Introduction

Thermaltake’s View 71 TG is their latest take on a full tower chassis built to endure and display your PC in all its glory from its tempered glass panels. Thermaltake has tried to include modular design features and tried to make the case as user-friendly as possible to facilitate a smooth building experience. What makes this case stand out is that the chassis comes with an extra vertical mount for your GPU so that it can be displayed for the whole world to see from the side panels as most enthusiasts desire.

At the time of review, the Thermaltake View 71 TG costs PKR 21,300 on Shing Point and USD 149 on Amazon.

Thermaltake View 71

I would like to thank Shing Point and Thermaltake for providing us with the review sample of the Thermaltake View 71 TG. Without further ado, let’s get straight to the review!

Specifications

P/N CA-1I7-00F1WN-00
Case Type Full Tower
Dimension (H x W x D) 592 x 274 x 577 mm
(23.3 x 10.8 x 22.7 inch)
Net Weight 18.9 kg / 41.66 lb
Side Panel 5mm Tempered Glass x 4
(Left & Right & Front & Top)
Color Exterior & Interior : Black
Material SPCC
Cooling System Rear (exhaust) :
140 x 140 x 25 mm Riing LED Blue fan
(1400rpm, 28dBA) (1000rpm, 22 dBA with LNC)
Front (intake) :
140 x 140 x 25 mm Riing LED Blue fan
(1400rpm, 28dBA) (1000rpm, 22 dBA with LNC)
Drive Bays
-Accessible
-Hidden

2.5” x 4 or 3.5”x4(HDD Rack)
2.5”x 6 or 3.5” x 3
Expansion Slots 8+2
Motherboards 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX), 12” x 13”(E-ATX)
I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2, USB 2.0 x 2, HD Audio x 1
PSU Standard PS2 PSU (optional)
Fan Support Front:
3 x 120mm , 2 x 140mm
Top:
3 x 120mm , 3 x 140mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Bottom:
2 x 120mm
Radiator Support Front:
1 x 360mm , 1 x 420mm
Top:
1 x 360mm , 1 x 420mm
Rear:
1 x 120mm, 1 x 140mm
Right:
1 x 360mm, 1 x 420mm
Bottom:
1 x 240mm
Clearance CPU cooler height limitation:
190mm
VGA length limitation:
310mm(With HDD Rack)
410mm(Without HDD Rack)
PSU length limitation:
220mm (Without Bottom Fan)

Unboxing

Straight off the bat, You can see that the case comes in a cardboard box and the most prominent feature is the “Tt LCS” certification badge on the front side of the box included with the information of the thickness of the Tempered Glass which is 5mm.  The included Riing fans add a whole new dimension to the aesthetic appeal of the chassis makes the case stand out even more.

Thermaltake View 71

 

What does the Tt Certification mean?

Tt LCS Certified is a Thermaltake exclusive certification applied only to products that pass the design standards of hardcore enthusiasts. The Tt LCS certification was created so that can power users can know which chassis has been tested to be most compatible with extreme liquid cooling configurations to ensure the best performance, features, and fit.- Thermaltake

Thermaltake View 71

The back side of the box showcases another angle of the View 71 which exhibits and portrays the swinging mechanism of the tempered glass, which is a big deal in my opinion.

Thermaltake View 71

The right side of the case depicts every detailed specification of the case, for the full detailed spec sheet scroll up.

Thermaltake View 71

The left side of the case shows the key features of the case in different languages and a fragile caution sticker at the top right side of the box.

The exterior of the box really makes you excited for what’s inside the huge box as Thermaltake does a solid job of bringing the buyer in with loads of colors and a potential build. After about 5 minutes of determining how I am going to get this chassis out of its box, I finally made the decision to take it off the box by rotating it and pointing the open top downwards carefully. After revealing the chassis itself, I was astonished to see how solid and thick the sides panels are. And the glass is all over the case, only the bottom and rear isn’t covered by thick tempered glass.

 

To commence fresh, let’s look at the very comparable right and left glass panels. These panels are an agile release detachable design so you can remove them easily. These panels can also be extracted by just lifting up on the glass to get them out of their hinges.

Right in between these panels, you can see the IO ports which consist of 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 ports. Also added is the large power button on the right side and a standard mic/headphones jack in expanding to a reset switch.

Thermaltake View 71

 

The airflow will be coming from the space in between the glass here which I hope won’t suck dust out of your room. Both of the view glass and the cable control area have tempered glass doors that have a swinging-mechanism to make building any system inside the View 71 a zephyr.

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airflow SpacingLet’s go through the rear panel and find out what the View 71 offers in terms of the rear panel. Primarily Three rubber grommets are placed on the top and they can be utilized either for DIY liquid cooling or if for any cause you have to run cables & tubing on the outside of the chassis. You can also recognize a 140mm or 120mm fan exhaust housing as well as a vertically mounted GPU conjunction area. I can’t wait to stick our “RTX 2080” in this slot to really showcase our system.

Thermaltake View 71

Closer Look

The chassis is an aesthetic masterpiece, to say the least. It is a large and heavy casing as well weighing in at about 22KG before housing any components and can weigh of more than 28KG after a completed build. Thermaltake has stepped up its game and moved on from a traditional approach to building cases and gone with a more modern one. The tempered glass panels on each side are no ordinary glass panels, they are heat treated 5mm thick tempered glass panels of premium quality. The rest of the case that will be housing your valuable hardware has ABS plastic components with a solid steel frame to ensure maximum durability.

 

It’s obstinate to not instantly be boxed by this case’s size. It is big. VERY Big. Its dimensions are 24″ tall by 11″ wide by 23″ far. It is also heavy. The tempered glass panels on the front, both sides, and top sports 5mm thick sheets.

The bottom of the case sports an adequate dust filter for your bottom fans and the mounting looks well-built.

There are three drive mounting positions behind the motherboard panel. Each can carry either one 3.5″ hard drive or two 2.5″ hard or solid state drives. The detachable drive cages that can attach up front each have dual bays, and each bay is equipped to support one 3.5″ or 2.5″ drive. Therefore, the case can have a summit of 7x 3.5″ drives or 10x 2.5″ drives.

Thermaltake’s View 71 TG arrives with a perpendicular mount for a GPU. Utilizing a PCIe riser cable (you’ll have to buy it separately), you can install a graphics card behind the left glass panel right above the power supply. This mounting location shows off your GPU’s fan, which might please you if that component’s cooling shroud has LED lighting.

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Cable management in such a big case is very comfortable; There are several places for cable tie-downs, and there is a whole inch of space on the left side behind the motherboard mounting tray.

 

Build quality is excellent. Installing the components, At no point did I confront any obnoxious wonders like sharp edges, misaligned or angled screw holes, or other common case manufacturing errors that can occur from poor quality control. Aside from mounting the motherboard and power supply, it’s a tool-free building experience.

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However, There’s a big complain from my side which is the lack of a PSU shroud. A premium case like this shouldn’t lack the essentials of a basic case of 2018. If a PSU shroud was there, this case could win anyone’s heart instantly.

Cooling/Airflow

This case looks good because there is a lot of airflow space between the glass and the case itself, However, that could be a negative point as well for the people that live in a dusty area. A lot of dust can go through the space between the glass and the casing. But the airflow is really the focus here so in that aspect, the View 71 shines.

The spacious View 71 can outfit a tower air CPU cooler up to 190mm which should be more than enough for any type of cooler in the market. The airflow of the case was well-managed and top-notch in comparison with other full towers as well. The temperatures of our hardware remained cool and as a matter fact, I saw some of the temperatures exhibiting a better behavior when compared to our old case. So you’re all set here. View 71 TG Doesn’t have any airflow issue.

There is also an extensive space for any kind of water cooling needs of any kind of enthusiast: up to a 420mm radiator at the front, top, and on the right front side. (Note, however, that both the drive cage or the right front radiator can be installed; they won’t both fit concurrently.) The rear can support a 120mm or 240mm rad, and the bottom can hold both a 120mm or 360mm rad.

Also, one worth-mentioning aspect is that this case can even support the thickest custom water cooling radiator making it one of the best full tower case out there. A lot of full tower cases can’t support 60mm thick radiators but the View 71 does. Almost similar to a super-tower case.

Complete Build

 

 

The building experience was smooth and very easy. The chassis has ample room to facilitate a user-friendly building experience and the modular design made sure that there was no compatibility issue regarding any other components that can be used for the build. After the completed build the PC can be seen in all of its glory thanks to the tempered glass side panels. This casing is a perfect choice for enthusiasts that want to showcase their PC in all of its glory.

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I have also tested it with the vertical GPU mount, It looks pretty amazing with the GPU facing outwards.

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Overall, building a PC, in this case, was a piece of cake. Didn’t experience a single issue. The most important thing that I noticed throughout the whole while reviewing this case was the adequate space to work for. This case is really a future-proof purchase for any type of PC builder, be it an enthusiast or any kind of person. It’ll suffice for all of your basic and advanced needs.

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After the complete build, considering that I built my system in a very basic way: still, the outcome of the whole PC is excellent due to the perfect aesthetic and compatibility attributes of the View 71. We’re more than satisfied here.

Conclusion

Thermaltake has recently stepped up its game in the chassis market and has been giving strong competition and has proven itself to be a worthy competitor.

As long as you won’t mind showcasing a decent sized PC case on your desk or table, this is one of the best, tempered glass cases, to go through our review lab. Despite the fact that the View 71 lacks a PSU shroud and has no adequate dust filter or dust control whatsoever. With a price tag of PKR 21,300 available at Shing Point, this casing is a great choice for enthusiasts that are looking for a see-through casing in this price range.

Thermaltake has made sure that they do not compromise on the durability aspect of the casing since enthusiasts will be looking forward to house expensive components in the View 71 TG. Being a full tower and boasting the Tt LCS badge it gives its purchaser the peace of mind that this case will last for many upgrades to come even if it means going for a custom loop build for this particular build or one in the coming future. Thermaltake’s View 71 TG is arguably one of the best looking chassis out there in the market which any enthusiast would love to own.

 

PGR-editor-choice

I am going to award the Thermaltake View 71 TG, with our Editor’s choice award because this case satisfies all of his needs from, the adequate amount of airflow to the great compatibility of almost any component, topped-off with the vertical GPU mount. And the glass panels are the icing on the cake.