Cases with noise-reduction features, like Cooler Master's Silencio 652S and the Fractal Design Define R5, are becoming more common, and we're all for it. Thermaltake is offering its own spin on the idea in the form of the new Suppressor F51.
That exterior may cause a little bit of deja vu if you're familiar with the Define or the Silencio, but we won't complain about clean, subdued-looking cases.
Thermaltake outfits the Suppressor F51 with a 200-mm fan behind the front door, and radiators up to 420 mm long can be mounted here, too. It appears that there might even be two layers of dust filtration up front, which seems like overkill but could keep the internals cleaner.
Storage is handled by a pair of modular, tool-free drive cages that can be removed to make space for extra-long graphics cards or larger liquid-cooling setups. If you remove these cages, another pair of 2.5" storage mounts can be added to the right side of the case, a handy touch.
Thermaltake uses noise-dampening foam sheets extensively in the F51. The interior of the front door and side panels are both covered in the stuff, and three modular foam panels reside under the roof of the case. That's similar to the Define R5's ModuVent setup, but Thermaltake goes a step further by including a magnetic dust filter. The roof of the case can accomodate a 420-mm radiator, as well.
The Suppressor F51 features a couple other goodies, like a built-in, variable-speed fan controller with headers for four spinners. There's also a slide-out bottom fan filter. Pricing and availability aren't yet available.
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