We can’t deny that we have seen a number of PC cases over the years, and these even come in different sizes and shapes. However, with the introduction of tempered glass, it has greatly altered the idea of such products; it has also positively allowed users to have something special set on or beneath their desks without resorting to time-consuming and overly priced mods. Tempered glass is probably the best material to utilise since this is said to be more versatile, is dust resistant, and does not get fingerprints or marks easily.
Thermaltake is a company that is no stranger to tempered glass and they have been utilising the material for a lot of their products. After creating a couple of successful PC cases, the company decided to launch the View 71 TG Chassis Full Tower. The Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis was designed to expand and develop the tradition of the View Series collection, thus, featuring an unparalleled cooling support. It has also been further enhanced by surrounding the chassis with tempered glass for a better view of its components inside.
With the View 71 TG, you can also swing open full-tempered glass panels with easier access and optimal airflow.
Thermaltake View 71 TG Review – What’s in the Box?
When we got our hands on the View 71 TG Chassis, we really liked its packaging since it gave off a high-end look. It’s because of the material used for the box which gives it a glossy surface. On the package, you will find the product’s name, as well as the company’s logo which is big and bold enough for everyone to see.
When you check the side of the box, you will find a couple of details about the manufacturer, the product’s name, and a few notes stating which part of the package should be facing up to avoid damaging the chassis. In the middle, you will find a small photo of the chassis itself, as well as notes about the connectivity, support the chassis provides, expansion, and ventilation. The other side of the package features a specification table for your reference.
Inside the package, you will first see the chassis itself which is covered in plastic to protect the glass panels from unnecessary scratches or damages. The whole chassis is enclosed in a plastic liner, adding an extra layer of glass protection while also covering the bottom and back of the chassis. At the rear, you will find another photo of the View 71 TG with both side panels opened and the six Riing Blue fans installed. The case is securely covered with a plastic bag which is positioned between two foam spacers.
There is also a small box included in the package and it is positioned in one of the 3.5-inch drive trays. Inside this is the user manual, a mainboard speaker, ten cable ties, four PSU rubber feet, two low noise fan adapters, and a plastic container that holds the standoffs, screws, and spacers.
Thermaltake View 71 TG Review – Big, Bold, Beautiful
Just as we have expected from a full tower, the View 71 TG is a fairly large PC container that measures 592 millimetres tall, 577 millimetres deep, and 274 millimetres wide; it weighs a total of 18.9 kilograms and is on the heavier side. We’d call the chassis a miniature greenhouse since it is outfitted with tempered glass on the sides, front, and on top of the container. Don’t worry since Thermaltake did not utilise cheap thin glass for this: each of the glasses used measures a good five millimetres thick which is generally thicker than those found on similar products in the market.
The View 71 TG features a full-tower design so it can perfectly fit an E-ATX motherboard if you ever have one of these. On all sides, the panels are securely held in place with thumbscrews; however, the right and left panels also feature pivots to make it easier for you to open.
Each side features a little ten millimetre gap between the chassis and the internal SPCC steel frame; this provides better air flow throughout the whole PC container. The presence of the Riing fans are necessary for support, and these also have some of the best aid in the whole industry; these also come pre-mounted on its front panel.
If you’re thinking that accessing the chassis’ interior is difficult, you don’t need to worry since it is easier and simpler than you can imagine: this is because each side frame is a door on pivots. You will just need to unscrew the two front bolts to make these open like a car’s door. You can also remove them entirely if you want since these can be slid upwards and out of the pivots. Generally, the whole case is modular so you can easily customise each component to your liking, and what’s really nice about it is that you won’t need even one screwdriver thanks to the View 71 TG’s tool-less design.
Because of its size, there is enough room to fit three radiators which isn’t really surprising since cooling is a big part of the company’s business; there is also enough room for ten additional fans if you think you need this for your build. Just like every other PC container, you can simply remove the front portion – you will just need to reach for the gap right at the base before pulling it outwards; additionally, there is also a huge air filter fixed within the fascia.
One of the notable inclusions of the View 71 TG is its vertical GPU bracket which stops today’s huge graphics cards from warping your motherboard. It’s a free inclusion and sets the graphics card upright, instead of the usual ninety-degree angle off your motherboard. Most PC container makers usually charge for this, so it’s really good to see that Thermaltake included the vertical GPU bracket for free.
Now for the Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis’ features. It’s actually a great product that’s packed with a lot of excellent aspects, and it is also Tt LCS Certified which only shows that the chassis is definitely a quality product. The Tt LCS Certification is the company’s exclusive guarantee that is given to products that have successfully gone through the design and intense standard requisites of enthusiasts. They ensure that the products are able to do what a real LCS chassis can effectively do.
Four-Sided 50-millimeter-thick Tempered Glass Panels + Swinging Door Design
We liked the chassis’ increased protection with its premium five-millimetre-thick tempered glass. It ensures the window’s durability while simultaneously increasing the overall strength of the chassis. It’s also nice that the Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis features swing doors on each side, allowing you to personalise and exhibit your DIY talent. You will be able to complete your ideal setup using a completely modular design, or you can easily remove the swing doors for better access.
Quick and Easy Installation
The View 71 TG also features an innovative 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch tool-free drive bay design that decreases the troubles of removing or installing the chassis. You will be able to easily interchange these storage drives without needing any tools for installation.
Switch to Modular Design
The Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis also allows you to freely build and setup your whole system with racks, modular panels, pre-design mounting arrays, and brackets. We liked how Thermaltake was able to create the chassis with this specific design so you won’t have any issues with unreachable gaps or screw corners; you also get extra space to add on additional parts during maintenance or installation.
Complete High-End Solution
If you’re one who is hands-on with your build, then the Thermaltake View 71 TG is a great option for you. It lets you build a full high-end system that readily supports motherboards that reach the standard E-ATX with a high Wattage PSU that reaches up to 220 millimetres long. This chassis also extends the graphics card support up to 410 millimetres which helps protect the hardware while also increasing the CPU’s overclocking capacity. The HDD cage also features a modular design to provide more flexibility so enthusiast-grade custom cooling loops can take advantage of top-notch cooling allotment without reducing the length of the GPU.
AIO / DIY Liquid-Cooling Capable
For advanced AIO / DIY liquid-cooling components, the Thermaltake View 71 TG features a spacious installation area. The case also supports all types of AIO liquid-cooling systems and it can also accommodate up to 360-millimetre AIO liquid coolers, as well as triple 420-millimetre liquid DIY cooling radiator fitment. The case design is also improved to offer you quick access to the drain valve without the need to turn the whole PC around while clearing coolant from the loop.
The riser GPU support bracket is designed specifically for dual-GPU placement options. The View 71 TG supports the vertical graphics card layout that features dual PCIe slot designs. This does not only prevent the graphics card from warping, but it also decreases the weight of the PCIe slots of the motherboard.
VRV or Vertical Radiator View
You will be able to turn the classic radiator mounting into something more efficient, bringing out the excellent view of an all-in-one radiator or custom loop application with the VRV. Additionally, you will also get to take on more custom loop preferences for enthusiast-grade cooling, flow, and fitment.
The Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis features wide top-to-bottom ventilation grills to boost airflow with two integrated 140-millimetre Riing Blue fans. This allows you to reduce heat using one rear fan plus three sectional top mounts to maintain proper airflow.
- Full Tower
Dimension (H x W x D)
- 592 x 274 x 577 mm
- (23.3 x 10.8 x 22.7 inch)
- 1 kg / 42.10 lb
- 5mm Tempered Glass x 4
- (Left & Right & Front & Top)
Exterior & Interior : Black
- 5” x 4 or 3.5”x4 (HDD Rack)
- 5”x 6 or 3.5” x 3
Cooling System Rear (exhaust)
- 140 x 140 x 25 mm Riing RGB fan
- (1400rpm, 28dBA)
- 140 x 140 x 25 mm Riing RGB fan
- (1400rpm, 28dBA) x2
- 7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13”(E-ATX)
- USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
- Standard PS2 PSU
Fan Support Front
- 3 x 120mm , 2 x 140mm
Fan Support Top
- 3 x 120mm , 3 x 140mm
Fan Support Rear
- 1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Fan Support Bottom
- 2 x 120mm
Radiator Support Front
- 1 x 360mm , 1 x 420mm
Radiator Support Top
- 1 x 360mm , 1 x 420mm
Radiator Support Rear
- 1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Radiator Support Right
- 1 x 360mm, 1 x 420mm
Radiator Support Bottom
- 1 x 240mm
- CPU cooler height limitation: 190mm
- VGA length limitation: 310mm(With HDD Rack)
- 410mm(Without HDD Rack)
- PSU length limitation: 220mm (Without Bottom Fan)
Tempered glass cases are becoming extremely popular and Thermaltake has been at the top of the market. The View 71 TG Chassis is not only very easy to build and setup, but it is also visually pleasing; aside from that, its glass is also extremely thick which is a great advantage since this makes the chassis more durable. We also greatly appreciated that Thermaltake included a free GPU bracket for more convenience.
The View 71 TG is a great product that is also well-received. We have actually tested other similar cases with tempered glass panels, but we think that this chassis from Thermaltake has the best design. Its thumb screws do not ruin the aesthetic appeal of the case; plus, we also appreciated the use of hinges behind the side panels. What’s most noticeable about the design of this chassis is the sturdy frame, the HDD cage that can be assembled, the vertical GPU placement, as well as the location options for drive mounting.
We also loved the support options for the radiation and fan, as well as the removable tray at the top portion of the chassis since this made the installation process easier for us.
Overall, Thermaltake View 71 TG Chassis is a great product and we recommend this if you want a durable PC case that also provides aesthetics.
Where to Buy
You can get your hands on a Thermaltake View 71 TG case for only $219AUD. For more information head on over to the Thermaltake product page.