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Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

  • SECC ATX Full Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1 Front Ports
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 5 x 3.5" or 2.5" Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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  • Anonymous
  • 7/26/2015 6:23:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsBuild Quality

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: Sexy design, convenient power button and fan controller. As well as stock fans are fairly quiet.

Cons: The quality of this case is poor, it could have been done much better. When I first built my tower there was an odd ticking sound, this ticking was one of the case fans already broken. As well the entire front of the case removes too easily. I was carrying my computer to my apartment and the entire front of the case ripped off. Luckily the only broken component was the front USB and Audio ports.

Other Thoughts: Overall decent case, but I would recommend buying a case with better build quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

We at Thermaltake would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.
Please contact customer support to obtain warranty information to have your front I/O replaced.

Thermaltake USA
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Chris D.
  • 6/26/2015 2:30:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNice Roomy Case

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: -This is a great case. The super sleek design look really swanky and the brushed aluminum on the front door curbs my withdrawals. The frame is very high quality. No sharp edges or thin aluminum here.

-The 3 1/2" and 5 1/4" bays are all tool-less, so slappin' in another HDD feels like reloading a magazine. (Although the 3.5" bays point towards the backside, but it keeps the cables hidden.)

-Comes with plenty of fans to keep it cool and it has some extra spots to place more fans or a radiator if needed.

-Very roomy. Quad SLI or Crossfire setups will easily fit in this case. As well as 11"+ video cards.

Cons: The only gripes I have about this case are:

The tool-less "clamps" on the 5.25" bays translate vibration REALLY well which makes loud noises when reading CDs.

The built-in fan control on the top of the case isn't variable. There are two settings, low and high. And there really isn't a difference in temperature only a slight difference in noise as the front fan hums a little bit as it kicks up.

Other than that, really nothing.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this case for a dual video card setup as well as an open loop water cooling system and it sure does have enough room to do so.

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  • Shane M.
  • 6/4/2015 12:41:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAfter nearly a year...

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: This case is roomy, and the install of most any system should go with ease. The case does come with a 120mm in the rear and a couple of 200mm at the top and the bottom front of the case. The paint job on the case looks good and is fairly tough unlike many of the other cases I have built a gaming machine. The topside Hot-Swap socket is a nice feature. Its also nice to have extra fan mounts inside the case to add additional cooling fans. The vented slot covers at the rear are a nice option. The fan filters at the front and bottom of the case are also a nice feature, in my case keeps the pet hair, (well most of it), from collecting inside the case.

Cons: This case does have its issues, and its something Thermaltake needs to address. The main negative about this case as others have mentioned is the front door. I have tried to slightly modify the front hinges with absolutely no success, (poor design, poor engineering, poor execution). My solution was to just simply remove the door instead of hassling with it all of the time. Next issue, is the power-supply intake. I can understand placing the power supplies on the bottom of the case to solve the traditional top-heavy issue. But the engineers could have rotated the power-supply mounting feature 90 Degrees to pickup cold air from the side rather than from the carpet or a dusty table top from under the case. Yes this would have made the case a total of a whopping 2.5 Inches taller, but with that in plastic fan housings, switch mounts and a nearly useless hot-swap port on the top of the case, it would not have mattered because the case would still be the same size externally. Instead, its called moving the case off my bench weekly to clean the "vacuum filter" at the bottom of the case to remove the pet hair. And... its not as if this is a light case to move once loaded!

Airflow in this case is another issue. Though the exhaust fans move the warm air out, its not fast enough causing a re-circulating effect for the CPU Heat-Sink. The addition of an additional 120mm at the bottom of the case near the power-supply was necessary, an additional 80mm at the top, directly over the RAM. This re-routed the airflow better, but not complete. The final modification was to the front of the case where the Drive-Bay Close-Out panels are located.

Using my modeling skills I modified these panels by gluing them together to create a solid three panel cover. I did not modify the spring latches or the locating pins on these covers so they could fit into the stock mounting locations without modifying the case-front. I then marked the panels accordingly and using a Dremel Tool carved out a 120mm hole in these panels, then mounted and installed an additional 120mm fan blowing directly on the CPU Heat-Sink! I finished this modification off with a 120mm Fan Grille out of an old Power Supply. This actually looks as if it was factory installed!

Other Thoughts: To Thermaltake-

This case overall is a great case, but there are some engineering issues with this case you guys need to work out. I suggest getting a flow-bench, loading a case with what an average gaming machine requires, then watch what the air does inside the case around the individual parts. Then locate the intake and exhaust fans within the case, based on an average of what equipment fits in the case to optimize the airflow.

As for the whiners of Fan Noise-

Suck it up and deal with it. The quieter your fans are the slower they have to turn, meaning they move less air. I understand you don't want to listen to a C-130 spooling up for take-off next to you, but a little bit of fan noise isn't going to kill you either, your boxes don't need to be perfectly silent. If I can't hear the fan noise through my headphones, then the case is quiet enough! I'll happily sacrifice a little fan noise for better thermal efficiency!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/12/2015 5:24:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLack of information

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: +Roomy tower
+Excellent cable management
+Good airflow
+Nice design
+Hot swapping port is awesome (although I haven't used it yet)
+Rugged, steel chassis
+Did I say rugged? I mean RUGGED
+Stock fans are pretty dang quiet

Overall, really good case.

Cons: For my setup, I chose to get a Corsair H60 rather than a full 240 radiator because I wasn't going to overclock this system. It didn't fit where the 120mm fan goes. The thing that is preventing the windowed side panel from going on it the way that they bonded the acrylic window to the metal side panel.

In order for me to make the radiator fit, I'm going to have to remove the top 200mm fan (dang it!) and put the 120mm up top.

Other Thoughts: The case is great, I love the overall design but there will be a little bit of shuffling parts around more than in most cases with this guys. Also, the door thing that other people have talked about has me concerned. Not too worried, just concerned.

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  • Dillon F.
  • 2/3/2015 5:31:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat case, but needs polishing.

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: It's a very nice, sleek, sexy case.
Sturdy construction, and doesn't flex.

Cons: Case came with a broken LED. I thought it wasn't as much of a big deal, but now I really do want that feature. I double checked everything and it seems that the LED controller just isn't working.

The door is now starting to break not even 6 months of use. Whenever I open the door now, it just falls off the hinges, like the plastic is somehow warped.. It got so annoying that I just through the door in my closet (and trust me the case does not look pretty without it)

Airflow is terrible in this case when the door is in place. I have a rig with dual DirectCU2 GTX 780s and a liquid cooled CPU, and I have a hard time having my cards stay below 80C with fans maxed.

If you have a heavy build, don't expect to move the case around very easily. ThermalTake decided to connect the front bezel to the feet, so when you go to move it forward, that bezel will ALWAYS snap off unless you heeve it from the middle. Nit-pick but annoying.

Other Thoughts: If you have a single card, it would be fine, but other cards is a no go. I hope ThermalTake contacts me about the LED controller, and possibly get that replaced.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We apologize about the various issues you have incurred. Please contact Customer Service and we can replace all defective components.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Russell S.
  • 1/29/2015 10:18:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood case but could use better cooling

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: Very roomy, easily fits 2 ref. Gtx 980sli with room to spare. Had no issue mounting a 240rad. to the top only 1 screw out of the 8 didn't have a hole. The front panel on my seems perfect so far door opens and closes just fine without coming off

Cons: The case needs better fan support. I found it challenging to create positive pressure while still getting proper airflow only. Only holds a maximum of 5 fans.

Other Thoughts: Overal im happy with the case. Just wish it had room for a few more fans or atleast a 360rad.

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  • Travis B.
  • 9/16/2014 12:32:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat large case for a good price

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: This is a great large tower for those looking to put together a build and don't want a cramped tower. The tower is tall enough to easily fit the PSU, motherboard and a water-cooler radiator without difficulty. It has enough depth to fit even larger graphic cards without interfering with the drive cages. It's also wide enough to handle CPU coolers that are up to 160mm in height, while also providing a panel on the board side that is bumped out to provide space for cables to run behind the motherboard.

There's plenty of room for air to move in the case and it comes with 3 large fans to help keep that air moving. The top fan is also replaceable with 2 smaller fans or a watercooling system. The intakes for the fans are also covered by removable filters to keep the cases inside free of dust and filth. Fans can also be mounted on the cases bottom to pull air in, and the case stands on feet about an inch or so above the ground to provide plenty of space for the air intake.

This case is also quite stylish. The nice brushed metal door on the front is heavy duty and looks great. There's just enough rounded edges and styling on the case to make it look elegant and nice without going over the top. The side window is also the right size, giving you a nice view of the internals without taking up the entire side of the case. Also has the drop-in HDD reader on top, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and front audio ports that are HD Audio compatible.

The cases construction seems very solid as well. Plenty of metal and care seems to go in to the build. There are plastic components, but they seem well made and the structural components of the case are all metal. All in all it's a great case if you're looking for something well made that is large enough to ensure all components will fit and air flow will not be an issue.

Cons: While a great case overall, it's not without faults. The most notable fault is a common one with cases that have a door. The door has no vent in it to allow for air to flow in to the intake fan that is behind it. While there is room for air to go around the door, obviously having the door there does restrict the amount of air the front fan is going to get. This is why I particularly recommend installing a fan on the intake on the cases bottom.

Other than that I only have a few small nitpicky issues with the case. The power button on the top is a bit easy to press on accident. If you're someone like me that has a tendency to set things down on top of your PC case, you may want to watch for that. The drop-in HDD reader also requires a reboot of the PC to recognize the drive when it's inserted; though that's more of a software/BIOS issue than it is a problem with the case.

Only other potential issue with the case is that it is a large case. While no one should be looking at this case unless a large case is exactly what they want, it is definitely not small so make sure you're looking for something large before you commit.

Other Thoughts: In the end I am very happy with this case. It's built well and walks the line between looking good and staying simple quite well. I had no issues getting everything in to this case and it was fantastic to work in thanks to all the open space. With all the air flow I've had no problems with cooling either. If you need a large case this is definitely one to consider.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 7/10/2014 9:43:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTower

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: Great that you can manage your cables easily and that it is tool less. Nice build quality.

Cons: Main thing I gave it a 3 star instead of a 5 is because of the front door that hides your disk drives. The door closes and everything, that looks great. However when you try to open the door it pops off the middle and lower hinge, the top hinge holds it on but after you open it you have to push the door back into the middle and lower hinges. Closing it doesn't have any issues after you have popped it back into it's hinges.

Other Thoughts: Overall a good case for a good price, just the front door is annoying

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
The door should not be dislodging from the hinges when being utilized.

We can replace it through warranty service. Please contact Customer Service for RMA instructions.

Thermaltake USA Customer Service
Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll Free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM~5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Igor K.
  • 7/7/2014 5:59:27 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRoomy Full Tower

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: -Even though front cage isn't removable.. there's still plenty of room for long GPUs.
-Comes w/ a docking station.
-Comes with a nice blue LED strip on front top of the case.
-Looks very clean.
-Comes w/ plenty of USBs on front panel.
-Plenty of room for a serious SLI/Crossfire Build.
-Nice side panel window.
-Tons of filters everywhere.
-I have a 240mm radiator mounted on top (fits perfectly) that's a big plus.

Cons: None really, I've loved this case since day one.

Other Thoughts: I got it day one (since they hit the shelves). I needed a roomy full tower with a nice side panel window for my SLI build that produces A LOT of heat! This case got the job done! While mid tower was stuffed completely, I still got plenty of room left in this full tower. Here are some specs of my current build.
i7-4770K @ 4.2GHz
ASUS Z97 MAXIMUS VII HERO
2-Way SLI SC EVGA GTX 780 Ti
16GB (4X4GB) Crucial Sport XT @ 1866mhz
240GB SSD Crucial M500
(X2 1TB, 3TB, 4TB HDDs)
Corsair H105 w/ 240mm radiator
Corsair AX1200i
Thermaltake S71

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  • Jon K.
  • 7/3/2014 2:18:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSee my review of the non-window case

This review is from: Thermaltake Urban S71 VP500M1W2N Black SECC ATX Windowed Full Tower Chassis

Pros: Thermaltake VP500M1N2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Cons: Thermaltake VP500M1N2N Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Other Thoughts: This case is has a window in one panel. Mine does not, otherwise it's almost the same. Go see my review. The review is a bit long but I fixed the front door. You might want to do the same.

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