Thermaltake Urban S31 Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 10 years ago
The left side of the chassis features a large rectangle window, giving a clear view of chassis interior, leaving just the storage bays obstructed from view.
The right side panel may not have a window, but it does feature a near-full panel sized recess that will allow plenty of extra room for cables behind the motherboard tray.
The front panel features a slick-looking door panel which is recessed into the outer casing, it’s also on a slight slant and bottom of the panel is further back that the top.
At the top we have a SATA dock, a stylish layout for the HDD LED, Power switch and Reset switch, which the front fascia is taken up with 2 x USB 2.0, microphone, headset, 2 x USB 3.0 ports and an LED light strip.
The front panel can be easily unclipped from its hinges, making for easy drive installation from the front of the chassis. Behind the panel you’ll find three 5.25″ drive covers which can be removed from the front of the chassis.
Further down we have a removable air filter, behind which you find the main grill for the air intake fans. There is room for 2 x 120mm fans, but Thermaltake supply a single 120mm fan here as standard.
The top panel features a large ventilated area, perfect for any top mounted cooling solutions.
The underside of the chassis features four very large feet, with four equally large rubber grips, all of which should keep the chassis stable, while providing a good level of vibration reduction. The extra ground clearance is also perfect for providing airflow to the large air intake on the bottom, which is fitted with a slide out washable dust filter.
The top air intake also features an air filter, which can be slid out from the top-back part of the chassis. Further down we have a pre-installed 120mm exhaust fan, 7 expansion slots, two water / cable routing holes, a small ventilation area and a bottom mounted PSU cut-out.