It is now time for the us to move away from CES and look forward to the next big tech convention. To start us down the right path, Thermaltake has something we did not see at CES 2014 with two new additions to the Urban case Series with the Urban S1 and Urban SD1.
The two different sizes are both designed for high performance PC use in a small form factor. The Urban S1 is a tower design with a Micro-ATX form factor and focus, while its counterpart, the Urban SD1, is a Mini-ITX form factor with a desktop style design. Both still maintain the sharp edges, clean lines, and overall great look of the Urban series.
The Urban S1/SD1 have some great features to show off for the DIY crowd like myself. This includes a fully modular bay system where you can remove individual 3.5" or 5.25" bays as need for interior space. So if you need every bay for your home server or just one for that 4 TB in your gaming system, you only use what you need. This opens both cases up to a lot of possibilities when it comes to cooling and component selection.
The Urban S1 provides all the bells a whistles of your standard sized PC case for home use and that DIY gaming system. The Urban SD1 provides all the same flexibility in a compact, portable design for those LAN parties. There's no information on price or availability at this time, but you can find more details below.
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Thermaltake releases Micro Case – Urban S1/ SD1
February 7, 2014 – Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units today officially releasing new micro PC case – Thermaltake Urban S1 and Urban SD1; Both the Thermaltake Urban S1/SD1 Micro Cases are designed for building compact high-performance systems with Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboards. Like all Thermaltake Urban cases, Urban S1 and Urban SD1 are ideal if space is limited, yet there is still plenty of room inside for great expansion and advanced cooling PC system.
Compact Design with Handy I/O Ports
Using metal brushed front door panel and perforated side panel to mask the extrusive drive devices, classy blue LED indicator at front top, not only unify the appearance, but also provide a simple yet elegant aesthetic. Two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports are implemented at the front-bottom panel, a HD microphone and headset jacks, to grand direct access when needed.
There is one pre-installed 80mm rear fan with removable filters for optimizing system ventilation more effectively. Plus pre-mounted hole for more ventilation options (120mm front fan optional).
Superior Expansion & Convenient Support
The two 5.25” and six 3.5” drive bays design (1x hidden device compatible with 2.5” HDD & SDD) are built to fulfill storage expanding capacity. Urban S1 contains spacious room for standard CPU cooler, 4 PCI extension slots at the back for graphic cards, add-on, and support for special devices to make greater expandability.
For more details on the Thermaltake Urban S1 information please visit: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002290
Using metal brushed front door panel and perforated side panel to mask the extrusive drive devices, classy blue LED indicator at front top, not only unify the appearance, but also provide a simple yet elegant aesthetic.
Fully Modular Concept
A highly customizable 5.25” & 3.5” drive bay feature enables users to freely interchange the 3.5” hard-drive cages to suit one’s need and removing the 5.25” & 3.5” drive bays to gain maximum interior space for advanced cooling performance or liquid system build.
Standard equipped 1 x front 90 mm turbo Fan & 2 x rear 60 mm fans are to help on system ventilation. Ventilated PCI bracket and ventilation holes allow for efficient air flow and help to cool high-end graphic card efficiently.
Exclusive 2 + 4 modular drive bays design allows user to assemble and expand easily and fast when all the drive bays have been removed. With anti-vibration 3.5” HDD and 2.5” tool-free drive bay minimized the hassles of installing HDD devices for convenience and ease of accessibility.
High-End Complete System On The Go
Enable user to upgrade a high-end solution with ease; support up to 140 mm radiator liquid cooling system (cooling extension bracket included) and high-end graphic card supported to protect user’s hardware and increase CPU’s working potential, most importantly delivers outstanding cooling efficiency in the entire case. One large CPU cut-out to ease on CPU cooler installation, plus two retained holes to support advanced LCS and cable management.
For more details on the Thermaltake Urban S1 information please visit: http://www.thermaltake.com/products-model.aspx?id=C_00002291