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Urban environments are everywhere, thanks to humans. When I think of urban locations, some of the most densely populated areas of the world come to mind. Some place, like New York City, where there is nothing but concrete and skyscrapers everywhere, but smack in the middle of New York is Central Park and huge green space for people to enjoy a bit of nature. What’s amazing to me, though, is how so many different people prefer to live in different environments. I personally love living in the city, it is easy to get around and there is always some kind of entertainment. I have friends that hate the city, though, and prefer to live in the middle of nowhere.

Thermaltake Urban S31 Mid Tower


In a sense, computer users are looking for a diverse experience as well, especially with the aesthetics of a computer case. Thanks to human nature, there are many different types of designs to enjoy. We have very classic designs that are simple and then, of course, we have the flashy designs, too. The modding community often takes cases and makes them even flashier, and some of the themed ones are, by far, my favorite. The one thing that holds true across all people who like to tinker, though, is how well the internals are designed. The internal design determines how easy it is to install components and change them at will.

Thermaltake Urban S31 Mid Tower


The Thermaltake Urban S31 Mid Tower case is designed to have a simple appearance without cutting out features. The Urban S31 has a brushed aluminum finish on the front door panel, covering the external drive bays, while leaving the I/O ports accessible. Front I/O ports include two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 Ports, and audio in and out jacks. There is also a 2.5”/3.5” HDD docking station on the top of the case, offering an easy way to swap hard drives. Both the 5.25” and 3.5” drive bays feature a tool-free design, making the installation easy to accomplish. The Thermaltake Urban S31 has a cooling system made up of two preinstalled 120mm fans and plenty of optional mounting locations for additional cooling.