Thermaltake Core X71 puts massive builds behind glass


— 12:06 PM on December 12, 2016

It seems like there's no love for the regular old ATX mid-tower case these days. Everyone's either going big, or going really small. If you're in the former camp, you've probably already seen Thermaltake's Core X71 case. The original version of that chassis included an acrylic window, but now TT's added a touch of glass to the case.

Measuring 26.7" x 9.8" x 20.1" (or 67cm x 25 cm x 51 cm) and weighing in at almost 28 lbs (12.7 kg), the Core X71 is truly massive. Thermaltake seems to have spent most of that size budget on cooling. The case includes special provisions for pump and reservoir mounting. Once you've got those set up, the case can accept a 480-mm radiator in the front, a 360-mm radiator in the top, and a 360-mm radiator in the bottom compartment. Builders can also stick an extra 140-mm radiator in the rear and another 140-mm radiator in the bottom.

Of course, all of those mounts can be occupied by fans instead. That makes for a grand total of eleven 140-mm fan spots. Owing to the size of the case, Thermaltake offers builders the option to use two enormous 200-mm fans in the front and another pair in the top. Suffice to say that airflow shouldn't be a problem in the Core X71.

Despite the chassis' dimensions, you can only mount five drives in it, in 2.5" or 3.5" sizes. Two spaces are behind the motherboard, while another three come as part of a drive cage that can be mounted in the top or bottom compartments for optimal airflow. Still, that amount of storage (along with an M.2 socket or two) should suffice for the overwhelming majority of use-cases that call for a full-tower case with a tempered glass side-panel.

Thermaltake hasn't revealed the price of the new case, but the original model is on sale today for $139 at Newegg. We'd expect the version with tempered glass to go for a little more than that.

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