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Thermaltake Urban T21 Mid-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 30, 2013 8:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Specifications, Availability and Pricing




Externally, the Urban T21 has a few textures and materials going on in this design. The front bezel is plastic and has a doubled front door that will open to allow access to the trio of 5.25" bays, a single 3.5" bay, and access to remove the dust filter for the intake. Adding a bit of class, the front facing panel of the door has been trimmed with a full brushed aluminum panel applied to it. The top and right side of the bezel are polished plastic and both contain bits of the front I/O panel. As for the rest of the chassis, both inside and outside are painted with black textured paint, and even the wiring is sleeved in black. The left side panel offers room for a 120mm fan and also has a small window to offer a view of the CPU cooler.


Internally, you have the option in the HDD rack to store five 3.5" drives, all with tool-free clips, similar to what is used to secure the three 5.25" drives. The top of the chassis will allow for a 120mm optional fan and has a dust filter added under the mesh design cut into the steel. The motherboard tray offers room for an ATX or Micro-ATX motherboard, and offers very little as far as wire management is concerned.


The floor of the chassis houses the PSU, and there is also a spot in front of it for another optional 120mm fan, yet both the PSU and this fan spot are backed with a dust filter that covers both. The back of the chassis offers seven expansion slots, and for some form of water cooling support, there are holes that will allow half inch tubing to pass through for external water cooling options.


At the time of writing, there are only pre-listings outside of the various eBay listings. This is because the Urban T21 has yet to release. By the time you are seeing this, listings should pop up with available stock at all of your favorite e-tailers that already carry the massive lineup of Thermaltake products. We were able to ascertain that the MSRP has been set on this chassis at $69.99, so when shopping, look for pricing as close to this as possible for the best deal.


Considering the cost effectiveness of this design, we are not expecting miracles here, but it is time to see what the Urban T21 from Thermaltake has to offer for the price.

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