Summary: Overall, the Urban S71 was a largely convincing full tower, but at the same time a much more conventional case. The new flagship Urban T81 goes one step further and attracts attention with some special features meant to trigger a feeling of "must-have".
Pros: discreet design with aluminum front and generously-sized window, side panels can be opened like doors, plenty of room for high-end hardware, flexible cooling system, including four 200-mm fan and four places radiator places; already factory good cooling performance, modular HDD / SSD cages, in ad...
Cons: no tool-free installation of the hard drives and SSDs, space for cable management a bit small
Excerpt: Thermaltake has been a leader in the enthusiast market since its inception in 1999. The Chinese company has been bringing out countless products year after year aimed at everything from casual gamers to extreme enthusiasts.
Summary: Final Thoughts
I have to say I am extremely impressed with this case. It seems as though Thermaltake has really listened to its customers and done all of the right things with the Urban T81. Being part of the Urban Series you are going to get a sleek case and the T81 is no exception to that.
Pros: – Sleek design, – Dualswing door design, – Modular storage system, – 4 included fans, – Lots of room for watercooling, – Easy installation
Cons: – Would have liked to see tiedowns on the back of the motherboard tray
Summary: There are only two tiny factors that we could even find "odd" about the Urban T81 chassis. The first is doing away with tie points for the most part, and only offering some small holes here and there for straps, and the tab system.
Summary: This chassis does appear to be a true blank canvas for a enthusiast builders imagination. With everything that can be pulled off, or moved around, or installed in multiple positions and orientations, it is incredibly modular and we're already starting to see some very unique builds coming out if it.
Pros: Sturdy Steel Frame, Modular Open Case Design, Plenty of Room Behind Motherboard Tray, Multiple Radiator Locations, Filters on All Intakes, 200mm Fans Included, Fan Controller
Cons: Weak parts detract from the overall sturdiness of the chassis, (drive cages, and side door), Poor Venting for 200mm intake fans, Some radiators just don't fit, and should, Continued use of the external expansion card screws and cover plate assembly
Conclusion: After the very good Core V71 Full Tower we didn't know exactly what to expect from the Urban T81 although Thermaltake has released a few models in their Urban line that left us with very good impressions.
Pros: - High Build Quality, - Elegant Design, - Two Side Doors, - Superior Airflow Right from the Factory (3x200mm/1x140mm Fans), - Maximum Airflow Levels (4x200mm/3x140mm Fans), - Room Up To 4 Radiators (2x360/420mm - 1x280/240/140/120mm - 1x240mm), - 10 Way, 2 Speed Fan Hub, - Fully Removable Drive C...
Summary: Siamo giunti quindi alle conclusioni e non possiamo che essere soddisfatti del lavoro svolto dall'azienda taiwanese per il nuovo case top di gamma.
Il Thermaltake Urban T81 è un concentrato di eleganza, robustezza e versatilità, che utilizza materiali di ottima qualità e vanta un design...
Summary: Das Alleinstellungsmerkmal des Thermaltake Urban T81 ist ganz klar die zweigeteilte Tür an der Seite des Gehäuses. Die Fronttür im Aluminiumlook kann ebenfalls gefallen und so dürfte das Design dieses Full-Towers wohl vielen Nutzern mehr zusagen als beim Core V71.