[section_title title=Closer Look – Interior]Closer Look – Interior
Working our way to the inside of the case and as mentioned the T81 features a dual door system which allows users either access to their hard drives, or, their motherboard and main components depending on which door they open. The door that opens up to the main section for hardware is also easily removed so if you are planning on building in it, you can just take it off instead of having to mess about with it too much or worrying about it snapping off.
Having a closer look inside the T81 and there is a massive amount of space and options available to suit most user’s needs. There is plenty of options for cable management, making it as easy as possible to be left with a clean looking build when all is said and done. There is also plenty of room for just about any hardware you could want to put inside here, with support for E-ATX motherboards and VGA cards up to 400mm when removing the HDD rack, users should be able to create some pretty beastly rigs inside the T81.
As we saw previously, the top of the case comes with a massive 200mm fan pre-installed with room for up to a 420mm radiator which is quite impressive. The rear of the 5.25″ drive bays is accessible from the main component area whereas if you want to access the hard drives, you will need to open up the 2nd door.
Opening up the 2nd door reveals 8x HDD trays that can be used for either 3.5″ or 2.5″ hard drives or SSDs. One of the nice things about the T81 is the fact that the optical drive bays and hard drive cages are easily removed from the case which is helpful for those looking to put a mass amount of water cooling hardware inside. To remove all of this, there are quite a few thumbscrews users will have to take out but once done, they will be left with plenty enough room to add some more water cooling goodness inside their T81.
On the backside of the motherboard tray, users will find plenty of cable management options in place and even a fan hub so they will not have to connect all their fans to the motherboard, something that will come in handy with the mass amount of fans that some may want to put on their radiators if they decide to go down the water cooling route.
Another thing I liked was the fact that Thermaltake added some metal clips that are easily moved to allow users to put their cables in them to route them in the direction they want. These clips are in standard locations that should be of help to most people, reducing the amount of zip ties needed and just making it that much easier to build inside the T81.
As far as room for cables between the motherboard tray and the side panel, there should be more than enough room given the size of the case and the numerous options available on how to route them.