Thermaltake View 71 flaunts its glass on all angles

Enthusiast PCs seem to be heading in two directions: systems packing gaming punch into as little volume as possible, or do-absolutely-anything bruisers with high-end processors and motherboards with more DIMM slots than some hillbillies have teeth. Thermaltake's View 71 chassis takes the latter approach and offers Threadripper and Core X buyers the ability to really flaunt their E-ATX mobos through a whopping four panels made from supercooled liquid.

The most obvious feature of the View 71 is the tempered-glass-heavy construction. The front and top panels are made from 5-mm-thick glass held in place with thumbscrews. Both side panels are also made from the same material, though they're secured using rear-mounted hinges for easier access to components. The chassis itself is made of steel, and Thermaltake touts its completely modular construction that permits builders to omit any racks or brackets they don't need.

The View 71 is a big mama-jamma at 23.3" tall, 10.8" wide, and 22.7" deep (59 cm x 27 cm x 58 cm) and weighing in at a gravity-altering 41.6 lbs (18.9 kg). That volume is not for naught, as the case will swallow up E-ATX motherboards and power supplies up to 8.6" (22 cm) long. If the hard drive rack is in place, the case can fit graphics card up to 12.2" long (31 cm), or 16.1" (41 cm) with the cage removed. As far as water cooling hardware goes, the View 71 can accommodate three mammoth 420-mm radiators and another 140-mm heat exchanger in the rear. For those still cooling their processors the old-fashioned way, CPU cooler clearance is listed at a generous 7.5" (19 cm).

The back of the motherboard tray has "hidden" drive mounts for three 3.5" drives or a whopping six 2.5" devices. I personally find humor in the notion that those locations are obscured from view given the amount of glass present in the View 71. A removable hard drive rack can ensconce another four 2.5" or 3.5" storage devices. The front panel has two USB 2.0 ports and a pair of USB 3.0 connectors for getting things on and off all of those storage devices, as there are no provisions for optical drives.

Thermaltake didn't provide any pricing or availability information for the View 71, but we expect it to be priced among the manufacturer's spendiest offerings. The company will offer two different takes on the chassis, one with a pair of blue-lit fans and another with three RGB LED fans.

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    • jihadjoe
    • 2 years ago

    Lovely color on that ooze. Reminds me of Pipe Mania/Dream.

    • Kraaketaer
    • 2 years ago

    I love how you say “panels made from supercooled liquid” and then link to an article emphatically stating that glass is an amorphous solid, and not a supercooled liquid (even if it goes through that state during manufacturing).

    As for the case, it’s not for me, sadly. I wish TT would focus on scaling down their ITX cubes to smaller sizes (an ITX cube the size of a large ATX mid-town is rather silly to me) while keeping some radiator support.

    • blahsaysblah
    • 2 years ago

    It will be a super loud oven in there with that tiny amount of air intake. And since they are all next to each other, looks like there will be a lot of re-circulation too.

    Sorry for person who falls for this. I mean you see the CPU radiator just mounted inside the case with no access to fresh air. That should give you idea about… i take it back, they are honest. if you buy this, its your fault.

      • Variable
      • 2 years ago

      It’s hard to tell, but if you look at the exploded view, I think the area behind the cpu radiator is open. As long as you don’t cover it up with drives, anyway.

        • leor
        • 2 years ago

        it’s not open, there is space between the glass and case designed to let cool air come in from the gaps in the sides

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      Form over function is the new hotness…literally. 🙂

        • SHOES
        • 2 years ago

        If this case is designed anything like the 570x, it will cool just fine… The 570x Crystal I am using does a fantastic job moving air in and out, through the slits, all the way around the glass panels.

          • Waco
          • 2 years ago

          I doubt the radiator mounted vertically like in the second to last photo works well at all, though. I’m sure the front panel isn’t too terrible.

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