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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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Learn more about the Thermaltake VP700M1W2N

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Urban Series
Model
VP700M1W2N

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX), 12" x 9.6" (ATX)
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6 x 3.5" or 2.5"
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1

Cooling System

120mm Fans
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm,16dBA)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
19.7" x 8.1" x 20.5"

Features

Features
Thermaltake Urban S21 mid-tower chassis
Urban S21 mainstream mid-tower, one of the members of Thermaltake newest chassis series with simple and elegant aesthetic; designed for users who looks for everything but a flamboyantly appearance.

Simple Design
Using metal brushed front door panel to mask the extrusive drive devices, not only unify the appearance, but also provide a simple yet elegant aesthetic.

Handy I/O ports
The Front-top panel has implemented two of latest data transfer SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, a HD microphone and headset jacks, to grand direct access when needed.


Ventilation Optimize
Preinstalled two 120mm fans to optimize system ventilation. Plus pre-mounted hole for more ventilation options

Tool-free Innovation
Innovative 5.25" & 3.5" tool-free drive bay design minumized the hassels of installing ODD and HDD devices.

Convenient Support
Pre-mounting holes to support motherboards up to standard ATX and CPU cooler installation, extra long graphic card also supported as well as rubber grommeted holes for Advanced Cable Management and Liquid Cooling System.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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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!

FEEL CONFIDENT IF YOU CHOOSE THIS CASE

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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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  • Michael G.
  • 10/1/2013 8:00:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood case for the money !

Pros: simple but stylish .
decent expansion capabilities .
usb 3.0
nice big side window .
hot swap bay

Cons: cable management isnt great . especially if you dont have a modular psu .

rubber grommets are weak . fins broke off easily during instalation

some included screws have compatibility issues ..

useless case manual !

case itself is huge .. but the inside is completey full of drive bays which imo take up too much room .

Other Thoughts: overall this is a good case . it has room for 3 fans which in my opinion is more than enough . so currently i have one 120 mm slow used for a rad . and the other 2 for airflow . it looks nice with the 2 cold cathodes i installed . and overall gives decent thermals easily cooling my overclocked 560 ti . .. the main issues are A some parts are flimsy and if your not careful will break . 2. the motherboard manual is in like 10 launguages but all it tells you is to refer to other manuals . it doesnt even mention what to do with the included connections for the from io . which in my opinion is sad . and last this thing has id say 8 hard drive bays .. which is outragous . it takes up alot of space which means if your going for any high end gpu your going to have to remove those drive cages .

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  • Joseph M.
  • 5/20/2013 10:05:06 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhy Buy This VS ‘The Silent Back Box from Sweden’

Pros: Read the description, it will tell you a lot, I’m only going to mention the things I liked that were not highlighted in the description. I believe a case is one of the things in PC building that we builders obsess over for a bit too long. So I’m going to try and be as detailed as possible so I can help you decide if you want this case. Enjoy!

--This thing looks so sexy!

-- It has a solid blue line light that looks so Tron-modern compared to little blue power indicator led.

--It is not that big for a full ATX board.

--It has a hotswap bay, which I love for doing back ups.

--The rubber grommets are pretty tough, none of them tore while I was forcing cables through.

--Lots of tie down places for cable management.

--The hard drive bays have foam to help keep them quite.

--Lots of removable easy clean filters.

--The power button has a snap pop feel which I really like.

--Did I mention how sexy this looks?

I was going to get ‘The silent black box from Sweden’ case (I can’t mention competitors names/products or this review will be taken down), but this was cheaper and IMO it looks better than ‘The silent black box from Sweden’ (but unlike the windowed model of ‘The silent black box from Sweden’ the window model of the Urban S31 does not come with sound dampening foam).

Cons: --It does not have enough screws to mount both front and both top fans. The front and top both use a special type of m3 x 28mm screw, the case comes with 12, you need 16 for all four fans. There are 4 installed on the pre-installed fan, and 8 extra. The manual even mentions that this only comes with 8 extra. I’m really let down by this, it would only make sense to have the full amount (just 4 more!) of this special screws available. To get around that, I installed each of the 4 fans with only 3 screws :(

--The side panels are a bit thin/floppy :(

--The front door only open to an 85 degree angle, I have to slightly force it if I want to use my disk drive. Once you go about 95 degrees, the door pops off (or I guess it could break?)

--THE FILTERS ARE TERRIBLE. The filter have a little too much firm plastic framing/support that it actually blocks air flow. The front intake filter especially. I actually don’t use the front filter, having the front door shut plus the filter cuts down on my airflow BY AT LEAST HALF IMO. Since I can’t upload a photo, I’ll try to illustrate it. Imagine you have a ladder (this is the filters frame/support), you can spread a mesh over the ladder (the filter screen) and air can pass between the ladder steps with ease. Now cover between every other step with a panel of wood(more filter support/frame), that covers up half of the mesh and now you have half as much air flow :(

--The side panels don’t slide in as perfectly as I want, but then again this is a good price for the case I got.

Other Thoughts: I got this over the ‘The silent black box from Sweden’ case (I can’t mention competitor’s names/products or this review will be taken down). I got what I paid for, but I’m still very happy over all. If you want sound damping foam, get the non-windowed version of this case, or DYI with sound damping foam from Newegg. That is what I did and I’m very pleased!

If you are worried about sound, I hate to say this but with any, I REALLY MEAN ‘ANY’ CASE, you need a fan controller, be it software or BIOS with the motherboard fan headers, or hardware like an actually fan controller built/added to the case. If the fans are on high, no matter what case, you’re going to hear the fans. A good case will only help minimize sounds like mechanical hard drives, and fan squealing, but high power air flow noise cannot be muted unless…there is no air flow :(

FINAL THOUGHTS:

It was a tough choice between this and ‘The silent black box from Sweden’ case. I choose the Urban S31 for these exact points.

--Cheaper
--One more 3.5 front panel
--A built in Hotswap bay
--The front face/door is still minimal but still has enough style to be sexy
--The blue line power led is sexier than a simple blue back lit power button.

‘The silent black box from Sweden’ case and this are not of the same caliber (if you’re looking for that look, into the higher models of the Urban S series), but for the price and the items mentioned in the final thoughts, this was a fantastic substitute!

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