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Thermaltake Goes Big With Urban T81 PC Enclosure

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Thermaltake has built a new enclosure that can hold a lot of hardware, and looks pretty good while doing so.

Thermaltake has announced its new, big Urban T81 PC enclosure. As a consequence of its size, it has room for a rather large amount of hardware.

The case can house up to E-ATX-size motherboards, two optical drive bays, as well as another eight 2.5" or 3.5" devices. The case has eight expansion slots, and can support graphics cards up to 360 mm long, or 400 mm long with the hard drive trays removed. CPU coolers can be up to 180 mm tall.

Fan and radiator support is also rather extensive. Both the top and the front of the case can support either up to two 200 mm fans, two 140 mm fans, or three 120 mm fans. The bottom of the case can hold up to two 140 mm or 120 mm fans, and the rear exhaust can accommodate either a 120 mm or 140 mm fan. Radiator support is present for all the fan locations, with matching respective sizes.

Front I/O connectivity is handled by two USB 3.0 ports paired with four USB 2.0 ports and the standard set of HD audio jacks. The case also features an integrated fan controller.

One of the main eye-catchers of the case, actually, is rather the rear-hinged side panel, referred to by Thermaltake as a 'suicide door,' though this is not one that's likely to kill you. The case is also made of SECC steel, a result of which is that the case is rather heavy; it weighs a hefty 13.8 kg.

At the time of writing the company gave no word on pricing or availability.

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    anonymous_user , March 13, 2014 11:14 AM
    Isn't this case already available on Newegg.com?
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    Durandul , March 13, 2014 11:17 AM
    Want. So very very much. Please someone stop me before I do something very fiscally irresponsible.
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    leo2kp , March 13, 2014 11:26 AM
    Reminds me of the Level 10 GT without the fans and alien looks.
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    Haravikk , March 13, 2014 11:30 AM
    Cool, but I'm always disappointed when they skimp on 5.25" bays; I much prefer cases that fill up on 5.25" bays as it means you can use adapters to configure them however you like. After all there are good hard drive back-planes allowing for up to 5x 3.5" hot-swappable drive bays in 3x 5.25" slots, or 4 to 6 2.5" drives (depending upon height) in a single 5.25" slot, and again hot-swappable. You can then do the same with fans by offering adapter brackets for the bays, giving you room to just fill the whole front with them if you like.Fitting specific bays for 3.5" and 2.5" drives always feels a waste as a result, and limits what you can do with the system. I mean, if I could I'd make every drive in a system hot-swappable, but more importantly it's much easier to design.
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    Jonathan Tyer , March 13, 2014 4:02 PM
    The front looks a whole lot alike another case.................................
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    mapesdhs , March 13, 2014 5:58 PM
    The Aerocool XPredator has 10 expansion slots (not the X1, I mean the older model,
    part of the 'Evil' range). What other cases have more than 8 slots? Anyone know?
    And is there such a case that has carry handles for heavy builds?

    Ian.
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    Jonathan Tyer , March 13, 2014 6:52 PM
    Quote:
    The Aerocool XPredator has 10 expansion slots (not the X1, I mean the older model,
    part of the 'Evil' range). What other cases have more than 8 slots? Anyone know?
    And is there such a case that has carry handles for heavy builds?

    Ian.


    Corsair 900D/800D/750D?
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    biggestinsect , March 14, 2014 8:19 AM
    Caselabs makes a number of enclosures with 10 expansion slots. The Merlin ST10 Case being one example. CoolerMaster and Thermaltake both make cases with carrying handles, not sure about the number of slots on any of these.
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    biggestinsect , March 14, 2014 8:19 AM
    Caselabs makes a number of enclosures with 10 expansion slots. The Merlin ST10 Case being one example. CoolerMaster and Thermaltake both make cases with carrying handles, not sure about the number of slots on any of these.
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    biggestinsect , March 14, 2014 8:23 AM
    Caselabs makes a number of enclosures with 10 expansion slots. The Merlin ST10 Case being one example. CoolerMaster and Thermaltake both make cases with carrying handles, not sure about the number of slots on any of these.
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    biggestinsect , March 14, 2014 8:35 AM
    Sorry for the multiple post, this happens often to me here. Anyway to delete these? Plus I agree with Haravikk about the 5.5 drives. A case this size could house a nice water loop and you may need room for double bay rez and fan controller as well as card reader etc.
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    Christopher Shaffer , March 14, 2014 12:04 PM
    Looks nearly identical to my NZXT on the inside. I like the brushed metal on the front. Very stylish.
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    Christopher Shaffer , March 14, 2014 12:05 PM
    Looks nearly identical to my NZXT on the inside. I like the brushed metal on the front. Very stylish.
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    mapesdhs , March 14, 2014 6:44 PM

    Thanks to all for the various 10-slot case suggestions! I'll look into those...

    Ian.

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    ToiletNinjaa , March 17, 2014 7:16 PM
    Quote:
    Isn't this case already available on Newegg.com?


    Yeah, looks like it is.
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    mapesdhs , March 20, 2014 5:03 AM
    Quote:
    Corsair 900D/800D/750D?


    I checked - the 750D has 9 slots, the 900D has 10 slots (800D only has 7). None have
    carry handles though; anyone know of a 10-slot case which has handles?

    Ian.