The View 71 is a compact case that provides sufficient airflow and space for anything you’d like to build in it. If you’re looking for an affordable, good-quality PC case with the ability to expand your setup down the line–look no further than Thermaltake’s View series.
After spending so much time with Thermtake’s lower-priced case choices, we decided to upgrade to one of their higher-priced case options – notably, the View 71 via Thermaltake.
This case is a complete nightmare. It includes four sides of tempered glass, a massive full-tower chassis, and a slew of water-cooling and fan tuning capabilities. As a result, it not only looks great, but it also functions differently from other tempered glass cases today — which is a positive thing.
We’ll put the View 71 via Thermaltake through its paces in today’s post to see how it compares in terms of build quality, PC assembly, value, and overall performance. Then, we’ll evaluate how it stacks up against some of the competition and whether or not you should consider it for your next case buy.
Let’s take a closer look at what the View 71 via Thermaltake has to offer without further ado.
- There are eight Slots for Expansion available.
- There’s enough space for both AIO coolers and water-cooling systems.
- Vertical GPU mounting is an option.
- With four sides of tempered glass, it has a very appealing look.
- There are several cable management methods available.
- The chassis is quite durable.
- Top, bottom, and front dust filters
- Side panels with hinges
- The upper echelon of the pricing scale
- It weighs 19.3 kg.
- Some screw fittings are a little too tight.
- Peg alignment issues may arise in the future.
|Case Type||The tower is complete.|
|Measurements (mm)||592 x 274 x 577 pixels (L x W x H)|
|Materials||Stainless steel, plastic, and glass|
|Available colors||White and black|
|I/O panel in the front||2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 HD audio ports, 1 microphone jack|
|Slots for Expansion||8+2|
|Bays for driving||3.5″x4″ or 2.5″x4″ (HDD Rack) 3.5″ x 3″ or 2.5″ x 6″|
|Support for motherboards||E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, and Mini-ITX are all types of motherboards.|
|Cooling (front, back, front, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back, back,||2 x 140mm or 3 x 120mm 3 x 120mm or 3 x 140mm x 3 x 120mm x 3 x 140mm x 3 2 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm 1 x 120mm or 1 x 140mm|
|Maximum CPU Height||190mm|
|GPU’s maximum length||With the HDD rack fitted, the height is 310mm. Without the HDD rack, the size is 410mm.|
What’s in the Box, Anyway?
The View 71 arrived in an oversized carton weighing 22 kg. On the side, there were images of the case, and on the back, there was some basic information. The View 71 was well-packaged inside, with sturdy protection and the following items:
- View 71 via Thermaltake
- Accessory Container
- User’s Guide
When I unboxed this case, I first noticed how large it was. This monster is massive. It seems significantly more significant due to the airflow gap created by Thermaltake between the chassis and the glass. Despite its small size, the View 71 appears to be rather impressive. As previously said, this case has four sides of tempered glass (front, sides, and top) and three LED fans. You may choose that option if an RGB fan is more your style.
The 5mm thick tempered glass accounts for most of the case’s weight. The overall design of the glass shouts “luxury” owing to elegantly rounded corners and hinged door-like side panels. Even the hinges have been completed so that they seem to have taken the time and thought to create. Overall, it’s difficult to criticize View 71 from an aesthetic standpoint; it’s magnificent from every perspective.
Glass and acrylic are among the components that make up the front. With four sturdy and well-made thumbscrews, the glass may be readily removed. The mirror has been angled in either corner for aesthetic reasons, offering an excellent appearance.
A plastic layer behind the glass contains the magnetic dust filter. It may be removed by dragging the bottom of the layer outwards (with medium power). Remove this covering to get access to the fans and dust filter. The dust filter is magnetic and may be removed and cleaned easily. Because there is so much flexibility to move inside this case, replacing the fans beneath is simple if you choose to do so.
The I/O ports are not located on the top or front panels but at an angle between them. A plastic stopper protects each of the ports, which may be removed when the ports are required. The power button is rather big and has a pleasant tactile feel. What irritates me about cases is how tacky the power button feels. Fortunately, we didn’t have this problem here. Oh, and it’s surrounded by a narrow white LED strip.
Moving to the rear of this case yields many features and expansion possibilities. The View 71 offers 8+2 Slots for Expansion, with two reserved for vertical GPU mounting. The eight usual Slots for Expansion are covered with mesh-style covers and accommodate E-ATX motherboards and large dual GPU setups. All of which can be replaced when swapping out components – the same can be said for the two vertical slots.
The three exterior water-cooling holes with associated grommets are above the exhaust fan. These are great if you want to take your water-cooling DIY to the next level. The bottom dust filter may be removed by sliding it out from behind the PSU.
The case’s side panels are composed of 5mm thick tempered glass, giving it a beautiful and elegant appearance. The discussions are held together by two thumbscrews that, although they seem to be of good quality, have been criticized by a few customers who report that the thread begins to fray after a short time. We haven’t had any problems with the thumbscrews or their threading, but we’ll be happy to update this site if that changes.
The side panel may now be swung open utilizing the hinge method Thermaltake incorporated in the View 71 after removing the thumbscrews. I believe hinged doors are necessary when dealing with tempered glass side panels. It not only improves the appearance but also decreases the chance of harm from falling. In addition, the hinges are of good quality, and you can remove the whole side panel by simply pulling it off the hinge.
The case’s top has more tempered glass, which is held in place by four (perhaps inferior) thumbscrews. There’s a good gap between the glass and the chassis (as with all the glass panels) to aid and encourage airflow, which we’ll go into in more detail later. Simply lift the tempered glass and the plastic dust filter layer upwards from the back to access the top mounting plate. Thermaltake included a cut-out for your hand to the plastic coating, which was a great touch. Furthermore, the mounting plate may be removed by unscrewing the four screws on the case’s top. This is ideal if you want more access while installing a complex cooling system.
You’ll be able to simply handle and install an AIO cooler up to 420mm once you have complete access to the case’s top. Everything snaps back into place with minimal effort after it’s been inserted.
From the Inside
You’ll find a slew of features focused on airflow, cable management, water cooling, and fan options within the case. But let’s begin from the beginning.
The front of the case allows for radiator and fan attachment, with choices including 3 x 120mm fans/2 x 140mm fans/1 x 360mm radiator/1 x 420mm radiator. You’ll need to remove the front glass panel and the dust filter layer to get to the front fans, but it’s all quite simple.
As previously stated, you have the choice of putting 3 x 120mm fans, 2 x 140mm fans, 1 x 360mm radiator, or 1 x 420mm radiator on the roof. Those who have attempted to add many fans or massive radiator systems in the past may be worried about the clearance. We have no compatibility concerns with the Thermaltake Floe Riing 360 AIO cooler throughout our testing. Memory and CPU coolers have plenty of space. Even attaching the wires was simple – something that might become difficult as a project progresses.
If you don’t intend to install fans, the case’s base allows for a PSU of up to 220mm. If you want to use a smaller power supply, you may add two 120mm fans or a 240mm radiator to the base of this construction. Unfortunately, when putting this project together, I discovered that Thermaltake had neglected to attach the PSU base supports to the chassis. Instead, they tossed them in among the screws and cable ties in the accessories bag. That wasn’t a problem for us. For others, though, this may fly under the radar. Or perhaps I’m being a bit too harsh — I’m not sure.
The main mounting area offers optionality for Mini-ITX, M-ATX, ATX, and E-ATX. Pre-installed standoff screws are already set up for ATX motherboards, so you will have to re-jig them for whatever form factor motherboard you decide to opt for. Having said that, it’s a fairly straightforward process as Thermaltake labeled each standoff screw whole with the necessary form factor. To touch on cooling options again briefly, users have the option of vertically mounting an AIO cooler on the backplate of the chassis – something I haven’t seen in many cases. You also have reservoir mounting screws and other additions too. Having said that, Thermaltake has decided to pre-install the Bays for driving where the AIO cooler would go, meaning you can only have one or the other, not both.
A vertical GPU mounting rack is located in front of the motherboard and comes pre-installed. Three screws are located at the rear of the case and are readily accessible if you need to remove them. Having said that, I thought the concept of a vertically mounted GPU was very intriguing — and it looked great too! However, one thing we noticed about this function is that when combining a huge CPU cooler and a powerful GPU, there is a serious chance of incompatibility. So, if this is something you’re thinking about, be alert.
Mounting options aside, the View 71 offers There are several cable management methods available. Users are treated to several grommets and a bunch of cut-outs above and below the motherboard. Unfortunately, this case does not come with a PSU shroud. This means cable management is a little trickier, but still fully achievable if planned in advance.
The Panel on the Back
The cables for the I/O panel are initially seen towards the rear of the motherboard tray, where they’ve been loosely attached to the motherboard tray. Because there is a 30mm space between the glass and the rear of the motherboard tray, cable management is a bit more forgiving – particularly when you bundle connections together. Aside from cables, the back has three drive plates that may accommodate one 3.5′′ drive or two 2.5′′ drives, depending on your arrangement. However, if you want to use water cooling, you’ll need to remove the drive plates on the left-hand side.
Finally, Thermaltake has left enough space around the borders of the chassis for wiring. This is something you should definitely think about since the back is completely see-through.
The Thermaltake, like other cases at this price range, comes with a slew of features, many of which we’ve previously mentioned. However, since they’re one of the most crucial selling elements of a case, we’ll go through the most important ones here.
So, let’s simply speak about design in a nutshell. This case is just gorgeous. It may be large, but its design allows for a wide range of constructions and customization choices. The tempered glass gives the design a premium sense, and everything within was well-made and robust. The aesthetics get a big thumbs up.
Water cooling — The designers of this case obviously intended users to be able to make use of water cooling to its greatest potential. Because of its large interior, you’ll have no trouble routing even the most complex water-cooling configurations in this design. It also features three water cooling grommets on the back.
Fans — When it comes to tempered glass cases, fans are essential – and not only for aesthetic reasons. You’ll need a good fan configuration if you’re attempting to produce powerful airflow in a case with huge gaps on all sides. Thankfully, this situation provides plenty of opportunities for that. It has a lot of mounting options and enables consumers to customize their cooling system.
Easy to assemble – One of the major advantages I can offer in this case is how simple it was to put together. Because of its size, you probably think that’s apparent. Well, it wasn’t simply the compactness that made this PC’s construction assembly easier. The space is large enough to support a variety of modification options, such as water cooling and extra radiators. However, after the water-cooling eats up that space, this case is still simple to put together. Thermaltake has provided you with everything you’ll need for a seamless build. This features an entirely modular design with practically every panel detachable, lots of cable management cut-outs and grommets, simple-to-install drive trays, and a slew of fan and radiator mounting places. Regarding the assembling procedure, I can’t fault Thermaltake in the least.
So, we come to Conclusion. It’s time to answer some of the big questions surrounding this PC case, such as; is it worth the high-end price tag? How does it compare to similar issues like the Corsair Crystal Series 570X? Should you buy it?
First, the View 71 via Thermaltake is a case that currently retails at around $200 – that’s $10 more than the Phanteks Enthoo 719 and $20 more than the Corsair Crystal 570x – which initially sparks a little concern amongst buyers. However, when you consider the build quality, thermals, and noise levels, you soon start to see where the value lies.
The View 71 significantly reduces average CPU/GPU temperatures over its cheaper competitors – up to 20 degrees in certain circumstances. That should tell you all you need to know about this case. It’s also significantly quieter than the Corsair Crystal 570x despite being slightly louder than the Enthoo. So I mean, what’s the big deal?
When you combine those figures with the case’s build quality, looks, and design elements, you quickly realize that this is a case worth considering, considering it is the same weight as a little infant.
You have to think about it from the user’s point of view. If you’re searching for an excellent case for your competitive esports gaming system with a GTX 1660 TI and a single exhaust/front fan arrangement, this is probably not the case for you.
However, if you want enthusiast-level components and intend to build an intricate water-cooling loop, this case will be ideal for you.
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