The world of chassis is a very diverse place and has all sorts of sizes, shapes and designs. Thermaltake’s new View 71 sets out to continue to be one of the big players in the market. This chassis is in direct competition with chassis like the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered glass edition and Corsairs Crystal 570x. Well see if Thermaltake can take the thermal cake in terms of performance.
Packaging, Contents and Pricing
Our View 71 came to us packaged in a huge box as we would assume something this big would. The outside of the box really gets you excited for whats inside as Thermaltake does a good job of bringing the buyer in with loads of colors and potential builds. After about 5 minutes of deciding how we were going to get this chassis out of its packaging, we found ourselves in front of a very standard foam bottom and top in addition to plastic wrap around everything. After unveiling the chassis itself we are taken aback by how much and how thick the tempered glass actually is. The only two sides without TG are the bottom and rear.
To start well look at the very similar top and front panels. These panels are a quick release removable design with the glass panels being removable as well. Right in between these panels is also the IO which consists of 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports. Also included is the large power button on the right side and a standard mic/headphones jack in addition to a reset switch. The airflow will be coming from the space in between the glass here which we hope will be sufficient.
The two side panels on our View 71 are designed with convenience in mind. Both the view glass and the cable management area have swinging tempered glass doors to make building any system inside the View 71 a breeze. These panels can also be removed by simply lifting up on the glass to take them out of their hinges. This forces builders to keep their cable management in check for fear of people seeing a rat’s nest of cables underneath the glass exterior.
Well move to the rear panel which will house the motherboard and motherboard expansion areas. Three rubber grommets are located on the top and we think they can be used either for DIY liquid cooling or if for some reason you have to run cables on the outside of the chassis. We also see a 140mm or 120mm fan exhaust port as well as a vertically mounted GPU connection area. We cant wait to stick our 1080 Ti in this slot to really show off our system.
On the underside of this 41 LB monster is a very standard 4 rubber feet to prevent any sliding while on a surface. We found these to be extremely grippy and were a very good choice of spacer in between the case and the resting place. You can also see the addition of a rectangular bracket here which is designed for a liquid cooler drain that we will touch on a little later. Last is a quick release dust cover for ease of cleaning and installation of fans.
You can find the View 71 HERE for $154.99 USD at the time of this review.