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Thermaltake Urban SD1 Micro SFF Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 1, 2014 2:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Thermaltake Urban SD1 Micro- Chassis




The front of the Urban SD1 is where most of the style and sophistication comes from. We find the power LED bar across the top, and the rest of the panel below it is brushed aluminium. The lower section is also aluminium and holds the I/O connectivity to the left; power, HDD activity LED, and reset button in the middle; and to balance it out, the Thermaltake name and logo is placed off to the right side.




The majority of the front panel opens to expose the 3.5-inch bay on its side next to the pair of 5.25-inch bays, all of which have covers that can be removed without pulling the bezel. There are also three wide vents cut onto the plastic to allow the intake fan a source of air flow.




The top of the chassis is very well ventilated at the front and back, with a section of solid steel in the middle. This panel is also how one accesses the interior of the chassis.




The left side of the chassis is a lot of black painted steel, but the lower half has been perforated with round holes from the front of the chassis all the way to the back. This makes sure that if the chassis needs more air flow than the front fan can provide, it can use this to access more cool air.




Only three thumbscrews are needed to remove the top panel. The rest of them allow the motherboard tray as well as this entire rear panel to slide out of the chassis. Well, everything excluding the PSU installation cage at the top left; it comes off separately.




The right side is a copy of the left side. No window to look through, but as well as offering plenty of passive air flow into the chassis, you will have a view of the components through this mesh as well, since we can see all the way through it in this image.




Under the chassis, all you will find are stamped components used to hold the tray or the HDD rack along with the large round plastic feet that have rubber pads applied to them. The larger lines you can see are not only structural to strengthen the panel, but all of them also help support the motherboard tray.

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