We are going to start off our installation in the Urban S71 just like we do any other case and that is with the motherboard. Thermaltake has pre-installed the standoff so you don’t have to worry about that. Place your motherboard and secure it with screws. Even with the motherboard installed there is a good amount of room inside to work with.
To install your optical drive go ahead and remove the bezel cover for the drive bay you wish to use. Slide your drive in and it will automatically lock into place with the tool-less system.
Our hard drives are next and both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives need to be screwed into the trays. Each drive will require 4 screws. Once secured to the trays you can slide them right back into the case.
Finally we need to wire everything up and install our power supply and video card. The power supply slides right in and there were no issues with our video card either. We used the Sapphire Radeon R9 280X Toxic, which is one of the longer video cards available.
Routing all of the cables is easy enough, although there are a few issues. While we were able to get the back side panel of the case on I would have liked to see more room behind the motherboard tray. Also the cable ties that Thermaltake includes are just garbage, I broke 4 in a row and then I decided to use my own cable ties.
With everything installed you can see what I clean build we do have and still lots of room inside for maintenance and upgrades. When you put the side panel back on you can see that a good part of our system is visible via the side panel window.
When you power the system on the LED bar at the top of the case will light up. Also if you have any hardware or accessories that light up you will be able to see them through the side panel window.
Jan 30, 2015 0