It has been a while since I’ve taken a look at a Thermaltake case and I jumped at the opportunity to take a look at the Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition. It reminded me so much of the big cases that flooded the market only a few years ago. Now big cases like this are few and far between so it is great that Thermaltake has a big case like this.
So lets start with that, size. This case is massive! You are easily going to fit any piece of current hardware in this case. You can fit the longest graphics cards, E-ATX motherboards, long power supplies, and up to 10 hard drives. When it comes to cooling you can fit a total of nine 120 mm fans! If you are going to go the water cooling route the front and top of the case both support 420 mm radiators. So if you are looking to build a system with multiple graphics cards, lots of storage, or a great water cooling build this case can definitely support that.
When it comes to looks this case looks almost like an all-glass case! That is because you have four 5 mm thick tempered glass side panels. Wherever you plan to have this case it is definitely going to stand out. If you want to show off the interior of your build the large side panels show everything inside so all you have to do is get a few RGB strips and you are good to go. I love that Thermaltake went with the hinge design on the side panels, this make it easier to get into your system for quick fixes etc.
While I did like most things about this case, I did feel that the interior of the case is a little dated. The two hard drive cages are sort of randomly placed in the case, there is no power supply cover, and the backside of the case could have been designed better to make it easier to organize your cables. Also Thermaltake only includes two two 120 mm blue Riing LED fans. The fans look great, but I would have liked to have seen at least 1 more included with the case.
Right now this case is selling at our favorite online retailer for $147.55, which is a great price for what you are getting. Remember this is a full tower case with 4 tempered glass side panels! Overall ThinkComputers gives the Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Case a 9 out of 10 score.
– Lots of room inside for components and cooling
– 4 tempered glass panels
– Very easy installation
– Interior design seems dated
– Only two fans included