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Thermaltake View 71 TG Full-Tower Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 3, 2017 1:08 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Inside the View 71 TG

 

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Inside of the front bezel, we find a plastic dust filter with tiny holes in it, which is held in place with many tabs around the edge, and it clips into the chassis with six pins to ensure the glass front stays in place. Removing the bezel leaves the front of the chassis wide open for optional cooling, and unlike what we saw on the box, we are only given one blue 140mm Riing fan in the front of the View 71 TG.

 

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Just in case the idea of using hinges got passed you on how the doors operate, this image should help explain it. After removing the thumbscrews, both side panels open to the back of the chassis for access. You can also open the side doors, and then lift up on them to release the pins from the hinges, so that you may remove the glass entirely for the build process.

 

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Removing the top plastic cover is a breeze, and with it gone, it exposes the fan and radiator mounting plate. The plate is held in place with four thumbscrews, which means it can be removed to aid in the mounting of cooling options, and then set back in place once all of the hard work is done.

 

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Our first look into the main compartment of the View 71 TG shows us there is tons of room to fill up with components and anything extra you may want to use. We find there is a lot of room above the motherboard tray, and we also see tight lines where the steel and plastic parts meet.

 

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In the front of the chassis, there is an HDD cage mounted near the bottom, and this four-bay cage can be mounted at any height or removed for use. Once removed, the front of the chassis, as well as the current support rails for the HDD cage, can be used to support radiators.

 

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The motherboard tray is marked for each motherboard form factor where the standoffs are installed, there is a large CPU cooler access hole, and while there are five places to run wires, the larger of the five have grommets in them. In front of the motherboard tray is the optional GPU mounting bracket to use a card vertically, sadly though, this chassis does not come with a PCI-e extension cable.

 

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The floor of the View 71 is well ventilated, and can support a pair of 120mm fans near the front, and even has the room needed for a radiator there as well. At the beck, there are steel cups to accept rubber pads, which are used to support and isolate the PSU.

 

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The back of the chassis is where we find the second and last pre-installed blue, 140mm, Riing fan, with the sleeved cable and 4-pin connection. As for the expansion slots, they all use thumbscrews, and removing three screws from the back of the chassis will eliminate the vertical GPU bracket, or make it easier to install the video card into, then replace it when the time comes.

 

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Behind the motherboard tray, we find the wires from the front I/O are tied to the motherboard tray cleanly to help with the finished look. With nearly 30mm of room across the entire panel for other wires, there is also plenty of room for the three hidden drive plates. Each plate will house a 3.5" drive or a pair of 2.5" drives, but the two on the left will need to be removed if using that area for water cooling to obtain the best airflow potential.

 

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All of the cables are black to help to blend in with the back of the motherboard tray, as well as not to stand out on the front side of that same tray when connected to the motherboard. The button and LED leads from the front I/O are the shortest of them all, and the longer leads are for the USB 2.0, the USB 3.0 and the HD Audio connectivity.

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