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Thermaltake Announces Urban S41 Chassis

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As one leading brand in the computer chassis, thermal solution, and power supply unit. Thermaltake continues releasing new Urban S41 mainstream mid-tower, categorized in windowed and non window version, one of the members of Thermaltake latest chassis series – Urban Series. The entire series has a sophisticated and cutting-edge look; designed for users who looks for powerful performance and high expandability but a flamboyantly appearance or more simple and sophisticated look.

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I like.

When it comes to case styling, less is more.
 
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Whats big difference from this and the S31? They look almost identical...

 
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TYPO: Flamboyant, not flamboyantly
 
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Size, the S41 is a little bit bigger than S31. And more 5.25" drive bays on the S41.
From Thermaltake's specs pages:

S31:
- Accessible : 3 x 5.25’’, 1 x 3.5’’ (Converted from one 5.25” drive bay)
- Hidden : 6 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’
- Docking : 1 x 3.5” or 1 x 2.5”
S41:
- Accessible : 4 x 5.25’’, 1 x 3.5’’ (Converted from one 5.25” drive bay)
-Hidden : 5 x 3.5’’ or 2.5’’
-Docking : 1 x 3.5” or 1 x 2.5”
Supported motherboard size is exactly the same.

IMO the S31 is seems to be better unless you have a need to support an unusually tall CPU heatsink. The missing 5.25" drive is converted into a hidden 3.5", which is much more useful IMO. From the pics though, it looks like you can easily convert between drive configuration one or the other, so number of drives might actually be exactly the same.
 
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From Thermaltake's specs pages:

S31:


S41:


Supported motherboard size is exactly the same.

IMO the S31 is seems to be better unless you have a need to support an unusually tall CPU heatsink. The missing 5.25" drive is converted into a hidden 3.5", which is much more useful IMO. From the pics though, it looks like you can easily convert between drive configuration one or the other, so number of drives might actually be exactly the same.
By "a little bit bigger" I mean the overall dimension :

S31 :
Code:
500x 206 x 520 mm
(19.7 x 8.1 x 20.5 inch)
S41 :
Code:
[B]516 x 220[/B] x 520 mm 
(20.3 x 8.7 x 20.5 inch)
 
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Yep. But like I said that extra size pretty much goes only toward accomodating tall heatsinks or long GPUs, since the mobo form factor and number of drives is exactly the same.

I'd rather have a smaller case if its going to hold exactly the same amount of stuff inside.
 
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First decent Thermaltake case in a long time.