It seems we are starting to see less and less full tower cases out there. With graphics card manufactures not really supporting over 2 cards in a multi-GPU setups we are seeing less and less over those crazy large builds. Full towers have been reserved for workstations and crazy watercooled builds. I’ve always been a fan of full towers, their size, space for components, and quality you typically get. Thermaltake is a company that has continued to put out full tower cases and today we are checking out their View 71 Tempered Glass Edition. This case as you can guess comes with tempered glass side panels, but not just on one side, you’ll find four tempered glass panels on this case! On top of that you have room inside for long graphics cards, a ton of hard drives, and lots of watercooling. Let’s get building in the View 71 Tempered Glass Edition and see what it is all about!
Special thanks to Thermaltake for providing us with the View 71 Tempered Glass Edition to review.
The View 71 Tempered Glass Edition comes in a nice large full-color box. On the front there is a photo of the case with a full water-cooled build installed inside.
On the back there is another shot of the case with the two side panels opened. It also lets us know that the panels are 5 mm thick and that the case is LCS certified.
Opening the box up and getting inside we find the case very well protected. It is actually inside another box and has large pieces of styrofoam to cushion it against any drops.
Each one of the tempered glass side panels comes with plastic film on it to protect it from scratches and other damage. After removing this plastic film I noticed a weird coating on the panels. I actually had to use glass cleaner to remove it, all four panels took me about 45 minutes to completely clean, which would not be a fun way to start a build.