.

    Fractal will still get my money on my next build I think.
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    knowom , November 9, 2013 5:19 PM
    Not enough ventilation for my taste.
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    blacklex , November 10, 2013 9:07 PM
    I have been following these urban cases lately and I think that they are just great. They have a nice mix between that bold gaming look and also a simplistic household pc. I hope maybe to buy one of these cases in the near future when I upgrade :) 
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    cats_Paw , November 12, 2013 5:45 AM
    Those look... normal. I miss the good old TT cases (Kandalf, Armor, Xaser, Mozart).
    I owned a Xaser and currently own a Kandalf LCS. I doubt those plain cases are nice enought.