There were a number of cases on display at Thermaltake's CES suite. Many of them were surprisingly sober full-sized ATX designs, but one of them was a little different from the rest.
This pudgy specimen is the Urban SD1, a microATX enclosure that, judging by Thermaltake's spec sheet, is roomy enough for a serious gaming build. The Urban SD1 can apparently accommodate 140-mm liquid cooling radiators and two-way SLI or CrossFire multi-GPU setups. The exact drive bay setup isn't entirely clear, but Thermaltake mentions a "2 + 4 modular drive bays design." As you can see in the picture above, one of the 2.5" bays is right up top.
On the cooling front, the Urban SD1 has three pre-installed fans: one 90-mm and two 60-mm. Removable dust filters are included, too, of course. Oh, and Thermaltake slaps a couple of USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. That's good; nobody should have to contort themselves to access high-speed I/O.
We're told the Urban SD1 is coming in the middle of the first quarter. So, probably some time in February. Thermaltake will charge $99.99. All told, that's quite reasonable for a relatively full-featured enthusiast case with shrunken dimensions.
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