When I first saw the Thermaltake View 71 I did not think that I would like it. I have never been much of a fan of the glass box design, and I fully expected that to be the end of it. But despite all of my expectations, I found that I really like the View 71. It doesn’t compare to other cases in its price range in terms of the material used or in the small details of it’s fit and finish, but I have yet to build in a case that is easier to work with or that feels so singularly focused on being a solid, dependable case. Nearly every element of the View 71 feels well built and well thought out, and the wealth of mounting options makes configuring the case to your specific needs remarkably easy. While most people probably don’t need a case this size, anyone looking to build a custom water cooling loop using multiple large radiators should give the View 71 some serious consideration. As far as deciding between models goes, I found the ARGB fans to be a little gimmicky. If you don’t plan to get different fans the View 71 ARGB might be worth getting, but I suspect that most people buying this case will be looking at getting a different set of fans anyways. Personally, I would go for the View 71 RGB+ if I was planning to get a full set of Thermaltake’s Riing Plus fans, and the View 71 Base or View 71 Snow if I planned on buying fans from a different manufacturer.
|Super easy to work in||Expensive|
|Flexible internal layout||Not very portable|
|Great radiator support||Model names are long and confusing|
|Vertical GPU Mount||Lots of plastic under the glass|