In the eTeknix office today we have the latest entry to the Thermaltake Urban series, the Full Tower S71. We recently took a look at the fantastic mid-tower model “S31” and you can check out that review here. Yet as much as we liked the S31 we wanted more and we wanted something a little bigger, fortunately Thermaltake have answered our prayers and given us this monster of a chassis and I personally can’t wait to see what it has to offer.
With a price tag of around £130 there is no doubt that this is targeted at the high end and enthusiast markets, your average consumer just don’t normally spend that kind of money on a chassis and this price range is typically reserved for specialist builds that have a design and specification in mind, as well as a healthy sized budget to match as a full tower like this is more than capable of holding multiple graphics cards and high end components.
Thermaltake has a solid reputation to uphold and given that they’re S31 was really well made I have no reason to suspect anything less of it’s bigger brother the S71, so lets dive right into the good stuff and see just what Thermaltake have to offer with their latest premium chassis option.
As you can see from the specification below, the S31 is a full tower that clocks in at just over 10Kg, so it’s not going to be ideal to carry around for LAN gaming events but it should be well planted for any high end gaming rig. With support for plenty of extra cooling fans and more than enough 5.25″, 3.5″ and 2.5″ drives for most system builds, as well as 8 expansion slots, E-ATX motherboards and modern comforts such as USB 3.0, the S71 certainly sounds up to the job of a high end gaming rig.
The S71 features a similar box design to the S31, with a full colour graphic print that gives the whole thing a nice premium look, even if it is just the box.
In the box I found the usual assortment of screws, some good quality cable ties, a user guide, chassis buzzer, fan to molex adaptors and a 12v extension cable with both 8pin and 4pin connections.