Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 15:47
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Although even just a few years back gamers and most people i used to know picked PC cases solely based on their looks and price tag today it seems that quality, available interior space and number of features are just as important (if not more) for the majority of people and since most manufacturers seem to be well aware of that fact it makes sense that lately we see more and more models that focus in quality and features rather than just design. I too feel that the primary goal of any PC case is to be sturdy with a spacious interior and plenty of useful features so it goes without saying that we'll be bringing all of you a lot more such reviews from now on than in the past. In late 2015 Thermaltake released their brand new Suppressor line of towers and after taking a thorough look at the very good F51 we decided to also take a thorough look at its smaller brother the F31.
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Just like its larger brother the Suppressor F31 is quite unique in the family of PC cases by Thermaltake since its primary focus is noise reduction via the use of several pieces of thick sound-dampening material attached on its side plates, top and front (again much like the Deep Silence line by Nanoxia). Now normally this is a door that opens both ways since on one hand you will certainly enjoy your brand new and almost inaudible system but on the other you will probably notice increased temperatures for all of its components (always compared to what you can expect with the top/side sound-dampening panels removed and/or replaced by fans). Again just like its brother however the brand new Suppressor F31 scores high in features since aside being available in two versions (with and without a side window) it also sports a completely tool-free design, removable drive cages, dust-filters, room for up to 9 fans and/or 4 radiators, spacious enough interior that can hold CPU coolers up to 180mm in height and graphics cards up to 278mm in length (420mm with the drive cage removed) and can also be outfitted with a power supply cover which not only provides extra room for cable management but also two extra spots for 2.5" drives. In short the F31 indeed seems to be just a smaller version of the F51 and if that's the case we're already sold.