Thermaltake Core X71 Case Overview
For a full video overview of the Core X71 be sure to check out our video below.
The Thermaltake X71 is a big case, over the largest cases that we’ve reviewed in a while! The official dimensions are 677 x 250 x 511 mm and it weighs in at 26.5 lbs without any hardware installed. The case is all black and for the time being that is the only color Thermaltake will be offering it in, we could see a snow (white) special edition come out if the case is popular enough.
Starting at the front of the case it is completely ventilated to bring air into the case. At the top you have two 5.25-inch drive bays. Towards the bottom of the case there is a small Thermaltake logo.
If you pull up from the bottom of the front of the case you can actually pop the entire front bezel off. One removed you find a filter on the bezel the covers almost the entire front of the case. There are two of Thermaltake’s Blue Riing fans pre-installed on the front of the case. The front of the case supports three 120 / 140 mm fans as well as two 200 mm fans. As far as watercooling support you have room for radiators up to 480 mm.
All the way at the top of the case you are going to find your front panel buttons and connections. At the center is a large power button. To the right you have your USB ports which are two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0. To the left you have a hard drive activity LED, a smaller reset button, and headphone and microphone ports.
The rest of the top of the case is completely ventilated. Thermaltake uses the same magnetic fan filters they’ve used on previous cases up top. As far a cooling support you can fit three 120 / 140 mm fans or two 200 mm fans. As far as water cooling support you have room for radiators up to 360 mm.
If you haven’t noticed this case as a taller design that most as there is an added bottom section. So the case is separated into two main compartments. The main side panel of the case has a very large window that will let you show off almost everything in your build. Both side panels on the bottom of the case are ventilated and use the same magnetic filters as the top, but they are on the inside of the panel.
Moving around to the back of the case we have a third 140 mm fan, but it is just a normal fan not one of the Riing fans. You have your 8 expansion slots, three large holes for running cables or watercooling, and you can see the placements for two power supplies.
Before we get inside let’s look at the bottom of the case. There are 4 feet that will keep the case off the ground and allow for proper airflow under the case. There is a full removable fan filter that can either be taken out from the front or bottom of the case. Once this filter is removed it reveals that you have room for two 120 / 140 mm bottom mounted fans.