Thermaltake Urban SD1 MicroATX Case Review


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Thermaltake Urban SD1 MicroATX Case Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology Co., LTD.
Product Name: Urban SD1
Model Number: CA-1A9-00S1NN-00
UPC: 841163053713
Price As Tested: $93.00  (Newegg / Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Thermaltake.

Thermaltake has recently added another chassis to their Urban lineup.  A modern update of the classic Lanbox Lite chassis (also by Thermaltake), the Urban SD1 is designed for builders that are building around the mATX/mITX form factors and still want room for large graphics cards, AIO liquid coolers and multiple drives.  Utilizing modular internals in a chassis not much bigger than many ITX boxes, the Urban SD1 promises an easy building experience.  Weighing in at 5.8 kg and with dimensions of 239 x 280 x 456mm (HWD), will this sophisticated relative of the Lanbox / Armor A30 deliver on its claims of high-performance in a micro-ATX form factor?  Benchmark Reviews was given an opportunity to build a system in the Urban SD1 (model CA-1A9-00S1NN-00), so let’s see what changes have been incorporated in this new member of the Urban chassis family.


Features & Specifications

Model Urban SD1
P/N CA-1A9-00S1NN-00
Case Type Micro Case
Dimension (H x W x D) 239 x 280 x 456 mm (9.4 x 11 x 17.9 inch)
Weight 5.8 kg / 12.8 lb
Side Panel No Window
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SECC & Aluminum
Cooling System Front (intake) : 90 x 90 x 25 mm fan (1200rpm, 16dBA ) Rear (exhaust) : 60 x 60 x 25 mm fan x 2 (1500rpm,18dBA)
Drive Bays -Accessible : 2 x 5.25″,1 x 3.5″ -Hidden : 2 x 3.5″, 2 x 2.5″
Expansion Slots 4
Motherboards 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), Mini-ITX
I/O Ports USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
Top: 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm (Converted from Radiator Bracket)
Other CPU cooler height limitation: 90mm VGA length limitation: 350mm


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