Thermaltake Urban S71 Case Review


One of the most important aspects for any computer case is the ease and time it take to complete the assembly of your computer components.  Spending upwards of 6 hours to assemble a simple PC just doesn’t make sense in today’s world.

PC Assembled 2


  • Intel Core i5 3570K CPU @ 3.4GHz
  • MSI Z77 G-41 Motherboard
  • 2x Kingston HyperX Predator 4GB RAM @ 2133MHz
  • 2x ASUS Radeon HD 7770 1GB GPUs
  • Ultra LSP750 Power Supply (750Watt)
  • Boot device: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB SSD


The internal hard drive/solid state drive mounts were easy enough to use to install drives, but they leave very little room for connections once your drives are installed.


As previously mentioned, the case has a number of anchor points for cable management. These turned out to be very useful. Thermaltake also includes 8 movable ties, which are basically reusable zip ties. These were also handy. There was a distinct lack of these anchor points on the bottom of the case, where they would be useful for wrangling unused power cables near the power supply, but this is a minor complaint.

S71 Back

The case was actually lacking in a few motherboard riser holes, which led us to installing a motherboard with no support on the side nearest the front of the case. This was a distinct oversight on the manufacturer’s part, because it would only require a few extra holes to be drilled and tapped to make the case more compatible with more motherboards. Still, this isn’t a problem for every motherboard, and it’s a problem that can be worked around by simply supporting the motherboard with a couple fingers when making connections on that side.

S71 B

Overall, the assembly wasn’t difficult for an experienced builder, but people new to assembling computers may need to take a little extra time to figure out cable management.


 Thermaltake has never been one to shy away from innovation and their newest Urban S71 chassis design is just that!  Moving back to values of simplicity and elegance, Thermaltake has recreated the beauty of a minimalist design, yet with modern ideas such as the side windowed cover that open's by hinge, vice removal of the panel. The Thermaltake Urban S71 is a sleek, serious looking case. It has all the standard features you’d expect in a computer case, with a few great extra features that make it stand out. The front of the case is covered by a recessed door…

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Build Quality
Included Features
Ease Of Assembly

Great deal!

The Thermaltake Urban S71 chassis is a feature packed, high end case, at a mid range price.

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One comment

  1. Just one question, how and why did you put that old PATA optical drive in this beautiful new rig, and how pray tell did you hook it up?

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