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Thermaltake  Urban T81
9.0 out of 10

Thermaltake Urban T81

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Overall 6

Its a Good Case But....

Shane M., Newegg
30 January 2015
  • Summary: Make these adjustments, and the case will be worthy of 5 Eggs!
  • Pros: Its a good case in general design, and it is indeed roomy, good air flow and makes a good looking desktop case. Its sleek design and its all black looks are really nice. My finished product looks really good on my desk. Installation of my parts was fairly easy. The "tool-less" claim leaves lots o...
  • Cons: First Issue: As the others have mentioned the front door needs to be addressed, (Factory Recall), for MAJOR design revision. The plastic door hinges, (Plastic C-Clips), and the actual door rods need better quality control. The center door rod was not rounded smooth from the factory causing my doo...
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Overall 10

Awesome Case

Harley b., Newegg
10 January 2015
  • Summary: I researched this case for a bit before buying for a AMD build. This case will offer plenty of space and building options for later builds.
  • Pros: This Case hands down is one of he best looking and functioning cases I have owned to Date. Clean lines, sturdy construction, Expandable options (Liquid cooling, HHDs, ect) complete Tool less design. This is also a EATX motherboard case for those huge Motherboards that typically have no home accep...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 2

Great Case but with Major Fan Problems

Drew K., Newegg
31 October 2014
  • Pros: Great customizability Easy install of all my hardware
  • Cons: Had the case for only a week when the top 200mm case exhaust fan started making rubbing sounds and then would also at random times go from spinning at full speed to then turning at only 6 RPM. It would only go back to spinning full speed if I manually stopped the fan and then let it go. I contact...
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Overall 10

Received my replacement part with no issues!

Anonymous, Newegg
24 August 2014
  • Pros: This is an update to my previous review ''Good, but with fatal design flaw''. I had a front panel which arrived with some of the adjusting fins broken. The whole case seemed to have been handled rather roughly (got it though a different vendor that Newegg). I have to say, the customer support at ...
  • Cons: none this time, my issue was resolved
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Overall 8

User Review

mike o., Newegg
15 August 2014
  • Summary: Default cable management options are limited, but as there's plenty of room to work with, you can easily add tie-downs. The bottom air filter requires some fairly significant clearance to remove.
  • Pros: Great stock airflow, nearly everything is removable to accommodate massive rads, pretty sturdy.
  • Cons: The packaging could be more durable. Thicker box & closed cell foam would be preferable to what they use. Mine arrived damaged. Already received the replacement, but it takes some of the fun out of it.
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Overall 6

Awesome and luxurious case

Lyubomir G., Newegg
30 July 2014
  • Summary: They need to fix the watercooling situation...and add more optical drive slots although nothing for now...
  • 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 ;(
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Overall 8

Pretty great... but those filters

Alex B., Newegg
18 July 2014
  • Summary: Asus Maximus VII Hero Intel i7-4770k @ 4.0 Corsair H80i Buncha other stuff, but the above is relevant
  • 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 u...
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Overall 10

Nice case

capital o., Newegg
17 July 2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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 hu...
  • 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 mu...
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Overall 4

Good, but with fatal design flaw

Anonymous, Newegg
28 June 2014
  • Summary: 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...
  • 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 ...
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Overall 6


Kisha J., Newegg
11 May 2014
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Great size Easy to to install hardware Fully Modular
  • Cons: Doors rattle Fan controller went up in flames!
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