Thermaltake View 71
At this year’s Computex, there were more PC cases than you can shake a piece of tempered glass at, but there was one range that really hit the mark with us. Thermaltake’s View series uses tempered glass throughout, offers an excellent layout, but most importantly is impossibly cheap. Take this behemoth for example. Built almost entirely from tempered glass, it’s just $219, half the price of competing models.
This case has more glass than a greenhouse, with tempered glass on the front, sides, and top. It’s not cheap thin glass either, with each piece measuring a hefty 5mm thick, which is substantially thicker than the competition and accounts for its weight of 19.1kg. This is a fulltower design, and can fit an EATX motherboard if you need to do so.
Each side has a small 10mm gap between it and the internal SPCC Steel frame, allowing for excellent air flow throughout. Helping out is the inclusion of three Riing fans, which have some of the best RGB support in the industry, and come premounted in the front panel. Accessing the interior couldn’t be any simpler, as each side frame is actually a door on hinges. Simply unscrew the front two bolts and they open up like a car door. If you’d like to remove them entirely, they slide upwards out of the hinges. In fact, the entire case is modular, so you can customise each and every component to your heart’s desire – all without needing a single screwdriver thanks to the toolless design. There’s eight expansion ports plus another two vertical ones, more than enough for the most hardware intensive build.
Due to the size, there’s room for up to three radiators, which isn’t surprising considering cooling is a huge part of Thermaltake’s business. And we’re talking big radiators420mm in fact, showing just how big this tower is. There’s also room for ten fans if you feel the need to turn your PC into a helicopter.
One awesome inclusion is a vertical GPU bracket, which stops today’s monstrous graphics cards from warping your motherboard. It’s included in for free, and places the graphics card upright, rather than at a 90 degree angle off the motherboard. Considering most other case makers are charging for this, it’s great to see Thermaltake chuck it in for free.
Tempered glass cases are becoming extremely popular, and Thermaltake has absolutely demolished the competition with this beauty. Not only
the entire case is modular, so you can customise each and every component to your heart’s desire
is it extremely easy to build into, it’s stunning. We’d expect to pay twice the price for something so big and yet so well built. The extra thickness of the glass is a huge pro, making it that much more resilient, and we love the free GPU bracket. Kudos to Thermaltake, the king of Tempered Glass Cases.