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Thermaltake Urban S31 VP700M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Mid Tower Chassis

  • SECC ATX Mid Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1 Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 x 3.5" or 2.5" Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Thermaltake Urban S31 Windowed Mid-tower Chassis

Urban S31 mainstream windowed mid-tower, part of Thermaltake's latest chassis collection – Urban Series. The entire series has a simple and elegant aesthetic, designed for those who want everything but a flamboyant appearance.

Simple Design

Built with a brushed aluminum finish, a steel mesh front panel to hide your various drives, and combined with a windowed side panel - it'll be hard to draw your attention away from it!

 

Handy I/O Ports

The perforated front-top panel hosts two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports - the latest in data transfer - along with two USB 2.0 ports and hi-def microphone and headset jacks for easy access when needed.

Easy Hot Swap

Top-mounted 2.5” or 3.5” HDD Docking Station enables blazing fast file transfer and effortless hot-swap drive replacement design for easy set-up or removal of optical and hard-disk drives.

Advanced Ventilation

Two preinstalled 120mm fans optimize system ventilation in the Urban S31. Add to that a pre-mounted hole for even more ventilation options, and you can easily build a custom ventilation system according to your preferences.

Innovative Tool-less Design

The latest in tool-less innovation, with a 5.25” & 3.5” tool-free drive bay design, minimizes the hassles of installing ODD and HDD devices.

Complete, High-end System on the Go

Easily build a complete high end water cooled set-up with a 240mm radiator liquid cooling system, even with an extra long graphics card. Protect your hardware while increasing your CPU’s overclocking potential - but most importantly, get outstanding cooling efficiency throughout the entire case.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Erik A.
  • 8/24/2014 11:20:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: -Overall, it's a nice case, just be aware of the one major issue (listed in cons).
-Aesthetically, it's a nice balance between plain cases that are boring and excessively "gamey" cases.
-It's well built, doesn't feel flimsy at all like some people are saying. The front door especially has a nice heavy feel to and magnetic latches instead of plastic clips.
-Plenty of space. Although it's a mid-tower, it feels almost like a full tower.
-Filters! Everywhere! I love that they have easily cleanable filters in front of every fan.

Cons: One major knock against this case (and one minor):

-The big one is regarding the motherboard mounts. First, they're welded on, so if you were to damage one, they're not replaceable. The second issue is that there is no standoff (or even a place to mount one) for the forward center screw (L on larger boards) for boards that are narrower (Gigabyte GA-H97-Gaming 3). The end result was having to drill another hole and install another standoff. Not a big deal, but it shouldn't be necessary.

The minor complaint:
-The front and top fans mount with long narrow screws instead of standard fan mount screws.

Other Thoughts: -Cable management is a little tight, but they have nicely placed grommets for routing the cable, so neither a pro or a con.

I would definitely buy this case again, with the caveat of making sure I paired it with a motherboard that will mount properly.

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  • Nathan H.
  • 8/4/2014 7:08:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsIt's OK.

Pros: It's aesthetically pleasing, very nice looking case.

Cons: It honestly has sub-par cable management. There isn't much room for cables behind it, so you really have to get them down pretty tight.

Other Thoughts: Overall 3/5

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  • Samuel S.
  • 7/6/2014 8:22:14 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Great Case

Cons: None

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  • JOHN L.
  • 6/5/2014 11:21:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTT's Urban S31? A Nightmare...

Pros: 0.00

Cons: Where to begin? Needed a case for a "special build" with good cooling. S31 has it. Also needed the 3.5" option to mount a FDD or any 3.5" device. The S31 has it. Read TT's online manual, which is vague, but I've done this so many times before it misled me thinking that one could do it. Wasted nearly 3 hrs. on mounting a 3.5" drive. Unreal. In half that time one could install an entire system build, from A-Z. This is a $100 chassis folks.

The pics you see in the 5.25" to 3.50" plastic adapter is clear, until you get the case. Surprise! When you end up mounting a 3.50" device onto the adapter , the backend of the adapter sticks out 2.25" into the MOBO area. An ATX/mATX system board you'll be clipping your caps or other semiconductors, which may be present. That's nice, huh? Called tech support. They confirmed my nightmare. Their solution? Saw it off . Really? This is a $100 case and I have to re-engineer it by sawing off the adapter? WOW! TT's support said they would forward this problem to TT, but I'll never see the solution. Bet on it. Feel bad for tech support, they tried to do their best. This is sub-standard engineering. This is chassis 101! Can't build a chassis, fold up. I was able to reduce the extrusion to 1.3125" but it's not good enough and wrong. Many things converge around that area, like your 24pin connector for starters.

Have some cheaper cases that would make this S31 blink. Let alone the Enlight 7250AK6, Enlight 7230 series, which you can still view here on Newegg. Enlight was one of the few mfrs. that was approved by Intel. Both the black and beige Enlights house recent system builds. The beige chassis is 16 yrs. old. It's that good. Or the Antec Solo from 2008 w/4 5.25" bays I got here from Newegg. Quality chassis that work. Newegg doesn't sell the Enlights anymore, our loss. They do have Antec, however. Mounting a 3.5" device in either case is a breeze, simple, correct. 15 min. if that. Mount your 3.5" device on tray, slide in, 1-2-DONE! I thought TT sold quality. Wrong. I mean this is chassis #101. Silly.

Other cons...Mounting case fans. Can't use your fan screws. TT uses M3X28mm screws. TT doesn't supply enough. Try finding them at H.Depot. Can't. TT's MOBO screws can be pose a grounding problem. Had to get 4mm washers at HD so the CPU doesn't short out at bootup. Then TT welded the MOBO standoffs too! Stupid, PWR button on "top" and NOT recessed? DUH! The problem in all of this is you can't tell any of the shortcommings of the S31 in the description or the manual. I would expect problems with a no brand mfr. but TT? This is a chassis a case. And there are other things that I've not covered. By far, the worst product I've bought here at Newegg. They don't make the product, but trust me, go and look elsewhere.

Find an Enlight case. Or get Antec. Then, you got quality. I'm floored by TT's lack of insight/detail on this product. A waste of money and TIME.

Other Thoughts: Looks good on paper, but paper doesn't count!

Don't waste your dough on this puppy, you'll develop nightmares. OTOH, it did help reduce thermal temps. on Prescott 3.8Ghz by 10C's....But I likely could have had the same result with an Antec. No doubt. Never thought I'd be writing this review...Welcom to Wally World, sorry it's closed.

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  • Timothy L.
  • 2/8/2014 7:33:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case

Pros: Best case I've ever owned. Lots of room, great cable management, doubly so if you have a modular PSU. Simple understated styling looks great but is not overly flashy or noticeable(big plus for me). I love the expandability, the fan placement(though tops fans use weird special screws included with case) and sheer flexibility of this case. Air flow is great, even without any added fans, room for EVO 212 cooler. HDD dock on top is more useful than I thought.

Cons: One little thing bothers me. The drive door, while extremely high quality, opens from the bottom only. That's a bit odd since most will keep this on the floor to use the drive dock. Not worth knocking an egg for though.

Other Thoughts: If you're considering this case you won't be disappointed.

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  • Riaz F.
  • 12/26/2013 9:17:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNICE case...cheap on details

Pros: nice case and works pretty good and i love the looks. The only thing that kind of gt to moe was when you take off the plastic from the front panel, some of the glue from the plastic, sticks into the grooves at the edges, i am sure that i can get it out but its just another hassle! Overall very good case and would recommend

Cons: Plastic sticks to the side of the front panel edges and look very displeasing

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  • Sky H.
  • 12/2/2013 8:09:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSleek and Unique

Pros: I just love the look of this beast. Sleek front door, blue power LED, side window, docking station for external drive mounting, great cable management, bottom mount PSU, plenty of air flow, room for a liquid radiator, dust screens.

This thing just looks nice and I get compliments all the time. The door works well and allows plenty of air flow.

Not really flimsy like people have said. Maybe they changed something?

Cons: If I had to nit pick, the power button isn't my favorite thing, but it's really not bad at all. I was hoping for a dynamic push button, but its just a simple click. Not really a big deal cuz I like to just it as a sleep button, so it actually works better the way it is.

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  • Michael W.
  • 10/29/2013 9:31:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsUrban S31 = Beautiful / Mostly Functional! ;)

Pros: Full ATX Form Factor - obviously.
SATA Dock on Top for easy drive scanning / transfers
4 USB Ports on top ( 2 USB 2.0 & 2 USB 3.0 )
Elegant, Simple, Classy design.. I love the blue line of LED's on the front. Swanky.
Easier HDD installation / access. My last TT case was not so easy.
Keeps my AMD FX8350 @ 19c idle & 32c at load with the help of my Hyper 212. Great cooling & airflow.

Cons: Can't open the front drive door. Seriously?!!
Power button on the top = Doh!! I wasn't done yet.

Other Thoughts: I hate to even take 1 egg off for these two minor oversights. But I feel it important for people to know as it may make or break this purchase.

First... the front panel door. Its sleek, sexy design is alluring but there is no way to open it by hand from the top. You absolutely have to reach all the way down, where your fingers can fit and pull the door open. Like most, my system sits to my right on the floor. Since installation date I've yet to use my DVD Burner for much else than installing Windows & loading drivers. For those of you who frequently burn Optical media or constantly access your DVD drives on the regular this case will tick you off fairly quickly. In addition, the door doesn't seem to open all the way without help. Often the door keeps my Samsung DVD burner from ejecting a disc on its own. If you don't deal very often with Optical storage then you'll easily be able to live with this slight design flaw. Otherwise, you've been warned.

Second flaw, the power button, though simple in design is flush with the top of the case and thus easy to ignore. Most of us put our machines under our desk, and with it being so tall you'll inevitably place an object on top and shut your machine down by accident. Granted, it will only take you 1 or 2 times before you start to remember not to put your stuff there. But, if the button was located a little further back, or on the side/front... you'd probably never have this issue.

However, with all that said. I wouldn't trade this case for anything. Great airflow, lots of expandability, very good cable management. Fairly Silent operation! As a workstation, i couldn't be happier.

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  • Zachary F.
  • 10/18/2013 7:35:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid case especially if it's on sale

Pros: -got my case for 67 dollars undeniably worth it
-cable management isn't perfect but is workable for lots of cabling
-door opens entirely with ease unlike other reviews
-window has better placement than any other case I've seen
-the door feels very solid latches tightly shut with good magnets and the metal is a great subtle touch
-lots of extra screws for mounting: motherboard, power supply, radiator, towel warmer, toaster oven, you name it plenty of screws
-the buttons feel great i found myself pressing them repeatedly for no reason while building my computer
-the case is sturdy enough for me to put a lot of my weight on it while getting into it during assembly
-if i didn't specifically list it in the cons, it's probably a pro

Cons: ALL CONS ARE MINOR:

-one of the rubber grommets popped out during pulling cables through but was able to get it back on without too much trouble
-slight difference in the shades of black with various pieces of the case, only noticeable in bright lighting, such as the flood light i used during assembly
-the side panels were a bit awkward to take on and off until i did it a few times, doesn't bother me now
-the plastic behind the door looks cheap, but unless if you plan on breaking your door off.... doesn't matter
-asked it to make me a sandwich, never got a sandwich

Other Thoughts: -The EVGA 500b 8 pin supplemental cpu power cord is too short to route behind the motherboard in this case making it look kinda cruddy hanging out front
-not sure if this is my motherboard or the case but the usb 3.0 connector was a tad loose, i had to recheck if it was connected after feeding any cables past it
-even though i took measurements i had to mod the case to fit a kraken x60 into it due to the hoses.
-the thin back seems to be a concern in some of the video reviews i have seen, i have an hd 7970 in it and there is no flex in the back at all it provides plenty of support


I tried to include a little bit of everything in this review, hope it helps!

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  • Zachary F.
  • 10/2/2013 2:37:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMaybe i'm lucky or maybe it's just that good

Pros: This case is perfect, a lot of the cons i have seen in reviews are non existent, for example the door opens a full 100 degrees unlike what i have seen in other reviews, plenty of room for cable management everything you could want in a case!

Cons: none

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