Remember the DeLorean? Thermaltake may have been taking some inspiration from that iconic vehicle when designing its View 27. This tool-less mid-tower ATX case uses a gullwing side-and-top door that allowed Thermaltake to fit a continuous window spanning the majority of the top and side of the case.
While this could make the View 27 very attractive to modders and tweakers that want to show off their building skills, it does mean the case sacrifices both side and top vents. To make sure the system can get enough ventilation, Thermaltake skipped external drive bays entirely. The entire front of the case is occupied by a trio of 120mm fan mounts. Alternatively, builders can mount a radiator up to 360mm in length. The case also accepts a 120mm fan in the bottom power supply chamber, as well as another 120mm in the back.
Thermaltake provisioned the case with a mount-point for a two-slot GPU parallel to the motherboard, although the riser cable to make use of such a mounting is not included. The case does include two removable HDD brackets that can each hold a 2.5" or 3.5" drive, but even without the brackets the case can mount four 2.5" drives on the motherboard tray. Using the HDD brackets requires sacrificing the bottom intake fan.
The large window, combined with the translucent front panel and overall-minimalist exterior design, means a builder with an eye for color-coordinated components could make some very attractive builds. With the size of the case, as well as its specific accommodations for liquid-cooling, there's plenty of room for high-end power, too. We've contacted Thermaltake to see when the View 27 will be available stateside.