Thermaltake Suppressor F31 Case Overview
The Suppressor F31 follows the same design as the F51. It is a very sleek and not that flashy at all. We see this a lot when it comes to cases that are made to be silent. The case is a mid-tower and has the official dimensions of 497 x 250 x 515 mm. As I mentioned earlier we recevied the non-windowed version of the case, but there is of course a version that comes with a window.
The front of the case is all plain and keeps the overall design over the case intact. This a door that is made to look like brushed aluminum, even though it is not. The door opens up to the right and reveals two 5.25-inch drive bays. On the inside of the door you will also find sound dampening material. Moving down there is a large ventilated section.
There is a large fan filter that is part of the case that you can remove for easy cleaning and to get in at the fans. There is a single 120mm intake fan that is included with the case. Here you can fit two 120mm fans, two 140mm fans or a single 200mm fan. Now if you want to go the watercooling route you have room for a 280 mm radiator or a 360 mm radiator if you remove the 5.25-inch drive bays.
Moving up to the top of the case here is where you will find all of your connections and buttons. From left to right you have headphone and microphone jacks, a small reset button, hard drive activity LED, large power button, two USB 3.0 ports, and two USB 2.0 ports.
The rest of the top of the case is a large ventilation section. Now this ventilation section is covered by a removable filter that uses magnets to stay on the case. This makes them very easy to clean. The top ventilation of the case is actually covered by sound-dampening covers. There are three total so you can remove them as you see fit if you are going to install cooling up top. Up to you have room for three 120 / 140mm fans, two 200 mm fans and watercooling radiators up to 360mm.
Taking a look at the side of the case it is pretty plain, although there is a placement for either a 120mm or 140mm cooling fan.
This fan placement also has a sound-dampening cover on it if you don’t plan on using it. The same type of magnet filter we saw on the top of the case is also on the side of the case.
Moving around to the back of the case there is a second 120mm fan. These are the only two fans that do come with the case. The rear fan placement can also fit a 140mm fan if you want to swap out the 120mm. Thermaltake has actually re-tooled this part of the case so you can move the fan up or down to better fit your cooling situation. Moving down you have your expansion slots and an opening to route cables or watercooling. Finally you have your power supply mounting at the bottom.
On the bottom of the case you have four case feet that will left the case up off the ground for better airflow. There is also a filter that goes across the entire bottom of the case. You can access it from the rear of the case.