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Thermaltake Urban T81 Extreme Full Tower Chassis, Sleek Stylish Design With Extreme Liquid Cooling Compatibility (CA-1B7-00F1WN-00)

  • SECC ATX Full Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio x 1, Fan Speed Control Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 8 x 3.5"/2.5" Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-Tower Chassis

Thermaltake presents the adoption of the Urban with the new Urban T81 – The classic beauty impact. Beautifully designed, T81 is engineered for one solid purpose: provide enthusiasts the ability to build the highest performing systems while remaining the appearance simple and elegant. It is not merely a PC chassis, more like a creation of modernism.

Thermaltake

Dual Swing Door Design

Inspired by the specific term "Suicide door" for a car door hinged at its rear rather than the front, as the origin of horse-drawn carriages - T81 is designed with this innovative inspiration apart from other modern chassis. Likewise, the front door panel is build with brushed aluminum finish to mask the extrusive drive devices, not only unify the appearance but a modern yet sophisticate aesthetic.

Thermaltake

Thermaltake

Fully Modular Concept

A highly customizable 5.25" & 3.5" drive bay feature enables users to freely interchange the 3.5" hard-drive cages to suit one's need; removing the 5.25" & 3.5" drive bays offers maximum interior space for advanced cooling performance or a liquid system build.

Thermaltake

Thermaltake

Sleek I/O Port

The sleek aluminum mental brushed I/O port section has implemented two of latest data transfer SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports along with four USB 2.0 ports. The integration of fan controller and fan hub could easily manage the airflow of up to 10 fans at once. Besides, a HD microphone and headset jacks are built for grand direct access when needed.

Thermaltake

Thermaltake

Supreme Air Cooling System

Urban T81 is built with a fundamental airflow optimized design. Standard equipped with triple 200mm fans and a 140mm fan. It is the first chassis on the market that has the ability to house four 200mm fans along with three more 120mm fans by achieving unrivaled airflow in your chassis.

Thermaltake

Thermaltake

Extensive Liquid Cooling Support

Urban T81 pushes the envelope and utilize high-end water cooling solution that feature with either front 360/top 420mm, or front 420mm/top 360mm, along with rear 120mm and bottom 120/240mm radiators support for extreme performance.

Specifications

Model Urban T81
P/N CA-1B7-00F1WN-00
Case Type Full Tower
Dimensions (H x W x D) 23 x 9.3 x 23.7 inches (585 x 235 x 602mm)
Net Weight 30.4lbs (13.8kg)
Side Panel Transparent Window
Color Exterior & Interior: Black
Material SECC
Cooling System Front (intake): 200 x 200 x 30mm fan (600 - 800RPM, 13 - 15dBA) x 2 Rear (exhaust): 140 x 140 x 25mm Turbo fan (1000RPM, 16dBA) Top (exhaust): 200 x 200 x 30mm fan (600 - 800RPM, 13 - 15dBA)
Drive Bays -Accessible: 2 x 5.25", 1 x 3.5" (Converted from one 5.25" drive bay) -Hidden: 8 x 3.5" or 8 x 2.5"
Expansion Slots 8
Motherboards 9.6" x 9.6" (Micro ATX), 12" x 9.6" (ATX), 12" x 13" (Extend ATX)
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio x 1, Fan Speed Control
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
LCS Upgradable Supports 1/2", 3/8", 1/4" water tube
Fan Support
  • Front: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm
  • Top: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm / 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
  • Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm / 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm
  • Front: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm / 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
  • Top: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm / 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
  • Rear: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
  • Bottom: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm / 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm
Other CPU Cooler Height Limitation: 180mm
VGA length limitation: 360mm (with HDD rack) 400mm (without HDD rack)

Learn more about the Thermaltake CA-1B7-00F1WN-00

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Urban T81
Model
CA-1B7-00F1WN-00

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX (9.6" x 9.6")

ATX (12" x 9.6")

Extend ATX (12" x 13")
With Side Panel Window
Transparent Window

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1 x 3.5" (Converted from one 5.25" drive bay)
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
8 x 3.5"/2.5"
Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio x 1, Fan Speed Control

Cooling System

140mm Fans
Rear (exhaust):
140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1000rpm, 16dBA) x 1
200mm Fans
Front (intake):
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) x 2

Top (exhaust):
200 x 200 x 30 mm fan (600~800rpm, 13~15dBA) x 1
Side Air duct
No

Physical Spec

Dimensions
23.00" x 9.30" x 23.70" (H x W x D)
Weight
30.4 lbs

Features

Features
Fan Support
Front:
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm
1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm 1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm
Top:
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm or 3 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm
1 x 200mm or 2 x 200mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
1 x 120mm or 2 x 120mm 1 x 140mm or 2 x 140mm

Radiator Support
Front:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
Top:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm or 1 x 360mm
1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm or 1 x 420mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
1 x 120mm or 1 x 240mm 1 x 140mm or 1 x 280mm

Other
LCS Upgradable: Supports 1/2", 3/8", 1/4" water tube
CPU cooler height limitation: 180mm
VGA length limitation: 360mm(with HDD rack), 400mm(without HDD rack)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Thermaltake CA-1B7-00F1WN-00

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  • Lyubomir G.
  • 7/30/2014 5:31:23 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsAwesome and luxurious case

Pros: So much room and so quiet with the fan controller and a really nice access way to the computer itself (key-way access) and HUGE and the wires have alot of room in the back for wire storage and fan circulation is great!

Cons: Heavy and not really good for water cooling to be honest, my radiator fell on my PC due to poor construction on top of the vent area where radiator suppose to be set, LUCKILY nothing spilled. Only 2 optical drive slots ;(

Other Thoughts: They need to fix the watercooling situation...and add more optical drive slots although nothing for now...

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  • Alex B.
  • 7/18/2014 7:18:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty great... but those filters

Pros: Looks awesome
Side doors are sturdy and made of the right stuff
Fan controller is handy
Lights are crazy/too bright like on some cases
Well laid out and very customizable

Cons: My biggest problem with the case is the dust filters. Other reviews have mentioned the top and bottom filters, but I think it's important to note the front filters (behind the door) are slatted filters. Think of picket fence, but horizontal. This limits the potential airflow and increases temps unnecessarily. I removed them and dropped 5-6 C.

Other Thoughts: Asus Maximus VII Hero
Intel i7-4770k @ 4.0
Corsair H80i
Buncha other stuff, but the above is relevant

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  • John G.
  • 7/17/2014 6:19:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice case

Pros: -This case is nice looking. It allows you to show off your hardware without having to always have fan embedded leds on.

-The fans, when controlled by my motherboard, are almost silent. I'm coming from an Antec 1200 with tons of 120mm fans and an open front. It's refreshing to not your computer humming away while you're only on the internet.

-The overall design of the case is nice. The rubber grommets help keep your wires a little neater. The swinging case door is removable making it easier to install all of your stuff. There are air filters on all of the openings of the case.

-The ability to remove the entire hdd cage assembly (for better airflow) is really nice since I really don't need much storage.

-The black theme is maintained well throughout the case. Even the fasteners are black. Many cases have silver hardware which doesn't look good (in my opinion).

-There is plenty of airflow with the stock fan setup to handle most enthusiast systems. You'll probably only want to add more if you're doing SLI/Crossfire or your graphics card(s) doesn't exhaust all of it's air out the back of the case.

Cons: I'm going to nit pick. I'm really really happy with this case overall.

- The tool-less design poorly held my DVD drive forcing me to screw it in (which I would have done anyway)

- The standoff tightener stripped on the first nut I tried to tighten

- The position of some of the fans didn't make much sense. I had to unscrew a few and rotate them 90 to 180 degrees to get the wire to come out where I wanted it to.

- The top has a non-removable air filter. Why would I want to filter the air going out the top of my case...? I just left the top off since it's covered by my desk so it wasn't a problem

- The bottom air filter seems to fit loosely and I question how well it will really filter because of this

- NO CABLE TIE DOWNS IN BACK! Come on guys. You did such a good job on space in between the motherboard tray and the back door yet you didn't put any hooks/holes for me to use twist ties for cable management!

Other Thoughts: I absolutely love this case. My cons are really just things you run into when you're putting your rig together for the first time. Just a couple things I thought I'd throw out there in case the manufacturer decides they want to make a second revision with slight changes.

I added a RGB led strip that I got elsewhere and it makes everything look stunning!

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/28/2014 5:42:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsGood, but with fatal design flaw

Pros: - Nice, comfortable access with the 'suicide doors'
- The case is even more modular/customizable than I thought (you can take out bay by bay with a screwdriver)
- Case is somewhat light and yet sturdy, for it's size.

Cons: The black paint on the case chips off easily apparently (but I can live with that).

The awful design flaw in this case is the front door. Or more specifically, the detachable front panel of the case (the one you remove to leave the 20mm fans exposed), which includes the front door with it's dust filters.

Why?

Because that part (just like the top panel) both of which cover the large 20mm fans, get attached to the rest of the case NOT through sturdy, metal hinges (like with my old Thermaltake Soprano chassis), but with very weak plastic pressure locks molded/injected into the rest of the plastic structure.
On the top panel this is not such a problem, BUT, on the front panel, these flimsy plastic hinges are the sole thing supporting the entire weight of the front panel (which is mostly plastic, but still not THAT light) to the rest of the chassis.
In my older case the front panel has metal hinges on the front door and on the front of the case, so removing it is a breeze. But on this one you only have these plastic feet injected into the panel, which secure to the case by forcing their heads to lock inside metal holes on the case. So obviously, not a good idea to force plastic feet into a metal hole, they're certainly poised to break.
To be fair though, it seems the package was handled rather roughly when delivered to me (I bought this T81 through a vendor, should have used Newegg as usual!!), so poor delivery of the item may have had to do with it.

Other Thoughts: If anyone at Thermaltake can tell me HOW to purchase a replacement front panel for this Urban T81 case, I would be immensely appreciative -and include that in my review of course-; this case has a really good airflow design, just wished they would have used a better locking mechanism for the removable panels on the front and the top.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Please contact Customer Service to inquire about a front panel replacement.

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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  • CHRISTOPHER J.
  • 5/11/2014 9:14:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsT81

Pros: Great size
Easy to to install hardware
Fully Modular

Cons: Doors rattle
Fan controller went up in flames!

Other Thoughts: This case is nice, but the PCB that has the fan controller and the power button, I kid not caught fire, and melted part of the case.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Please contact Customer Support.

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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  • Brian P.
  • 5/10/2014 5:00:07 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsRoom to spare

Pros: I received this case yesterday and WOW. There is room all over the place. The case seems sturdy and there are no defects that I've seen. So far I've only installed my hard drives and optical drives, but I can't wait to get the rest of my parts to start installing. There are several backplate holes and ports for cable management.

Cons: I knock 1 Egg off as I ordered this on Wed, and on Sat. Morning there is a $20.00 rebate and free shipping. I read about the IronEgg Price guarantee, but I wish the system would email you and say Hey, price alert on your recent order.

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  • Daniel G.
  • 4/30/2014 8:06:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLooks Great

Pros: Looks great, keys work well, construction appears solid.

Cons: PSU screws don't line up with fan facing down.

Other Thoughts: I've tried two PSUs so far and neither will align with the rear screwholes if the fan is down. These are Corsair and Raidmax PSUs so I trust the holes to be correct. Three do align, but the top right hole is below the case hole and just a bit higher than the metal overhang. I could cut off the metal from the case but I'd rather not. For now i'll face the fan up and see what the thermals are like. Will update.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Lantern,
Please feel free to our customer service team for product related questions.
http://youtu.be/LM6cfmnknFc
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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  • Ian F.
  • 4/16/2014 7:07:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSo Many Possibilities!

Pros: Very customizable, you can change out fans to the size that fits your needs plenty of room for everything and then some. alot of room for rad's for watercooling

Cons: i dont care for the 5.25 slots i put in my blue ray player the lock feature of the case seems a bit skittish locks only one side when i press the button the right side moves not a big con but a lil pet peav nothing big. The price bit steep but definitely worth it.

Other Thoughts: i haven't setup my water cooling yet. guna be the first time im doing water cooling. For other people like me who are trying to find a case and wondering about sizes and stuff this one is the way to go top case can fit 1 4 faned rad as well as the front and bottom can fit a 3 faned. crazy how much space is in it. i myself am going to put a 4 faned rad and a 3 at bottom to cool my cpu and vid card.or mabe just 2 4 faned rads one on top and front. and just put a custom res at bottom instead of fans for exaust who know so many possibilities :D

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  • Iulian G.
  • 4/2/2014 6:54:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: Really nice case, big interior, great looks and airflow

Cons: Sometimes the top fan starts rattling, i have to stop it with my hand and then release it and it stopt, dont know why it does that, guess it is a bad fan, no complaints to the case though

Other Thoughts: Wish it would have more room for the cable management in the back and the back mounting HDD's like the core v71, i do like the looks of this one more though, an acrylic right door would be nice too, closing the doors it not as simple as i'd like, i have to push the button or slam the door hard, it doesnt really close easily, but it keeps it close real good

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  • Thomas C.
  • 3/27/2014 10:12:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFollow up from previous review

Pros: Large fans. It says it can handle many fans but according to a lot of people and my own experience the added fans (on the bottom) only push the cold air away from the CPU/etc. My GPU is fine and my CPU gets on the hot side but not critically so.

Cons: The large fan support doesn't really seem necessary. Nice idea though. I love everything else about the case. Build quality is good, stock case fans are pretty good, plenty of room.

Other Thoughts: Just wish it kept my CPU a little cooler.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Jason C.

The Urban T81 Chassis is designed to fit various levels of enthusiast level components and cooling options. Out of the box it shoudl provide excellent airflow for even the most demanding builds, however it may be possible that the CPU cooler you are using is allowing the CPU to rise in temps beyond what you would like to see as the chassis being used has little affect on the CPU temp unless it has no airflow at all.

If you need assistance on proper configuration or assistance with the chassis we have a great support team that can offer some advice for you to help have a better experience for you.

Themraltake support information: Tel: 800-988-1088 Email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com

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