Thermaltake really does have a great case in the Urban S71. We have been waiting for a more sleek and sophisticated case from Thermaltake and the Urban S71 is it. The minimal style and clean front panel should appeal to many people. And for those who do want to show off what’s inside their case there is a side panel window.
Besides just looks this case has a lot of features. First lets talk about the cooling, which of corse is very important. The case ships with two 200 mm fans (front & top) and a single 120 mm exhaust fan. This is great cooling and you even have the option of adding a bottom 140 / 120 mm fan. All of the cooling sections of the case (top, bottom, front) have removable fan filters. The included fan controller on the case has high and low settings and supports up to three fans.
Being a full tower you have room for quite a lot of hardware. The Urban S71 has support for ATX and E-ATX motherboards, long graphics cards, three 5.25-inch optical drives and five hard drives. If you need to grab some files off a hard drive really quick there is also the hard drive dock on the top of the case. Like most new cases there is also USB 3.0 support in the form of two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case.
Getting all of your hardware inside of the case is pretty painless and takes no time at all really. I did run into a few issues though. I really would have liked to see more room behind the motherboard tray. I was barely able to put the back side panel back on. Thermaltake really needs to use better quality cable ties as well. The ones that were included were not good at all, I broke 4 before I decided to use my own cable ties. Another thing I noticed was that the side panels take a bit of force to take off.
Right now the Urban S71 is selling for around $135 on my favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake Urban S71 Full Tower Case a 9 out of 10 score.
- Lots of room inside
- Easy installation
- Removable fan filters
- Sleek design
- Included fan controller
- Side panel window
- Not a lot of room behind the motherboard tray
- Included cables ties are poor quality
- Side panels are a bit hard to take off