Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition Overview
Taking a first look at the View 71 Tempered Glass Edition, it is a big case! The official dimension are 592 x 274 x 577 mm (23.3 x 10.8 x 22.7 inch) and the case weighs in at 41.66 lbs, obviously a lot of that weight comes from the four tempered glass side panels. While most of the case is covered in glass the frame is made of SPCC steel and is all black. Currently black is the only color offered.
Starting at the front of the case we have the first tempered glass side panel. As a reminder all of the glass panels on the case are 5 mm thick. Unlike many companies making use of tempered glass on their cases, Thermaltake has lifted the panels off the chassis. This actually allows for better airflow, especially on the front and top of the case. Removing this panel reveals a filter and behind that is a single 140 mm blue Riing LED fan. The front of the case supports two 140 mm fans or three 120 mm fans, as well as watercooling radiators up to 420 mm.
At the top of the case you’ll find a handful of connections and buttons. At the far right corner is a large button. Moving over there is a small hard drive activity LED, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HD audio connections, and a small reset button.
The top of the case is also a tempered glass side panel. Once removed we also find a filter here, which is actually just magnetic so you can easily pull it out. There are no fans pre-installed up top, but you can fit three 120 mm or two 140 mm as well as watercooling radiators up to 420 mm. The entire top of the case pops off, which we will show you a little later in the review.
Moving on to the two main side panels, which are tempered glass as well. These panels cover the entire side of the case, so you are going to have to keep your system pretty neat, even on the backside of the system! Thermaltake has employed an interesting mounting system for the side panels. They have hinges on one side and then two large thumbscrews on the opposite side. This makes getting into your system much easier than panels with four thumbscrews. The panels can also be lifted off the hinge so they are out of the way when you are doing your install.
Coming around to the back of the case at the top we find three watercooling holes, a second included 140 mm blue Riing LED fans, expansion slots, and our power supply mount at the bottom. There are eight expansion slots so that means this case does support E-ATX motherboards. There is a filter that pulls out from the bottom of the case, it extends the entire length of the case.