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Thermaltake Urban T81 Full-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 8, 2014 2:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Inside the Urban T81 Continued

 

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The floor of the chassis is very open for air flow with the large squares cut out of the steel. At the back, the PSU is raised and has a removable support on this side to make installation a breeze, and keep the fan grill off the floor of the case. To the right there is room for a 120mm or 140mm fan, but the length of the PSU will determine if this location is usable.

 

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Viewing the back of the chassis from the inside this time, we do see the 140mm, 3-pin powered, all black fan. As for the slots, the covers are removable and replaceable, but to give about an inch more interior space, all of the thumbscrews are external.

 

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At the back of the chassis we find 20mm of room for wiring in the majority of the area directly behind the motherboard. Thermaltake does a bit of pre-wiring to show how the clips will work, and to the very left, behind all of the bays, there is much more room for wiring and whatnot.

 

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Just under the motherboard access hole on the tray, Thermaltake offers this PCB that is used to power up to ten fans, and allow control via the two speed switch on the front I/O panel.

 

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All of the wiring from the front I/O is either black by design, or has been sleeved to help it to disappear into the background. There is the native USB 3.0, a pair of USB 2.0, and the HD Audio connections off to the left. At the right we see a ribbon style cable to cover the connections for the buttons, and LEDs.

 

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Removing the front of the chassis shows us the pair of 200mm fans supplied in this design. We also see that the wiring is in no way connected, which makes life more enjoyable with this chassis, but it is tough to open since the bezel rests on the table at the bottom.

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